Maisie Newman 

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based in bristol and london 



Maisie is a working-class Jewish director, writer and choreographer for Theatre and Opera. Her current associated companies include Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Headlong, Travelling Light Theatre Company, Stockroom (previously Out of Joint), St. Georges Hall, Prime Theatre and Hauser and Wirth.

Please contact for full CV including references and workshop facilitating experiance and credits. 


CHOREOGRAPHER - ‘Candide’ - Scottish Opera
Director Jack Furness, music Leonard Bernstein.

DIRECTOR - ‘Opal Fruits’ - Pleasance Below -  Ed. Fringe - Bristol Old Vic 
Pleasance Futures + Bristol Ferment.

CHOREOGRAPHER - Untitled Daniel Mendoza Project - St. Margaret’s House 


DIRECTOR - ‘Vixen’ - Travelling Light Theatre - Bristol Old Vic Weston Studio
UK studio tour from 13th April - 5th June 2020.  Written by Matt Grinter.

DIRECTOR - ‘POSH’ - Bristol School of Acting 
Written by Laura Wade.  

DIRECTOR - ‘Vixen’ - Travelling Light Theatre 
South West Schools and regional venues tour from October-Nov 2021.  Written by Matt Grinter. 

DIRECTOR - ‘Rechnitz (the Exterminating Angel)’ - Headlong
R&D workshop at Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

DIRECTOR - ‘On Eglond’ - Fen 
Script development undertaken as part of creative fellowship at UCL University with multi award-winning writer Rowan Evans. 

DIRECTOR + WRITER - ‘How to Start a Fire’ - Stockroom + Fen
Film and digital theatre project featuring Franc Ashman. Supported by Rising Arts Agency and Prime Theatre and part of Headlong’s UK wide ‘Signal Fires’ project. 

DIRECTOR - ‘Antigone’ - Bristol Old Vic Weston Studio 
Performed with the Bristol Old Vic Young Company. 


DIRECTOR - ‘We Do, We Undo, We Redo’ - Hauser and Wirth 
Performed with Bristol Old Vic Young Company in response to the ‘Unconcious Landscapes’ Exhibition at Hauser and Wirth Somerset.

CHOREOGRAPHER - ‘The Little Things’ - Tobacco Factory Theatres 
Film directed by Jay Zorenti-Nakhid and created with Tobacco Factory’s Young Theatre Makers. 

CHOREOGRAPHER + ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - ‘Make More Noise’ - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
Director. Lisa Gregan. Intergenrational community performance.

WRITER - ‘Our House is on Fire’ - The Egg Theatre 
Director. Julia Head. 

CHOREOGRAPHER - ‘Swallow’ - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School 
Director. Chloe Masterton

CHOREOGRAPHER - ‘St Joan of the Stockyards - Bristol Old Vic Studio 
Dir. Nik Partridge. Performed with the Bristiol Old Vic Young Company.

DIRECTOR + CHOREOGRAPHER - ‘Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex’ - UK TourDeveloped as part of Bristiol Old Vic’s Made in Bristol Programme, UK tour including Bristol Old Vic’s Studio and The Belgrade Theatre. 

DIRECTOR + CHOREOGRPAHER - ‘Zugunruhe’ - Mechanimal 
UK tour, winer of the Herald Angel Award.


Ruskin School of Art 2019-2021
Fine Art, MFA, part time, Distinction, winner of the Rex Warner prize for poetry and prize for outstanding academic achievement.

Headlong Origins Artist 2020
Headlong Origins is a Director’s scheme designed to support the development of Directors across the UK outside of London with the ambition to celebrate and nurture undeniable emerging talent that exists throughout the UK.

Gecko Theatre
Associate artist training 2019, Maisie was the Bristol Old Vic Associate Artist for Gecko Theatre's 'The Wedding'.

Made in Bristol 2014-15
A year in residence at The Bristol Old Vic with a focus on devised collaborative performance.

Liverpool Hope University 2011-2014
Bachelor of Arts With Honours (Single). Drama (Full Time Programme) First class.


"An atmosphere of haunting dystopia that fits the use of electronic dance music as well as the Baz Luhrmann-style choreography" - Bristol 24/7 on ‘The Love of the Nightingale’ 

"Brilliantly choreographed" - The Fine Times on ‘Make More Noise’ 

"Here we could tick off Hofesh Schechter’s Political Mother in some of the viscerally exuberant movemen sections" - Kris Hallet, Reviews Hub on ‘St Joan of the Stockyards’ 

“Maisie Newman’s impeccable direction is so fluid, and the cast so well rehearsed, that they appear to flow around each other with ease - ★★★★★”
- Everything Theatre on ‘Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex.’

"An immensely bold production and an incedary blast against those in power" - Stagetalk Magazine on ‘Antigone’.


  • Professional experience as a movement director and choreographer for actors, non-dancers, physical theatre performers and dancers for studio, main house and site-specific performances
  • Professional experience with multiple institutions including Bristol Old Vic leading workshops for, working with, directing children, young adults aged 5 - 25 and vulnerable adults
  • Experience directing, and knowledge of, translations as well as classical and experimental theatre texts
  • Extensive experience mentoring and supporting young people in both theatre and school settings incl. SEN schools
  • Experience as a film editor and director and experience documenting theatre performances
  • Experience choreographing and directing large casts of 80+ performers
  • Background in devising and dramaturgy
  • Specialises in developing new work and writing