Helen Eastman

Dr Helen Eastman studied at University of Oxford, King’s College London (PhD) and LAMDA (Directing). 

She is a classicist, associate artist of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama in the Faculty of Classics at University of Oxford, visiting lecturer in Theatre and Playwriting at Westminster University and former producer of the Onassis Programme at the University of Oxford. She founded Live Canon Poetry’s publishing press and ensemble. Academic publications include editing the recent Seamus Heaney and the Classics and contributing to Choruses Ancient and Modern (OUP). 

Dr Helen Eastman works internationally as a writer and director.

For that National: Paradise (literal translation and classics adviser), Sweet Science of Bruising (director; NT Studio)

Work as a director includes: Fair at Trafalgar Studios; Bridgetower at Hackney Empire; Dido and Aeneas on UK tour for English Touring Opera; Wild Raspberries at the Citizens, Glasgow; Dear Father Christmas at the Soho; Hansel and Gretel at Cork Opera House; Circus at Circus Space and De La Warr Pavilion; and Foreclosure Follies at Chan Centre Vancouver and Symphony Space New York

Work as a writer includes: Climat at Montpellier Opera House; The Casket Girl at Aldeburgh Jubilee; Precious Things for BBC Singers; Bicycle Boy on UK tour; She Sells Sea Shells at the Underbelly; Hercules in Chester; In the Night Garden Live on UK tour; Bing Live on UK tour; Dear Father ChristmasWhere’s Father Christmas? and Father Christmas and the Icicle Bicycle at Oxford Playhouse; Alby at Reading Rep; and Foreclosure Follies on world tour

The Soprano (writer; web series), Moon and Me (casting)

Moon and Me – BAFTA nomination

(Published August 2021)