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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 Broadway and at theatres across the UK. 

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 currently the 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; Associate Director on Almeida Transfer of THE HUNT directed by Rupert Goold, starring Tobias Menzies at St Ann's Warehouse and Associate Director on the Broadway Transfer of PATRIOTS directed by Rupert Goold at the Barrymore Theatre this Spring.


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