Anna
Ledwich

Anna began her directing career at Theatre 503 where she directed a number of world premieres before being made an Associate Director in 2005. She was awarded the Michael and Morvern Heller Director's Bursary at Chichester Festival Theatre where she assisted directors such as Richard Eyre and Rupert Goold. In 2012 Anna was made co-Artistic Director of Theatre on the Fly at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Anna received the Gate Theatre/Headlong New Directions Award for her adaptation of Frank Wedekind's Lulu in 2010 and was nominated for the 2015 Olivier Award Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for her production of Four Minutes Twelve Seconds at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs. Four Minutes Twelve Seconds transferred to Trafalgar Studios in November 2015.

Anna has directed at major drama schools in the UK and is a regular tutor at the Actor's Centre in London.

Anna worked on The Stick House for Raucous Collective and Bristol OId Vic, a site specific performance which took place in tunnels underneath Bristol Temple Meads Station in September 2015. In 2016 Anna directed three plays at Hampstead Theatre; The Argument by William Boyd, Labyrinth by Beth Steel and Kiss Me by Richard Bean (which later transferred to Trafalgar Studios). In 2018 she directed Luke Barnes’ new play No One Will Tell Me How to Start A Revolution at Hampstead Theatre, and this year she became Chichester Festival Theatre’s writer in residence.

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Theatre

Director 

Writer Kellie Smith
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
Writer Sarah Burgess

Nominated for 2018 Olivier Award Best Comedy

Hampstead Theatre
Dry Powder
Olivier Award Nomination
Writer Sarah Burgess
Starring
  • Hayley Atwell
  • The game is on in this breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy exploring the vision, the vulnerability, and the vilification of those shaping - and skewing - the economy.


    Hampstead Theatre
    Writer Emily Jenkins
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Writer Luke Barnes
    Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
    Writer Sonja Linden
    Southwark Playhouse
    Writer Richard Bean
    Starring
  • Claire Lams
  • Ben Lloyd-Hughes
  • Love story about two people struggling to escape the ghosts and guilty of their pasts

    Hampstead Theatre / Trafalgar Studios
    Writer Beth Steel
    Starring
  • Sean Delaney
  • Tom Weston-Jones
  • Eric Kofi Abrefa
  • Joseph Balderrama
  • Philip Bird
  • Thriller about the fallout from the economic crises in Latin America in the 1970s

    Hampstead Theatre
    Writer William Boyd
    Starring
  • Oliver Dimsdale
  • Ryan Early
  • Diana Hardcastle
  • Rebecca Humphries
  • Marianne Oldham
  • Darkly comic play examining the long term effects of words spoken in the heat of the moment

    Hampstead Theatre
    Four Minutes Twelve Seconds
    Nominated: Olivier Award, Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
    Writer James Fritz
    Starring
  • Alexander Arnold
  • Kate Maravan
  • Jonathan McGuinnes
  • Ria Zmitrowicz
  • Drama following the consequences of online actions on a family

    Hampstead Theatre & Trafalgar Studios
    Producer The Raucous Collective & Bristol Old Vic
    Writer Sharon Clark
    Starring
  • Lucy May Rothwell
  • Gareth David-Lloyd
  • Christopher Elson
  • Narrative piece combining  live performance, music, projection, pervasive media and digital technology

    Bristol Temple Meads Station
    Writer Fiona Doyle
    Starring
  • Elaine Cassidy
  • Gary Lilburn
  • Edward Macliam
  • Charlotte Randler
  • Thriller set on an isolated farm where nature is becoming ever more unpredictable and dangerous

    Hampstead Theatre
    Writer Rona Munro

    24 hour play as part Heroines, based on news stories from the previous week featuring central female characters

    National Theatre Temporary Space & Spinx Women Centre Stage Festival
    Writer Susanna Hislop
    Starring
  • Susanna Hislop
  • One woman show devised with Susanna Hislop

    BAC & Summerhall, Edinburgh
    Writer Alexandra Wood
    Starring
  • Geraldine Alexander
  • Gunnar Cauthary
  • David Hounslow
  • Jodie McNee
  • Play about a couple in their twenties who move to Dubai

    Hampstead Theatre
    Writer Rona Munro
    Starring
  • Ryan Early
  • Siobhan Hewlett
  • Emily Joyce
  • Sky Lourie
  • Drama about a man who wakes up from a car crash and unable to recognise his girlfriend

    Hampstead Theatre
    Writer Dennis Potter
    Starring
  • Gary Beadle
  • Ryan Early
  • Leila Farzad
  • Richard Frame
  • Gregory Gudgeon
  • Play about a group of bickering schoolchildren set during the Second World War

    Chichester Festival Theatre
    Writer Carol Gilligan
    Starring
  • Gabriella Foley
  • Martha Pardoe
  • Sharnae Wilson
  • Presented as part of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer

    Lyric Theatre
    Writer Arthur Schnitzler
    Starring
  • Jon Foster
  • Leah Muller
  • Luke Neal
  • Rebecca Scroggs
  • Adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's novella about a husband and wife who are driven apart through erotic revenge

    Gate Theatre
    Producer Headlong
    Writer Frank Wedekind
    Starring
  • Sean Campion
  • Michael Colgan
  • Paul Copley
  • Helena Easton
  • Jack Gordon
  • Adaptation by Anna of Frederick Wedekind's novel about a young femme fatale

    Gate Theatre
    Writer Bryony Lavery
    Starring
  • Edward Eustace
  • Felix Mosse
  • Sam O'Hanlon
  • Alfie Jones
  • New adaptation of the classic story by Charles Dickens, Chichester Festival Youth Theatre Christmas show

    Chichester Festival Theatre
    Producer Fish Productions Company
    Writer Tennessee Williams
    Starring
  • Jennifer Higham
  • Ted Van Griethuysen
  • David Hartley
  • Diana Kent
  • Edward Hughes
  • European premiere of three of Tenessee Williams' short plays

    Trafalgar Studios
    Writer Jason Hall
    Starring
  • Kristian Bruun
  • Daniel Fine
  • Play about two brothers travelling to see their father who has Guillain–Barré syndrome

    Theatre 503
    Writer Raimondo Cortese
    Starring
  • Paul Ellis
  • Debra Low
  • Barry Rocard
  • Alexandra Williams
  • Series of duologues

    Finborough Theatre
    Writer Ben Ellis

    Series of four interwoven monologues about the effects of GM crops

    Theatre 503 & Dublin Fringe Festival
    Writer Rachel Barnett
    Harrow Arts Centre & Theatre 503

    Writer 

    Director Dale Rooks
    Chichester Festival Theatre
    Director Daniel Hill
    Chichester Festival Youth Theatre
    Director Dale Rooks
    Chichester Festival Theatre

    Associate Director 

    Director Peter DuBois
    Writer Zach Braff
    Starring
  • Zach Braff
  • Eve Myles
  • Paul Hilton
  • Susannah Fielding
  • Tragicomedy about a man whose suicide attempt at a remote beach house is interrupted by the arrival of three strangers

    Duke of York's Theatre
    Director Richard Eyre
    Writer Noel Coward
    Starring
  • Kim Cattrall
  • Paul Gross
  • Simon Paisley Day
  • Caroline Lena Olsson
  • Anna Madeley
  • Comedy about two honeymooning couples who discover that their ex-partner is in the room next door

    Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto & Music Box Theatre, Broadway
    Producer Headlong
    Director Rupert Goold
    Writer Luigi Pirandello
    Starring
  • Freya Parker
  • Jamie Bower
  • Christine Entwisle
  • Denise Gough
  • Noma Dumezweni
  • Tour of Rupert Goold and Ben Power's adaptation

    UK Tour
    Producer Headlong
    Director Rupert Goold
    Writer Luigi Pirandello
    Starring
  • Ian McDiarmid
  • Noma Dumezweni
  • Denise Gough
  • John Mackay
  • New adaptation by Ben Power and Rupert Goold of Luigi Priandello's modernist play

    West End, Sydney International Festival & Perth International Festival
    Producer English Touring Theatre
    Director Jonathan Church
    Starring
  • Christopher Timothy
  • Oliver Cotton
  • Sorcha Cusack
  • Damien O’Hare
  • Drama set during the American Depression in the 1930s

    Birmingham Rep & West Yorkshire Playhouse

    Associate Director