Octagon Theatre appoint Georgia Murphy as Associate Director

Octagon Theatre appoint Georgia Murphy as Associate Director

After a competitive recruitment process the we are thrilled to announce Georgia Murphy as Associate Director.

Georgia is a director, writer and theatre maker specialising in comedy, family shows, new writing and devised work. She trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier and has worked as an assistant director with Cal McCrystal, Marcello Magni and is an Associate Artist with Spymonkey. She also creates award winning comedy and family theatre with her company Mouths of Lions which she founded in 2013. Her work has been staged at many London venues including; Ovalhouse, Soho Theatre and The Roundhouse and has toured the UK and internationally. She is also a facilitator and has taught clown and collaborative theatre at Rose Bruford and with New Earth Theatre's Academy which supports emerging British East Asian artists.

During the next 12 months Georgia will contribute to the Octagon’s artistic output across various departments. Georgia will make her Octagon directing debut with the festive show A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham: “I’m delighted that we’ve appointed Georgia as our new Associate Director at the Octagon. She will be a real asset to the organisation over the next 12 months, as she’s an incredibly talented director with extensive experience in comedy, new writing and family work. It was a highly competitive application process, and we were delighted to receive applications from an incredibly strong pool of brilliant directors from across the country for this role. We’re very excited to welcome Georgia to Bolton and to offer her this career development opportunity.”

Georgia Murphy: “I'm so excited to be joining the Octagon family and to be supporting Lotte on this year's upcoming shows. I've always admired the Octagon's ambitious programming and this year is no exception - with big comedies, brand new musicals and family shows - I know I’m going to learn a lot as associate here. I’m also really looking forward to directing this year’s new family musical version of A Christmas Carol.”