Tessa Walker

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Ellie Byrne

Film, TV & Theatre

Tessa has just directed Conor Mitchell’s adaptation of The Snow Queen for the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff and in June 2020 will create, curate and direct A Seat at the Table for Storyhouse in Chester.

As Associate Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre Tessa directed Jekyll and Hyde by Evan Placey, 101 Dalmatians by Debbie Isitt, The Whip Hand by Douglas Maxwell, Looking for John by Tony Timberlake, Folk by Tom Wells, The Quiet House by Gareth Farr, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapt, by Adrian Noble, A Christmas Carol adapt. by Bryony Lavery, The Mother adapt. by Mark Ravenhill, Circles by Rachel De-Lahay, Back Down by Steven Camden and 366 Days of Kindness and How to be a Hero by White Rabbit Theatre.

Other directing includes: The Gatekeeper by Chloe Moss (The Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Glee Club by Richard Cameron (Hull Truck), The Company Will Overlook a Moment of Madness, adapted by Morna Pearson (The National Theatre of Scotland), Dream Pill by Rebecca Prichard and Dancing Bears by Sam Holcroft (Soho Theatre),, The Red Helicopter by Robin French (The Almeida), She From the Sea by Zawe Ashton (LIFT), Harm’s Way by Zawe Ashton (The Lowry, Manchester), Black Crows by Linda Brogan (Arcola Theatre), Orange by Alan Harris (Script Cymru), Debris by Dennis Kelly (Theatre 503,BAC Critics’ Choice Season, The Traverse Edinburgh and Staatstheater Biennale, Germany)

She has also been the Literary Director at Paines Plough and a Literary Associate at the National Theatre of Scotland.

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

A SEAT AT THE TABLE

Storyhouse, Chester

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE SNOW QUEEN

2019

Sherman Theatre

Adapted by Conor Mitchell

BRIGHT PLACES

2019

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

By Rachael Mainwaring

JEKYLL AND HYDE

2019

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Adapted by Evan Placey

THE ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIONS

2017

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

By Debbie Isit

THE WHIP HAND

2017

Traverse Theatre / Birmingham Repertory Theatre

By Douglas Maxwell

LOOKING FOR JOHN

2016

Birmingham Rep / Unity Theatre, Liverpool

By Tony Timberlake

THE QUIET HOUSE

2016

Birmingham Repertory Theatre / The Park Theatre, London

By Gareth Farr

FOLK

2016

Birmingham Repertory Theatre / Hull Truck / Watford Palace

By Tom Wells
*Nominated for Best New Play at the UK Theatre Awards

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

2015

Adapted by Adrian Mitchell, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
*Winner of What’s On Award, Best Home Produced show

BACK DOWN

2015

Birmingham Repertory Theatre / The Roundhouse, London

By Steven Camden

CIRCLES

2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre / The Tricycle Theatre, London

By Rachel De-Lahay
*Winner of the Channel 4, Catherine Johnson Award

336 DAYS OF KINDNESS

2013

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and tour

By Bernadette Russell and White Rabbit Theatre

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

2013

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Adapted by Bryony Lavery

THE KITCHEN SINK

2013

Hull Truck Theatre

By Tom Wells

THE GATEKEEPER

2013

The Manchester Royal Exchange

By Chloe Moss

THE GLEE CLUB

2013

Hull Truck Theatre

By Richard Cameron

DREAM PILL

2011 - 2012

Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival / Almeida Festival

By Rebecca Prichard

PUSS IN BOOTS

2010

The Guildhall, Derby

Adapted by Sally Siner

DREAM PILL

2010

Clean Break, Soho Theatre

By Rebecca Pritchard

DANCING BEARS

2010

Clean Break, Soho Theatre

By Sam Holcroft

THE RED HELICOPTER

2010

The Almeida Theatre

By Robin French

SHE FROM THE SEA

2010

Clean Break at LIFT

By Zawe Ashton

HARM'S WAY

2008

NYT at The Lowry

By Zawe Ashton

BLACK CROWS

2007

Clean Break, The Arcola Theatre

By Linda Brogan

ORANGE

2006

Script Cymru, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

By Alan Harris

FISH AND COMPANY

2006

NYT at Soho Theatre

By Samuel Adamson

DEBRIS

2004

Theatre 503 / BAC

By Dennis Kelly
*Time Out Critics’ Choice Season
Staatstheater Biennale, Wiesbaden, Germany / Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh