Sally
Cookson

Theatre director

Sally Cookson trained at LAMDA and worked as an actor for ten years before embarking on a freelance directing career.


She has worked on productions for theatres including the Old Vic London, the Bristol Old Vic, the National Theatre, the Duke of York's and the Rose Theatre Kingston.


Most recently Sally has directed A Monster Calls at The Old Vic, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe at The Bridge Theatre and Peter Pan at The National Theatre.

She is an associate artist at BOV where productions include Jane Eyre, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Treasure Island, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Papa Please Get the Moon for Me, Clown, Strange Case, Pericles, Pains of Youth, The Visit.

Her numerous collaborations with Travelling Light theatre include Strictly Balti by Saikat Ahammed, The Ugly Duckling Devised based on Hans Christian Anderson, Boing!, How Cold My Toes, Shadowplay, Cloudland Devised based on the book by John Burningham, Lenny by Francis Monty, Bob the Man on the Moon Devised based on the book by Simon Bartram.


Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism. ★★★★★

Susannah Clapp
The Observer on Jane Eyre

It is heartbreaking, spectacular, harsh, happy. A monster hit. ★★★★★

Dominic Maxwell
The Times on A Monster Calls

An edgy and dazzling production that lights up the National Theatre ★★★★★

Ben Dowell
Radio Times on Peter Pan

A huge-hearted show that has rough magic dancing in its bones ★★★★★

Claire Allfree
Metro on The Lion,The Witch and The Wardrobe

CV

Theatre

Director 

Writer Ross Willis
Bristol Old Vic
A Monster Calls
Nominated for Olivier Award

Devised based on the novel by
Patrick Ness

Old Vic Theatre London
Producer ElliotHarper Productions

Devised based on the Novel by C.S. Lewis

West Yorkshire Playhouse
Peter Pan
Nominated for Olivier Award
Writer J.M. Barrie
National Theatre

Devised based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte

National Theatre
Hetty Feather
Nominated for Olivier Award
Producer Kenny Wax Productions

Devised based on the Novel by Jaqueline Wilson

Duke of York's and Vaudeville Theatre
Producer Kenny Wax Productions

Devised based on the Film by Fellini

The Other Place
Producer Kenny Wax Productions

Devised based on the book by Michael Rosen

Writer Shakespeare
The Rose Theatre
Writer Brendan Kennelly
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Cinderella - A Fairytale
Nominated for Olivier Award

Devised based on the Grimm brothers' story

Tobacco Factory Theatre

Devised based on Arabian Nights

Tobacco Factory Theatre

Devised based on the book by
Dodie Smith

Tobacco Factory Theatre

Devised based on book by Julia Donaldson

Scamp Theatre

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson

Freckle Theatre