Anna Pool

8 Mar 2024

Anna is a director and composer making musicals, opera and song projects which connect people to the places they live.


Directing includes: Lady in the Dark (Opera Zuid, winner of Place de l’Opera’s Opera of the Year 2022); Acis and Galatea (Opera North); These Wondering Stones (Barbican); Dust Child (English Touring Opera); Bastien und Bastien (Pop Up Opera, 2019 Off West End Award Finalist). She is the Associate Director of stage adaptation of New York Times bestseller, The Book Thief (DEM Productions/Octagon Theatre Bolton). As a composer and musical director, her work includes: Ghost Stories Volume II (HighTide/Shakespeare’s Globe); Return of the Unknown (Marlowe Canterbury); Medieval Miracles (Eastern Angles); We Are But Shadows (Spitalfields Festival).

When not directing or writing for theatre, Anna is part of folk jazz outfit, Wise Woman, and her work has been performed as far and wide as Radio 3, Secret Garden Party and Scotland’s legendary festival, Celtic Connections.