About Me


Currently directing Heart of Hammersmith for 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