poppy burton-morgan | director

Poppy is Associate Director at the Northcott Theatre Exeter, and Artistic Director of the UK touring company Metta Theatre, which she founded in 2005. Credits as adaptor and director for Metta include Jungle Book (Windsor Theatre Royal & UK tour), Blown Away (Exeter Northcott Theatre & UK tour), Alice (UK tour), Well (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds), Sexing The Cherry (Southbank Centre), The Man With the Flower in His Mouth (Greenwich Theatre/site-specific & Oxford Playhouse/site-specific and UK tour), Waiting (Southbank Centre, Purcell Room, starring Juliet Stevenson), Blood Wedding, (Southwark Playhouse) & The Elephant’s Child (Trafalgar Studios & Arcola Theatre).

Other directing credits for Metta include Mouthful (Trafalgar Studios), Cosi fan tutte, (New Theatre Oxford), Arab Nights (Soho Theatre & UK tour), 12 Dancing Princesses(V&A), Canticles (Arcola Theatre, Little Angel Theatre & Shunt Vaults), Otieno, (Southwark Playhouse), La Voix Humaine/Le Livre Blanc (Riverside Studios), Hamlet (White Bear Theatre) & Hidden Light (Barons Court Theatre & Oxford Playhouse), Cocteau in the Underworld (Arcola Theatre), The Devil’s Drum (Arcola) & The Birds (Merton Chapel).

Other directing credits include Dusa, Stas, Fish & Vi (Northern Light Cinema), As You Like It (Wirksworth Festival) Arabian Nights (RWCMD), A Midsummer Nights Dream and Gotcha (Riverside Studios), Coalition (Theatre 503), Chaika Casino in Theatre Souk(Theatre Delicatessen), HMS Pinafore (Cambridge Arts Theatre), La Boheme (COL Palestine National Theatre & tour), Improvic, (Community production, Young Vic Theatre, Clare Studio), Lost in Transit (Education Production, Almeida Theatre), J’attendrais (English Touring Opera) & Palestine Aloud (Cadogan Hall.)

As an Assistant Director she has worked for Rupert Goold, Matthew Lloyd, Jonathan Munby, Phyllida Lloyd, Samuel West, Tim Carroll, Peter Duncan, James Conway and Tim Albery among others, and for companies including Headlong, Almeida, Opera North, ENO, ETO, Manchester Royal Exchange, Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare’s Globe.