Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn

Sophie is a freelance Theatre Director and Practitioner, based in Bristol, and working across the South West, Wales and beyond. She is currently working at Theatre Royal Bath’s Theatre School as Artistic Director, and can be reached at [email protected]

Recent credits include;
Arabian Nights – The egg Theatre (August 2019)
Folk Lore – The egg Theatre (April 2019)
Boudica – The egg Theatre
Aurora – The egg Theatre
Medea – Bristol Old Vic – Assistant Director (Dir. George Mann)
Who Me – West Glam Youth Theatre – Director
Il Trovatore – ROH – Assistant Director [First Stages Assistant Director Training Scheme] (Dir. David Bosch)
Giovanni – Silent Opera/Beijing Music festival – Revival/Associate Director (Dir. Daisy Evans)

Sophie has worked on projects as diverse as Aurora, a Christmas show for under 5s at the egg Theatre Bath, assisting Medea at Bristol Old Vic (2017), reviving Silent Opera’s reimagined Mozart classic – “Giovanni” as part of the Beijing Music Festival October 12-14th 2016 to great acclaim (with Ivan Ludlow and Tim Dickinson)
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“I am interested in work with something to say, in a theatrical gamble. I love playing with Verbatim texts, robust and fluid physicality, and painfully true stories. I am interested in giving overlooked communities and forgotten demographics their voices back, examining their stories, and forcing an audience to see themselves reflected back within those words. I am as much interested in the space between the words as the words themselves.

I believe in the invention of theatre, that a goat can be made from two walking sticks and an old rug, and that a living protagonist can rise from dripping dough. I believe in serious play, and childish solemnity. I believe that one story can change the world.”



Portfolio image: Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn - Giovanni
Giovanni – Silent Opera – Beijing Music Festival 2016


Portfolio image: Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn - Bassett
Production Photography by Nick Dale

Over 18

Portfolio image: Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn - Over 18
Production Photography by Nick Dale

The Gingerbread Man

Portfolio image: Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn - The Gingerbread Man
Rainbow Collectors Publicity Shot

Who Me

Portfolio image: Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn - Who Me
Photography by Luke MacBride