Ling Williams

Emily is currently a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre and is part of the Fresh Direction group at the Young Vic. She was previously the Trainee Director at Paines Plough where she directed Turbines which premiered at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before transferring to the Gate Theatre. As an assistant/associate director she has worked at the Young Vic, Chichester Festival Theatre, NT Studio, Soho Theatre, Arcola Theatre and Paines Plough. She most recently directed text me when you’re home by Zia Ahmed as part of Five Plays at the Young Vic. Emily has also completed the Soho Theatre Writers Lab and is currently attached to co-direct a project with Metal Rabbit Productions.




Writer Zia Ahmed

Five Plays - Jerwood Assistant Director Programme

Young Vic
Writer Megan Cowley
New Earth Theatre
Writer Kim Ho

Staged reading

Yellow Earth/ Tristan Bates Theatre

Assorted Dialogues

Yellow Earth
Writer Henry Devas
Rose Bruford / Hoxton Hall
Writer Sarah McDonald-Hughes
Paines Plough / RWCMD / Gate Theatre
Writer Duncan Macmillan
The Young Vic

Assistant Director 

Director Yaël Farber
Writer Federico García Lorca, adapted by Marina Carr
Young Vic
Director Natalie Abrahami
Writer Charlotte Jones
Chichester Festival Theatre
Director Alan Strachan
Writer Enid Bagnold
Chichester Festival Theatre
Director James Grieve
Writer Elinor Cook
Paines Plough / Orange Tree / Theatr Clywd
Director James Grieve
Writer Brad Birch
Paines Plough / Orange Tree / Theatr Clywd
Director James Grieve
Writer Sarah McDonald-Hughes
Paines Plough / Orange Tree / Theatr Clwyd
Director Ria Parry
Writer Christine Bacon
Arcola Theatre