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Lynette Linton

Director, Directors, Writer

    About Lynette Linton

    Lynette Linton is a writer and director, and is the Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre. She was Associate Director of the Gate Theatre from 2016 to 2017 and the Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse until February 2018. In September 2017, she was nominated for Best Director at the Stage Debut Awards. She is currently developing screen projects with Avalon Entertainment, Home Team Content, and Wychwood Media. She is also a co-founder of production company Black Apron Entertainment. Alongside her theatre work, she is currently working on a number of screen projects as a writer/director.

    Film

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • MY NAME IS LEON
      • Douglas Road Productions/Ringside Studios/BBC
      • 90’ Single Film for BBC 2 based on Kit de Waal’s debut novel Nominated – Emerging Talent: Fiction, BAFTAs 2023 Winner – Best TV Movie, C21 Drama Awards 2022 Winner – Best Single Drama, ITalkTelly Awards 2022 ★★★★★ – The Guardian. “My Name is Leon is an astounding, transfixing film… If awards don’t follow then the world isn’t right,” Lemn Sissay, OBE.
      • LOOK AT ME
      • Greenacre Films
      • Director - As part of ITV’s Unsaid Stories collection.

    Theatre

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • SHIFTERS
      • West End
      • Director
      • SHIFTERS
      • The Bush Theatre
      • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- London Theatre Reviews /⭐⭐⭐⭐ – TimeOut /⭐⭐⭐⭐ – The Telegraph /⭐⭐⭐⭐ – The Guardian /⭐⭐⭐⭐ – The Times /
      • CLYDE’S
      • Donmar Warehouse
      • /⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian, The Stage, The Telegraph, WhatsOnStageDirector - The sequel to the West End hit SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage.
      • AUGUST IN ENGLAND
      • The Bush Theatre
      • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Times, Evening Standard, The Stage, iNews, TimeOut / Co-Director with Daniel Bailey
      • BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
      • National Theatre
      • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Broadway World, iNews / ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian, Financial Times, Evening Standard, The Telegraph, TimeOut, The Stage, WhatsOnStage
      • HOUSE OF IFE
      • The Bush Theatre
      • ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Evening Standard
      • CHIAROSCURO
      • The Bush Theatre
      • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The Evening Standard.
      • RICHARD II
      • The Globe
      • Co-directing with Adjoa Andoh / ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Stage, WhatsOnStage, Time Out, Evening Standard
      • SWEAT
      • Donmar Warehouse
      • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Observer, The Guardian, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Time Out “Lynette Linton’s superbly calibrated production excels from start to finish” – The Guardian /
      • FUNCTION
      • National Youth Theatre
      • Written by Sophie Ellerby
      • THIS IS
      • Arts Ed
      • Written by Roy Williams
      • ASSATA TAUGHT ME
      • Gate Theatre
      • Written by Kalungi Ssbandeke
      • ASSATA: SHE WHO STRUGGLES
      • Young Vic
      • Written by Kalungi Ssbandeke
      • CHICKEN PALACE
      • Theatre Royal Stratford East
      • NAKED
      • The Vault Festival
      • Written by Jessica Burgess
      • THIS WIDE NIGHT
      • Albany Theatre/ Stonecrabs
      • Written by Chloe Moss
      • HASHTAG LIGHTIE
      • Arcola Theatre Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair
      • Writer
      • CHICKEN PALACE
      • Theatre Royal Stratford East
      • Writer, Producer & Director
      • STEP
      • Theatre Royal Stratford East/various schools
      • Writer
      • THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE
      • Noel Coward Theatre
      • Directed by Michael Grandage - Assistant/Associate Director
      • THE YORK REALIST
      • Donmar Warehouse
      • Directed by Rob Hastie - Assistant/Associate Director
      • BELLEVILLE
      • Donmar Warehouse
      • Directed by Michael Longhurst -Assistant/Associate Director
      • LADY FROM THE SEA
      • Donmar Warehouse
      • Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah -Assistant/Associate Director
      • KNIVES IN HENS
      • Donmar Warehouse
      • Directed by Yael Farber -Assistant/Associate Director
      • TORN
      • Royal Court
      • Directed by Richard Twyman -Assistant/Associate Director
      • THE VIEW FROM THE MOON- LIVE LUNCH
      • Royal Court/ Birmingham Rep
      • Directed by Hamish Prie -Assistant/Associate Director
      • ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
      • Donmar Warehouse
      • Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah -Assistant/Associate Director
      • THE CHRISTIANS
      • The Gate, Traverse
      • Directed by Christopher Haydon -Assistant/Associate Director
      • IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN
      • The Gate
      • Directed by Christopher Haydon -Assistant/Associate Director
      • GUTTED
      • Theatre Royal Stratford East
      • Directed by Rikki Beadle- Blair -Assistant/Associate Director