Theatre credits include: Up on the Roof (Oldham Coliseum Theatre); Orpheus in the Underworld (Holland Park Opera); After Life, The Threepenny Opera and The Day After Tomorrow (National Theatre); Stephen Fry’s Cinderella (The Old Vic) My Best Friend (Hampstead Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors, The Entertainer, Romeo and Juliet, Pinocchio and Toad of Toad Hall (The Birmingham Rep); It’s a Wonderful Life, Little Shop of Horrors, Blues in the Night, A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum, Sugar, Laurel and Hardy and A Chorus of Disapproval (New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich); Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Happy End, Hosts of Rebecca, Sweeney Todd, Silas Marner, The Cavalcaders and Happy End (Theatre Clwyd); The Gambler, The Winter’s Tale and Frankie and Tommy (Liverpool Everyman); Guys and Dolls (Salisbury Playhouse).
Feature Films: Francesca often works with director Tim Burton. Their collaborations include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Dark Shadows, Alice in Wonderland and most recently, the forthcoming Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. She worked with Steven Spielberg devising movement concepts for Jude Law and the robots in his film A.I. Artificial Intelligence and with Mike Leigh on Vera Drake and Topsy Turvy (for which she was nominated for Best Choreography in a film by the American Choreography Awards). Recent films include Our Kind of Traitor, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Muppets most Wanted, Gravity, Great Expectations, One Day, X-Men First Class, The Duchess, De Lovely, The Da Vinci Code, The Prince of Persia, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Me and Orson Welles, Clash of the Titans, Gulliver’s Travels, More Muppets, The Invisible Woman, Austenland and The Look of Love.
Television: Francesca has worked on Esio Trot, Murder on the Home Front, The Trip, Elizabeth the Virgin Queen, Tipping the Velvet and Hustle. Other productions include: The Vice, Foyle’s War, Sons and Lovers, In a Land of Plenty, Miss Marple and Alan Bleasdale’s Melissa.
Francesca has choreographed advertising campaigns for Scottish Widows, Sainsbury’s and Lynx.