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Anna Morrissey

For the National:


Anna Morrissey studied Social Anthropology at Cambridge University and trained in movement at Central School of Speech and Drama.


For the National Theatre: London Tide, Middle, Translations, ANNA and The World of Extreme Happiness

In London’s West End: Imperium and Queen Anne

Other theatre includes: The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Antony and Cleopatra, The Grain Store, The Drunks and Dunsinane for the RSC; Emilia at Shakespeare’s Globe and in the West End; and Richard III and King Charles III (also West End) at the Almeida

As lead artist: Beating Heart Cadaver at The Finborough; North West at Camden People’s Theatre; Masque Arias for RSC New Work Festival; and On Progress (also Latitude Festival) and Death of the Unicorn at Hampton Court


Jephtha, Rigoletto and Current Rising at ROH; Amadigi at Garsington Opera; Orpheus in the Underworld for the Scottish Opera; Manon Lescaut and The Barber of Seville at Opera Holland Park; Hansel and Gretel at Opera North; The Magic Flute for Nevill Holt Opera; and Macbeth (also Welsh National Opera), SalomeThe Flying Dutchman, Noye’s Fludde for Northern Ireland Opera

Direction: Last Days at ROH and LA Philharmonic (as co-director); Carmen for Waterperry Opera Festival; and The Barber of Seville at Nevill Holt Opera and Sage Gateshead

As lead artist: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Nevill Holt Opera


All Together Alone with the Royal Ballet (as lead artist)


Anna Morrissey was the founder of the RSC’s inaugural movement department and Artist in Residence for Historic Royal Palaces. She is currently Artistic Director at Longfield Hall – a community hub and performance venue in South East London.


(Published April 2024.)