“Simply stunning… exceptional comic timing… enormous entertainment. Excellent and innovative use of the space from director Stanley makes this an excellent piece of theatre. ”
— At The Theatre

Directed by Vanessa-Faye in May 2019, this site-specific outdoor Shakespeare production for Northampton University BA (Hons) offered free, accessible theatre to the general public. Read the full review.

Vanessa-Faye worked with our 2nd yr Actors on an outdoor Shakespeare project over a four week period. Her example to the students of her attitude, commitment and professionalism was exemplary. Her excellent direction and support to our students culminated in great performances, enjoyed by a number of audiences over the production week. I have no hesitation in recommending Vanessa-Faye and am looking forward to working with her again in the near future.
— Chris Burdett (University of Northampton, Programme Leader BA (Hons) Acting and Creative Practice)

Shakespeare schools festival

From 2010-2015 Vanessa-Faye worked with the UK's largest youth drama festival to stage Shakespeare’s abridged plays with young people in major professional theatres across the country. She devised and delivered Shakespeare workshops for directors and students alike.






The workshop, both content and delivery, was of an excellent standard. I was incredibly impressed with how much was covered and in such detail and depth.
— Yvonne Murphy, producer/director, Omidaze Productions


As performer and workshop leader Vanessa-Faye delivered puppetry workshops for The National Theatre’s War Horse in the West End.

She was also commissioned by the NT learning department to create and deliver workshops in devising and story-telling, and workshops to coincide with the national history curriculum.







Previous clients include:

  • Directing end of year show for Northampton Unviersity BA (Hons) Acting course

  • Puppetry and devising workshop for the National Theatre

  • Movement direction for East End Shed

  • Actor training and Lecoq pedagogy for International Acting Academy and Identity School of Acting

  • Shakespeare and physical theatre workshops for Omidaze theatre company.

Contact Vanessa-Faye

Contact Vanessa Faye if you're interested in her running a workshop for you.