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Julia is a director of live work originally from Bristol. She is the Artistic Director of FullRogue, a theatre company that exists to stress-test new writing and the limits of live performance. She has worked extensively with Bristol Old Vic’s Engagement department and was awarded the Henry Augustine Forse Award for her contribution to Engagement. She is the Company Director of Young SixSix that collaborates closely with young people to make new work and supports them to realise their creative potential. In 2018 she received a Bristol Old Vic Ferment Leverhulme Arts Scholarship to develop her practice.  Julia is currently an Associate Artist at Bristol Old Vic, Associate Director of Twisted Theatre, a trustee of MAYK and she is a Headlong Origins Director for 2021.

Julia is BAD at sitting still or being quiet, so her practice rigorously investigates live work and the MESS, MISTAKES and SPACE that exists within its walls.

Her production of WILD SWIMMING by Marek Horn, produced by FullRogue, won the Pleasance Regional Partnership award and the Ronald Duncan Award in 2019 and was selected for the Brits Off Broadway 2020 pre-pandemic.


Selected Director Credits
The House Party Chichester Festival Theatre, Headlong, Frantic Assembly (Associate Director)
adapted by Laura Lomas, directed by Holly Race Roughan
King Leah The Almeida The Almeida Young Company
Flies Boundless Theatre, Shoreditch Town Hall by Charlie Josephine
Lysistrata Young SixSix (co-directed with Xahnaa Adlam) Bristol Old Vic
Devised by Young SixSix after Aristophanes
Zong Bristol Old Vic (Associate Director)
by Giles Terera, directed by Tom Morris
Romeo & Juliet Bristol Old Vic Young Company, Young SixSix by William Shakespeare
Little Women In Black Wardrobe Theatre Written & devised by the Company
Billionaire's Row + The Nursing Home National Theatre Rehearsed readings, New Views - 2021
Son of Helios Young SixSix Short film devised by the company - 2021
Nora: A Doll's House The Egg, Bath Theatre Academy by Stef Smith - 2021
Massive Audible Original Productions by Charlie Josephine - 2020
Angels in Bristol Bristol Old Vic by Vanessa Kisuule, co-directed with Tom Morris - 2020
Wild Swimming FullRogue, Bristol Old Vic, Brits Off Broadway by Marek Horn/FullRogue Productions - 2019
A Short Haired Cat Which Claws At The Furniture Young Vic 5 Plays by Joe Harbot - 2019
Our House Is On Fire The Egg, Bath Theatre Academy devised by the company - 2019
Chaos Tobacco Factory Theatres by Laura Lomas - 2019
Beowulf Bristol Old Vic, Belgrade Theatre devised by the company - 2017