SARAH FRANKCOM (Director) after working as a drama teacher in the East End, Sarah Frankcom started working with new writers and in drama schools. She spent time at the National Theatre Studio, Oval House and the Red Room, and taught at the Poor School. Having originally joined the Royal Exchange Theatre as Literary Manager, she became the Co-Artistic Director in 2008, and the sole Artistic Director in 2014. In 2019 Sarah left the Royal Exchange to take up position as the new Director of LAMDA. Recent works include ‘Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet’ with Maxine Peake for the BBC, LIGHT FALLS, THE NICO PROJECT (co-created with Maxine Peake for MIF 2019), WEST SIDE STORY, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, HAPPY DAYS, OUR TOWN (winner of Best Director at the UK Theatre Awards), THE LAST TESTAMENT OF LILLIAN BILOCCA (Hull City of Culture), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT, THE SKRIKER (MIF15 and BBC Radio 3), HAMLET, BLINDSIDED, THAT DAY WE SANG, THE MASQUE OF ANARCHY (produced at the Albert Hall for MIF13), BLACK ROSES, THREE BIRDS, ORPHEUS DESCENDING, MISS JULIE (a new version by David Eldridge), BEAUTIFUL THING, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, WINTERLONG (by Andrew Sheridan winner of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting), PUNK ROCK (by Simon Stephens, winner of the MEN Award for Best Production), BLITHE SPIRIT, THREE SISTERS, ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD (by Simon Stephens, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play) and KES. Her work has also been seen at the National Theatre, the Bush Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Soho Theatre and the Crucible, Sheffield.