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Katie Mitchell

Her numerous theatre productions include:  The Trial of Ubu, Say it with Flowers (Hampstead Theatre); The Maids, The Jewish Wife (Young Vic);  A Woman Killed With Kindness, The Dybbuk, Ghosts, Henry VI, Easter, The Phoenician Women (Evening Standard Best Director Award), The Mysteries, Beckett Shorts, Uncle Vanya (RSC);  The Last Ones, lphigenia at Aulis (Abbey Theatre, Dublin);  Hansel & Gretel, A Woman Killed With Kindness, Beauty and the Beast, The Cat in the Hat, Pains of Youth, Some Trace of Her, Rutherford and Son, The Machine Wreckers, The Oresteia, Ivanov, Three Sisters, Dream Play, Iphigenia at Aulis, The Seagull, Waves, Attempts on her Life & Women of Troy (National Theatre);  Four Quartets, Endgame (Donmar);  One Evening (Aldeburgh Festival/Southbank Centre);  Attempts on Her Life (Piccolo Teatro, Milan);  Ten Billion, Wastwater, The City, The Country, Mountain Language/Ashes to Ashes, Nightsongs, Face to the Wal, Forty Winks (Royal Court);  Easter and Krapp’s Last Tape (Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm);  The Forbidden Zone (Salzburg Festival); Wunschkonzert and Waves (Schauspiel-Koln);  Lungs, The Yellow Wallpaper & Miss Julie (Schaubuhne, Berlin);   A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (Vienna Burgtheater); The Seagull (Royal Danish Theatre) and Everything Else you know in the Movies (Hamburg).

Opera credits include:  Al Gran Sole Carico d’Amore (Salzburg Festival & Staatsoper); Le Vin Herbe, Neither/Footfalls (Staatsoper, Berlin); Trauernacht, Written on Skin and The House Taken Over (Festival-Aix);  Clemency, Parthenogenesis, Written on Skin (ROH);  Rings of Saturn and Night Train (Stadt-Koln);  Idomeneo and After Dido (ENO);  Orest (Netherlands Opera);  Don Giovanni, Jephtha, The Sacrifice, Jenufa and Katya Kabanova (Welsh National Opera);  St Matthew Passion (Glyndebourne Opera) and The Turn of the Screw (BBC TV).

Katie founded Classics on a Shoestring on the London Fringe in the late 1980s, and has been an Associate Director at the RSC, The National Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre.  She was awarded an OBE in 2009 for services to drama.

The Forbidden Zone

Directed by Katie MitchellThe Forbidden Zone

Presented By The Barbican And 14-18 Now BARBICAN THEATRE, LONDON

The British director brought together texts by writers as diverse as Virginia Woolf and Hannah Arendt in this haunting multimedia stage work.

The Forbidden Zone, Katie Mitchell, 2014 © Salzburger Festspiele Stephen Cummiskey

Directed by Katie MitchellThe Forbidden Zone


London’s Barbican Theatre presented the British premiere of a hugely innovative and imaginative work by the leading British theatre director.