I am a director, dramaturg, producer and theatre-maker based in the East Midlands. All of my work is underpinned by my interest in women’s voices in theatre – as writers, directors, decision makers and strong central characters; as well as my passion for new writing.

Tilly Branson headshot

Photo: Pamela Raith

My directing includes shows for the Park Theatre, London, the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, Notnow Collective, Anonymous is a Woman, New Perspectives Theatre Company, The Gramophones, and Ava Hunt. More about my directing work.

My dramaturgy work includes being a judge for playwriting competitions, and working with writers and companies on plays in development. More about my dramaturgy work.

My producing work includes national tours of new writing and work for children; as well as two week long festivals at Nottingham Playhouse. More about my producing work.

Rural Touring: I was previously Associate Director at New Perspectives, and in 2017 I completed a practice-based PhD jointly funded by AHRC and New Perspectives ‘Re-imagining the Rural Tour‘. As well as directing rural touring shows, I offer workshops and consultancy on rural touring for companies new to the sector, and to universities and drama schools. More about my rural touring work.

I am an experienced teacher, lecturer and workshop facilitator with a background in training and education and have worked with groups from eighteen months to adult in schools, colleges, universities, youth theatres, after school clubs and hospitals. More about my teaching and education work.

What others say about working with me

“Director Tilly Branson… build(s) the tension gradually but remorselessly up to a final coup de théâtre”. 5 stars – What’s On Stage on Man to Man

“totally stunning”  – Timberlake Wertenbaker on Man to Man