Lucy Bailey studied English at Oxford University where she directed the world premiere of Lessness by Samuel Beckett in consultation with the author.
Lucy co-founded The Print Room a new venue in Notting Hill Gate and was artistic director from 2010 - 2012 . Shows she directed include: Fabrication, Snake in the Grass, Kingdom of Earth and Uncle Vanya with Iain Glen. She was co-founder and co-artistic director of the gogmagogs (1995 – 2007) a music theatre company comprising seven string players. She directed/devised seven shows with the company which toured through UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Brazil, Australia and the US.
Recent productions include: Oleanna (Bath Ustinov/Arts Theatre, West End); Ghosts (Royal & Derngate Northampton); Switzerland (Bath Ustinov/West End); Cave (a site specific opera for London Sinfonietta and Royal Opera House, at the Print Works London); Love From A Stranger (Royal & Derngate/ UK tour); The Graduate (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Leicester Curve); Comus, A Masque In Honour Of Chastity (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Globe); Kenny Morgan (Arcola, London).
Other theatre credits include: Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, Timon of Athens, As You Like It, The Maid’s Tragedy (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Winter’s Tale, Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar (RSC/ Stratford/London/New York); Baby Doll, The Night Season (National Theatre/West End); Great Expectations, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Dial M for Murder (West Yorkshire Playhouse/West End/UK tour); Gaslight (Royal & Derngate); The Importance of Being Ernest (West End/UK tour); Fortunes Fool (London’s Old Vic); King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath); The Beggar’s Opera (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Private Lives, Glass Eels, Comfort Me with Apples (Hampstead); Don’t Look Now (Crucible, Sheffield/Lyric Hammersmith); Tonight at 8.30, Stairs to the Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre).
Opera credits include: Gudrun Fier Sang (Copenhagen dry dock); Jenufa (English National Opera); Cheryoumushki 1958 (Lyric Hammersmith); Noyes Fludde, Triptych, Mary of Egypt (Aldeburgh Festival); Pasolini’s Teorema (Maggio Musicale Florence/Munich Biennale/Queen Elizabeth Hall); Mitridate (Wexford Opera Festival).