Director, performer and theatre-maker. Co-founder of KILTER theatre.
Bit of Sunshine, KILTER's debut production, won the Best Play award at the LOST Theatre One Act Festival. www.wearekilter.co.uk
RECENT: Bit of Sunshine, by Nicole Zweiback (EdFringe 2016 / Theatre503)
The Waves (Debut Festival 2017 / in development)
Attic (King's Head)
NOW: The Others (development, STYX)
NEXT: Visiting director @ Wimbledon College of Art
Assistant Director on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (dir. Tony Bell, STYX). Associate on Endgame: Ariel (DeadLeaf Theatre Company, Camden People's Theatre / Courtyard Theatre), producer/director West End Switched Off (St James Theatre). Worked on R&D projects for the RSC, CPT, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Above the Stag and The Alchemist Theatre Company.
Training: East 15 Acting School - BA Acting & Contemporary Theatre (First Class). Member of the Soho Theatre Writers' Lab 2013.
Mentored by Charlotte Josephine and Jesse Briton.
Reviews for previous work:
“Ed Theakston's production is studiously considered and inspires highly confident performances from both actors.” Act Drop
“The direction has a lovely youthful and energetic physical aspect to it, which acts to keep the audience engaged and somehow positive, despite the content of the material. A brave piece of theatre which should be seen and embraced." BroadwayBaby
“The direction is perfect... An astounding piece ofwork.” Young Perspective
“The play was finely acted, written and directed... earned a well deserved standing ovation.” West End Wilma
“A full-bodied, intense and penetrating production.” London Theatre 1
Artistic Associate - Dead Leaf Theatre Company
Jul 2016 - Present
Artistic Director - KILTER theatre
Mar 2016 - Present
Assistant Director - The Winter's Tale, dir. Tony Bell @ STYX, Tottenham Hale
Apr 2016 - May 2016
Acting & Contemporary Theatre - BA (Hons) - East 15 Acting School
Oct 2014 - Jul 2017
Foundation in Acting - Cert HE - East 15 Acting School
Sep 2012 - Jul 2013
- Assistant Directing
- Musical Theatre
- New writing
- Physical Theatre