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Mary Franklin

Director

Artistic Director of Rough Haired Pointer; freelance theatre director and dramaturg

Credits

DIRECTING
Date: 2019
Production (role):
All Our Happy Days Are Stupid
Company:
Wilton's Music Hall
Project details:
Written by Sheila Heti
Date: 2019
Production (role):
Carmen
Company:
King's Head Theatre
Project details:
Written by Georges Bizet
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Metamorphoses
Company:
Queen's House
Date: 2018
Production (role):
I Do Need Me
Company:
The Place
Project details:
Composed by Oliver Brignall
Date: 2018
Production (role):
BOY
Company:
Arcola
Project details:
Written by Poppy Burton-Morgan
Date: 2017 - 2018
Production (role):
HEART OF A DOG
Company:
Shoreditch Town Hall
Project details:
Devised from Bulgakov
R&D
Date: 2014 & 2017
Production (role):
THE DIARY OF A NOBODY
Company:
White Bear & King's Head Theatre
Project details:
Based on the book by George and Weedon Grossmith

‘A riotous post-modern makeover with hilarious results from a crack cast of four.’ The Stage

‘One of the most inventive and entertaining new theatre companies out there.... Performed by an exceptional cast, it has a light touch, a strong voice and a killer sense of humour.’ Exeunt

'Highly uproarious, incredible witty, thoroughly enjoyable and utterly charming’ A Younger Theatre
Date: 2017
Production (role):
PINCH HITTER
Company:
Old Red Lion
Project details:
Written by Jake Curran
Date: 2017
Production (role):
OUTLAWS TO INLAWS
Company:
King's Head Theatre
Project details:
Series of plays written by Jonathan Harvey & others

'A real fusion of historical insight, wit and humane perceptiveness… Mary Frankin's remarkably deft and sensitive production’ The Independent

‘Taut, poignant and precise… Striking’ The Times
Date: 2017
Production (role):
SUNRISE
Company:
Park Theatre
Project details:
Written by Nia Jones
Date: 2016
Production (role):
CHRISTIE IN LOVE
Company:
King's Head Theatre
Project details:
Written by Howard Brenton

‘Razor sharp… It is however Mary Franklin’s, deliberate, innately theatrical direction that makes Brenton’s play truly disturbing… Meticulous production of an unsettling play delivered with an authoritative style.’ The Stage
Date: 2013 & 2016
Production (role):
THE YOUNG VISITERS
Company:
Hen and Chickens & Tabard Theatre
Project details:
Based on the book by Daisy Ashford

‘Mary Franklin’s group Rough-Haired Pointer offer adult laughs at the unchaperoned adventures of Ethel, yet respect the book’s barmy exuberance and gallant malapropisms… Excellent fun’ The Times

'Joyfully funny… an abundantly talented company’ The Stage

‘Sharp and sassy.’ Susannah Clapp, of The Observer
Date: 2015
Production (role):
BLOOD CROSSED
Company:
Tabard Theatre
Project details:
Written by Gareth Cadwallader
Date: 2015
Production (role):
NOONDAY DEMONS
Company:
King's Head Theatre
Project details:
Written by Peter Barnes

'You'd go a long way to find a play of such vigour, daring, erudition and sheer salacious bravura.' WhatsOnStage

‘Sharply satirical, weirdly fascinating’ The Guardian

‘Devilishly funny... revived now with gleefully dark relish and fierce conviction’ The Independent

'Anarchic, riotously funny... more relevant now than when the play was written in the late ’60s’ TimeOut
Date: 2015
Production (role):
MADAME MANET
Company:
Tabard Theatre
Project details:
Written by Gareth Cadwallader
Date: 2014
Production (role):
MARCO POLO
Company:
Hen & Chickens Theatre
Project details:
Written by Matt Osman
Date: 2014
Production (role):
FRED & MADGE
Company:
Hope Theatre
Project details:
Written by Joe Orton

‘Mary Franklin’s lively production [is] invigorating from its sheer profusion of creativity’ The Times

‘Audacious… violently original.’ The Telegraph

‘Unlike anything else you will see on the fringe… Mary Franklin handles the lunacy with aplomb. A brilliantly bizarre satire audaciously performed by this admirably bold company.’ The Stage

‘Mary Franklin’s direction is expertly executed, marking her out as a real up-and-coming fringe force…’ Grumpy Gay Critic
Date: 2014
Production (role):
THE BOY WHO CRIED
Company:
Hope Theatre & Tabard Theatre
Project details:
Written by Matt Osman
Date: 2014
Production (role):
DISSOLUTION
Company:
Hope Theatre
Project details:
Written by Isobelle Middleton
Rehearsed reading
Date: 2014
Production (role):
CLEOPATRA
Company:
King's Head & Hope Theatre
Project details:
Written by Gareth Cadwallader
Date: 2013
Production (role):
FEATHER
Company:
Arcola Theatre
Project details:
Written by Phil Mulryne
ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE DIRECTING
Date: 2018
Production (role):
LA TRAVIATA
Company:
Opera Holland Park Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Rodula Gaitanou
Date: 2017
Production (role):
BLOWN AWAY
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith & Touring Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan
Date: 2013
Production (role):
SOCHI 2014
Company:
King's Head Theatre
Project details:
Directed by David Mercatalli
Date: 2013
Production (role):
TOSCA
Company:
Soho Theatre & Touring
Project details:
Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Date: 2013
Production (role):
QUASIMODO
Company:
Kings's Head Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Robert Chevara
Date: 2013
Production (role):
FLICKER
Company:
Sadlers Wells Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan
Date: 2013
Production (role):
L'ELISIR D'AMORE (ASM)
Company:
King's Head Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Valentina Ceschi
Date: 2012
Production (role):
ARAB NIGHTS
Company:
Soho Theatrre
Project details:
Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan
Date: 2010
Production (role):
THE INVENTION OF LOVE
Company:
Oxford Playhouse Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Roger Granville

