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Lucy Fennell

Category: Directors

About

Lucy completed her English degree and PGCE in Canterbury and went on to teach English and Drama in secondary schools before becoming a theatre maker, director and performer.  She has trained extensively in improvisation and is a founding member of Impromptu Shakespeare, with whom she has performed in a number of festivals and national tours. She recently completed a residency with The Bristol Improv Theatre where she devised and directed Is it improvised, does it matter?: an exploration of the divide between scripted theatre and improvisation.

Lucy is an experienced facilitator and has worked extensively as a director of young people in her role as Education officer at The Point and The Berry Theatre. She directed The Tempest and Henry V (as part of HLF funded Agincourt 600) and was the Youth Theatre Director at the Berry Theatre. Her directing credits include: The Little MermaidThe Secret Garden and James and the Giant Peach. She also produced Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes ‘s 2018 sell out Edinburgh Fringe run.

Lucy has taught theatre and performance at a range of universities including: University of Creative Arts, University of Kent and York University and currently teaches at Artemis College whilst also tutoring English for GCSE and A-Level.

She has performed in Bumper Blyton: The improvised Adventure, and you can spot her in the BAFTA award-winning educational series History Bombs.