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Liz Stevenson



Maeve Bolger

Nick Quinn

Liz is the Artistic Director at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. She was formally the Artistic Director and co-founder of Junction 8 Theatre, Lancashire. She won the 2015 JMK Young Director Award. BARBARIANS at the Young Vic was nominated for a 2016 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.

Work as a Director: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Theatr Clwyd), LANCASTRIANS (Lancashire tour, Junction 8 Theatre), THE SECRET GARDEN (York Theatre Royal, Theatre by the Lake), UNDER THE MARKET ROOF (Chorley Market, Junction 8 Theatre), HANDBAGGED (Theatre by the Lake), HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT (Royal Exchange Theatre, Sherman Theatre, Theatre by the Lake), MACBETH (Dukes Theatre, Lancaster), BARBARIANS (Young Vic), BLUESTOCKINGS, TOO FAST and MINIGHT AT THE HOTEL BEAUREGARD (ALRA North)

Work as an Associate Director: MACBETH (National Theatre, UK & Ireland Tour)

Work as an Assistant Director: WILDEFIRE (Hampstead Theatre), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES, BLINDSIDED and THAT DAY WE SANG (Royal Exchange Theatre), THE LAST DAYS OF TROY (Shakespeare’s Globe), PROOF (Menier Chocolate Factory, GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES (Gate Theatre)


Olivier Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
‘Like a furious, punk Godot- Confidently directed…Stevenson makes the most of the play’s muscularity and her youthful cast bring out its gallows humour as well as its bleakness.’ **** (The Guardian)
‘Across the plays, Stevenson’s stripped-back production builds to its final scenes like a clenched fist waiting to punch.’**** (The Stage)
‘playful and inventive’**** (Time Out)

Nominated for 2 Manchester Theatre Awards 2017
‘Stevenson’s production…is minimally staged but neatly attuned to the melancholic undertow of Harris’ writing…it burns brightly’ **** (The Guardian)
‘Stevenson’s studio production perfectly captures the play’s oddball optimism’ **** (The Stage)
‘An intimate, warm play that has a massive emotional impact’ (Manchester Theatre Awards)
‘Compelling and beautifully crafted’ **** (Reviews Hub)

‘Funny, assured revival of Buffini’s amusing modern classic performed with heart’ ****(The Stage)
‘engaging, informative, humorous and very, very memorable’ *****(North West End)

‘Stevenson marshals her ensemble very effectively, and nicely balances the production’s contrasting moods’**** (The Stage)
‘Wholesome entertainment’ ****(The Sunday Times)
‘Stevenson has created a seamless, balanced, and magical piece of theatre’ ***** (The Yorkshire Post)
‘Liz Stevenson, an award-winning hot property of the directing world…beautifully balances light and shade, humour and sadness’ ***** (York Press)

‘Director Liz Stevenson has skilfully woven the narrative out of rich reminiscence, sometimes dark despondency, but all with a hefty helping of native humour.’ (Lancashire Life)

‘With marvellous attention to detail evident throughout, this show is a perfectly polished little jewel’ **** (The Stage)
‘memorable and joyous’ ***** (Arts Scene in Wales)

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