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Working-class, Jewish director, choreographer + writer for theatre and opera based in east London and Bristol. 

'REFUGEE!' written by Aisha Zia.

Director + Adapter 

Sat 29 April 2023 to Fri 05 May 2023

Writer - Euripides
A new version by Anne Carson
Director and Adapter - Maisie Newman
Dramaturg - Julia Head
Set Designer - Olivia Jamieson
Lighting Designer - Gillian Tan
Composer & Sound Designer - Ben Osborn
Costume Designer - Hazel Mcintosh
Costume Supervisor - Sian Clare
Assistant Director - Emily Brown
Promotional Photo by Ali Wright
Hair and Make Up - Françoise Herard

With support from the NYT Team
A Queer reimagining of the ancient Greek classic. Underscored with original electronic dance music and filled with raucous dance. Devised with some of Britain’s most exciting new talent from the NYT REP and directed by Maisie Newman, recipient of the 2022 Bryan Forbes Directors Bursary, at the NYT Workshop Theatre. Maisie will be mentored by Sarah Frankcom as part of her Bryan Forbes Bursary.

Photos Craig Fuller and Ali Wright.


“Newman and Head unbind the text, extract from it, add to it, and then rebind it in ways that show deep appreciation for the play and the possibilities it presents. It is a Queer imagining that boldly tackles the politics of the writing and telling of history.”

Bakkhai carves a new version of this play into history.”

- Anisha Anantpurkar, NorthWestEnd