Nel Crouch

Nel Crouch

Director/ Writer

  • Location: London/ Bristol
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a director and writer with wide ranging experience in theatre, looking to move into directing for TV.

I've been a BBC Performing Arts Fellow, a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, a Jerwood Assistant Director at the Young Vic and an Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company. As a writer I trained on the Royal Cout's Young Writers' programme. I most recently worked on Kunene and the King, written by and starring John Kani alongside Antony Sher.

My work as a director has toured extensively in the UK and internationally. Work includes running a company, Bucket Club, whose shows have won multiple awards. Fossils, which I wrote and directed, transferred to the Brits Off Broadway festival in New York in 2017. I've developed new plays with writers including Sabrina Mahfouz, Chris Goode and Marietta Kirkbride.

Work in actor training includes directing students at Bristol Old Vic, Drama Studio London and Central School of Speech and Drama.

Work History

Artistic Director - Bucket Club

Mar 2013 - Present

Connections Director - National Theatre

Dec 2019 - Apr 2020

Assistant Director - Royal Shakespeare Company

Dec 2017 - Mar 2020

Director - The HandleBards

Jun 2016 - Jun 2019

Director in Residence - Tobacco Factory Theatres

Aug 2015 - May 2016

Writer - Royal Court/ Haringey Shed

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

Assistant Director - Young Vic

Oct 2014 - Aug 2015

Assistant Director - Theatre Centre

Feb 2014 - Mar 2014


Drama: Theatre, Film and Television - BA (Hons) - University of Bristol

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

Art Foundation - Distinction - City College Brighton and Hove

Sep 2008 - Jul 2009


  • Scriptwriting
  • Directing
  • Direction