Eleanor Rhode

Theatre Director

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BOUDICA

 

★★★★★
“Eleanor Rhode’s production is a thrilling, challenging and thoroughly disturbing examination of one of Britain’s bloodiest – and feistiest – patriots.”
WhatsOnStage

 

★★★★
“Eleanor Rhode directs with an assurance that should make her a permanent feature at The Globe.”
The Guardian

 

★★★★
“Eleanor Rhode, who directs with terrific flair, pours theatrical energy into every available space… Not, I would wager, the last we see of Rhode at this address.”
The Independent

 

★★★★
“The writing is inventive… and Eleanor Rhode’s raucous production delights in its rawness. ”
Evening Standard

 

★★★★
“Crackingly good fun.”
The Daily Mail

TEDDY

 

★★★★
“Eleanor Rhode directs with pizzazz. Energy and invention abound. Remarkable.”
Evening Standard

 

★★★★
“A game changer that pushes the music integrated play forwards.”
The Stage

 

★★★★
“An absolute blast of a night”
Time Out

 

WINNER – Best New Musical 2016 – Off West End Awards

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ABOUT


Eleanor is a freelance theatre director and an Associate Artist for Hightide. 

 

Her most recent work includes the critically acclaimed world premiere of Boudica for the Globe Theatre. 

 

“Eleanor Rhode directs with an assurance that should maker her a permanent fixture at the Globe.” The Guardian ★★★★


In 2009 she co-founded  Snapdragon Productions to bring neglected and unknown works to new audiences. Work for Snapdragon includes the critically-acclaimed production of  Toast by Richard Bean (UK Tour and New York), which was nominated for Best Touring Production at the 2016 UK Theatre Awards (“Eleanor Rhode’s direction rings as true as the writing.” Sunday Express ★★★★) and the world premiere of  Teddy by Tristan Bernays and Dougal Irvine which won Best New Musical at the 2016 Off West End Awards ((“Eleanor Rhode directs with pizzazz. Energy and invention abound. Remarkable.” Evening Standard ★★★★).


Other recent work includes Frankenstein (The Watermill and Wilton’s Music Hall), Beauty and the Beast (Watford Palace), Terrorism (The Bush Theatre) When We Were Women (Orange Tree Theatre), Toast and  Thark  (both Park Theatre, ), two Generous,  The Drawer Boy , and A Life by Hugh Leonard (all Finborough Theatre) and the world premiere of For All That for Centerstage Theater, Seattle.

 

Eleanor trained at Mountview and the National Theatre Studio. 

 


 

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TOAST

 

★★★★
“Like a latter-day Ibsen but with rather better jokes.”
Daily Telegraph

 

★★★★
“Sudden moments of tense drama proves constantly compelling.”
The Guardian

 

★★★★
“A great British bake-off indeed.”
The Times

 

★★★★
“Eleanor Rhode’s direction rings as true as the writing.”
Sunday Express

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THARK

 

★★★★
“Eleanor Rhode’s nimble and witty revival.”
The Guardian

 

★★★★
The Times

 

★★★★
“Leaves Charles Spencer spluttering with joy. Wonderfully funny.”
The Daily Telegraph

 

★★★★
The Mail on Sunday

Nominated for three Off West End Awards, including BEST DIRECTOR

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CONTACT

 

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Represented by:

Katie Langridge

Knight Hall Agency
Tel: 0203 398 2901
Email: office@knighthallagency.com