Lily McLeish

Born in 1985 in Sheffield. Studied English Literature and Art History at the University of Cologne. As Director her work includes »While You Are Here« by Eve Leigh at DanceEast and The Place, »Schism« by Athena Stevens (nominated for an Olivier Award, at the Park Theatre), »The White Bike« by Tamara von Werthern at The Space, »Unlocked« for Glenside Hospital Museum in collaboration with alldaybreakfast, »A Colder Water Than Here« by Matt Jones for the Vaults Festival London (awarded the Origins Award For Outstanding New Work), »Absence« by In-Sook Chappell at the Young Vic, »This Despised Love« devised for the RSC Fringe Festival, »Old Times« by Harold Pinter at the Artheater, and »Footfalls« by Samuel Beckett at the Severins-Burg-Theater. As Associate Director, her work includes »Norma Jeane Baker of Troy« by Anne Carson (Director: Katie Mitchell, 2019) at The Shed, New York, »La Maladie de la Mort« after Marguerite Duras (Director: Katie Mitchell, 2018) for the Bouffes du Nord, »Anatomy of a Suicide« by Alice Birch (Director: Katie Mitchell, 2017) and »2071« by Duncan Macmillan and Chris Rapley (Director: Katie Mitchell, 2014) at the Royal Court Theatre, »Bluets« after Maggie Nelson (Director: Katie Mitchell, 2019), »Schlafende Männer« by Martin Crimp (Director: Katie Mitchell, 2018), »4.48 Psychosis« by Sarah Kane (Director: Katie Mitchell, 2017), »Traveling On One Leg« by Herta Müller (Director: Katie Mitchell, 2015), and »Happy Days« by Samuel Beckett (Director: Katie Mitchell, 2015) for the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg.


Ophelias Zimmer with texts by Alice Birch, Direction: Katie Mitchell (2015)
Shadow (Eurydice Speaks) by Elfriede Jelinek (Direction: Katie Mitchell, 2016)
Orlando by Virginia Woolf, Direction: Katie Mitchell (2019)
Kein Weltuntergang (<s>Not</s> the End of the World) by Chris Bush, Direction: Katie Mitchell (2021)

In this season

Not the End of the World

by Chris Bush
Translated from English by Gerhild Steinbuch
Direction: Katie Mitchell
World premiere


by Virginia Woolf
Direction: Katie Mitchell
Stage A