Patricia Doyle

Northern Ballet Theatre Company

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS
as Dramatic Coach
SWAN LAKE revival
as Dramaturge, David Nixon Director
THE GREAT GATSBY revival
Co-director with David Nixon
PETER PAN revival
Co-director
CINDERELLA
Associate Director/Original Scenario Creator
THE GREAT GATSBY
Co-director with David Nixon
CLEOPATRA
Co-director and co-creator of the scenario (with David Nixon and Claude-Michel Schönberg)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
Theatre Associate and Dramaturge (Choreographer David Nixon)
HAMLET
Co-director and co-writer on new scenario
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Co-director. Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.
SLEEPING BEAUTY
Created scenario with David Nixon
PETER PAN
Co-director
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Director
CARMEN
Director, also at Royal New Zealand Ballet, Sadler’s Wells and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
SWAN LAKE
Dramatic Associate, director David Nixon
DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Performing as The Older Marquise

She also worked as Drama consultant and Acting coach with Christopher Gable on his productions of  Dracula, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Film and Television

BIG BALLET – coaching dancers for Channel 4 Arts series with Wayne Sleep and Monica Laughman.
BEWARE OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR – short film directorial debut.
ANNA AND THE KING (Feature film starring Jodie Foster) Children’s Rehearsal Director.
HEARTBEAT – ITV Drama Coach for Charlotte Church and Gary Barlow’s debut television performances.

Theatre and Ballet

THE GREAT GATSBY
West Australian Ballet
RED RIDING HOOD
Ballet Black, Barbican
NIJINSKY (co-director)
Slovak National Ballet
MARTINE
Salisbury Playhouse
TIME AND THE CONWAYS
Ohio USA
NOISES OFF
Ohio USA
NO FOND RETURN OF LOVE
(Barbara Pym)
London premiere, Theatre Maketa
A CLERGYMAN’S DAUGHTER
(new adaptation of George Orwell)
For her own Theatre Company, Terra Firma, at The Theatre Chipping Norton/ Bristol Old Vic/tour
BLOODY POETRY
Terra Firma on regional tour
BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS
Man In The Moon Theatre/London/European and UK tour
SERIOUS MONEY
Man In The Moon Theatre, London
84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
A private performance in aid of The Globe Theatre
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Theatre Chipping Norton
PUSS IN BOOTS
Theatre Chipping Norton
ALADDIN
Southwark Playhouse

Workshops and work with students

Patricia has worked with Audiences Yorkshire and Arts & Business Yorkshire, in conjunction with NBT’s Learning & Access programme and directed and devised ‘Deptford Tales’ for the National Youth Theatre. She also works with students in conservatory drama training – both in Theatre and in Ballet. For the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre she directed Three Sisters, Great Expectations, Travesties and Wuthering Heights (which she also adapted); for the NYT she directed a workshop production of Love on the Dole, Barnaby Rudge and Have You Seen This Girl for the 1997 Edinburgh Festival as well as a two week workshop course. She is also involved with NBT’s Education Department, has taught at the London Contemporary Dance School, and is responsible for the drama work at The Central School of Ballet, both teaching and recruiting other teachers for the short courses each term. For the London Centre for Theatre Studies she directed The Voysey Inheritance and she regularly takes classes at the Actor’s Centre, including a recent course on Theatre at War. She has also directed at the East 15 Acting School, Mountview School and the Guildford School of Acting.

Other

Patricia Doyle trained at RADA and before she moved into directing she worked extensively as an actress in Britain and America in theatre, television, film and radio. She was a founding director of GeVa Theatre New York and in the UK has worked with many of the major repertory companies as well as the National Theatre, Royal Court and Royal Shakespeare Company. Directors Patricia has worked with include Alan Ayckbourn, Stephen Barry, Peter Brook in his world tour production for the RSC of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Cheeseman, Robert Chetwyn, Peter Gill, Peter Hall, Christopher Morahan, Harold Pinter and Peter Wood.