Elizabeth Kent

Elizabeth Kent

Director / Assistant Director / Actor

  • Location: London / Surrey
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Elizabeth is a London based Actor, Director and Workshop Facilitator. She trained at the Guildford School of Acting. Her recent performance credits include Jill in Jack and the Beanstalk (for Pyramid Pantomimes),Phebe in As You Like It and Nell in A Christmas Card From The Front (both for Changeling Theatre Company), Roxy in Top Rockers (for Rainbow Productions) and Minta Durfee in Dominic Symonds' new musical Sweet FA, (for Red Monk Productions).She can also be heard on the original cast recording of Sweet FA, as well as recordings of Grant Olding's Tracy Beaker Gets Real (Tracy), and Charlton Heston and the Prodigal Daughter (Samantha), the latter a demo for the National Theatre. She is also a voiceover artist, currently recording the lead role for a new cartoon.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Her full performance CV can be found here: http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/765689714069

As well as her varied work as a performer, Elizabeth is also an award winning director. She is currently the Associate Director for new play The Smallest Story Ever Told, which recently previewed at The Kings Head to much critical and public acclaim. 

She is currently working with emerging playwright Bram Davis, collaberating on a number of projects. Most recently she directed his new one woman show 'Strawberry Stardust', which has been workshopped at the Soho Theatre and played at the Brockley Jack in August to 4 star reviews.

Elizabeth recently directed an excerpt of Hamlet for The Young Vic and GAP Salons' 'Shakespeare and Gender' project. She is also currently working as Associate Director for a new production of Robert Wilkinson's 'The Smallest Story Ever Told', which will play as part of The Kings Head Theatre's #Festival45 in November. This production is supported by the Alzheimer's Society UK.

Elizabeth's 2014 production of Jennifer Sarah Dean's new play 'What If...' was crowned winner of the Lost Theatre's One Act Festival. Critique of this production included:

'Slick, inventive direction from Elizabeth Kent brings the story to life on stage. Put simply, I found it difficult to find flaw in this production, excelling as it does in all aspects of writing, direction and acting. Congratulations on such a perfectly pitched piece of theatre.' (Paul Vale, The Stage)

'A well written and consciously directed play that never drops a moment. This is a high level fringe theatre piece, worthy of a bigger stage.' (remotegoat.com)

'Under Elizabeth Kent's direction, the work flows smoothly. This is an entertaining play that will make you think about something serious in an unexpected way.' (bargaintheatreland.com)

Elizabeth is also available for Assistant Director positions; she is currently working with  Changeling Theatre Company on productions of Two Gentlemen of Verona and Noel Coward's Hayfever. She also works regurlarly with Graeae Theatre Company and Sir Richard Stilgoe's 'The Orpheus Centre'. 

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