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): All Our Happy Days Are Stupid
    Company: Wilton's Music Hall
    Project details: Written by Sheila Heti
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): Carmen
    Company: King's Head Theatre
    Project details: Written by Georges Bizet
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Metamorphoses
    Company: Queen's House
    Project details:
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): I Do Need Me
    Company: The Place
    Project details: Composed by Oliver Brignall
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): BOY
    Company: Arcola
    Project details: Written by Poppy Burton-Morgan
  • Date: 2017 - 2018
    Production (role): HEART OF A DOG
    Company: Shoreditch Town Hall
    Project details: Devised from Bulgakov
    R&D
  • Date: 2014 & 2017
    Production (role): THE DIARY OF A NOBODY
    Company: White Bear & King's Head Theatre
    Project details: Based on the book by George and Weedon Grossmith

    ‘A riotous post-modern makeover with hilarious results from a crack cast of four.’ The Stage

    ‘One of the most inventive and entertaining new theatre companies out there.... Performed by an exceptional cast, it has a light touch, a strong voice and a killer sense of humour.’ Exeunt

    'Highly uproarious, incredible witty, thoroughly enjoyable and utterly charming’ A Younger Theatre
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): PINCH HITTER
    Company: Old Red Lion
    Project details: Written by Jake Curran
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): OUTLAWS TO INLAWS
    Company: King's Head Theatre
    Project details: Series of plays written by Jonathan Harvey & others

    'A real fusion of historical insight, wit and humane perceptiveness… Mary Frankin's remarkably deft and sensitive production’ The Independent

    ‘Taut, poignant and precise… Striking’ The Times
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): SUNRISE
    Company: Park Theatre
    Project details: Written by Nia Jones
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): CHRISTIE IN LOVE
    Company: King's Head Theatre
    Project details: Written by Howard Brenton

    ‘Razor sharp… It is however Mary Franklin’s, deliberate, innately theatrical direction that makes Brenton’s play truly disturbing… Meticulous production of an unsettling play delivered with an authoritative style.’ The Stage
  • Date: 2013 & 2016
    Production (role): THE YOUNG VISITERS
    Company: Hen and Chickens & Tabard Theatre
    Project details: Based on the book by Daisy Ashford

    ‘Mary Franklin’s group Rough-Haired Pointer offer adult laughs at the unchaperoned adventures of Ethel, yet respect the book’s barmy exuberance and gallant malapropisms… Excellent fun’ The Times

    'Joyfully funny… an abundantly talented company’ The Stage

    ‘Sharp and sassy.’ Susannah Clapp, of The Observer
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): BLOOD CROSSED
    Company: Tabard Theatre
    Project details: Written by Gareth Cadwallader
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): NOONDAY DEMONS
    Company: King's Head Theatre
    Project details: Written by Peter Barnes

    'You'd go a long way to find a play of such vigour, daring, erudition and sheer salacious bravura.' WhatsOnStage

    ‘Sharply satirical, weirdly fascinating’ The Guardian

    ‘Devilishly funny... revived now with gleefully dark relish and fierce conviction’ The Independent

    'Anarchic, riotously funny... more relevant now than when the play was written in the late ’60s’ TimeOut
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): MADAME MANET
    Company: Tabard Theatre
    Project details: Written by Gareth Cadwallader
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): MARCO POLO
    Company: Hen & Chickens Theatre
    Project details: Written by Matt Osman
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): FRED & MADGE
    Company: Hope Theatre
    Project details: Written by Joe Orton

    ‘Mary Franklin’s lively production [is] invigorating from its sheer profusion of creativity’ The Times

    ‘Audacious… violently original.’ The Telegraph

    ‘Unlike anything else you will see on the fringe… Mary Franklin handles the lunacy with aplomb. A brilliantly bizarre satire audaciously performed by this admirably bold company.’ The Stage

    ‘Mary Franklin’s direction is expertly executed, marking her out as a real up-and-coming fringe force…’ Grumpy Gay Critic
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): THE BOY WHO CRIED
    Company: Hope Theatre & Tabard Theatre
    Project details: Written by Matt Osman
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): DISSOLUTION
    Company: Hope Theatre
    Project details: Written by Isobelle Middleton
    Rehearsed reading
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): CLEOPATRA
    Company: King's Head & Hope Theatre
    Project details: Written by Gareth Cadwallader
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): FEATHER
    Company: Arcola Theatre
    Project details: Written by Phil Mulryne
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): LA TRAVIATA
    Company: Opera Holland Park Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Rodula Gaitanou
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): BLOWN AWAY
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith & Touring Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): SOCHI 2014
    Company: King's Head Theatre
    Project details: Directed by David Mercatalli
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): TOSCA
    Company: Soho Theatre & Touring
    Project details: Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): QUASIMODO
    Company: Kings's Head Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Robert Chevara
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): FLICKER
    Company: Sadlers Wells Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): L'ELISIR D'AMORE (ASM)
    Company: King's Head Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Valentina Ceschi
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): ARAB NIGHTS
    Company: Soho Theatrre
    Project details: Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): THE INVENTION OF LOVE
    Company: Oxford Playhouse Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Roger Granville