Directing LIT

Saturday 5 October 2019, 6.30pm

Ustinov Room - Tickets: Free


This year sees the world premiere of LIT by Sophie Ellerby, a Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and HighTide co-production.

Director Stef O’Driscoll, Artistic Director of nabokov and previously the Associate Director at Paines Plough and at the Lyric Hammersmith, is a leading innovator in British theatre, who “Creates an alternative experience for people who don’t think theatre is for them” (The Stage).

In this pre-show talk, hear Stef in conversation with fellow theatre director Siobhán Cannon-Brownlie. Get an insight into the process of directing LIT, bringing to life the funny and arresting story of Sophie Ellerby’s vibrant character Bex.

Stef O’Driscoll’s theatre credits include…

For Paines Plough: Sticks and Stones by Vinay Patel; Island Town by Simon Longman; With A Little Bit Of Luck by Sabrina Mahfouz; Hopelessly Devoted by Kate Tempest; Blister by Laura Lomas; and Wasted by Kate Tempest, as Assistant Director.

For nabokov: Last Night by Benin City (Roundhouse/Latitude); Box Clever by Monsay Whitney (Marlowe Theatre/Roundabout); Storytelling Army (Brighton Festival); and Slug by Sabrina Mahfouz (Latitude).

For the Lyric Hammersmith: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Co-Director; Mogadishu (Manchester Royal Exchange) as Associate Director; Blasted – Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre 2011 winner – as Assistant Director.

Other Director credits: Yard Gal by Rebecca Prichard (Oval House) – Fringe Report Awards for Best Fringe Production 2009 winner; A Tale from the Bedsit by Paul Cree (Roundhouse/Bestival); Finding Home by Cecilia Knapp (Roundhouse); A Guide to Second Date Sex and When Women Wee (Underbelly/Soho); and Henry IV (Donmar/St Anne’s Warehouse), as Assistant Director.

Dates & Times

Directing LIT - Sat 5 Oct 6:30pm Sat 5 Oct Ustinov Room 6:30pm Free

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