Theatre & Opera Director
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Elayce recently directed IF NOT NOW, WHEN? by Isabel Hague, at the NT Dorfman Theatre. Isabel is the winner of the NT New Views playwriting competition for 14-19 year olds, under which she received a full professional production of her play.

Other recent projects:

NANJING - a play by Jude Christian that toured to the Royal Exchange, Manchester and Birmingham Rep, following the show opening in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in summer 2018. NANJING will play at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2020.

THEY WHISPER DON’T GAZE AT THE STARS, BUT THEY DON’T TELL US WHY - a large-scale, devised opera project for the ENO, featuring a cast of 60 young people.

SIMONE - a short film written by Lynette Linton, for the Young Vic’s MY ENGLAND film project exploring ‘Englishness’.


THEATRE

Direction includes:

IF NOT NOW, WHEN? (National Theatre, Dorfman)
NANJING (Shakespeare's Globe, 2018 & UK tour 2019)
UNDER MILK WOOD (Northern Stage)
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (Northern Stage & tour)
GIRLS (Talawa / HighTide / Soho Theatre & tour)
NANJING (The Yard, 2016)
SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE (Royal Court / RWCMD / Gate Theatre)
THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET: CHORUS (Gate Theatre)
THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCO (Gate Theatre / National Theatre)
THE LOST RING: FOOD FOR THE SOUL (National Theatre / Deutsches Theater Berlin)
TREASURE ISLAND: MAKING A SCENE (National Theatre, The Shed)
STAY ANOTHER SONG (Young Vic)
SIMPATICO (Young Vic)
WHEN I AM QUEEN (Almeida)
THE TRIAL OF HAMLET (Shakespeare Schools Foundation Gala, Wyndham’s Theatre)
THE TRIAL OF RICHARD III (Shakespeare Schools Foundation Gala, Novello Theatre)
STRUGGLE (Talawa Firsts, London & Bristol Somali Festivals)

Associate/Assistant Direction:

THE SOUND OF YELLOW (Young Vic, dir. Matthew Xia)
A SEASON IN THE CONGO (Young Vic, dir. Joe Wright)
COMING HOME (Arcola Theatre, dir. Cordelia Monsey)

Puppetry Direction:

DIARY OF A MADMAN (Gate Theatre / Traverse)
DR KORCZAK'S EXAMPLE (Unicorn Theatre)
FAST BURN (Kneehigh / National Youth Theatre)

Dramaturgy:

OTHELLOMACBETH (Lyric Hammersmith, dir. Jude Christian)


OPERA

Direction:

THEY WHISPER DON’T GAZE AT THE STARS, BUT THEY DON’T TELL US WHY (ENO Baylis)

Associate/Assistant Direction:

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier, dir. Ted Huffman)
DIE WALKÜRE (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, dir. Ted Huffman - concert)
4:48 PSYCHOSIS (Royal Opera House / Lyric Hammersmith, dir. Ted Huffman)
THE VIRTUES OF THINGS (Royal Opera House, dir. Bijan Sheibani)


FILM DIRECTION

SIMONE (Young Vic: MY ENGLAND, writer: Lynette Linton)


PERFORMANCE includes:

THE MAGIC FLUTE (Complicite / English National Opera)
RING-A-DING-DING (Oily Cart)
IN A PICKLE (Oily Cart / Royal Shakespeare Company)


PRODUCTION includes:

OFFSTAGE THEATRE (Founder, co-Artistic Director and Producer)
OLD VIC: NEW VOICES (Producer on 24 HOUR PLAYS)
SWEETPEA PRODUCTIONS (Assistant Producer on SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION)
COMPLICITE (Administrative Co-ordinator, including on the international tour of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER)