Poppy Burton-Morgan | Director
Poppy is Artistic Director of the midscale UK touring company Metta Theatre, which she founded in 2005. She was also Associate Director at Exeter Northcott Theatre from 2017-2018. Credits as adaptor and director for Metta include In The Willows (Exeter Northcott and UK tour) Little Mermaid (Theatre By The Lake & UK tour) Jungle Book (Windsor Theatre Royal, UK and International tours), 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 Pixel Dust (Edinburgh Festival), 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 Madam Butterfly (OperaUpClose UK tour), Comedy of Errors (Exeter Northcott Theatre) Dusa, Stas, Fish & Vi (Northern Light Cinema), As You Like It (Wirksworth Festival) Arabian Nights (RWCMD), A Midsummer Nights Dream and Gotcha (Riverside Studios), HMS Pinafore (Cambridge Arts Theatre), La Boheme (COL Palestine National Theatre & tour), J’attendrais (English Touring Opera) & Palestine Aloud (Cadogan Hall.)
As an Assistant Director she 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.