We are delighted to announce that Marianne Elliott has joined the Theatrical Guild as our new Ambassador.
Marianne is Artistic Director of the theatre company Elliott & Harper Productions, which she founded in 2016 alongside producers Chris Harper and Nick Sidi. For Elliott & Harper Marianne’s stage directing credits include the recent Broadway transfer of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company after transferring from the West End where it won four Olivier Awards including ‘Best Revival of a Musical’.
Marianne’s previous productions include Death of a Salesman (co-directed with Miranda Cromwell and winner of the Olivier Award for ‘Best Director’) in the West End and at the Young Vic.
Prior to forming Elliott & Harper, Marianne was an Associate Director at the National Theatre for 10 years where she directed Angels in America (NT and Broaday, winner of the Olivier and Tony Award for ‘Best Revival of a Play’), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (NT, West End, Broadway – Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play) and co-directed War Horse alongside Tom Morris (NT, West End and Broadway – Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play).
Other productions at the NT include The Light Princess, Women Beware Women, Port, Saint Joan (Olivier Award for Best Revival, South Bank Show Award) and Pillars of the Community (Evening Standard Best Director Award). Marianne was an Associate Director at the Royal Court, where her productions included Stoning Mary, Notes on Falling Leaves and The Sugar Syndrome.
Prior to that, Marianne was Artistic Director of The Royal Exchange where she directed Port, Design for Living, Les Blancs, As You Like It, A Woman of No Importance, Deep Blue Sea and I Have Been Here Before. Additional productions directed by Marianne include Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic; Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC; and The Little Foxes at the Donmar Warehouse.
Marianne recently directed two of the episodes of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads for the BBC