About Me

 

Currently Associate Director on Four Quartets at Harold Pinter Theatre with Ralph Fiennes.

 

Most recently directed Maryland by Lucy Kirkwood at Theatre Royal Stratford East and Heart of Hammersmith by Nicholai La Barrie at the Lyric, Hammersmith. 

 

Work as Staff Director at The National Theatre includes: The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call adapted by Tony Kushner and Downstate by Bruce Norris with Steppenwolf Theatre. Work as a Director includes: The Little Gardener (Kew Gardens), The Last Nine Months (Vaults Festival), Sticky (Southwark Playhouse), The Tide (Young Vic), The Scarecrows’ Wedding (Watford Palace Theatre), A Peter Rabbit Tale (Singapore Repertory), Rudolf (Leeds Playhouse) and Decades (Ovalhouse). Work as an Associate and Assistant Director includes: the Olivier Award winning Noye’s Fludde (Theatre Royal Stratford East and ENO), Twelfth Night (Young Vic, Jerwood Assistant Director) and Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas (Lyric Hammersmith). I was Resident Assistant Director for Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2019 season.

 

During lockdown, Digital Theatre work includes: Meet MoRibena and Jack and the Beanstalk: A Pocket Pantomime (Theatre RoyalStratford East) and At the Statue of Venus (Royal Opera House). Please take a look at the opera here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWs4LDHmnOc&list=RDOWs4LDHmnOc&start_radio=1&t=1.

As Associate Director: Unprecedented (Headlong and Century Films), a major digital project broadcast on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine Season.  Radio: Keep the Home Fires Burning, commissioned by The Culture Trust Luton for Wardown House Museum and Gallery. Do have a listen here: https://soundcloud.com/mark-eton/keep-the-home-fires-burning 

 

I am the Co-Artistic Director of How It Ended theatre company. Our world premiere of Wild has been put on hold due to COVID-19 and is being rescheduled with The Unicorn Theatre. I am also an Associate Artist of National Youth Theatre.

My training is a culmination of time spent on The National Theatre Studio Director's Course, The Jerwood Assistant Director Programme at the Young Vic and The University of Birmingham, where I studied Drama and Theatre Arts.

Theatre and Opera Director 
photography credit by Nahwand Jaff