• Read Michael Simkins' THE RULES OF ACTING, out now in paperback
  • Read Justin Cartwright's LION HEART, out now in paperback
  • Catch Genevieve O'Reilly in THE HONOURABLE WOMAN at 9pm on BBC2
  • Rhys Jarman designs PLAY DOUGH for Unlimited Theatre at Edinburgh
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • Catch Katherine Parkinson in THE HONOURABLE WOMAN at 9pm on BBC2
  • Catch Gerard Kearns in OUR WORLD WAR at 9pm on BBC3
  • See DAYTONA in the West End's Haymarket Theatre from 28th June .......
  • Selina Cartmell directs PUNK ROCK at Lyric Theatre, Belfast
  • James Perkins designs MOCK TUDOR at the Pleasance (Edinburgh)
  • OUTINGS by Thomas Hescott & Matthew Baldwin at Edinburgh Festival
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for MEDEA at the National Theatre
  • See Sue Kelvin as Madam Morrible in WICKED West End
  • Read Harry Sidebottom's IRON AND RUST, out now in hardback
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for MY NIGHT WITH REG at the Donmar
  • Read THE ICEBERG a beautiful memoir by Marion Coutts, out in hardback
  • Catch Shaun Dooley in OUR WORLD WAR at 9pm on BBC3

Client details

Lisa Spirling

Lisa Spirling

Director

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Giles Smart
Assistant: Andy Gout
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About

Born and bred in Lancashire, Lisa read Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London before studying directing at LAMDA.

Lisa most recently directed I KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT EVE, which played in the Hampstead Theatre's Downstairs Space.

Last year she directed HERE by Michael Frayn starring Alison Steadman, Zawe Ashton and Alex Beckett at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

The Times ★★★★ The Independent ★★★★ Whatsonstage.com ★★★★ Mail on Sunday ★★★★

Intelligently revived by Lisa Spirling (Michael Billington, The Guardian)

A persuasive revival by Lisa Spirling... It is very moving, in a curiously original way, and a great vindication of Frayn’s belief in the worth of the play (Michael Coveney, Whats On Stage)

Lisa Spirling's excellent production (Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday)
 
in 2008 Lisa set up Buckle for Dust Theatre Company with producer Claire Birch and writers Ali Taylor and Lou Ramsden. With a commitment to creating opportunities for theatre's most distinctive voices.  Buckle For Dust's inaugural production was COTTON WOOL at Theatre503 which garnered  the Meyer Whitworth Award for its writer Ali Taylor. The Times described it as Grittily poetic and thrillingly imaginative... Poignantly funny....  Bewitching and Time Out highlighted that All aspects of Lisa Spirling's production are praiseworthy with the Daily Telegraph mentioning its Startling profundity and pathos.... Beautifully directed.... Cotton Wool deserves to be seen on a bigger stage very soon.  Lisa then directed Buckle For Dust's production in association with ETT of Lou Ramsden's  HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS at Soho Theatre. Time Out called it A Chilling Parable of self-delusion... David Lynch meet the Brother Grimm, with ghastly echoes of Josef Fritzel and the London Festival Fringe described it as the best play I've seen this year, gripping, tense, thought-provoking and dripping with black humour at every turn.

For more information on Buckle For Dust and their upcoming projects please go to www.bucklefordust.org.uk.
 
Lisa is currently an affiliate artist at the new writing Theatre503 and was formerly the Programming Director there. She is the recipient of a Creative Industries Award from The Hospital Club, London and her work with Idiots of Ants has led to a nomination from the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Lisa was also the Education Project Manager for the National Theatre's ground breaking Art of Regeneration program.

