Sophie Drake in rehearsals for Patriots, Almeida Theatre.
Photography: Marc Brenner
Sophie Drake is a theatre director and dramaturg based in London with an interest in new writing. She has worked on large-scale productions in the West End and at multiple venues across the UK.
She is the Resident Director for Broken Silence Theatre Company, where she co-leads the Playwrights Hive, runs a Script Report Service, and directs new work the company produces. She has worked as a guest director for schools & drama schools including Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
As director and dramaturg, she has developed new writing including THE SOCIETY FOR NEW CUISINE by Chris Fung which goes to the Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. Her reimagined version of SEA WALL by Simon Stephens was performed for the first time by a woman at the Turner Contemporary in 2022 and goes on an international tour later this year.
Current: Sophie has just directed the transfer of the Olivier award-winning play PATRIOTS by Peter Morgan for Rupert Goold, running at the Noel Coward Theatre this summer and starring Tom Hollander.
Upcoming: Associate Director on the world premiere of BACKSTAIRS BILLY directed by Michael Grandage at the Duke of York's Theatre, starring Luke Evans and Penelope Wilton.
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