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Poppy Burton-Morgan | Director

07817 763511| poppy at mettatheatre.co.uk | www.mettatheatre.co.uk

66 Lancaster Court, Fulham Road, London, SW6 5TA

Associate Director – Exeter Northcott Theatre 2017 to present
Artistic Director – Metta Theatre 2005 to present
President – Experimental Theatre Club, Oxford 2004

AS ADAPTOR & DIRECTOR

2016/17 Jungle Book Theatre Royal Windsor, UK & International tour
2016/17 Bloan Away Exterm Northcott Theatre & UK tour
2014 Alice UK tour
2013 Well Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
2013 Monkey & Crocodile (site responsive) UK tour
2011 Sexing The Cherry Southbank Centre, Purcell Room (Metta)
2011 The Man with the Flower in His Mouth Oxford Playhouse/UK tour (site specific)
2010 The Man with the Flower in His Mouth Greenwich Theatre/Site specific (Metta)
2009 Blood Wedding Southwark Playhouse (Metta)
2008 Le Livre Blanc (puppetry) Riverside Studios, Studio Two (Metta)

AS LIBRETTIST & DIRECTOR

2017 Palace of Junk (new opera) Mahogany Opera Group Various Stages Festival
2013 Flicker (new opera) Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Bayliss Studio
2010 Waiting (verbatim opera/new writing, starring Juliet Stevenson) Southbank Centre, Purcell Room (Metta)
2008 Just So/The Elephant’s Child (new opera/puppetry) Trafalgar Studios/Arcola Theatre (Metta)

AS DIRECTOR (THEATRE)

2017 Comedy of Errors (Exeter Northcott Theatre)
2017 Pixel Dust Edinburgh Festival (Assembly)
2015 Mouthful Trafalgar Studios
2013 Dusa, Stas, Fish & Vi Northern Light Cinema
2013 Bread (Theatre Uncut) Young Vic Theatre
2012 Arab Nights (new writing) Soho Theatre & UK tour
2012 As You Like It Wirksworth Festival
2012 Clockwork Miracles (Morgan & West) Edinburgh Festivation
2012 Lying, Cheating Scoundrels (Morgan & West) Edinburgh Festivation
2011 Arabian Nights Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
2011 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wirksworth Festival & Riverside Studios (Jagged Fence)

2011 Gotcha Riverside Studios (Jagged Fence)
2010 Coalition (new writing) Theatre 503
2010 12 Dancing Princesses (dance theatre/site-specific) V&A Museum (Metta)
2010 Otieno (new writing, after Othello) Southwark Playhouse (Metta)
2010 Spike Milligan’s Adolf Hitler My Part in His Downfall (as Associate Dir.) No 1 tour
2009 Improvic (improvised community production) Clare Studio, Young Vic Theatre
2009 Scratches (new writing) Southwark Playhouse
2009 Lost In Transit (education production) Almeida Theatre
2008 Palestine Aloud (starring Corin Redgrave & Juliet Stevenson) Cadogan Hall
2008 Frisky & Mannish’ School of Pop (cabaret/comedy) Canal Cafe Theatre & tour
2007 Hamlet White Bear Theatre (Metta)
2007 Hidden Light (new writing) Barons Court Theatre/Oxford Playhouse(Metta)
2006 Fuente Ovejuna Oxford Playhouse (Metta)
2005 Burlesk’s Little Bo Peep Show (burlesque) Edinburgh Festival Fringe (C central)

AS DIRECTOR (OPERA)
2015 Cosi fan tutte New Theatre, Oxford
2010 Cocteau in The Underworld (new opera) Arcola Theatre, Studio One (Metta)
2010 Abraham & Isaac, Journey of the Magi (opera/puppetry) Little Angel Theatre/Shunt Vaults (Metta)
2010 HMS Pinafore Cambridge Arts Theatre
2009 Abraham & Isaac (opera/puppetry) Arcola Theatre, Studio One (Metta)
2009 La Boheme Palestine National Theatre & Tour (COL)
2008 J’attendrais (cabaret) National tour (English Touring Opera)
2008 La Voix Humaine Riverside Studios, Studio Two (Metta)
2007 The Devil’s Drum Arcola Theatre, Studio One (Metta)

READINGS & DEVELOPMENT WORK
2011 Hanging onto a Thread to believe in Rare Things Hampstead Theatre (staged reading)
2010 Sexing the Cherry Young Vic Theatre (short process of exploration as part of the Director’s Program)
2009 The Meaning of Waiting (verbatim theatre, starring Juliet Stevenson) Sadler’s Wells (staged reading)
2008 His Grace’s Betting Shop (musical, starring Rosemary Ashe) Menier Chocolate Factory (staged reading)
2008 The Elephant’s Child (opera) Young Vic Theatre (week of exploration as part of Genesis Director’s Project)
2008 The State We’re In (starring Samuel West & Raquel Cassidy) Trafalgar Studios (staged reading)

AS STAFF DIRECTOR
2008 Rusalka, dir. James Conway No 1 tour (English Touring Opera)
2008 La Tragedie de Carmen, dir. Andrew Steggall No 1 tour (English Touring Opera)

AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
2009 6 Characters In Search of an Author, dir. Rupert Goold Bristol Old Vic & No 1 tour (Headlong)
2008-09 Duet for One, dir. Matthew Lloyd Almeida Theatre, No 1 tour & West End
2008 Hamlet, dir. Tim Carroll The Factory (various venues)
2008 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, dir. Jonathan Munby Shakespeare’s Globe
2007-08 Madame Butterfly, dir. Tim Albery National tour (Opera North)
2007 The Magic Flute, dir. Samuel West Palestine National Theatre & tour (COL)
2006 Gala Concert, dir. Phyllida Lloyd London Coliseum (ENO)
2006 Dick Whittington, dir. Peter Duncan Oxford Playhouse
2006 Mirandolina, dir. Jonathan Munby Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

TRAINING
2010 Young Vic (Daniel Kramer, Devising); Opera North (Dominic Harlan, Leading Opera Workshops)
2009 Young Vic (Darragh McKeon, Viewpoints)
2007 Young Vic Summer School (David Lan, Tim Supple, Bijan Sheibani); Shared Experience (Polly Teale) 2006 Young Vic (Peter Gill, Shakespeare); Circus Maniacs (Haylee-Mai Edwards, Aerial & Trapeze)
2005 Theatre de Complicité (Toby Jones, Breath & Storytelling)
2002-03 Year Out Drama Company (Deborah Moody)
2003-06 BA Hons Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Oxford University
AWARDS Short-listed – OSBTT Award 2008 | Finalist – Better Bankside Directing Award 2008
SKILLS French (basic) | read music | soprano | basic gymnastics, trampolining, aerial & trapeze | puppetry
EXPERIENCED WORKSHOP FACILITATOR for Young Vic | Headlong | Almeida | English Touring Opera | Southwark Playhouse | Metta Theatre

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