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Elizabeth is a freelance theatre director, with experience of working on both new plays and classics. She has a particular interest in sustainable theatre-making and is the co-author of a book about theatre and climate change called 100 Plays To Save The World and of the forthcoming Performing Shakespeare on an Endangered Planet. Elizabeth is a trustee of Theatre By The Lake, where she also chairs the Artistic sub-committee, and of the National Rural Touring Forum, where she also chairs the Environmental sub-committee. She teaches at various institutions and mentors a number of artists.

Awards and Nominations

Broadway World UK nomination for Best Direction of a New Production of a Play for Nora: A Doll's House, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow Tramway.

List Of Productions

2023

THE TEMPEST | Royal Shakespeare Company

2022

THE WIND IN THE WILTON'S | Wilton's Music Hall

2021

100 PLAYS TO SAVE THE WORLD | Co-Written with Jeanie O'Hare | Published: Nick Hern Books

2020

NORA: A DOLL'S HOUSE | Young Vic

2019

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING |Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

MUSICAL CONFUSION | Northern Opera Group

CROOKED DANCES | The Other Place, Royal Shakespeare Company

NORA: A DOLL'S HOUSE | Glasgow Citizens Theatre

2018

QUEEN MARGARET | Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

HENRY V | Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

THE RAPE OF LUCRECE | Gate Theatre, Dublin

2017

PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS | Associate Director | St Ann's Warehouse, New York

HOUSE AND GARDEN | Watermill Theatre

From 2012-2016 she was the Artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre Company where productions included:

AS THE CROW FLIES by Hattie Naylor

HERE I BELONG by Matt Hartley

FROM LAND TO MOUTH by Bethan Marlow

THE LONE PINE CLUB by Alice Birch

EACH SLOW DUSK by Rory Mullarkey

MILKED by Simon Longman

IN THIS PLACE by Lydia Adetunji and Frances Brett

STAND UP DIGGERS ALL by Phil Porter

THE HAY PLAY by Nell Leyshon

FOR ONCE by Tim Price

BLUE SKY by Clare Bayley

2012

THE RAPE OF LUCRECE | Royal Shakespeare Company, Edinburgh International Festival and international tour including Sydney, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Poland, The Hague, Derry, Cork Opera House, Dublin and Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre London.

ENDLESS LIGHT | Southwark Playhouse

2011

A GLORIOUSLY MUCKY BUSINESS | LAMDA

NIGHT MUST FALL | Royal Welsh College

BODY COUNT | ONO Theatre, Tour

ROCKET FUEL | ONO Theatre, Tour

2010

VOLPONE | Greenwich Theatre

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI | Greenwich Theatre

RAGTIME | Urdang

2009

TOP GIRLS | Royal Welsh College

DR FAUSTUS | Greenwich Theatre

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL | Greenwich Theatre

HERE LIES MARY SPINDLER | Royal Shakespeare Company

THE TRAVELS OF THREE ENGLISH BROTHERS | British Museum

2008

THE TRAGEDY OF THOMAS HOBBES | Royal Shakespeare Company

ROMEO AND JULIET | Shakespeare’s Globe, European and UK Tour

SKELLIG | ONO Theatre, Tour

THREE SISTERS | Royal Welsh College

THE WATER HARVEST | Theatre 503

2007

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS | RWCMD/Royal Shakespeare Company

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR | Central School of Speech and Drama

SKELLIG | ONO Theatre, Tour

OTHER PRODUCTIONS INCLUDE

LEFT ON CHURCH STREET | Bridewell Theatre

OIL HEART MOTHER | Nabokov

FLAMINGOS | Nabokov

POOR HENRY | Old Red Lion

PIGEONS | Theatre 503

COURSE IN A RESTAURANT | Old Vic (New Voices: 24 hour plays)

AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE | dir. Sean Holmes | Filter/National Theatre UK tour

AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

MARKET BOY by David Eldridge | dir. Rufus Norris | National Theatre

A NEW WAY TO PLEASE YOU by Middleton and Rowley | dir. Sean Holmes | RSC

SPEAKING LIKE MAGPIES by Frank McGuinness | dir. Rupert Goold | RSC

BELIEVE WHAT YOU WILL by Philip Massinger | dir. Josie Rourke | RSC

FUN HOUSE by Catherine Johnson | dir. Phyllida Lloyd | Old Vic 24 hour plays

LOYAL WOMEN by Gary Mitchell | dir. Josie Rourke | Royal Court Theatre

SUNDAY FATHER by Adam Pettle | dir. Rupert Goold | Hampstead Theatre

VIA DOLOROSA by David Hare | dir. Stephen Daldry | Royal Court Theatre / Tour

THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK | dir. Raz Shaw | Southwark Playhouse

NAVY PIER by John Corwin | dir. Abigail Morris | Soho Theatre

RADIO INCLUDES

THE MATCHMAKER by J B Keane | Radio 4

THE LUNEBERG VARIATION by Paulo Maurensig | Radio 4

THE OTHER MAN by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie | Radio 4

WAR WITH THE NEWTS by Karel Capek | Radio 3

THE PAPERS OF A J WENTWORTH (Retd) by H F Ellis | Radio 4

A CHILE CHRISTMAS by Peter Searles | Radio 4

WATER SCULPTURES by Dawn King | Renosance

RING AROUND THE BATH by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson | Radio 4

RADIO

BAGGY TROUSERS | Radio 4

FABULOUS FLOPS and MORE FABULOUS FLOPS | Radio 4

THE MEL AND SUE THING | Radio 4

Elizabeth is an Associate Artist at English Touring Theatre, a Mentor for Women in the Arts and a Board Member for the National Rural Touring Forum. She has read plays and directed readings for many companies. She trained at Rose Bruford College and the National Theatre Studio.