ABBEY WRIGHT


Artistic Director / Founder

Abbey was Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse for 18 months from 2008-09, during which time she worked with such notable directors as Michael Grandage, Alan Rickman, Jeremy Herrin, Peter Gill, Sean Holmes, Peter Gill, Jamie Lloyd and John Tiffany.

She was Staff Director to Danny Boyle on FRANKENSTEIN at The National Theatre 2010/11.

Education and Training

National Theatre Studio Directors’ Course (Jun 2009)

MA Acting (with writing and directing options) - East 15 Acting School (2005)

BA Hons English - Oxford University (graduating 2002)

National Youth Theatre

Abbey is represented by United Agents.

PREVIOUS WORK

Production Company Notes
AS DIRECTOR
FOXFINDER
(2013)
Gothenburg English Studio Theatre By Dawn King
HIDDEN GLORY
(2012)
The Sanger Institute By Georgina Ferry
THE COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY
(2012)
Mountview By Jeffrey Hatcher
BITCH BOXER
(2012)
Soho Theatre By Charlotte Josephine
THE OCCUPIED TIMES
(2012)
Arcola Theatre
SIXTY-SIX
(2011)
Bush Theatre GOD IS JEALOUS by Moira Buffini; THE FAIR AND THE TENDER by Owen Sheers; THE PREACHER by Nancy Kricorian; THE CHRONICLE by Salena Godden
DUBLIN CAROL
(2011)
Donmar Warehouse @ Trafalgar Studios By Conor McPherson
ROSE
(2011)
Pleasance Forth (Edinburgh Festival) By Hywel John
THE SONG OF DEBORAH
(2011)
Lowry Theatre, Salford By Debbie Freeman
LAKEBOAT / PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
(2011)
Play Productions Ltd. / Arcola Theatre By David Mamet
LATE SHOW
(2010)
Public Address By Iain Weatherby
Development reading
HIDDEN GLORY
(2010)
Lowry Theatre, Salford / National Tour By Georgina Ferry
SOMEWHERE CLOSE ALWAYS
(2010)
Hampstead Theatre: Start Night and development reading By Martyn Hesford
CONFUSIONS
(2010)
Theatre Royal Haymarket Young Company By Alan Ayckbourn
ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS
(2009)
Old Vic Productions / Michael McCabe By Maxwell Anderson
Reading
LA FAUSSE MONNAIE
(2009)
Theatre 503: All I Want For Christmas (collection of short plays) By Rex Obano
MUSIC
(2009)
Hampstead Theatre By Jane Bodie; reading
HARD TALK
(2009)
Hampstead Theatre: Start Night By Georgina Burns
THE ONES THAT FLUTTER
(2009)
Theatre 503 By Sylvia Reed
RESTORATION SKETCH SHOW
(2007)
Theatre Royal Haymarket
THE GAY MAN’S GUIDE
(2007)
Drill Hall
ON RED HILL
(2006)
Tabard Theatre
MASHA AND THE BEAR
(2005)
White Bear Theatre / Tabard Theatre
DELICATE SPIN
(2002)
Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford
AS ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR / STAFF DIRECTOR
FRANKENSTEIN
(2010)
National Theatre – Olivier Theatre Adapted by Nick Dear (based on the novel by Mary Shelley)
As Staff Director
Directed by Danny Boyle
BE NEAR ME
(2009)
Donmar Warehouse / National Theatre of Scotland & Tour Adapted by Ian McDiarmid (based on the novel by Andrew O’Hagan)
As Assistant Director
Directed by John Tiffany
THE FAMILY REUNION
(2008)
Donmar Warehouse By T S Eliot
As Resident Assistant Director
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
CREDITORS
(2008)
Donmar Warehouse By August Strindberg (adapted by David Grieg)
As Resident Assistant Director
Directed by Alan Rickman
PIAF
(2008)
Donmar Warehouse By Pam Gems
As Resident Assistant Director
Directed by Jamie Lloyd
THE CHALK GARDEN
(2008)
Donmar Warehouse By Enid Bagnold
As Resident Assistant Director
Directed by Michael Grandage
SMALL CHANGE
(2008)
Donmar Warehouse By Peter Gill
As Resident Assistant Director
Directed by Peter Gill
THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK
(2008)
Donmar Warehouse By Arthur Miller
As Resident Assistant Director
Directed by Sean Holmes
THE COUNTRY WIFE
(2007)
Theatre Royal Haymarket By William Wycherley
As Assistant Director
Directed by Jonathan Kent
ON A DAY IN SUMMER IN A GARDEN
(2007)
King’s Head Theatre By Don Howarth
As Assistant Director
Directed by Marc Urquhart