Assistant Directors

Assistant Directors play a crucial role within our creative teams at Theatr Clwyd. In turn, our placements provide a vital learning opportunity for young directors. Each year we will work with organisations such as the JMK Trust and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to provide placements, and we also invite applications for two of our productions each year.

Future opportunities to apply to be one of our Assistant Directors will appear on this page, please keep checking for updates.

A look at our 2016 Assistant Directors…


hannah-noone-head-shotHannah Noone, Assistant Director on Much Ado About Nothing


Hannah is a member of the JMK Sherman Theatre’s Directors Group, Resident Director for Opera’r Ddraig and founder of Welsh Youth Performance Academy. Directing credits include The Beggar’s Opera, Carmen, Hansel & Gretel (Opera’r Ddraig), Cinderella (Bute Park Opera, RWCMD) Venus & Adonis (Opera Mint) and Spin it to Gold (Theatr y Crwys). Assisting credits include Pilgrims (Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey), Le Nozze di Figaro (Royal Academy of Music, Dame Janet Suzman), Carmen (Mid Wales Opera, Sir Jonathan Miller) and Olivier award-winning La Bohème (Opera Up Close, European tour, Robin Norton-Hale).

“Assisting at Theatr Clwyd has provided me with the opportunity to work with and learn from an exciting, wide-ranging group of creatives. Not only have I learnt from their collective level of experience, talent and love for what they do, but I’ve also had the most brilliant time doing it.”


2-chelsey-directorChelsey Gillard, Assistant Director on Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

Chelsey began her career as a Trainee Director at The Other Room, Cardiff’s first pub theatre. Here she assisted on various productions, directed rehearsed readings and made her professional directing debut with Constellation Street. She is also the first recipient of the Young Director’s Development Award at Pontardawe Arts Centre.

“Being part of a large team of creatives all working together to make the show as beautiful and successful as possible was a huge learning opportunity, with each person being generous with their time and mentorship.”


Sarah Bradley, Assistant Director on Jumpy

3-sarah-bradley-headshotSarah Bradley has recently graduated with a Masters in Theatre Directing from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is the current artistic director of Octopus Soup Theatre Company. She was awarded the Elsa Roberts Award for Theatre Directing at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and recently received a commendation for directing Still Here by the Sunday Times National Student Drama Awards.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time working on Jumpy. My favourite part of the process was helping to choreograph and rehearse a burlesque dance routine performed by one of the actors.”