Lucy Kerbel

Lucy Kerbel

Lucy is the Director of Tonic Theatre and an award-winning theatre director. Having begun her career as Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio and English Touring Theatre, Lucy went on to direct a range of classics, new writing and productions for younger audiences. It was while directing around the UK that Lucy became interested in the question of gender equality in theatre. She recognised that the industry would need better support if it were to achieve greater balance in its workforces and repertoires and so in 2011, with the support of the National Theatre and Royal Opera House’s Step Change scheme, Lucy founded Tonic Theatre to go some way towards achieving this. Today, Tonic is partnering with some of the leading theatres in the UK including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Young Vic, Sheffield Theatres, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Chichester Festival Theatre. Tonic is Affiliate Company at the National Theatre Studio. In addition to directing and her work with Tonic, Lucy does consultancy, is a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martin’s, and works in theatre education. Her first book, 100 Great Plays for Women is published by Nick Hern Books.

Tonic Theatre: www.tonictheatre.co.uk

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