Amy Insole


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
Chapel Street by Luke BarnesQueen's Theatre
Pie Eyed Performance Festival
2014Movement Director
PsycheDirector Rebecca Handbury
Kings Place
2014Assistant Director dir. Ricky Dukes
CoriolanusLazarus Theatre Company
Tristan Bates Theatre
2014Assistant Director dir. Ricky Dukes
Troilus and CressidaLazarus Theatre Company
Tristian Bates Theatre
2014Assistant Director
Paper PlanesQueen's Theatre
Queens Theatre
Nowhere To Go?Nowhere Theatre
The Roundhouse
If the Lights are Too BrightAlex Rand
Diorama Arts Centre
Bloody MaryEmbers Production
Etcetera Theatre
2013 - 2014Movement director
HungerRough for opera
Cockpit theatre
2013 - 2014Assistant
PronounQueen's Theatre
Queens theatre Hornchurch
Dreams of HerAmy Insole
Webber Douglas
2013Assistant director
RCSSD FilmMark Street
The Shape of The ImpossibleNational Theatre Young Studio
National theatre Shed
Rehearsed reading; The lights are too brightAlex Rand
National theatre studio
BistroBackbone Theatre
2013Co director
Overheard in WaterlooNational Theatre Young Studio
National TheatreStudio
Constructing MeBruno Glint
2013Assistant director
Rehearsed reading; post ScriptTheatre 503: rapid response night
THeatre 503
2012Assistant Director
And then the FallCSSD
Embassy Theatre
MillionGaia Harvey Jackson
2011Co director
Below the saltCSSD
Shoreditch town hall basement
  • Education

    2013Performance ArtsThe Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


    Diana Damian: head of third year students on Theatre Practice: Performace Arts at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

    About me

    Amy graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in December 2013 where she studying Performance Arts, and specialised in directing and producing.

    Amy has has directed short new writing pieces, such as ‘Bloody Mary’ at the Etcetera Theatre, with Embers Productions and rehearsed readings at Theatre 503, and is in the process of developing a piece of New Writing, written by Alex Rand, with support from The National Theatre Young Studio and Old Vic New Voice. Amy is also a former reader for the Old Red Lion Theatre.

    I have a lot of experience working within devised theatre especially when studying for my degree, working as assistant director on the third year acting show at RCSSD ‘And Then The Fall’ directed by Jamie Wood, creating a devised show with 18 actors. I’m also a member of National Theatre Young Studio, which develops emerging artists. Season 4 with Young Studio allowed 10 other members and myself to collaborative on a devised performance in The Shed called ‘The Shape of the Impossible’ under the direction of Max Webster. I am also artistic director of Nowhere Theatre, which recently devised a new show called ‘Nowhere To Go?’ for the Accidental Festival at the Roundhouse Studio exploring holidays abroad and the themes of ambition and competition that was performed May 2014 supported by National Theatre Studios and The Queens Theatre.

    My recent movement directing experience includes working with Rebecca Handbury on the performance of ‘Hunger’ at the Cockpit Theatre as part of Rough for Opera, and ‘Psyche’ at Kings Place where both shows explored and pushed the boundaries of opera by binding physical theatre with Opera (skills I had acquired from working with movement director Kane Husbands, as well as Maxine Doyle choreographer for Punchdrunk). I am also is weekly R&D sessions exploring Opera and movement supported by Theatre Delicatessen, which will finish with a short performance at the National Theatre Studios, celebrating two years of National Theatre Young Studio.

    Over the last year and a half I have also gained a lot of experience within youth and community work. I teach regular youth dance classes at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch, as well as leading their community company (Q Company) with weekly Shakespeare classes. This term will end with an abridged version of ‘Macbeth’ to be performed this December. I’ve assisted director Patrick O’Sullivan, with their performance of ‘Pronoun’ by Evan Placey performed in the main house of Queens Theatre as well as Greenwich theatre as part of the NT connections festival, and have assisted on the community musical Paper Planes specifically commissioned by the theatre, performed on the main stage by 60 members of the community.

    This September I assisted director Ricky Dukes (Lazarus Theatre Company) with Shakespeare’s ‘Troilus and Cressida’ as well as ‘Coriolanus’ with both shows having a three-week run at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Recently I have directed Luke Barnes ‘Chapel Street’ perfomed 7th and 8th November 2014 as part of Pie Eyed Festival, Romford supported by Queens Theatre Romford and Romford Contemporary Arts Centre.

  • Skills

    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Live Events
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    DBS checked
    • Yes