Lotte Wakeham

8 Mar 2024

Lotte is Artistic Director at the Octagon Theatre Bolton, a finalist for The Stage’s ‘Theatre of the Year’ 2023.

Directing credits: world premiere of The Book Thief (nominated for ‘Best Musical Production’, UK Theatre Awards & ‘Best Regional Production’, Whatsonstage Awards); European premiere of The Book of Will (nominated for ‘Best Director’, Off West End Awards); Spring and Port Wine, One Man Two Guvnors, Peter Pan, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Seagulls, Shirley Valentine, One Night In Bolton, See You At The Octagon (Octagon Theatre Bolton); The Book Thief (Curve & Belgrade); Jess and Joe Forever, Di and Viv and Rose, The World Goes Round, Adventure Playground (Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre); The Hound of the Baskervilles (English Theatre Frankfurt/Jermyn Street; nominated for ‘Best Director’, Off West End Awards); Twelfth Night (UK tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Sweet Charity (Leicester Curve); Danny the Champion of the World (UK tour); The Beautiful Game (Union); Upper Cut (Southwark Playhouse; Alfred Fagon Award nomination); Rumpelstiltskin (Theatre Royal Bath/MAC, Belfast); Lizzie Siddal (Arcola); Fair Trade (UK tour); The Kissing-Dance (Jermyn Street; nominated for ‘Best Director’, Off West End Awards); Austentatious (Landor).

Lotte trained at the National Theatre Studio and spent a decade as Associate Director of Matilda The Musical for the Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford/West End/Broadway).