Ed Theakston

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Director, performer and theatre-maker. Co-founder of KILTER theatre.

Bit of Sunshine, KILTER's debut production, won the Best Play award at the LOST Theatre One Act Festival. www.wearekilter.co.uk

RECENT: Bit of Sunshine, by Nicole Zweiback (EdFringe 2016 / Theatre503)
The Waves (Debut Festival 2017 / in development)
Attic (King's Head)

NOW: The Others (development, STYX)

NEXT: Visiting director @ Wimbledon College of Art

Assistant Director on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (dir. Tony Bell, STYX). Associate on Endgame: Ariel (DeadLeaf Theatre Company, Camden People's Theatre / Courtyard Theatre), producer/director West End Switched Off (St James Theatre). Worked on R&D projects for the RSC, CPT, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Above the Stag and The Alchemist Theatre Company. 

Training: East 15 Acting School - BA Acting & Contemporary Theatre (First Class). Member of the Soho Theatre Writers' Lab 2013.

Mentored by Charlotte Josephine and Jesse Briton.

Reviews for previous work:
“Ed Theakston's production is studiously considered and inspires highly confident performances from both actors.” Act Drop
“The direction has a lovely youthful and energetic physical aspect to it, which acts to keep the audience engaged and somehow positive, despite the content of the material. A brave piece of theatre which should be seen and embraced." BroadwayBaby
“The direction is perfect... An astounding piece ofwork.” Young Perspective
“The play was finely acted, written and directed... earned a well deserved standing ovation.” West End Wilma
“A full-bodied, intense and penetrating production.” London Theatre 1

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Director, performer and theatre-maker. Co-founder of KILTER theatre.

Bit of Sunshine, KILTER's debut production, won the Best Play award at the LOST Theatre One Act Festival. www.wearekilter.co.uk

RECENT: Bit of Sunshine, by Nicole Zweiback (EdFringe 2016 / Theatre503)
The Waves (Debut Festival 2017 / in development)
Attic (King's Head)

NOW: The Others (development, STYX)

NEXT: Visiting director @ Wimbledon College of Art

Assistant Director on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (dir. Tony Bell, STYX). Associate on Endgame: Ariel (DeadLeaf Theatre Company, Camden People's Theatre / Courtyard Theatre), producer/director West End Switched Off (St James Theatre). Worked on R&D projects for the RSC, CPT, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Above the Stag and The Alchemist Theatre Company. 

Training: East 15 Acting School - BA Acting & Contemporary Theatre (First Class). Member of the Soho Theatre Writers' Lab 2013.

Mentored by Charlotte Josephine and Jesse Briton.

Reviews for previous work:
“Ed Theakston's production is studiously considered and inspires highly confident performances from both actors.” Act Drop
“The direction has a lovely youthful and energetic physical aspect to it, which acts to keep the audience engaged and somehow positive, despite the content of the material. A brave piece of theatre which should be seen and embraced." BroadwayBaby
“The direction is perfect... An astounding piece ofwork.” Young Perspective
“The play was finely acted, written and directed... earned a well deserved standing ovation.” West End Wilma
“A full-bodied, intense and penetrating production.” London Theatre 1

Career stage
Junior
Industries
Design, Film, Performing Arts, Theatre
My skills
Assistant Directing, Cabaret, Directing, Director, Drama, Dramaturgy, Musical Theatre, New writing, Physical Theatre, Playwriting, Producing, Theatre, Writer
Job Roles
Artistic Director, Assistant Director, Associate Director

Work history

Jul 2016 - Present

Artistic Associate
Dead Leaf Theatre Company

Mar 2016 - Present

Artistic Director
KILTER theatre

Apr 2016 - May 2016

Assistant Director
The Winter's Tale, dir. Tony Bell @ STYX, Tottenham Hale


Education

Oct 2014 - Jul 2017

Acting & Contemporary Theatre - BA (Hons)
East 15 Acting School

Sep 2012 - Jul 2013

Foundation in Acting - Cert HE
East 15 Acting School

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