Sally Woodcock is a theatre director, producer and playwright.
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER Director Sally Woodcock's painstaking attention to detail takes this play to another level. - The Daily Telegraph - on Journey's End, Ypres WW1 Centenary production.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sally studied directing at RADA under Sue Dunderdale and Andrew Visnevski (MA Text and Performance). Credits include: Wedding Belles (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh and 78th Street Theatre Lab, New York) All the Wrong Reasons (Bridewell Theatre, London) The Trouser Department (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh) Yerma (Corpus Playroom, Cambridge Arts Theatre) Teechers (Corpus Playroom, Cambridge Arts Theatre) Waiting For Godot(Mumford Theatre, Cambridge) The Doll's House(Mumford Theatre, Cambridge) The Caretaker (Mumford Theatre, Cambridge) The Gate Escape (Mumford Theatre, Cambridge) Nusu Nusu (Warehouse Theatre, Croydon) Clever (RADA) Oxymoronic (RADA) U Bend (RADA) Blue Whales (Luton Hat Factory, RADA Festival) Journey's End (The Gunpowder Store, Ypres; Skindles Ballroom, Ypres; The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks; UK Tour) The Soldier (Salisbury Playhouse, Painted Hall, Greenwich; Macready Theatre, Rugby; Kings College, Cambridge: Great War Huts, Suffolk; St Georges Chapel, Ypres and schools tour).
In 2005 Sally co-founded HORSESHOE Theatre Co with Toby Guy Parsons, producing live theatre productions of GCSE and A Level curriculum plays and running thematic workshops for schools. HORSESHOE produced and directed more than twenty modern dramas including An Inspector Calls, The Caretaker, Waiting For Godot, A Doll's House, Yerma and Teechers.
In 2016 Sally founded MESH Theatre Co to stage conflict-related dramas in significant locations and to mark historic anniversaries. MESH's inaugural production was JOURNEY'S END by R C Sheriff in Ypres, Belgium which ran for 3 years over the WW1 centenary. This was followed in 2019 by a touring production of THE SOLDIER by multi-award winning playwright Rachel Wagstaff, inspired by the life of WW1 poet Rupert Brook - and his eponymous poem.
PLAYWRIGHT Woodcock's writing is daring, assured and stingingly funny - Time Out on Fanta Orange ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Highly unusual and uncategorisably hilarious - Independent on Pink Gin⭐⭐⭐⭐ Woodcock is a master of the comic monologue - The Stage on Wedding Belles ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Credits include: Pink Gin (Salisbury Playhouse) Blue Whales (RADA Festival / Soho Theatre / Luton Hat Factory) Fanta Orange (Finborough Theatre; developed at NT Studio & RADA) winner Little Brother's Big Opportunity II, Exeunt Critic's Pick, nominated for Best New Play by Offwestend and Time Out and co-winner International Playwriting Festival. Kitchen Sink Drama (RADA) Oxymoronic (RADA) U Bend (RADA) Shamba (TV commission for Little Brother Productions) Voices in My Head (Gate Theatre for Tamasha; Latitude Festival for Paines Plough) Horses For Courses (RADA,shortlisted for Papatango) Clever (RADA, shortlisted for Menagerie Sparks) The Trouser Department (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh) All the Wrong Reasons(Bridewell Theatre) Wedding Belles(Gilded Balloon & Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh / 78th St Theater Lab, NYC)
Sally is a graduate of Tamasha Playwrights (first cohort) and the Royal Court Invitation Group of playwrights. She has an MA in Text and Performance (RADA / KCL); MPHIL in Art, Culture & Education (Trinity Hall, Cambridge); B Ed English & Drama (Homerton, Cambridge) and NCTJ Certificate in Newspaper Journalism.