In the summer of 2019 I directed West of Frances, a solo performance written by Alannah Lewis and performed by Ella Blackburn. It previewed at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden Town before a two-week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. West of Frances is a darkly humorous piece which tracks one woman’s saliva-fuelled odyssey to rectify the wrongs of history. It explores family, thwarted journeys, and whether doing the right thing is ever as right as intended. The production received 5 stars from EdFringeReview.com and 4 stars from LondonTheatre1.com.
In January 2019 I directed BirthdA, a solo performance written by Alannah Lewis and performed by Teuta Day. Comprising a series of short tragically-comical monologues told from the point of view of a young woman with Asperger's, BirthdA provides a portrayal of the dilemmas of youth in equal parts familiar and bizarre. The show received excellent reviews from The Tab (4.5 stars), Varsity (4 stars) and The Cambridge Student (4 stars).
In October 2018 I directed Oh, What a Lovely War! by Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop for performance at the ADC Theatre. Featuring costumes and make-up inspired by the suprematist art movement, this was an aesthetically ambitious production which was extremely well received. The show was given 5 stars by The Tab Cambridge and 4.5 stars by Varsity.
In June 2017 I directed a production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, which was performed outdoors in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The late 19th-century play was transposed to the 1990s through the use of costume and live music. An article discussing the production’s concept can be found here.