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I am a director, writer and performer for theatre, film and television. I founded Antic Face with Emma Hall in 2014. The “bold young company” (Guardian) is now a charitable organisation and an Associate Company of English Touring Theatre. As Co-Artistic Director, I have directed all four of the company’s premiere productions.

 

 

DIRECTOR:

2018

COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES by Jen Silverman (Southwark Playhouse, UK première) – 6 Off West End Award nominations, including BEST DIRECTOR, a finalist selection for BEST PRODUCTION.

 “Wickedly enjoyable performances…Charlie Parham’s production skedaddles across the stage with real swagger”

Lyn Gardner, Guardian

 

★★★★

“Beautifully absurd, extremely funny”

The Stage

 

★★★★

“A glorious riot”

The Arts Desk

 

★★★★★

“Admirably fierce and triumphantly queer”

LondonTheatre1

CLOSING by Alex MacKeith (Pleasance, workshop) – director of workshop and reading for the new play.

QU4RTER by Arun Blair-Mangat (The Other Palace, workshop) – director of workshops and sharing for the new musical.

2017

SCHOOL PLAY by Alex MacKeith (Southwark Playhouse, world première) – OFFIE Award nomination for MOST PROMISING NEW PLAYWRIGHT.

★★★★

"Raising fundamental issues about the national curriculum"

Michael Billington, Guardian
 

​​★★★★

"Empowering, moving and poignant"

Independent


​​★★★★

Evening Standard, The Stage & Time Out

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF THE HOLLOW HEART by Isla van Tricht (RADA) – director of workshops and sharing for the new play.

​2016

FOR THOSE WHO CRY WHEN THEY HEAR THE FOXES SCREAM by Charlotte Hamblin (Tristan Bates, world première) – OFFIE Award nomination for MOST PROMISING NEW PLAYWRIGHT.

★★★★★

"A kiss laced with chilli, or a held hand wrapped in barbed-wire: comforting and familiar, but with a blissful pain and difficulty that pierces you. An exceptional piece of new writing."

Grumpy Gay Critic

 

★★★★

 "Defies mainstream conventions"

LondonTheatre1

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★★★★★

Female Arts & Everything Theatre

2015

HAMLET by William Shakespeare (National Theatre of Nice)

2014

HIPPOLYTOS in a new translation by Kenneth Macleish and Frederic Raphael (Victoria and Albert Museum, world première) – Ian Charleson Award Nomination for Emma Hall.

"Antic Face’s debut production here is intelligent, clear and impassioned... It crackles with the energy of new discovery"

The Stage

 

“Inventively staged”

Guardian

"Well worth applause"

Times

Associate/Assistant Director (2014-2018):

 

Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre Kingston); As You Like It (Oxford Shakespeare Company & Wilderness Festival); Waiting for Godot (Arcola); Inigo (Pleasance); Variation on a Theme (Finborough); Marlowe Society Showcase (Arts Theatre West End).

 

I completed the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab and am a member of the Young Vic Director’s Programme.

 

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I graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class degree in English Literature. Student directing projects included the following: touring productions of King Lear (Tristan Bates) and Measure for Measure (Jackson’s Lane) to Europe and America; productions of As You Like It (C Venues, Edinburgh Festival & The Lion & Unicorn, London), Ivanov, Waiting for Godot, The Priory, Arcadia, DNA (ADC Theatre), True West (The Playroom), Attempts on her Life (Empty Space).

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