Elise Lamb is an emerging theatre director and writer based in London. She is a graduating student of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s MA Advanced Theatre Practice and is a recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Award, a professional development grant for emerging Australian artists. Prior to Central she trained as an actor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia.
Elise is Founder and Artistic Director of The Roaring Ones, a new writing company with a focus on female narratives. Her debut play The Australian Girl, inspired by the life of Louise Mack, the first female war correspondent during WWI, is currently in development.
She is also involved with Theatre 1880, a new writing company and collaborative platform formed by the front of house staff at The Old Vic.
Elvis Is Dead by James Hutchison – The Arts Centre Gold Coast – Short+Sweet Theatre Festival
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare [Abridged] – Brisbane Arts Theatre
Blown (Short Film)
As Assistant Director:
Petticoat Petticoat (memento mori) by Carrie Walsh – Theatre 1880 – The Vaults – Dir. Chris Rogers
US by David Persiva – Theatre 1880 – The Vaults – Dir. Jamie Blake
Noises Off by Michael Frayn – Brisbane Arts Theatre – Dir. Alex Lanham
The Australian Girl
See You Soon (Short Film)
Blown (Short Film)
For The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]...
"First class direction from Elise Lamb... She has learned her stagecraft and put it to good use with this show... Great pace and amazing comic timing." - Eric Scott, Absolute Theatre. ★★★★★
"This compelling combination of script and director will surely entice aficionados of The Bard to sample more from the rich goblet that is his body of work... the double finale is almost worth the price of admission alone." - Howard Duggan, Scenestr. ★★★★★
"Full of energy, enthusiasm and a ‘bloody' good time." - Brian Adamson, Stage Whispers. ★★★★★
"Superb delivery and deadpan engagement with the audience lifts the production from merely 'funny' to 'dangerously hilarious." - Madeleine Dale, Creative Drinks. ★★★★★
Artistic Director - The Roaring Ones
Jun 2016 - Present
Advanced Theatre Practice - MA - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
- Assistant Directing
- Film Direction
- Musical Theatre
- Physical Theatre
- Script and Screenwriting