Lucy Skilbeck

Director


BA(Hons 1) English/Drama, University of Newcastle, NSW Australia

DIRECTING:

2015
Mrs. Roosevelt Flies To London Tour

2013
The 39 Steps Tour

2012
Man in the Middle Theatre 503

2011
Hacked Theatre 503

2010
Spring Awakening: A Musical National US Tour Network Tours
The 39 Steps Criterion Theatre Fiery Angel (West End Associate Director)
The Heidi Chronicles Soho Theatre East 15
Romeo and Juliet School's Tour East 15

2009
In Flame GBS Theatre RADA
Jig Arcola Theatre The Miniaturists
Spring Awakening Lyric Hammersmith/WE ACT Productions (UK Associate Director)

2008
A Conversation Gieldgud Theatre RADA
Gilles Arcola Theatre The Miniaturists
Shelter Arcola Theatre The Miniaturists
Musical Variety Show Hackney Empire Anna Fiorentini

2007
Gabriel GBS Theatre RADA
Hebron Cottesloe Theatre NT Platform
Matchplay Arcola Theatre The Miniaturists
Steven Pimlott Memorial Concert Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
From Bombay to Santa Fe Liverpool Everyman The Miniaturists

2006
The Man of the Future is Dead Hill Street Theatre/ Edinburgh Fringe Open Secret Productions
The Piecemakers Southwark Playhouse The Miniaturists
Porno Girl Southwark Playhouse The Miniaturists

2005
Petunia Takes Tea Southwark Playhouse The Miniaturists
Half a Life Together for Peace Festival, Leeds Blue Tongue Theatre

2003
A Cabaret with Shonagh Daly Sydmonton Festival Andrew Lloyd Webber

2002
Too Far to Walk King's Head Theatre Wayne Harrison, Ross Mollison Robert C. Kelly

2001
Rose and the Ring Hen and Chickens Theatre Brave New World
Sweet Phoebe Hen and Chickens Crucible of Cultures Conference Brussels Blue Tongue Theatre

2000
Stretch of the Imagination HeadsUp Festival, London Blue Tongue Theatre
Oklahoma! (co-director) Edinburgh Playhouse Act 24/Velvet Jacket

1999
The Apple Australian Theatre Conference, London Blue Tongue Theatre
Wolf Lullaby (Time Out Critics Choice) Old Red Lion /Theatre des Dechargeurs, Paris Blue Tongue Theatre

1998
Secrets Whispered Falling The Place Theatre and Jackson's Lane London / Blue Tongue Theatre/Nomad Dance
Sarajevo Winter Festival
Three Men Walk Into a Bar King's Head Theatre Blue Tongue Theatre


AS ASSOCIATE / RESIDENT DIRECTOR:


2007 Associate Director Rose Tattoo National Theatre
2002-2004 Associate Director Bombay Dreams Really Useful Theatre Company
2000-2001 Resident Director The Beautiful Game Really Useful Theatre Company
1998-2000 Children's Director Whistle Down the Wind Really Useful Theatre Company
 

CONSERVATOIRE AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

RADA
Three third year productions (Gabriel by Moira Buffini, 2007 and A Conversation by David Williamson, 2008 and In Flame by Charlotte Jones, 2009); studio production of Much Ado About Nothing on NYU student Shakespeare course (2008); Co Director for third year showcase (The Tree) 2008 and 2009; Co Director for second year Prize Fights (2007,2009, 2010); Member of Audition Panel.

EAST 15
Third year production (The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman 2009); Second Year Shakespeare Projects: Twelfth Night and Othello. Permanent Part-Time post as Acting Tutor for BA Acting programme.

ALRA
Third year production (Loyal Women by Gary Mitchell, 2005); Shakespeare Project with Post-Graduate students (work from The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, 2002).

Arts Ed
Second year Musical Theatre Project: studio production of Grand Hotel, by Davis, Wright and Forrest, 2002; Musical Theatre audition workshops, 2001.

National Theatre
Workshop leader for an extensive Education Programme on Much Ado About Nothing (2007-2008). Working with 13-14year olds in several London schools, delivering three two-hour workshops per school. Workshops were designed to be practical and use rehearsal exercises to explore language, character, situation and narrative.

Actor's Centre
Musical Theatre Audition Workshops 2005 and 2006

Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School
Drama tutor for Saturday Stage School (2007-2008) with responsibility for planning and programming the curriculum as well as delivering training to children ranging from 7-18 years old. Programme over 12 months included improvisation, text work (ranging from Shakespeare to modern) , monologues and audition preparation, devising. Director of the School's Musical Spectacular at Hackney Empire, which included many acted scenes as well as big musical numbers.