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I am a playwright and theatre director living in Hampshire. I write as both Beth Flintoff and Elizabeth Park.
This year, my play The Glove Thief was commissioned by Tonic Theatre Company and will be published by Nick Hern Books in November. Greenham: One Hundred Years of War and Peace, a large-scale site specific performance piece involving hundreds of community and professional performers, will be performed on Greenham Common on September 8th and 9th. I am the Associate Writer at Reading Between the Lines in Reading, who will be producing my new play Matilda the Empress from 2nd - 18th November 2017. I also work regularly with The Watermill Theatre (Newbury) and am a script reader for Theatre 503 in London.
My play The True History of Susanna Shakespeare, about the lives of Shakespeare's family was selected for the Tenancy scheme at Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in a workshop directed by Justin Audibert. In September 2017 it was Long-Listed for the Papatango Prize.
During 2016 I worked with Nuffield Theatre (Southampton), New Diorama Theatre (London), Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, Tucked in Productions at Kensington Palace, and Reading Between The Lines (Reading). I also worked on educational projects with The Watermill, Rose Theatre Kingston, and Read College in Reading.
My play Oscar Wilde on Trial enjoyed a sell-out run at Reading Gaol for Artangel and Reading Between the Lines, in September.
My production of Hardboiled: The Fall of Sam Shadow was nominated for two 2016 Off West End Awards (Best Director, Best Designer) and received five stars in TimeOut in February 2016.
My adaptation of Macbeth, for a cast of three, toured with The Watermill Theatre, directed by Cressida Brown, during November and December 2015.
I trained as an actress after studying Literature at Durham University, founded the new writing ensemble Debut Theatre Company, and was the Outreach Director at The Watermill Theatre in Berkshire, where I worked for seven years.
The Glove Thief (Writer) commissioned by Tonic, published by Nick Hern Books. Performed by students at Rose Bruford College in June 2017, directed by Ola Ince.
Greenham: One Hundred Years of War and Peace (Writer) commissioned by Greenham Common Trust, a large scale outdoor work performed on Greenham Common September 8th and 9th 2017 featuring up to 500 community and professional participants. Directed by Sophie Austin.
The Life and Death of Reading's Buried King (Writer) a one-off free open air performance outside the The Oracle Centre in Reading on 15th September.
Matilda the Empress (Writer) commissioned by Reading Between the Lines, November 2nd - 18th 2017. Directed by Hal Chambers.
Susanna Shakespeare (Working title - Writer) R&D at Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, January 2016
Hardboiled - The Fall of Sam Shadow (Director / Co-Writer) at New Diorama Theatre, February 9th – 27th 2016
The Railway Children (Adaptor) for The Watermill Senior Youth Theatre, April 6th - 9th 2016
Finding Victoria (Working title - Writer) R&D with Tucked in Productions and Kensington Palace, April 2016
Playhouse Creatures (Director) - Read College Acting Students, South Hill Park, June 2016
Twelfth Night (Director) - Rose Theatre, Kingston (young people's project), August 2016
Oscar Wilde on Trial (Writer) - Artangel and Reading Between the Lines, Reading Gaol, September - October 2016