Annabel is the Founder & CEO of Children’s Theatre Digital (CTD), the home of children’s theatre worldwide. Her research with CTD explores how the digital platform can enhance a child’s engagement with theatre on both a local and global scale and diversify revenue streams for makers. Her work as Artistic Director/ Head of Education for ‘Todos Teatro’ (Associate Artists of the Oxford Playhouse) & carbon footprint free creative learning platform TeatrONLINE inspires young audiences to make positive ecological change. She’s particularly interested in this work to empower young activists to join climate change action and debate. Annabel is co-Artistic Director for To&Fro Theatre, an actors’ network to explore new R&D ideas, reconnect artists with training and find fusion points with techniques across art forms.

She has worked internationally and as a speaker and advisor for ‘Developing the Arts’ in Rwanda for The First Lady’s Foundation ‘Youth Empowerment Scheme’.

Her work stems from and continues to engage community theatre & films projects with youth justice organisations, mental health charities as well as teenage parent groups. Alongside running Todos Teatro, she worked as Director-in-Residence for both Eton College & Harrow School where she curated the London Primary Tour and the Harrow Fringe Festival. Her training credits include Gardzience Centre of Theatre Studies, First Class BA(Hons) Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance/ Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico & MA (Distinction) from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts/ Birkbeck College, London.



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CV & Portfolio

2023 to date
Notting Hill & Ealing High School, Teacher of Drama
2020 to date
Founder & CEO, Children’s Theatre Digital
MA Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts RADA/ Birkbeck College – Text & Performance [Distinction]
The Watermill Theatre, Freelance Outreach Practitioner
Oxford Playhouse Associates with Todos Teatro (Shortlisted for ‘Evolve’)
2018 to date
Artistic Director/Head of Education, Todos Teatro
Visiting Speaker: Rwanda – Developing the Arts, Youth Empowerment scheme (The First Lady’s Foundation)
Director in Residence, Ryan Theatre, Harrow School
Director in Residence, Farrer Theatre, Eton College
2015 to date
To&Fro, New Writing & Training Company, Co-Founder and Affiliate Director
The Pappy Show, Company Member
Bred in the Bone Theatre Company
Young Vic Directors’ Programme
Oxford World Theatre & Gallery Drama
The European Centre for Theatre Practices, Gardzienice
Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance,
BA Hons 1st Class, European Theatre Arts
& Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático, Creación
2011 to date
National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
Peer Productions Youth Arts Training Programme

