Students and Young People

I started working with young people as a young company assistant at the Unicorn theatre. Since then, I’ve led workshops with the Young Vic, Haringey Shed through the Royal Court, and at Central School of Speech and Drama. Most recently, I led a directing masterclass for teenagers on Theatre Centre’s Creative Roots programme. I’ve directed two graduate shows for Drama Studio London and this Christmas will be directing one of their student pantos, touring to schools around Ealing.

Mighty Atoms

Ex-boxer Taylor Flint wants to put the past behind her but she’s got a fight on her hands.
Mighty Atoms was a 2019 graduation production with students from Drama Studio London’s 1 and 2 year Professional Acting Diploma and 3 year BA Acting courses.

Written by Amanda Whittington | Design: Granville Saxton | Costume: Josie Thomas | Lighting: Will Evans | Sound: Chris Drohan | Cast: Katherine Bristow, Amalie Gissel, Selina Helliwell, Carla Kayani-Lawman, Kitty Kelly, April Wells, Amy Worthington | Photos by Jacqueline Auty


Six generations, twenty-three characters one very special piece of furniture. Tanya Ronder's thrilling play is an epic tale of belonging, identity and the things we pass on.
Table was a 2018 graduation production with students from Drama Studio London's 1 and 2 year acting diplomas courses.

Written by Tanya Ronder | Design: Granville Saxton | Lighting: Matt Levesque | Costume: Alison Simmons | Musical Director: Paul Knight | Cast: Edward Barber, Hui Chen, Emily Dyble, Ola Forman, Alice Jauncey, Daina Karai, Samuel King, Clemente Lohr, Michael Schenk | Photos by Matt Levesque


Festen is a stage adaptation of the Thomas Vinterberberg film. It was performed in the University of Bristol's Wickham Theatre in March 2012 with students from the University's Drama Department.

Written by David Eldridge | Design: Rebecca Jane Wood and Jenny Davies | Produced by Emily Tate | Sound: Owen Crouch | Lighting: Thomas Gilbert | Cast: Jack Fayter, Catherine Johnston, Kasper Klop, Harriet Layhe, Elf Lyons, James Marshall, Martin McDowell, Pascale Morrison-Derbyshire, Emily Thomson, Ragevan Vasan, Rose Wardlaw, Joe Williams | Photos by Jamie Corbin

Yellow Moon

Yellow Moon: the Ballad of Leila and Lee is a modern day Bonnie and Clyde tale by David Greig for young audiences. It was performed at the Alma Tavern in Bristol and at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011. 

★★★★ ThreeWeeks
'★★★★ 'As finely honed a piece of ensemble playing as you will see. ' - Venue Magazine

Written by David Greig | Design: Rebecca Jane Wood | Music: David Ridley and Becky Ripley | Lighting: Thomas Gilbert | Produced by Harriet Layhe and Katie Croft | Cast: Jonni Ash, Daisy Black, Kyle Major, Joe Newton Helen Vinten | Photos by Jamie Corbin