CAROLINE LESLIE - CO-FOUNDER
Caroline was a co-founder of The Company and directed its award-winning first production, 'The Rose and the Ring' followed by 'Merrily We Roll Along'.
Caroline trained at Bristol University, the Central School of Speech and Drama and The King’s Head Theatre. She has directed Hay Fever, Kindertransport, The Crucible, Stars in The Morning Sky and After Mrs Rochester (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama); The Herbal Bed, Master Harold and The Boys, Going to the Chapel, Lonestar Mark 3 and Cinderella (Salisbury Playhouse); My Fair Lady (Storm on the Lawn, Theatre Royal Bath); Top Girls (Birmingham); Tales from Hans (Creation Theatre Company, Oxford). She also directed Don Juan Comes Back From The War for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and, in 2008, spent the summer in Korea, directing the 39 Steps, having previously staff directed a new production by Maria Aitken at The Criterion Theatre in the West End.
Caroline worked as Staff Director on Pains of Youth with Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre, directed Cinderella at the Salisbury Playhouse, Hello Again at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Daisy Pulls it Off at the Watermill. She has also worked on extensive community projects for the Young Vic Theatre, and led an exploratory workshop based on the Lanford Wilson play Burn This. She was the Artistic Associate Director for the National Youth Music Theatre in 2007, directing Fiddler on the Roof (Bridewell Theatre) and Neil Simon's Little Me (Bloomsbury Theatre).