Elin Schofield


Elin Schofield is an award-winning director, writer and movement director. She co-founded and directed both award-winning, small-scale touring company Footprint Theatre and the Young Company (18–25) at Sheffield Theatres. She trained as a director on Sheffield Theatre’s The Bank Scheme and Company Three’s Making Work with Young People Course. She has been a part of the Royal Court’s Playwriting Group and the Sheffield Theatres’ Playwriting Group. Her work as a director includes SCISSORS (Best Director, UK Theatre Awards) for Sheffield Theatres; THE QUEEN’S HEAD at Battersea Arts Centre; SCREWDRIVER (also co-writer) for the Lyric Hammersmith, and Sheffield Theatres; THIS IS NOT A DEMO for Sheffield Young Company; and SIGNALS and DANIEL for Footprint and on UK tour. Her work as assistant and associate director includes STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE at the National Theatre and for Sheffield Theatres; LOVE at New York’s Park Avenue Armory and a European Tour; TALENT and hang for Sheffield Theatres; THE NARCISSIST at Chichester; POP MUSIC for Paines Plough and on UK tour; and STICK MAN on UK tour and in the West End. Work as a movement director includes SEAGULLS at Bolton Octagon; THE CHANGING ROOM for Sheffield Theatres; and THE SNOW QUEEN and THE NUTCRACKER for Theatr Clwyd.

Recent directing credits: Scissors (Crucible Studio, Sheffield), The Queen’s Head (Battersea Arts Centre), Screwdriver (Lyric Hammersmith, Sheffield Theatres), This Is Not A Demo (Sheffield Young Company), Signals (Footprint and UK tour), Daniel (Footprint and UK Tour).

Recent assistant/associate creditsLOVE (Off Broadway, dir Alexander Zeldin), Standing At The Sky’s Edge (National Theatre, Sheffield Theatres, dir Rob Hastie), The Narcissist (Chichester Festival Theatre, dir Josh Seymour), Talent (Sheffield Crucible, dir Paul Foster), Stick Man (Leicester Square Theatre and UK Tour, dir Sally Cookson), hang (Crucible Studio, dir Taio Lawson), Pop Music (Paines Plough and UK Tour, dir James Grieve).

Movement Director credits: Seagulls (Bolton Octagon, dir Lotte Wakeham), The Changing Room (Crucible Studio, Sheffield, dir Emily Hutchinson), The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker (Theatr Clwyd, dir Joe Bunce).

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