Cressida is Artistic Director of the political new writing company Offstage Theatre (www.offstage.org.uk) and a freelance theatre director. In 2006 her first production was the critically acclaimed HOME by Gbolahan Obisesan on the Beaumont Estate, Leyton. Other UK productions include AMPHIBIANS by Steve Waters based on interviews with former Olympic swimmers (6 Offie Nominatons including Best Director); the collection of short plays WALKING THE TIGHTROPE about freedom of expression by writers including Caryl Churchill, April DeAngelis, Mark Ravenhill, and Timberlake Wertenbaker; SEPTIMUS BEAN AND HIS AMAZING MACHINE by Adam Peck which transformed the Unicorn Theatre foyer into a playground (Best Production for Under 7s, Offie nomination); ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE (Tricycle) by Somalia Seaton; and the UK premiere of CAUGHT by Christopher Chen (Arcola).
Last year direction included TWELFTH NIGHT for the Guangzhou Dramatic Arts Centre, THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF SMACK & CRACK by Ed Edwards at Paines Plough’s Roundabout and Soho Theatre, and ICARUS by Katrin Lange and translated by Purni Morell at the Unicorn Theatre. THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF SMACK & CRACK will be touring nationally in Spring 2020.