Directing Credits

Ghost from a Perfect Place
by Philip Ridley
Rose Bruford College (2023)
The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
The Old Harrovian Players (2022)
Rehearsed, performance cancelled in respect HM Queen Elizabeth II
by Nina Raine
Rose Bruford College, Studio 1 (2021)
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman
The Rattigan Society Musical, Ryan Theatre (2020)
Turtles Don’t Like Plastic
New Writing/Devised with Bethan Screen
Brighton Fringe, International Youth Arts Festival &
Beijing with Nagashenme (2019)
Emil and The Detectives
by Erich Kästner, Ryan Theatre (2019)
Land of Nod
New Writing/Devised
The Ryan Theatre/London Primary Tour & Harrow Fringe Festival (2019)
The History Boys
by Alan Bennett,
The Rattigan Society, Ryan Theatre (2018)
The Thin Man
by Dashiell Hammett, Harrow Fringe Festival (2018)
Vernon God Little
by DBC Pierre [adapted by Tanya Ronder],
Ryan Theatre (2018)
Eva and the Wolf
by Matt Boyd, Workshop (2018)
Elleker and the Sugar Coated Emporium
New Writing/Devised
The Ryan Theatre/London Primary Tour (2017)
The Visit
by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Ryan Theatre (2017)
A Little Blue Birdy Told Me
Devised, in collaboration with Sean Hollands,
Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh Festival (2017)
The Chase for the Golden Meteor
Devised, theme inspired by Jules Verne, Caccia Studio (2017)
The Sea
by Edward Bond, Caccia Studio (2017)
What The Butler Saw – Associate Director with Joe Hancock
by Joe Orton, Caccia Studio (2017)
by Eugène Ionesco, Farrer Theatre
[Director of Music, Jonathan Woolgar] (2016)
New Writing/Devised, Double Edge Drama; Edinburgh Festival (2016)
Guerrilla Street, The Ballad of Eddie
New Writing/Devised, Caccia Studio (2016)
Eight – Assistant Director
by Ella Hickson, To&Fro Theatre Company, White Bear Theatre (2016)
The Tempest & Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare, Oxford World Theatre,
Freistadt Shakespeare Festival (2015)
by Georg Büchner, Caccia Studio (2015)
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare, OWT, Slovakia Tour (2015)
Romeo&Juliet, Treasure Island
by William Shakespeare/Robert Louis Stevenson,
Gallery Drama, Sicily Tour (2015)
Antigone – Assistant Director
by Sophocles (dir. Hailz Osborne), Farrer Theatre (2015)
Tiger! Tiger!, Gulliver’s Travels, Don Quixote
by Rudyard Kipling/Jonathan Swift/Miguel de Cervantes,
OWT, Russia Tour (2014)
Liberation – Assistant Director
Devised (dir. Luke Clark), The Place & ZOO venues (Main Space) (2014/15)
Phases of Her
New Writing/Devised, Istropolitana Festival, Bratislava (2014)
by Simon Stephens, Rose Bruford College, Studio 1 (2013)
Slightly South of Weymouth – Assistant Director
Devised (dir. Flick Fernando), The Company, The Rose Theatre (2013/14)
21 Windmills – Assistant Director
New Writing, Cervantes/Shakespeare (dir. Matthieu Leloup-Bellon) (2013/14)
Parkview Apocalypse – Assistant Director
Film Editor (dir. Jason Orbaum) (2012)
SuperMentals – Assistant Director
Film Editor (dir. Jason Orbaum) (2012)

Related Experience

Facilitator (dir. Bea Holland), Step Out, The Scoop (2015)
Oedipus on the Road
R&D, Deviser, Bred in the Bone Theatre Co.
Théâtre de Ménilmontant, Paris (2014)
Beneath A Broken Self
Puppeteer, Naptrap, Istropolitana Festival, Bratislava (2014)
Riders To The Sea
Actor/Practitioner, (dir. Amanda Collins), Bred in the Bone,
RBC Symposium Festival (2014)
She Is Macbeth
Actor/Practitioner, (dir. Mathieu Leloup-Bellon), Bred in the Bone,
RBC Symposium Festival (2014)
Against Nothingness
Performer/ Deviser, (dir. Teresa & Andrzej Welminscy),
Pulse 53, The Barn Theatre (2014)
The House of Bernarda Alba
Performer/ Deviser, (by Federico García Lorca, dir. Luis Campos),
RBC Studio 1 (2012)
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Musician/ Deviser, (Musical dir. Arun Ghosh), RBC – The Rose Theatre (2012)
The Marriage
Performer/ Deviser, (by Witold Gombrowicz, dir. Anna Makrzanowska), RBC Studio 1 (2012)
Naked Sound
Deviser, (dir. Dominic Cooper), The Barn Theatre (2012)
London 2012 – Olympics & Paralympics
Performer/ Deviser, (dir. Paul Roseby), National Youth
Theatre, Olympic Park Team Welcoming Ceremonies (2012)
Pigeon English R&D
Deviser, (dir. Miranda Cromwell), Bristol Old Vic/NYT, NYT Studios (2012)
The Projects
Performer/Deviser, (dir. Nina Lemon), Peer Productions, UK Tour (2009/10)
Into the Woods
Performer/Deviser, (dir. Nina Lemon), Peer Productions, UK Tour (2009/10)
New Writing, Rehearsed Reading
Actor/Practitioner, Nuffield Theatre (2009/10)
The Barre
Assistant, (dir. Kate Tydman & Stuart Neal),
Tarnbrisk Pictures/Short Film (2009/10)