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Lucy Jane Atkinson




Lucy is an experienced and award-winning young director and a graduate of LAMDA’s Post Graduate Director’s course. Her work focusses on new writing, including musical theatre, devising and immersive theatre and in 2018 she was named as number 1 on The Stage’s Top Talents To Watch. Lucy’s production of Tatty Hennessy’s A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW (UK Tour, Trafalgar Studios) received 4 Offie nominations including Best Director and Best New Play. In 2019 Lucy directed Sheila Atim’s debut play ANGUIS (BBC Art’s, Avalon) and she continues to collaborate with an exciting array of emerging talent including Gill Greer, Richard Marsh, Barry McStay, Rachel Hammond and Lauren Gunderson. In 2022 Lucy directed her National Theatre debut BARRIER(S), the National Theatre New Views winning play by 17-year-old Eloise Pennycott staged bilingually in spoken English and BSL on the Dorfman’s stage. Lucy continued her championing of accessible and fun theatre in 2022 by directing Tatty Hennessy’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s THE SLEEPING SWORD at the Watermill Theatre, created collaboratively with and starring visually impaired actors. She also directed Kieron Barry's SPY FOR SPY at Riverside Studios, which was met with critical acclaim. 

Selected credits: Spy For Spy (Riverside Studios), The Voysey Inheritance (ArtsEd), A Monster Calls (Rose Bruford),The Sleeping Sword (Watermill Theatre), Girls & Boys (Here For Now Theatre, Canada), BARRIER(S) (National Theatre), Joshua (& Me) (Hope Theatre, UK Tour), I And You (Burning Coal), Testament (ViaBrooklyn), The Snow Queen (Brighton Open Air Theatre), Meat (Theatre503), Anguis, Phoenix, The Lost Art Of Lost Art (Edinburgh Fringe), A Hundred Words For Snow (Trafalgar Studios), Something Awful, Vespertilio, A Hundred Words For Snow, Cause, Secondbests, Testament (VAULT Festival), Oil And Matter (Bunker theatre), Cov (Old Red Lion), Boom (Lindbury Studio), Albert’s Boy (Brighton Fringe), The Enchantment (HERE Arts Centre, New York), The One (York Lane Art Collective, Ontario).