Siobhan Cannon-Brownlie

I am a freelance theatre director, currently enrolled on the MA Drama Directing course at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

I am a freelance theatre director, having just graduated from an MA in Drama Directing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I also read MA English at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, during which time I directed over 20 productions, in venues across the town, including the ruins of St Andrews castle. 

I trained as an actor at the BAFTA award-winning Television Workshop in Nottingham and went on to direct productions with the company. I have taken three shows to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, all of which received five star reviews and positive audience feedback. 

I have a particular interest in new writing, having directed several world premieres of new work. I am also excited by site-specific work, and have directed two promenade site-specific Shakespeare plays for Edinburgh Festival Fringe, both of which were produced in association with Richard Demarco (founder of the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), and the Demarco European Art Foundation. Macbeth on Inchcolm Island and The Tempest in the Firth of Forth both enjoyed sell-out runs and favourable reviews from national press.

Recent theatre includes: Woman and Scarecrow (Brewery Theatre at Tobacco Factory), Mrs Green: The Musical (Nottingham Playhouse and Leicester Curve), The Tempest (Hopetoun Estate in the Firth of Forth, Fingask Estate Dundee, Belladrum Estate in the Highlands), Love Song (C Venues), Macbeth (St Andrews’ Castle, and Inchcolm Island), Airswimming, Unsuspecting Suasan, Zoo Story (The Television Workshop Studio) King Lear, Translations (The Byre Theatre), Creditors (Summerhall), Love and Money, In Flame, Bodies (Barron Theatre), A Doll’s House(BOVTS). 

As assistant director: War Game assisting Toby Hulse (Bristol Old Vic), Merchant of Veniceassisting RSC’s Bill Alexander (Redgrave Theatre), Grand Gesture, assisting Gwenda Hughes (Tobacco Factory), Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night (GB Productions national tour). 

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Macbeth on Inchcolm Island

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Macbeth on Inchcolm Island was a promenade, site-specific production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set on an island mentioned in the text. Produced in association with Richard Demarco, and part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012.rnrnThe Guardian created an audio-visual slideshow.

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The Tempest at Belladrum Estate

Portfolio image: Siobhan Cannon-Brownlie  - The Tempest at Belladrum Estate
The Tempest on the Firth of Forth was a production achieved in collaboration with Richard Demarco, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. This family friendly telling used the apposite site-specific location to firmly root the piece in its sea setting. rnrnThe production then toured to Fingask and Belladrum Estates in the Highlands of Scotland, where excellent use was made of two further site-specific performance spaces.

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Woman and Scarecrow – Tobacco Factory Theatre’s Brewery Theatre

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Performed by graduating members of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Marina Carr’s Woman and Scarecrow enjoyed a critically acclaimed week long run at the Tobacco Factory Theatre’s Brewery Theatre. rnrnWoman lies dying of spite, attempting to avoid a confrontation with death, who waits in the wardrobe. Accompanied by Scarecrow, Woman is visited by her heartless husband, and her overbearing auntie. Moving and funny, Woman and Scarecrow is a eulogy for a wasted life, from a woman unprepared for death.

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