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Sarah Frankcom

Sarah Frankcom directed The Masque of Anarchy, which was part of MIF13. For more details, please visit the event page by following the link in the left hand panel.

After working as a drama teacher in the East End of London, Sarah started working with new writers and in drama schools. She spent time at the National Theatre Studio, Oval House and the Red Room and taught at the Poor School, before originally joining the Royal Exchange Theatre as Literary Manager. She has been the joint Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange since 2008.

Sarah’s recent productions have included Three Birds (by Janice Okoh, winner of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2011), Orpheus Descending, Miss Julie (in a new version by David Eldridge), Beautiful Thing, A View from the Bridge, Winterlong (by Andrew Sheridan, Bruntwood Prize winner in 2005), Punk Rock (by Simon Stephens, winner of the MEN Award for Best Production), Blithe Spirit, Three Sisters, On the Shore of the Wide World (by Simon Stephens, winner of the 2006 Olivier Award for Best New Play)and Kes. Her work has also been seen at the National Theatre, the Bush Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Soho Theatre and the Sheffield Crucible.

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