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Peta Lily

Peta’s 2017 Course: The Alchemy of Archetypes


Peta Lily - Drama and Theatre Course for actorsPeta Lily is a performer, theatre maker and director. She is well-known for her substantial solo career with well-reviewed shows including Wendy Darling, Beg, Invocation and Chastity Belt (Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2013). She also worked with the David Glass Ensemble; Whale and Gormenghast and Claire Dowie; All Over Lovely. She has toured the UK, Europe, Mexico, Indonesia, Argentina, Chile, Hong Kong, Australia and Brazil.

She trained with Jacques Le Coq, Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux, Theatre du Mouvement, Yoshi Oida, Carlo Boso (Commedia dell ‘Arte), Sankai Juku and Natsu Nakajima (Butoh Dance), and Mike Alfreds (Theatre Direction).

Lily teaches at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Circus Space (NCCA), and The Actor’s Centre. She has also taught at École Philippe Gaulier and other major Drama Schools. She serves as Auditions Chair at RCSSD.

As a director, works include Je Regrette for Sarah-Louise Young, Rough Magic for LCF at Wilton’s Music Hall, Rhythm Town for Juggling on Tap, Loneliness Street Cabaret for Beautiful Mess Theatre, Hamlet or Die at the Hong Kong Fringe, The Maids, Low in the Dark and Bertolt for Tryfus and Meta in Portugal, & About the Oranges for Robbie Gringras, Israel. She was movement director for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Library Theatre, Manchester.

She has written three plays: The Porter’s Daughter (Cockpit Theatre, London and NTC tour), Blame (Teatro Mechanis, Athens) and Random Oracle (Unity Theatre, Liverpool).

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