Hannah Drake

    • Director
    • Artistic Director

    Greater London

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2015This is a pacy, exciting and fully immersive production. (5 stars)
Samantha Coughlan
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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017Resident Director
Tour
Jane Eyre
Sally Cookson
National Theatre Productions
UK Tour
2017Director
Theatre
Orpheus & EurydiceInsane Root
Clifton Suspension Bridge Vaults
2016Director
Theatre
The Room UpstairsTheatre West
Wardrobe Theatre & Cheltenham Everyman
2016Director
Theatre
MacbethInsane Root
Redcliffe Caves (site-specific)
2016Visiting Director
Other
The Ruff Guide to ShakespeareBOV Theatre School
TIE Tour
2015Director/Adapter
Theatre
MacbethInsane Root
Redcliffe Caves, Bristol
2015Visiting Director
Theatre
How to Disappear Completely & Never Be FoundUniversity of Cumbria
Stanwix Studio
2015Director
Tour
Julius CaesarBristol Old Vic Theatre School / Take Thou That Theatre Co.
South West Tour & Edinburgh Fringe
2014Director
Theatre
Snow MaidenBS13 Company
Zion Centre
2014Director
Theatre
Lockdown (Sarah Curwen)Engage
The Egg, Bath
2014Visiting Director
Theatre
Our Country's Good (Timberlake Wertenbaker)University of Cumbria
2014Visiting Director
Theatre
A Dream Play (Strindberg/Churchill)University of Cumbria
Stanwix Theatre
2014Visiting Director
Theatre
Orpheus Descending (Tennessee Williams)Bath Spa University
Burdall's Yard (site specific)
2013Dramaturg
Theatre
The Blue BirdButterfly Psyche
Rondo Theatre
2013Director
Theatre
A Lonely Place (Short)Theatre West
Alma Tavern Theatre
2013Director
Theatre
100 Miles North of Timbuktu (Tom Phillips)Theatre West
Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol
2013Assistant Director
Theatre
Sherman SwingersSherman Cymru, Dir: Matt Ball
T2 Practical Store (Site Specific)
2013Visiting Director
Theatre
13 by Mike BartlettUniversity of Cumbria
Stanwix Theatre
2013Director
Theatre
An Act of Twisting by Ian McGlynnProvocation
Various, South West
2012Director
Theatre
Product Displacement by Dom RoweEdible Theatre
Rondo Theatre
2012Assistant Director
Theatre
Lighthearted Intercourse by Bill NaughtonBolton Octagon
2012Director
Theatre
East of the Sun, West of the MoonHomespun Theatre Co.
[email protected]'s Hall, Edinburgh
2012Director
Theatre
Fertility Objects by Alison FarinaButterfly Psyche
Rondo Theatre
2012Director
Theatre
ALLIANCE - New Writing FestivalRondo Theatre Company
Rondo Theatre
2011Director
Theatre
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildeFloor to Ceiling / Monty Till Productions
Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
2011Director
Tour
Chronicle of a Bully (TIE)Actionwork
Various - UK and International
2011Director & Adapter
Other
The Pain and the Itch (Text Project)Bristol Old Vic
Studio One
2011Director
Theatre
No milk. No stamps. (24 hour plays) by Gill KirkTheatre Royal Bath & Roughhouse Theatre
Ustinov Studio, Bath
2011Assistant Director
Theatre
Unrestless (Coming Up: Civil Unrest) by Ben EllisOld Vic New Voices
Debut London (Previously Old Vic Tunnels)
2011Associate Director
Event
The Tell-Tale Heart & King James Bible ReadingBath Literature Festival
Bath Literature Festival
2011Assistant Director
Event
Mint Hotel Launch, Tower HillLes Enfants Terribles / Lyric Hammersmith
Mint Hotel
2010Director
Other
On the Shore of the Wide World (text project)Bristol Old Vic
Nat Brenner Studio
2010Director
Theatre
86,400 Seconds by Jo McAnishFloor to Ceiling / Monty Till Productions
The Brewery, Bristol
2010Director
Theatre
Eddie King's Unforgettable Tour of the Forgotten (Remember Me)Dark Stuff Productions & Edible Theatre
Tobacco Factory Theatres Bristol
2010Director
Theatre
Someone Who'll Watch Over MeFloor to Ceiling
Courtyard Theatre Studio
2010Director
Theatre
Book Ends (Rehearsed Reading)Ferment
Bristol Old Vic Paintshop
2010Director
Other
Alice's Story (Radio Play)BOV Theatre School
Christchurch Studios
2010Assistant Director
Theatre
The CrucibleBOV Theatre School
Bristol Old Vic
2010Director
Theatre
Someone Who'll Watch Over MeBOV Theatre School
Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol
2010Assistant Director
Theatre
An Actor's Life For MeBOV Theatre School
Touring, then Bristol Old Vic
2010Assistant Director
Theatre
The Long RoadBath Literature Festival
Bath Literature Festival
2010Assistant Director
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's DreamShakespeare at the Tobacco Factory
Tobacco Factory, Bristol
2009Assistant Director
Tour
The Nativity: Bristol FashionBOV Theatre School
Schools' Tour (South West)
2009Assistant Director
Other
Great Expectations (Radio Play)BOV Theatre School
Christchurch Studios
2009Director
Theatre
Flare PathBOV Theatre School
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010MA Drama DirectingBristol Old Vic Theatre School
    2008MA Hons Classical Studies and Latin (2:1)University of St Andrews

    Additional Skills

    Workshop leader

    Drama Tutor

    Producer

    Publicity/Marketing

    Casting Assistant

    Venue Manager

    Referees

    Available on request.

    About me

    www.hannahdrakedirector.com

    Hannah is a Theatre Director, Dramaturg and Producer based in the South West of England. She is currently Resident Director on the UK Tour of Jane Eyre for the National Theatre/BOV, assisting Sally Cookson.

    Hannah trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (2009-10) where she was awarded the Elsa Roberts Prize for Directing. She subsequently spent a year on placement at the Rondo Theatre in Bath - a fantastic fringe venue specialising in new work with an eclectic programme - of which she remains an Associate Director.

    In 2014 Hannah joined with fellow Bristol-based Actor and Producer Justin Palmer to found the site-specific theatre company Insane Root - to produce known stories in unknown locations. Critically acclaimed - sold-out - productions of Macbeth in the Redcliffe Caves and Orpheus & Eurydice in the Clifton Suspension Bridge Vaults have earned the company national recognition and a loyal following in the South West.

    In addition to directing she has dramaturged a number of plays (Orpheus & Eurydice, Snow Maiden, The Bluebird, Lockdown, Brave Tin Soldier) and acted as Script Reader for the Tobacco Factory, Rondo Theatre and Bristol Old Vic. She has been a regular Visiting Director at the University of Cumbria and at the University of Bath Spa, and maintains strong links with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as auditioner, visiting director and tutor across the acting and directing courses.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • DGGB (UK)
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Revue
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes

    Professional Recommendations

    Matthew Lloyd Davies Director

    Intelligent, concise and caring. Hannah will always look for the best way to tell the story and tell it clearly with heart and soul.

    Sally C Roy Deputy Stage Manager

    Hannah is a very dedicated, hard working and insightful director. The work she produces is always of a high quality and it is always a pleasure to be involved with her work.