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Sally Cookson

 
Bio:
Sally Cookson trained at LAMDA and worked as an actor for ten years before embarking on a freelance directing career. She has worked on productions for theatres including the Old Vic London, the Bristol Old Vic, the National Theatre, the Duke of York's and the Rose Theatre Kingston. Most ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Sally Cookson trained at LAMDA and worked as an actor for ten years before embarking on a freelance directing career. She has worked on productions for theatres including the Old Vic London, the Bristol Old Vic, the National Theatre, the Duke of York's and the Rose Theatre Kingston. Most ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[West End, 2018]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

Sally Cookson Biography

Sally Cookson trained at LAMDA and worked as an actor for ten years before embarking on a freelance directing career.
She has worked on productions for theatres including the Old Vic London, the Bristol Old Vic, the National Theatre, the Duke of York's and the Rose Theatre Kingston.

Most recently Sally has directed A Monster Calls at The Old Vic, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe at The Bridge Theatre and Peter Pan at The National Theatre.

She is an associate artist at BOV where productions include Jane Eyre, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Treasure Island, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Papa Please Get the Moon for Me, Clown, Strange Case, Pericles, Pains of Youth, The Visit.

Her numerous collaborations with Travelling Light theatre include Strictly Balti by Saikat Ahammed, The Ugly Duckling Devised based on Hans Christian Anderson, Boing!, How Cold My Toes, Shadowplay, Cloudland Devised based on the book by John Burningham, Lenny by Francis Monty, Bob the Man on the Moon Devised based on the book by Simon Bartram.




Sally Cookson News

Northern Stage Announces THIS IS FAMILY Season For 2023 Photo Northern Stage Announces THIS IS FAMILY Season For 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022

The third in a trilogy of 'This is...' seasons of curated cultural spotlights on big ideas from Northern Stage Artistic Director Natalie Ibu, This is Family is about doing life together.

Bristol Old Vic's WUTHERING HEIGHTS Will Be Released on Sky Arts Next Week Photo Bristol Old Vic's WUTHERING HEIGHTS Will Be Released on Sky Arts Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2022

Smash-hit Wuthering Heights to be released on Sky Arts, Monday 7 Nov Hot on the heels of its barnstorming US run ('glorious', New York Times), the Bristol Old Vic co-production of Wise Children's Wuthering Heights is being released on Sky Arts this Monday 7 Nov at 9pm, available to watch across the UK and Ireland.

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for WUTHERING HEIGHTS West Coast Premiere at Berk Photo Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for WUTHERING HEIGHTS West Coast Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Emma Rice‚Äôs critically acclaimed Wuthering Heights, a reimagined version of Emily Bront√ę‚Äôs gothic masterpiece. Performances begin Friday, November 18 and continue through Sunday, January 1, 2023.

Town Hall Announces First Installment Of 2022-2023 Season Photo Town Hall Announces First Installment Of 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

Playwrights Sally Cookson and Adam Peck's piece, ‚ÄúCinderella: A Fairytale‚ÄĚ will be brought to the stage again, this time by Director Sequoia Schirmer. This stage version of Cinderella has captivated audiences with its dazzlingly original take on one of the oldest and best-loved fairytales of all times.

Julia Donaldson's STICK MAN Returns To The Stage For Festive Seasons In London, Coven Photo Julia Donaldson's STICK MAN Returns To The Stage For Festive Seasons In London, Coventry And Leeds
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

Stick Man will leave the family tree this Autumn/Winter and return to the stage for festive seasons in London, Coventry and Leeds!

Review: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, Gillian Lynne Theatre Photo Review: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, Gillian Lynne Theatre
by Franco Milazzo - Jul 29, 2022

Amid a summer season positively snowed under with escapist fare, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe fits right in. Admittedly, dipping into the wintery landscape of Narnia just after a British heatwave is a bit of an ask for the imagination but, if any production could do it, this is it.

Giles Terera-Led OTHELLO and New Play KERRY JACKSON to Be Presented at the National T Photo Giles Terera-Led OTHELLO and New Play KERRY JACKSON to Be Presented at the National Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022

The National Theatre has announced two further productions to be staged this winter, Shakespeare's Othello and Kerry Jackson a new play by April De Angelis, both going on sale to the public on 21 July.

The Orange Tree Theatre Announces Paul Miller's Outgoing Season as Artistic Director Photo The Orange Tree Theatre Announces Paul Miller's Outgoing Season as Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

As the Orange Tree Theatre continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary year, Artistic Director Paul Miller and Executive Director Hanna Streeter today announce a new season of plays until March 2023, marking Miller's outgoing season as Artistic Director. 

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Heads Home For Summer Photo Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Heads Home For Summer
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - one of the UK's leading drama conservatoires - is preparing to go back to its roots this summer and take over Bristol Old Vic's Theatre and Weston Studio with a powerful season of work, 75 years after the School's first graduating cohort took to the stage. 

BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS at The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS at The Kennedy Center
by Pamela Roberts - May 30, 2022

A MONSTER CALLS, a powerful story of love, loss, truth and self-discovery, is beautifully rendered for the stage. The fantastical tale is highly physical, gorgeous to behold, and packs a potent emotional punch. The production, now touring to the Kennedy Center, was adapted for the stage by visionary director Sally Cookson. Read our critic's review.

Sally Cookson Videos

VIDEO: The Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Present A MONSTER CALLS Videoplay
VIDEO: The Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Present A MONSTER CALLS

by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2018

'Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?'

Third Rail Brings National Theatre Live's FOLLIES and PETER PAN to the World Trade Ce Videoplay
Third Rail Brings National Theatre Live's FOLLIES and PETER PAN to the World Trade Center This Weekend!

by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2017

Have you been looking for the perfect gift for the theatre-lover in your life? Do you need a holiday getaway, but a trip to London isn't in the cards? Then catch Britain's top productions close to home at Third Rail's National Theatre Live Broadcasts!

VIDEO: Meet Nadia Clifford, Starring as 'Jane Eyre' at the National Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet Nadia Clifford, Starring as 'Jane Eyre' at the National

by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Sally Cookson's adaptation of Charlotte Bront 's masterpiece Jane Eyre returns to the NT's Lyttelton Theatre from 26 September - 21 October 2017 following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre and a major UK tour. Below, check out an interview with star Nadia Clifford, who plays the title character!