Lotte Wakeham


Actor profile


Lotte is the Artistic Director of the Octagon. 

Training: National Theatre Studio. 

Directing credits include: Seagulls, Shirley Valentine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, One Night In Bolton, See You At The Octagon (Octagon Theatre Bolton); Jess and Joe Forever, Di and Viv and Rose, The World Goes Round, Adventure Playground (Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre); The Hound of the Baskervilles (English Theatre Frankfurt/Jermyn Street; nominated for ‘Best Director’, Off West End Awards); Twelfth Night (UK tour); Wonderland (UK tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Sweet Charity (Leicester Curve); Danny the Champion of the World (UK tour); The Beautiful Game (Union); Upper Cut (Southwark Playhouse; nominated for the Alfred Fagon Award); Rumpelstiltskin (Theatre Royal Bath/ MAC, Belfast); Lizzie Siddal (Arcola; winner of 2 Off West End Awards); Jekyll’s Potion (European tour); Fair Trade (Edinburgh/UK tour); The Kissing-Dance (Jermyn Street; nominated for ‘Best Director’, Off West End Awards); Austentatious (Landor). 

Radio credits: Before They Were Famous (BBC Radio 4/Hat Trick). 

Lotte is Associate Director of Matilda for the Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford/West End/ Broadway).