Sophia Start

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2018
Kimberley Turford
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2018‘ … a joyous, heartfelt, and compassionate look at mid-life crisis from the perspective of a black woman … '
Alex Hayward
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2016Director Sophia Start also highlights our flaws in the most intimate way possible.
Views From the Gods
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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018Director
Theatre
AntigoneBashir Productions
The Cockpit
2018Director
Theatre
The VetBashir Productions
The Cockpit
2018Director
Theatre
NosferatuBashir Productions
The Cockpit
2018Director
Theatre
Hidden StainsBashir Productions
The Cockpit
2018Director
Theatre
Blood, Sweat and VaginasThe Write Network
Tristan Bates Theatre
2018Stage Manager
Theatre
In The Wake Of
Matt Strachan
Faded Ink
The Bread & Roses Theatre
2018Director
Theatre
Blood, Sweat and VaginasThe Write Network
The Bread & Roses Theatre
2018Operator
Theatre
The Sword of Alex
Brian Woolland
Beyond the Pale
The White Bear Theatre
2018Stage Manager/Operator
Theatre
That Girl
Tim Cook
Broken Silence Theatre
Old Red Lion Theatre
2018Assistant Director/Sound Operator
Theatre
Trying To Be Her
Paula David
The Write Network
Etcetera Theatre
2018Stage Manager/Operator
Theatre
In The Wake Of
Matt Strachan
Faded Ink
The Lion and Unicorn
2018Assistant Director/Stage Manager
Theatre
Re-working the City
Andy St. John
Assistant Director/Stage Manager
Hen and Chickens
2018Operator
Theatre
Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ’S’ on Her Vest
Liam Ashmead
Thematic Theatre
The Bread & Roses Theatre
2018Stage Manager
Theatre
Romeo and Juliet
Paul Anthoney
Controlled Chaos UK
Waterloo East Theatre
2018Director
Theatre
Sweat, Blood and Vaginas (The Forgetting of Carol-ann)The Write Network
Mirth, Marvel & Maud
2018Stage Manager/Operator
Theatre
Adam & Eve
Jennifer Davis
Broken Silence Theatre
The Hope Theatre
2018Operator
Theatre
The Buzz
Lydia Rynne
The Bread & Roses Theatre
The Bread & Roses Theatre
2018Stage Manager/Operator
Theatre
GAPS
Matt Strachan
WoohooDebbie
Katzpace
2018Director
Theatre
The Forgetting of Carol-ann
Paula David
The Write Network
Sweet Werks 1
2018Stage Manager
Theatre
The Tempest
Dylan Lincoln
Controlled Chaos UK
Jack Studio Theatre
2018Stage Manager/Assistant Director
Theatre
Fear and Misery of the Third Reich
Rachael Bellis
Aequitas Theatre Company
Jack Studio Theatre
2017 - 2018Director
Other
Bearing Up With The Brontës (web series)Hurly Burly Productions
2016 - 2018Assistant Director
Theatre
Three Worlds
Andy St John
Three Worlds
The Pineapple
2017Director
Theatre
The Political Brunch
Paula David
The Write Network
CentrE17
2017Assistant Director/Sound Operator/Stage Manager
Theatre
The Tempest
Ray Malone
Sea-change Theatre
Rose Theatre Bankside
2017Director
Theatre
Comedy of Errors, Scene 2.2 - Pop Up Shakespeare
Sophia Start
Firefly Productions UK
Parkland Walk
2017Assistant Director / Stage Manager / Operator
Theatre
Macbeth
Thomas Attwood
AC Group
Jack Studio Theatre
2016Director
Theatre
What's Your Issue
Sophia Start
Aequitas Theatre Company
The Cockpit
2016Director
Theatre
Body Barding - Shakespeare Scenes
Sophia Start
Aequitas Theatre Company
Rose Theatre Bankside
2016Workshop Co-leader
Education
Shakespeare Workshop for TeensAequitas Theatre Company
Ham Youth Centre
2015Director/Stage Manager
Theatre
Conversations from the WebAequitas Theatre Company
Moors Bar Theatre
2015Director
Theatre
Measure for MeasureAequitas Theatre Company
The Bread & Roses Theatre
2015Director
Theatre
Merchant of VeniceAequitas Theatre Company
The Bread & Roses Theatre
2014Assistant Director
Theatre
Chances
Joe Allan
Closing the Gap Theatre
Lov'Edu Gallery
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2012Short Course DirectingRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama
    2010MA Shakespeare in HistoryUniversity College London

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Apple Macbook Air
    I can operate:
    ETC Eos Family Lighting Boards

    Additional Skills

    pianist

    fluent in Dutch

    Additional Information

    Currently directing for Bashir Production's industry showcase "Creative Collisions"

    Steward at Shakespeare's Globe.

    Referees

    Chuma Emembolu

    Artistic Director

    Stage Splinters

    Contact Details Given Upon Request

    About me

    Originally from the Netherlands I came to the UK to do a Masters in Shakespeare at UCL. From there I went on to do a directing course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

    I have been with Aequitas Theatre Company from the beginning and was appointed general manager and resident director in 2014. I have been resident director and general manager for 4 years.

    'Conversations from the Web', a play about communication and social media, has won an award from the Moors Bar Theatre for Best Supporting Actress (Faye Maughan) and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Pete Stevens).

    I have a passion for Shakespeare and I am interested in telling untold stories.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • Dutch
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    • National Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Education
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Driving Licences
    • Standard