Eloise is passionate about detailed, clear and imaginative storytelling and brings this commitment to her work on both theatre and opera productions. In 2020 she will be reviving 2 of Director Katie Mitchell’s operas: Jenufa for WNO and Miranda (after Purcell) at the Oper Koln.
Her experience of working with writers to facilitate and encourage their vision has led to productions at London’s leading fringe venues, including Theatre503, Ovalhouse and The Kings Head. She has worked on site-specific, open-air and promenade productions of Shakespeare, including a Finnish version of The Tempest. She is returning to Cambridge Shakespeare Festival to direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream this year. As an assistant on opera she has worked with Katie Mitchell, Christopher Cowell, Dan Ayling and Karen Gillingham.
Eloise graduated with an MA in Theatre Directing from Mountview Academy under Peter James CBE and a first-class BA in theatre studies from the University of Surrey.
Recent directing credits include Wonder Girl by Eva Edo (FirstBites at The Ovalhouse), Cymbeline (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Gold Coast by Louise Gooding (Theatre503) Whistleblower - The Story of Edward Snowden (OFFIE nominated for Best Direction, Waterloo East)
As assistant director: Le Cid by Massenet, Dir. Christopher Cowell (Dorset Opera Festival) To See The Invisible by Emily Howard & Selma Dimitrijevic, Dir. Dan Ayling (Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings) Miranda by Cordelia Lynn, Dir. Katie Mitchell (The Opera Comique) Magna Carta - The Freedom Game by Sir Richard Stilgo & Hannah Conway, Dir. Karen Gillingham (The Royal Albert Hall), The Notebook of Trigorin by Tennesse Williams, Dir. Rebecca Frecknell (The Cockpit).