Bethany Pitts

Bethany Pitts is an award winning director and dramaturg, specialising in new work with a focus on female driven stories, contemporary political work and revisions of classical texts.

She trained on the National Theatre Studio Directors Course and as the Resident Assistant Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth and Theatre 503. She is an Associate Director of the new writing company Poleroid Theatre and has read scripts extensively, including for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and Papatango.  

Her recent credits include: Sylvia (English Theatre Frankfurt), The Misandrist (Arcola Theatre) and A Different Class (Queen's Theatre Hornchurch). She is currently developing an adaptation of Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf with the writer Maud Dromgoole under the mentorship of Katie Mitchell.

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"Bethany Pitts' production is highly engaging...".
WhatsOnStage; The Misandrist, Arcola Theatre (2023)
"Bethany Pitts directs with flair and resourcefulness,... she sets up a determined pace that's unceasingly entertaining and visually engaging".
Broadway World; The Misandrist, Arcola Theatre (2023)
★★★★ "All given a breakneck pace by director Bethany Pitts, who balances the punchy nature of the quickfire segments with more tentative building of connection as Nick and Rachel slowly explore their boundaries".
The Reviews Hub.; The Misandrist, Arcola Theatre (2023)
"...superb acting in Bethany Pitts' simple but clear and classy staging... [it] achieves a sort of fluid musicality".
WhatsOnStage; The Beach House, Park Theatre (2023)
"Beautifully directed by Bethany Pitts...".
The Guardian; Juniper and Jules, Soho Theatre (2022)
★★★★ "[A] ribald and funny examination of love and attraction."
The Stage; Juniper and Jules, Soho Theatre (2019)
★★★★ "A sharply observant comedy-drama."
Attitude; Juniper and Jules, Soho Theatre (2019)
★★★★★ "Director Bethany Pitts lets the play breathe, the rhythm is as perfect as the waves we hear on the shore, and the design is a triumph." (Critic's Choice 2021)
British Theatre Guide; Sirens, Mercury Theatre (2021)
★★★★★ "From a production standpoint, the show is a marvel of anarchic energy and high camp design. Masterfully directed by Bethany Pitts and beautifully designed by Naomi Kuyck-Cohen, the show combines poetry, direct address, audience participation, and set-pieces – both surreal and enchanting – to truly immersive effect."
Everything Theatre; Fuck You Pay Me, Bunker Theatre (2019)
★★★★ "The beats and rhythms of Bethany Pitts’s production are very appealing."
Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard; A Funny Thing Happened, Finborough Theatre (2018)
★★★★ "Directed with an eye for the humour found in moments of bleakness by Bethany Pitts."
The Independent; Brutal Cessation, Theatre503 (2017)
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