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WALDEN (West End)
THE SONG PROJECT (Royal Court Theatre)
UNDER MILK WOOD (National Theatre)
UNCLE VANYA, ROSMERSHOLM, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (West End);
THE LAST TESTAMENT OF LILLIAN BILOCCA (Co-Director & Choreographer, Hull City of Culture 2017);
EUROPE, BELLEVILLE, KNIVES IN HENS and THE LADY FROM THE SEA (Donmar Warehouse);
OUR LADIES OF PERPERTUAL SUCCOUR (National Theatre of Scotland, National Theatre, UK tourand West End);
NUCLEAR WAR (as Director),
BODIES,FAKE NEWS, LINDA, GOD BLESS THE CHILD, THE LOW ROAD, A TIME TO REAP (Royal Court);
MACBETH, AMADEUS, DEAD DON’T FLOSS, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, LES BLANCS, I WANT MY HAT BACK, EDWARD II, DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE
THE SEAGULL, SEVENTEEN (Lyric Hammersmith);
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (West End);
ALL THE ANGELS, THE BROKEN HEART, TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE (Shakespeare’s Globe);
THE EMPEROR, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, DIRTY BUTTERFLY (Young Vic);
FIVE FINGER EXERCISE (The Print Room);
THE NICO PROJECT, THE SKRIKER (Manchester International Festival & Royal Exchange);
AGAINST,CARMEN DISRUPTION, LITTLE REVOLUTION, TURN OF THE SCREW, KING LEAR, FILUMENA, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (Almeida);
HAMLET, BLINDSIDED, CANNIBALS (Royal Exchange Theatre);
IN TIME O’STRIFE, AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE WICKER MAN, THE MISSING (National Theatre of Scotland);
THE CRUCIBLE (Old Vic);
PESTS (Clean Break, Royal Exchange, Royal Court & UK Tour);
ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM (Royal Shakespeare Company);
OF MICE AND MEN, AS YOU LIKE IT (West Yorkshire Playhouse);
RED VELVET (Tricycle Theatre, Garrick Theatre & New York);
THE HISTORY BOYS, MACBETH (Sheffield Crucible);
UNDER THE CARPET (De Stilte, Holland);
OMG! (Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels and The Place, Winner of the Choreography for Children Award 2012);
PENELOPE (Dramaturgs Network & Company of Angels);
BUT I CD ONLY WHISPER, WHEN FIVE YEARS PASS (Arcola);
ONE DAY WHEN WE WERE YOUNG and THE SOUND OF HEAVY RAIN (Paines Plough);
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (Paines Plough & Royal Court);
THE TEMPEST (Watermill);
PERSUASION (Salisbury Playhouse);
CORRIE (Lowry & UK Tour);
SNOW QUEEN (Chichester Festival Theatre);
THE BOILER ROOM (Clean Break);
A DOLLS HOUSE (Exeter Northcott Theatre);
WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Birmingham Rep);
SUCCESS (National Theatre with Islington Youth Theatre)
THE POWER (Sister Productions | Amazon)
THE BUBBLE (Judd Aptow | Netflix)
ENO (to be announced)
DEEP ENGLAND (Gazelle Twin & NYX
to be announced…)
MUTUALISM (NYX, Rewire Festival 2021),
RUSH HOUR 10: MOTION(Southbank Sinfonia);
THE WINTER’S TALE, POWDER HER FACE (ENO);
HOW TO MAKE AND OPERA & THE LITTLE SWEEP (Malmo Opera).
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Director: Sarah Frankcom
Writer: E V Crowe
Composer: Anna Clyne
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting Design: Paule Constable
Sound Design: Helen Atkinson
Photography and film: Joseph Lynn
Survivor: Muse. Creator. Destroyer.
The Nico Project is inspired by her stark, bleak and beautiful 1968 album The Marble Index. Ignored on its original release, the album is now rightly regarded as one of the defining masterpieces of 1960s counterculture. Directed by Sarah Frankcom and co-created by Maxine Peake, with text by award-winning playwright EV Crowe and music by acclaimed composer Anna Clyne. The Nico Project brought us closer to the ghosts that haunted Nico and the devastating past that shaped her and celebrates the potency of female creativity in a field dominated by men.
With rigorous physical training and exploration the orchestra and I developed a unique physical language where they were ghosts, prophets, mirrors, and enablers to Maxine Peake’s Nico.
Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries co-production from HBO and Sky, dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
Chernobyl is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad). Produced by Sister Pictures and The Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky co-production, Emmy-winner Carolyn Strauss (Game of Thrones) and Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch) serve as executive producers while Johan Renck and Chris Fry (Humans) co-executive produce. Sanne Wohlenberg (Black Mirror) also produces.
In the months leading up to shooting I worked with each actor individually to explore Soviet physicality and the effects of trauma and acute radiation syndrome.
Director: Michael Longhurst
Writer: Simon Stephens
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Composer and MD: Simon Slater
Sound Design: Carolyn Downing
Lighting Design: Jack Knowles
Photography by Marc Brenner
NYX is a collaborative drone choir and otherworldly electric chorus, re-embodying live electronics and extended vocal techniques, under the creative direction of Joshua Thomas, Philippa Neels and Sian O’Gorman.
For DEEP ENGLAND at the Queen Elizabeth Hall the choir explored replacing electronic sounds with human voices, this collaborative performance channels the dizzying anxiety of post-truth Britain, in a distorted dreamscape of whispers and operatic chaos. Punctuated with acoustic glitching, polyphonic overtone and ambient textures, the performance amplified the many layers of Gazelle Twin’s acclaimed album Pastoral, as well as original NYX compositions, and English pagan and sacred music.
My relationship with NYX allows a continuous conversation and development about how the body and sound can be presented in ceremonious, visceral and authentic ways whilst pushing the boundaries of performance.
Photography by Jamie Cameron