Gallery
Theatre
ProductionCompanyNotes
AS DIRECTOR
THE NINE O'CLOCK SLOT
(2014)
Ice & Fire Theatre Company / The Red Gallery (Shoreditch)By Hannah Davies and Annecy Lax
DONKEYS' YEARS
(2014)
Rose Theatre (Kingston)By Michael Frayn
THE GARDEN OF MS HARRIET FIGG
(2014)
Old Vic TheatreAs part of the Old Vic 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala
By Matt Hartley
Performed by Kaya Scodelario, Robert Sheehan, Catherine Tate and Jaime Winstone
FAULT LINES
(2013)
Hampstead Theatre DownstairsBy Ali Taylor
I KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT EVE
(2013)
Hampstead Theatre DownstairsBy Colette Kane
HERE
(2012)
Rose Theatre (Kingston)By Michael Frayn
IDIOTS OF ANTS
(2011)
Pleasance, EdinburghAlso directed between 2007 - 2009
* Eddy nomination 2009
HUNDREDS & THOUSANDS
(2011)
Buckle For Dust (in association with English Touring Theatre) / Soho TheatreBy Lou Ramsden
WHERE WE ARE NOW
(2010)
Theatre503By Dominic Cavendish
As part of the COALITION season
BOEING BOEING
(2010)
Alley Theatre (Houston, Texas)By Marc Camoletti (trans. Beverley Cross)
TERMINAL FOUR PLAY
(2009)
Theatre503 at Latitude FestivalBook by Julian Woolford and Music by Richard John
COTTON WOOL
(2008)
Theatre503By Ali Taylor
BEOWULF
(2007)
Storm on the Lawn, Theatre Royal BathAdaptation by Nicola Baldwin
IDIOTS OF ANTS
(2007)
Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh / Arts TheatreBy Ben Wilson & Elliot Tiney
* Winner of Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
(2006)
Jacksons Lane TheatreBy Adrian Berry
1001 NIGHTS NOW
(2006)
Northern Stage / adapted for the British MuseumBy Maziar Bahari & Shazia Mirza
THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING
(2006)
Pentameters TheatreBy Sylvester Stein
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
(2006)
Pleasance Theatre, LondonBy Eve Ensler
GAS AND AIR
(2005)
Pleasance Theatre, LondonBy Lou Ramsden
THE LYING KIND
(2005)
LAMDA Linbury StudioBy Anthony Neilson
 NO ONE MOVE
(2005)
Barons Court TheatreBy George Gotts
AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR  
IN A FOREST, DARK AND DEEP
(2011)
In A Forest Ltd. / Nica Burns / Nimax Theatre / Vaudeville TheatresWritten and directed by Neil LaBute
ENRON
(2010)
Noel Coward Theatre, West End / Headlong TheatreAssociate Director of West End recast and National Tour
Directed by Rupert Goold
THE HYPOCHONDRIAC
(2009)
English Touring Theatre (ETT)By Molière
Directed by Gemma Bodinetz
AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR  
ENRON
(2010)
Noel Coward Theatre, West EndAs Resident Director
Directed by Rupert Goold
KING LEAR
(2008)
Liverpool Everyman / Young VicBy William Shakespeare
Directed by Rupert Goold
BOEING BOEING
(2008)
UK TourBy Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Crosss
Directed by Matthew Warchus
24 HOUR PLAYS (2005/06)Old Vic Theatre CompanyDirected by Josie Rourke and Nikolai Foster
AS NT STAFF DIRECTOR
DANTON'S DEATH
(2010)
National Theatre - Olivier TheatreBy Georg Buchner
Version by Howard Brenton
Directed by Michael Grandage
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTIONS
SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE
(2012)
Drama CentreBy Georges Feydeau
THE DAY THE WORLD TURNED DAYGLO
(2011)
Y Touring Theatre CompanyBy Abi Bown
SING YER HEART OUT FOR THE LADS
(2011)
East 15 Drama School at Tristan Bates TheatreBy Roy Williams
SIX CHARACTERS LOOKING FOR AN AUTHOR
(2008)
Year Out Drama CompanyBy Luigi Pirandelllo
Adaptation by David Harrower
BLOOD WEDDING
(2007)
Year Out Drama CompanyBy Federico García Lorca
Adaptation by Tanya Ronder
DRIVING MISS DAISY
(2006)
Box Clever Theatre CompanyBy Michael Wicherek
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