Lotte Wakeham


Lotte is the Artistic Director of the Octagon.

Training: National Theatre Studio.

Directing credits: THE BOOK THIEF, SPRING AND PORT WINE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS, SEAGULLS, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, ONE NIGHT IN BOLTON, SEE YOU AT THE OCTAGON, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, PETER PAN (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); JESS AND JOE FOREVER, DI AND VIV AND ROSE, THE WORLD GOES ROUND, ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND (Stephen Joseph Theatre); THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON, THE BUSKERS OPERA (Park Theatre); THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES(English Theatre Frankfurt/ Jermyn Street; nominated for ‘Best Director’, Off West End Awards); TWELFTH NIGHT(UK Tour); WONDERLAND (UK Tour); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Guildford Shakespeare Company); SWEET CHARITY (Leicester Curve); DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD (UK Tour); THE BEAUTIFUL GAME (Union); UPPER CUT (Southwark Playhouse; nominated for the Alfred Fagon Award); RUMPELSTILTSKIN (Theatre Royal Bath/ MAC, Belfast); LIZZIE SIDDAL (Arcola; winner of 2 Off West End Awards); JEKYLL’S POTION (European tour); FAIR TRADE (Edinburgh/UK Tour); THE KISSING-DANCE (Jermyn Street; nominated for ‘Best Director’, Off West End Awards); and AUSTENTATIOUS (Landor).

Lotte also spent a decade as Associate Director of MATILDA THE MUSICAL for the Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford/West End/Broadway).

Radio credits: BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS (BBC Radio 4/Hat Trick).

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