Juliet Forster, Theatre Director

Juliet Forster has been associate director of York Theatre Royal (YTR) since 2007. She studied drama at the University of Birmingham and has previously worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She both directs and adapts work for the stage; adaptations for YTR have included AS Byatt’s Angels and Insects, and E. Nesbit’s The Book of Dragons. She co-produces a biennial festival of theatre for children and commission playwrights, often in connection with the theatre’s education and youth theatre work. In 2018 she directed Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dreamfor Europe’s first ever Pop-up Shakespearean Theatre at Clifford’s Tower, York.

Sources: Juliet Forster’s Linked-In profile, Pop-up Shakespeare website. Yvonne Gill’s longer biography based on interview with Juliet Forster to follow.

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