Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn

Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn

Artistic Director Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School - - - Freelance Director and Educator

  • Location: South West
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Unavailable

Sophie is a Theatre Director and Practitioner working across the UK and abroad, and is currently the Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School. Boudica will be her next production in Late November - https://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/event/boudica/ 
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"I am interested in work with something to say, in a theatrical gamble. I love playing with Verbatim texts, robust and fluid physicality, and painfully true stories. I am interested in giving overlooked communities and forgotten demographics their voices back, examining their stories, and forcing an audience to see themselves reflected back within those words. I am as much interested in the space between the words as the words themselves.
I believe in the invention of theatre, that a goat can be made from two walking sticks and an old rug, and that a living protagonist can rise from dripping dough. I believe in serious play, and childish solemnity. I believe that one story can change the world."

Recent credits include;
Aurora - The egg Theatre
Medea - Bristol Old Vic - Assistant Director (Dir. George Mann)
Who Me - West Glam Youth Theatre - Director
Il Trovatore - ROH - Assistant Director [First Stages Assistant Director Training Scheme] (Dir. David Bosch)
Giovanni - Silent Opera/Beijing Music festival - Revival/Associate Director (Dir. Daisy Evans)

 

Work History

Director - Aurora - The egg Theatre

Dec 2017 - Jan 2018

Assistant Director - Medea - Bristol Old Vic

Mar 2017 - May 2017

Director - Who Me. - West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company

Nov 2016 - Mar 2017

Assistant Director (First Stages Scheme) - Il Trovatore - Royal Opera House

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017

Facilitator - IntoUniversity - Tobacco Factory Theatres

Oct 2016 - Nov 2016

Guest Practitioner - Autumn Term - TRBTS

Sep 2016 - Nov 2016

Revival Director - Giovanni - Silent Opera

Sep 2016 - Oct 2016

Facilitator - The Tempest - Tobacco Factory Theatres

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016

Director - Over 18 - Characters Stage Company

Feb 2016 - Jul 2016

Director - Bassett - Characters Stage Company

Oct 2015 - Jul 2016

Facilitator - Katie's Birthday Party - TRB Creative Learning / Young at Art

May 2016 - May 2016

Facilitator - Connections Workshops - National Theatre / Theatre Royal Bath

May 2016 - May 2016

Performer/Facilitator - Mid Somerset Festival

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016

Workshop Facilitator - Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School

Jan 2016 - Mar 2016

Freelance Theatre Director - Theatre Royal Bath - Creating The Dream Project

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016

Theatre Practice Consultant - Theatre Royal Bath - Outreach/Engage

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016

Movement Director - The Lamplighters (Dr. by Glenn Chambers - Boys of The Empire Productions)

Feb 2013 - Mar 2013

Artistic Director and Workshop Facilitator - Theatre MAB

Jan 2012 - Mar 2013

Director / Mother - The Gingerbread Man (The Rainbow Collectors - Little Angel Theatre / National Tour)

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012

Movement Director - The Custard Boys (Dr. by Glenn Chambers - Boys of The Empire Productions)

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012

Youth Theatre Workshop Facilitator - Bristol Old Vic

Sep 2003 - Mar 2006

Director - Pass it on (Bristol Old Vic/Ustinov, part of The National Theatre's Connections Project)

Jan 2005 - Apr 2005

Assistant Director - The Children by Edward Bond (Bristol Old Vic)

Oct 2004 - Dec 2004

Education

Acting (Collaborative and Devised Theatre) - BA Hons - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Sep 2007 - Jul 2010

Skills

  • Clowning
  • Comedy
  • Devising
  • Drama
  • Dramaturgy
  • Mask
  • Movement
  • Puppetry

Network