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Polly Bennett


For the National: Peter Gynt (also Edinburgh International Festival), Rutherford and SonThe Lehman Trilogy (also West End and Park Avenue Armory), The Great WaveMy Country: a work in progressThe Deep Blue SeaPeople, Places & Things (also St Ann’s Warehouse, New York and in the West End), Three Days in the CountryPomona (also Royal Exchange and Orange Tree) and nut.

In London’s West End: Cyrano de BergeracTravestiesSweatDon Juan in SohoDoctor FaustusThe Maids and Celebrity Night at Café Red

Other theatre includes: House of Shades at the Almeida; Botticelli in the Fire and Hysteria at Hampstead; Venice PreservedMaydaysSaloméHenry V (at Shanghai Arts Centre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (as deputy movement director), The Famous Victories of Henry V and A Mad World My Masters (also English Touring Theatre) for the RSC; Sweat at the Donmar Warehouse; The Village at Stratford East; White Teeth at Kiln; As You Like It and To Kill a Mockingbird (also UK tour) at Regent’s Park; Circle Mirror Transformation at HOME, Manchester; Tell Me the Truth About Love at Sage for Streetwise Opera; Touch at Soho; Tribes at Sheffield Crucible; Woyzeck at the Old Vic; Junkyard for Headlong; Travesties at the Menier Chocolate Factory; A Streetcar Named Desire at the Royal Exchange; Yen (also Royal Exchange), Plaques and Tangles and hang at the Royal Court; The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeThe Rise and Fall of Little Voice (also West Yorkshire Playhouse) and The King’s Speech (also Chichester) at Birmingham Rep; Songs for a New World and The Kingmaker at the St James; The Angry Brigade (UK tour) and Mudlarks at the Bush; When the World Was Small at Theatr Genedlaethol; Dunsinane for National Theatre of Scotland on UK, Asian and US tours; Come Fly with Me at Salisbury Playhouse; Hopelessly Devoted for Paines Plough on UK tour; Helver’s Night at York Theatre Royal; Ragnarok for Eastern Angles; Mock Tudor at the Pleasance and Theatre503; Anna at Aix-en-Provence International Festival; Acis and Galatea at Iford Opera; and The Lights for The Spring.

Other work includes: Fazer’s Urban SymphonyThe Queen’s Coronation ConcertsThe Festival of Neighbourbood Finale

Polly Bennett was assistant movement director on the London 2012 Opening Ceremony. She was mass-choreography assistant on the London 2012 Closing Ceremony and Paralympic Opening Ceremony, and mass-cast choreographer on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony and Paralympic Opening Ceremony


KaosNollyWolf, The Great (series 1, 2 and 3), The Crown (series 3, 4, 5 and 6), One Normal Night and Killing Eve.


Saltburn (forthcoming; movement coach and choreographer), Lady Chatterley’s Lover (forthcoming; movement coach and choreographer), Elvis (movement coach and head of choreography), I Wanna Dance with Somebody (forthcoming; movement coach and choreographer), Chevalier (movement coach), No Time to Die (movement coach to Rami Malek), Mughul Mowgli (movement coach to Riz Ahmed), Bohemian Rhapsody (movement coach to Rami Malek), The Little Stranger (choreographer) and Stan & Ollie (assistant choreographer).