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Chelsea Walker

Director

Agent

Nick Quinn

Chelsea Walker is a theatre director. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and was a runner up in the JMK Young Directors’ Award 2016. Since graduating, Chelsea has worked at a number of prestigious theatres such as Bristol Old Vic, Finborough, Hampstead Theatre, Royal Court and Theatre Royal Bath. Chelsea is a script reader for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, a Stage Business Facilitator at the Old Vic, and Southwark Playhouse Young Company’s 2016-17 director.

DIRECTING:
LOW LEVEL PANIC (Orange Tree Theatre) 2017
P’YONGYANG by In-Sook Chappell (Finborough Theatre) 2016
KLIPPIES by Jessica Sian (Southwark Playhouse) 2015
CHICKEN DUST by Ben Weatherill (Finborough, Curve Leicester) 2015
LEAN by Isley Lynn (Tristan Bates) 2013
BESPOKE by Isley Lynn (Southwark Playhouse) 2012
OCCUPIED by Catriona Kerridge (BAC/Bush) 2012

ASSISTANT DIRECTING:
WILD Dir. James MacDonald (Hampstead Theatre) 2016
THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE Dir.Simon McBurney (Complicite) R&D 2014
THE LITTLE MERMAID Dir.Simon Godwin (Bristol Old Vic) 2013/14
ROUTES Dir.Simon Godwin (Royal Court) 2013
CANDIDA Dir.Simon Godwin (Theatre Royal Bath) 2013
BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE Dir.Amelia Sears (Arcola Theatre) 2012
AFTER MISS JULIE Dir.Tom Daley (Salisbury Playhouse) 2009

THE PRESS ON PAST WORK:
P’YONGYANG:
“Walker’s staging is slick, sinister, and deeply unsettling.” Sam Marlowe, The Times (****)
“Stinging insight into a warped reality” Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard (****)
“Chelsea Walker’s assured production is acted with total conviction by Anna Leong Brophy and Chris Lew Kum Hoi as the young lovers” Michael Billington, Guardian (****)

KLIPPIES:
“Director Chelsea Walker keeps the whole thing moving, conjuring a sense of aridity, of blasted grass and sleepy, booze-laced and sunwashed afternoons” Natasha Tripney, The Stage (****)
“Klippies is a well-crafted snapshot, a delicate look at burgeoning youth and the burden of history.” Daisy Bowie-Sell, TimeOut (****)
“A runaway smash. If this is not proof as to why we need to continue funding new talent, I don’t know what is” Lucy Cave, A Younger Theatre.

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