Lucy Jane Atkinson

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Since graduating from LAMDA’s Post Graduate Director’s course in 2014 Lucy has focused primarily on new writing, working across a wide range of projects, from intimate short plays to large scale immersive experiences, musicals, and devised pieces.

During this time she has directed work by award winning playwrights Camilla Whitehill, John O’Donovan, Tristan Bernays, Milly Thomas, Isley Lynn, and Susie Sillett, among others.

Lucy was recently named Number 1 on The Stage’s Top Talents To Watch from VAULT Festival 2018, which stated that, "Her direction is simple, but acutely sensitive to the shifting energy of the writing. Evident but never overbearing."

Praise for Lucy's recent work:

A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW, by Tatty Hennessy

Winner - VAULT Festival Origins Award for Outstanding New Work

★★★★★ - London City Nights

★★★★ - "Warm, witty and wonderful." The Stage

★★★★ - ActDrop

★★★★ - LondonTheatre1

TESTAMENT, by Tristan Bernays

WINNER - VAULT Festival Show Of The Week

 “Intriguing, gripping stuff” ★★★★★ LondonTheatre1

“A thoroughly engaging watch.” Exeunt Magazine

“Gripping and grisly stuff” The Peg

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Since graduating from LAMDA’s Post Graduate Director’s course in 2014 Lucy has focused primarily on new writing, working across a wide range of projects, from intimate short plays to large scale immersive experiences, musicals, and devised pieces.

During this time she has directed work by award winning playwrights Camilla Whitehill, John O’Donovan, Tristan Bernays, Milly Thomas, Isley Lynn, and Susie Sillett, among others.

Lucy was recently named Number 1 on The Stage’s Top Talents To Watch from VAULT Festival 2018, which stated that, "Her direction is simple, but acutely sensitive to the shifting energy of the writing. Evident but never overbearing."

Praise for Lucy's recent work:

A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW, by Tatty Hennessy

Winner - VAULT Festival Origins Award for Outstanding New Work

★★★★★ - London City Nights

★★★★ - "Warm, witty and wonderful." The Stage

★★★★ - ActDrop

★★★★ - LondonTheatre1

TESTAMENT, by Tristan Bernays

WINNER - VAULT Festival Show Of The Week

 “Intriguing, gripping stuff” ★★★★★ LondonTheatre1

“A thoroughly engaging watch.” Exeunt Magazine

“Gripping and grisly stuff” The Peg

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Junior
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Performing Arts
My skills
Assistant Directing, Director, Drama, Dramaturgy, Theatre
Job Roles
dramaturg

Work history

Jan 2018 - May 2018

Director
ALOE ALOE by Camilla Whitehill (Fertility Fest, Bush Theatre & National Theatre Studio)

Mar 2018 - Mar 2018

Director
GIVE A MAN A BIBLE by Afsaneh Grey; RICOCHET by Isley Lynn (Emerging Writers' Group showcase, Bush Theatre)

Feb 2018 - Mar 2018

Director
A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW by Tatty Hennessy (RG Creative, VAULT Festival, Winner - Origins Award for Outstanding New Work)

Jan 2018 - Mar 2018

Director
SECONDBESTS by Richard Marsh (Work in Progress Rehearsed Reading, VAULT Festival)

Jan 2018 - Feb 2018

Director
CAUSE by James Huntrods (Adam Line Productions, VAULT Festival)

Dec 2017 - Dec 2017

Director
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT HARD ENOUGH by Cordelia O'Neill (A Night of Small Things, Old Red Lion)

Nov 2017 - Nov 2017

Director
OIL AND MATTER by Camilla Whitehill (Staged Reading as part of Damsel Develops, The Bunker Theatre)

Oct 2017 - Oct 2017

Director
A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW by Tatty Hennessy (Rehearsed reading as part of the Old Red Lion Month of Readings, The Old Red Lion)

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

Director
SHY TORY by Camilla Whitehill, commissioned for IN RESPONSE TO... POLITICS (Theatre Renegade, The Other Palace Studio)

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

Director
DISTANT EARLY WARNING by Tatty Hennessy (The Miniaturists, Arcola)

May 2017 - Jul 2017

Director
THE ENCHANTMENT by Victoria Benedictsson (Ducdame Ensemble, Here Arts Centre, New York)

Apr 2017 - Apr 2017

Director
LAMB by Milly Thomas (States of Emergency, New Diorama Theatre)

Feb 2017 - Feb 2017

Director
TESTAMENT by Tristan Bernays (Old Sole, Vault Festival, winner - Best Show of the Week)

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017

Director
THE VERTIGO ANGUSTIOR OF DOUGHMORE BEACH by John O'Donovan (The Miniaturists, Arcola)

Oct 2016 - Oct 2016

Director
ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL, Upstairs at the Arts Theatre

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016

Director
COV, The Rooftop Sessions, Old Red Lion Theatre

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Director
POSH, gender reversed rehearsed reading, AIAWTC

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Director
ORLANDO IN ORLANDO, In Response To... The Orlando Attack, St James Theatre Studio

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Director
HAEMOPHOBIA, In Response To... The Orlando Attack, St James Theatre Studio

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Director
ROCKS, The Miniaturists, The Arcola

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016

Director
ALOE ALOE, The Miniaturists, The Arcola

Jan 2016 - Jan 2016

Director
1001, Courting Drama, Southwark Playhouse

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015

Director
O2 Circus Christmas Party, Les Enfants Terribles, Bloomsbury Big Top

Oct 2015 - Nov 2015

Assistant Director
Smart Meter 3D Cinema Takeover Stunt, Les Enfants Terribles, Picturehouse Central

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015

Director
LOVE IS ON OUR SIDE, Courting Drama, Southwark Playhouse

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Director
THE LOST ART OF LOST ART

Feb 2015 - Aug 2015

Assistant Director
ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND, Les Enfants Terribles, The Vaults

May 2015 - Jul 2015

Director
TAKEN IN MARRIAGE, RoL'n Productions, Waterloo East Theatre

Dec 2014 - Mar 2015

Assistant Director
JEKYLL AND HYDE, Sell A Door, Greenwich Theatre & UK Tour

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Director
BOOM, LAMDA Linbury Studio, UK Premiere

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

Assistant Director
NELL GWYNN, LAMDA Linbury Studio, directed by Raz Shaw

May 2014 - Jun 2014

Assistant Director
RABBIT, LAMDA at large, Pleasance Theatre, directed by Lisa Spirling

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

Assistant Director
THE KITCHEN SINK, LAMDA Linbury Studio, directed by Stephen Unwin

Jan 2014 - Feb 2014

Assistant Director
SWEENEY TODD, LAMDA at Large, POSK, directed by Caroline Leslie

Apr 2013 - Jun 2013

Director
ALBERT'S BOY, Fight and Hope, Marlborough Theatre, Brighton & The Last Refuge, London

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Director
RADIO, StoneCrabs & Fight and Hope, The Albany, Deptford & Marlborough Theatre, Brighton


Education

Sep 2013 - Oct 2014

Directing - Post Graduate Diploma
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

English Literature and Film - BA hons
University of Sussex


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