Lucy Jane Atkinson Theatre Director


Since graduating from LAMDA’s Post Graduate Director’s course in 2014 I have focused primarily on new writing, working across a diverse range of projects, from intimate short plays to large scale immersive experiences, musicals, and devised pieces.. Throughout this diversity, my work remains thought-provoking, imaginative and playful, full of enthusiasm and heart.

Most recently I directed TESTAMENT by Tristan Bernays, at the VAULT festival, which was awarded Best Show of the Week, and will transfer to a London theatre for a full run in spring 2018.

Other recent work includes directing short plays by award winning playwrights Camilla Whitehill, John O’Donovan, Milly Thomas, and Susie Sillett, as well as the UK premiere of BOOM, by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Later this year I will be directing the North American premiere of Victoria Benedictsson’s THE ENCHANTMENT, off Broadway in New York.

As an assistant director I have worked with Stephen Unwin, Lisa Spirling, Raz Shaw and Caroline Leslie amongst others. My most recent assisting work includes Les Enfants Terribles’ Olivier nominated 2015 show ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND, an immersive performance of Alice in Wonderland in The Vaults underneath Waterloo station, and Sell A Door’s national tour of JEKYLL AND HYDE, a new adaptation of the novel by acclaimed playwright Jo Clifford.

Before starting at LAMDA I earned a Joint Honours BA in English Literature & Film Studies from Sussex University.