COOKIES A new play, commissioned to explore the cyber lives of young people was performed at The Theatre Royal Haymarket in October. A film of the production is now available to stream. and the play text is available to buy from Samuel French (WRITER)
TEXT PRACTITIONER, Shakespeare’s Globe (ongoing)
Emily is a freelance theatre director, an award-winning writer, and text practitioner at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Emily trained as a director at Mountview Academy of Theatre arts before continuing her training working as an Assistant Director on several main house commercial tours. She has worked extensively with both Shakespeare and new writing. She has won two Fringe First Awards for plays she both wrote and directed (Bobby & Amy; Rainbow) and was Awarded Show of the Week at Vaults Festival 2019 for Bobby & Amy, and she been nominated for Off West End Award for Best Director (Mojo Mickybo).
Past work includes: Serious Money by Caryl Churchill, Sainsbury Theatre; Quarantine; National Maritime Museum; As you Like It, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, LAMDA; Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill, Royal & Derngate Theatre; Romeo and Juliet, Northampton University (BA Acting program); Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal & Derngate Theatre Studio; KCS by Caitlin Moran, Southwark Playhouse; Rainbow by E Jenkins, Zoo Southside (FRINGE FIRST AWARD); Mojo Mickybo by Owen McCafferty, The Old Red Lion (nominated for Off West End Award); Elvis is Jesus by Melissa Manteghi, Camden Roundhouse; Fameby Margoshes and Levy, The Northcott Theatre.
As a writer Emily has twice won the Fringe First for her plays Rainbow and Bobby & Amy. She has since worked with Paines Plough, the Traverse Theatre and attended the Royal Court Young Writer’s and Studio writers programmes.
Her play COOKIES produced at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End directed by Olivier nominated director Anna Ledwich. The play is also available to stream as a film http://masterclass.org.uk/view/cookies-the-film.
Writing credits include: Bobby and Amy, Pleasance Courtyard (FRINGE FIRST AWARD and EDINBURGH SOLD OUT SHOW) and Vault Festival 2019 (SHOW OF THE WEEK); COOKIES, Theatre Royal Haymarket; Dark Matter, Paines Plough Come to Where I’m from; BED Traverse Theatre (short); Rainbow, Zoo Southside (FRINGE FIRST AWARD).
Both Bobby & Amy and Rainbow are available to buy from Samuel French, Foyles, The National Theatre and Royal Court bookshops.
Trained and mentored by Giles Block (Head of Text at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre), her productions for Shakespeare’s Globe include The Tempest (Dir. Jeremy Herrin); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dir. Dominic Dromgoole); and King Lear (Dir. Bill Buckhurst). She was text coach for the National Youth Theatre company. Productions as text and voice coach include Romeo and Juliet for the Ambassadors Theatre (Dir. Katy Hewitt); The Tempest for Royal & Derngate (Dir. Caroline Steinbeis). She has also worked as a Shakespeare coach for ITV’s ‘Summer of Soaps’ ad campaign starring actors from Emmerdale and Coronation Street. She was head of the Poel Event for 4 years providing Shakespeare training for professional actors at the National Theatre.
Emily also provides private Shakespeare and text coaching to professional and training actors. Please contact her for more information.