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Marianne Elliott


Directors: Film & Television, Directors: Theatre

Marianne Elliott is Artistic Director of Elliott & Harper Productions, whose shows include the West End premiere of HEISENBERG: THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE directed by Marianne, and the co-production of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at the West Yorkshire Playhouse directed by Sally Cookson. Marianne was an Associate Director at the National Theatre for 10 years where, most recently, she directed Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA which transferred to Broadway in March 2018 and has been nominated for 11 Tony awards, including Best Director. Also at the National, she co-directed WAR HORSE (as well as the West End and Broadway transfer; Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play), and directed THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (also West End and Broadway; Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Director and Best New Play; South Bank Sky Arts Award). Other plays at the National Theatre include HUSBANDS & SONS (a co-production with the Royal Exchange Theatre), RULES FOR LIVING, THE LIGHT PRINCESS, PORT, SEASON’S GREETINGS, WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, MRS AFFLECK, HARPER REGAN, SAINT JOAN (Olivier Award for Best Revival, South Bank Show Award), THÉRÈSE RAQUIN and PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY (Evening Standard Best Director Award). She was an Associate Director at the Royal Court, where her productions include STONING MARY, NOTES ON FALLING LEAVES, THE SUGAR SYNDROME and LOCAL. Previously she was an Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre where she directed PORT, DESIGN FOR LIVING, LES BLANCS, AS YOU LIKE IT, A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, NUDE WITH VIOLIN, FAST FOOD, MARTIN YESTERDAY, DEEP BLUE SEA, MAD FOR IT, POOR SUPERMAN and I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE. Other theatre includes SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at the Old Vic, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the RSC and THE LITTLE FOXES at the Donmar Warehouse.

Upcoming work includes COMPANY which opens at the Gielgud Theatre in September 2018 starring Rosalie Craig, Mel Giedroyc and Patti LuPone.