Kimberley Sykes is a freelance theatre director with experience in classical plays, new writing and devised work. Her most recent work as associate director on the RSC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation toured the country, incorporating a professional cast of 19 with 84 amateur actors and 580 schoolchildren, all of whom spoke Shakespeare’s text on stage. Kimberley’s directing credits include Whose Sari Now? (Rasa), In the Solitude of Cotton Fields (Tristan Bates), Mark and the Marked, The Hate Play (Box Clever), Pieces (New Diorama), How I Skinned My Sister (Tamasha) SATB (Soho Theatre). Kimberley has worked as Associate Director for Donmar Warehouse and Trafalgar Studios. Assistant director credits include The National Theatre, RSC, Headlong and the West End. Kimberley trained on the Directing BA at Rose Bruford College and the National Theatre Studio Directors Course.