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"It's Drake's assured hand on the tiller that makes it work so terrifyingly well." Tim Walker, The New European

"Breathless and compelling from beginning to end."★★★★ The Stage

"Sophie Drake gives a direction masterclass" ★★★★★ All That Dazzles

"Exquisitely painted on the stage like a poem in motion." ★★★★ Reviews Hub

"Sophie Drake manages to create a nuanced atmosphere that breathes both absolute fear and real hope." ★★★★★ West End Best Friend

"Creatively, Drake delivers a masterclass in atmospheric storytelling" There Ought to be Clowns 

"Note-perfect production by Sophie Drake" ★★★★ ajhlovestheatre

"Seamless direction" ★★★★ Reviews Gate 

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 on Broadway. 

As director and dramaturg, she has developed new writing including THE SOCIETY FOR NEW CUISINE by Chris Fung which ran at the Underbelly 2023. Her reimagined version of SEA WALL by Simon Stephens was performed for the first time by a woman at the Turner Contemporary in 2022 before going on an international tour. As Associate Director she has worked with directors including Rupert Goold, Michael Grandage & Sean Mathias and with actors including Ian McKellen, Penelope Wilton & Tom Hollander. 

Current: Sophie is working as the Associate Director to Rupert Goold on the Broadway Transfer of Peter Morgan's PATRIOTS at the Barrymore Theatre.

Sophie's has just opened the European Premiere of Angus Cerini's multi-award winning play THE BLEEDING TREE at Southwark Playhouse, which runs until 22nd June.


Agent: Amanda Evans


T: 020 7637 4623



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