A freelance director, dramaturg and script reader based in London, Blythe believes in work that is subversive, sophisticated, frank and joyful. Her experience includes staging world premieres and developing the unique ideas and the new writing of the UK’s most exciting artists. She's passionate about the new, under explored, or misheard stories of everyday life, and sharing them in ways that are imaginative, tender, and purposeful.
Two times nominated Best Director for Off-WestEnd Awards. She has worked for a range of buildings, drama schools and production companies including the National Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse, Soho Theatre, HighTide Festival, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Oxford School of Drama.
In 2016 she was the Hospital Club Foundation's Emerging Creative for Theatre and Performance
Current favourite things: Rilke’s poetry; Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino; Scene on Radio, podcast from the Centre for Documentary Studies; Early Rock n’ Roll and blues, like Little Richie & Nina Simone
The final scene of Work Bitch is one I couldn't look away from. It is a moment where Blythe Stewart's direction and Siân's words weave together seamlessly and I'm holding my breath thinking back on it now.
Work Bitch, A Younger Theatre ★★★★
Beyond its silly and plentiful humour is a genuinely moving and effortlessly charming production … Lynn deliberately blurs the line between the clinical and the erotic. It’s born out in Stewart's intelligent direction too.
Skin A Cat, TimeOut ★★★★
Keenly observed and very funny…the show is beguiling in the warmth of Larson’s writing and performance.
Finding Fassbender, Exeunt
Intense and sharply witty.
East of Berlin, The Stage ★★★★
Top-notch performances under Blythe Stewart's assured direction. An intelligent, clever and relevant piece of modern theatre.
Velocity, WhatsOnStage ★★★★
Freelance theatre director, Artistic director, Over Here Theatre Company, Producer, Playwright
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