BETHANY PITTS: Past Work
Bethany's full cv is here
Juniper and Jules by Stephanie Martin (listed in The Evening Standard and Exeunt's recommendations of shows at VAULT festival) 23rd - 27th January
Juniper has liked girls, (only girls), for as long as she can remember.
Jules didn’t realise she could like girls because no-one ever told her it was an option.
Jules isn’t naturally monogamous, she doesn’t think. She’s always liked to be different. She wants to make new rules.
Juniper is more interested in peace and quiet and happiness (and making sure the washing-up gets done by bedtime).
A play about what it means to fall in love, fall out of love, and how we can choose to fall back in love again.
A play about identities and new possibilities.
A play about how we lust, love, laugh, bicker and care for each other.
A play about making new rules.
A play exploring what it means to be a queer woman.
A play exploring bisexuality and polyamory.
Beth directs two plays for the Edinburgh Festival 2018
F**K YOU PAY ME
An anarchic, unprecedented and hilarious insight into the life of a stripper in London's fast-changing cityscape. It's lunchtime, Bea hasn't slept, and she's dreading going home to face the consequences of last night; when her Catholic mum found out what she really does for a living... Directed by Fringe First winner Bethany Pitts, with live sound from DJ Kitt Proudfoot. 'The euphoric sound of a women reclaiming her power' ***** (App.Hiive.co.uk). 'A thoroughly entertaining hour of fleabag-ish fun' (Stage). 'Impeccable comic timing' **** (TheatreBubble.com). Winner: People's Choice Award, Vault Festival 2018.
POWER PLAY - SOMEBODY
What makes a woman? Facing motherhood and marriage, Girl is on the edge of womanhood. The play examines the events that shaped her identities and values, as it takes us on a journey back through Girl's childhood through to her present. Set in a real house. It runs alongside their Fringe survey and data activism campaign, which aims to analyse, and expose gender inequality in fringe and grassroots theatre
Frogman with curious directive
Brutal Cessation by Milly Thomas (Edinburgh 2017)
"In an inspired directorial choice from Bethany Pitts, the stage gets messier, with watermelon, ketchup, spaghetti, as the scale of the dysfunction of their relationship becomes apparent." -Exeunt
"Director Bethany Pitts' use of food to symbolise images of violence is both critically informed and fantastic to watch." -A Younger Theatre
"Brutal Cessation ...[is] directed with an eye for the humour found in moments of bleakness by Bethany Pitts" -The Independent
Spine by Clara Brennan (Edinburgh 2014 / Soho / UK Tour 2016)
"[Spine] isn't afraid to wear either its heart or its politics on its sleeve. It's all the better for it in a production by Bethany Pitts...that reminds that we can change the world beginning with ourselves and our own community." -Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
"Directed by Bethany Pitts with a near relentless sense of pace, Wyatt has both a brash demand to be heard while delivering a subtle undertow which hooks you into Amy's life" -The Stage
"Brennan, Wyatt, and director Bethany Pitts have together produced a vital piece of theatre... Bethany Pitts' direction was, as always, pitch perfect." -Londontheatre1.com
"As directed by Bethany Pitts, and stunningly performed by Rosie Wyatt, it is also a thoroughly moving experience." -Alex Sierz
Tether by Isley Lynn (Edinburgh 2015)
"I'm incredibly glad to have experienced [Tether] first in the context of this strong production from director Bethany Pitts.
The overriding sensation of watching Tether is one of physical tension... surging forward, urgent, relentless." -Exeunt
"An unmissable new play... Director Bethany Pitts uses simple but effective staging." -The Plays the Thing
Desert by the MolinoGroup (Bike Shed Theatre and UK Tour 2014)
"Every aspect of this productions is a model of elegant concision" -Exeunt