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Elizabeth Freestone

Elizabeth is a freelance Theatre Director.

Broadway World UK nomination for Best Direction of a New Production of a Play for Nora: A Doll's House, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow Tramway.

 

Productions

2020

NORA: A DOLL'S HOUSE

Young Vic

2019

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

MUSICAL CONFUSION

Northern Opera Group

CROOKED DANCES

The Other Place, Royal Shakespeare Company

NORA: A DOLL'S HOUSE

Glasgow Citizens Theatre

2018

QUEEN MARGARET

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

HENRY V

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

THE RAPE OF LUCRECE

Gate Theatre, Dublin

2017

PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS
(Associate Director)

St Ann's Warehouse, New York
HOUSE AND GARDEN

Watermill Theatre

 

From 2012-2016 she was the Artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre Company where productions included: 

AS THE CROW FLIES

by Hattie Naylor

HERE I BELONG

by Matt Hartley

FROM LAND TO MOUTH

by Bethan Marlow

THE LONE PINE CLUB

by Alice Birch

EACH SLOW DUSK

by Rory Mullarkey

MILKED

by Simon Longman

IN THIS PLACE

by Lydia Adetunji and Frances Brett

STAND UP DIGGERS ALL

by Phil Porter

THE HAY PLAY

by Nell Leyshon

FOR ONCE

by Tim Price

BLUE SKY

by Clare Bayley

 

2012

THE RAPE OF LUCRECE

Royal Shakespeare Company, Edinburgh International Festival and international tour including Sydney, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Poland, The Hague, Derry, Cork Opera House, Dublin and Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre London.

ENDLESS LIGHT

Southwark Playhouse

2011

A GLORIOUSLY MUCKY BUSINESS

LAMDA

NIGHT MUST FALL

Royal Welsh College

BODY COUNT

ONO Theatre, Tour

ROCKET FUEL

ONO Theatre, Tour

2010

VOLPONE

Greenwich Theatre

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI

Greenwich Theatre

RAGTIME

Urdang

2009

TOP GIRLS

Royal Welsh College

DR FAUSTUS

Greenwich Theatre

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

Greenwich Theatre

HERE LIES MARY SPINDLER

Royal Shakespeare Company

THE TRAVELS OF THREE ENGLISH BROTHERS

British Museum

2008

THE TRAGEDY OF THOMAS HOBBES

Royal Shakespeare Company

ROMEO AND JULIET

Shakespeare’s Globe, European and UK Tour

SKELLIG by David Almond

ONO Theatre, Tour

THREE SISTERS

Royal Welsh College

THE WATER HARVEST 

Theatre 503

2007

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

RWCMD/Royal Shakespeare Company

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR

Central School of Speech and Drama

SKELLIG

ONO Theatre, Tour

Other Productions include

LEFT ON CHURCH STREET 

Bridewell Theatre

OIL HEART MOTHER

Nabokov

FLAMINGOS

Nabokov

POOR HENRY

Old Red Lion

PIGEONS

Theatre 503

COURSE IN A RESTAURANT 

Old Vic (New Voices: 24 hour plays)

 

as associate director

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (dir. Sean Holmes)

Filter/National Theatre UK tour

 

as assistant director

MARKET BOY by David Eldridge (dir. Rufus Norris)

National Theatre

A NEW WAY TO PLEASE YOU by Middleton and Rowley (dir. Sean Holmes)

RSC

SPEAKING LIKE MAGPIES by Frank McGuinness (dir. Rupert Goold)

RSC

BELIEVE WHAT YOU WILL by Philip Massinger (dir. Josie Rourke)

RSC

FUN HOUSE by Catherine Johnson (dir. Phyllida Lloyd)

Old Vic 24 hour plays

LOYAL WOMEN by Gary Mitchell (dir. Josie Rourke)

Royal Court Theatre

SUNDAY FATHER by Adam Pettle (dir. Rupert Goold)

Hampstead Theatre

VIA DOLOROSA by David Hare (dir. Stephen Daldry)

Royal Court Theatre (Tour)

THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK (dir. Raz Shaw)

Southwark Playhouse

NAVY PIER by John Corwin (dir. Abigail Morris)

Soho Theatre

 

radio includes

THE MATCHMAKER by J B Keane

Radio 4

THE LUNEBERG VARIATION by Paulo Maurensig

Radio 4

THE OTHER MAN by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie

Radio 4

WAR WITH THE NEWTS by Karel Capek

Radio 3

THE PAPERS OF A J WENTWORTH (Retd) by H F Ellis

Radio 4

A CHILE CHRISTMAS by Peter Searles

Radio 4

WATER SCULPTURES by Dawn King

Resonance

RING AROUND THE BATH by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson

Radio 4

BAGGY TROUSERS

Radio 4

FABULOUS FLOPS and MORE FABULOUS FLOPS

Radio 4

THE MEL AND SUE THING

Radio 4

 

Elizabeth is an Associate Artist at English Touring Theatre, a Mentor for Women in the Arts and a Board Member for the National Rural Touring Forum. She has read plays and directed readings for many companies. She trained at Rose Bruford College and the National Theatre Studio.

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