Polly Bennett

Polly Bennett trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Youth Theatre.

For the National: Peter GyntRutherford and SonThe Lehman TrilogyThe Great WaveMy Country: a work in progressThe Deep Blue Sea, People, Places & Things, Three Days in the Country, Pomona, nut

In London's West End: Doctor Faustus, The Maids

Other theatre includes: Sweatat the Donmar Warehouse; Nightschoolat the Harold Pinter; WhiteTeeth at The Kiln; TheVillageat Stratford East; TheInheritanceat the Young Vic (as movement support); As You Like Itand To Kill a Mockingbirdat Regents Park; Tell me the TruthAboutLoveat Sage Gateshead; CircleMirrorTransformationat HOME; Touchat Soho Theatre; Tribesat Sheffield Crucible; Woyzeckat the Old Vic; How my Light is Spentand A Street Car Named Desireat the Exchange; DonJuan in Sohoat Wyndham’s; Junkyardfor Headlong, at Bristol Old Vic, Rose Kingston and Clwyd Theatr Cymru; Travestiesat the Menier Chocolate Factory, in the West End and on Broadway; HenryVat Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre; MaydaysA Midsummer Night’s DreamSalome,TheFamousVictoriesofHenryV(also on tour) and A Mad World my Masters(also on tour) for the RSC; DoctorFaustusat the Duke of York’s; TheMaidsat Trafalgar Studios; YenPlaquesandTanglesand hangat the Royal Court; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobeand The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (also at West Yorkshire Playhouse) at Birmingham Rep; TheAngryBrigade(also at Bush) and HopelesslyDevotedfor Paines Plough; Dunsinanefor National Theatre Scotland and on US, Asia and UK tours; TheKing’sSpeechat Chichester, Birmingham Repertory and on UK tour; and Hysteriaat Hampstead. 

Opera: Acis and Galatea

Other work includes: Fazer's Urban Symphony, The Queen's Coronation Concerts, The 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


TheCrownKillingEveUrbanMythsThe Choir: Gareth Malone’s Best of Britishand Fazer’sUrbanSymphonyat the Royal Albert Hall; and The Queen’s Coronation Concerts at Buckingham Palace. 

Movement coach to Rami Malek on Bohemian RhapsodyMughal Mowgli,The Little Stranger and Stan and Ollie.

(Published June 2019)