Renata Allen / Biography


Renata Allen is a freelance theatre practitioner and teacher. She is a published playwright, professional theatre director and former Director of Drama at Kingston Grammar School and St Dunstan’s College, London.

Her plays include The Magic Story Book, which won the TMA Regional Theatre Award for Best Production for Children and Young People award when it played at The Oxford Playhouse in 1992 and The Witch and the Magic Mountain that was nominated for the same award in 1994. Recent professional productions include 3 Bears for The Story Museum in Oxford 2016/17, Good Clown Bad Clown which played the Christmas season at The Bristol Old Vic Studio in 2012 and Before the Tempest which played at The Old Fire Station, Oxford for the Hidden Spire project, 2015. Renata is also a professional theatre director. Recently she co-directed As You Like It with John Retallack for Corpus Christi College, Oxford in Spring 2017, directed Dangling, a new play by Abi Hood at The Burton Taylor Studio and Courtyard Theatre, London in Spring 2016,  and directed for The English Speaking Theatre of Vienna in Autumn 2015. She leads playwriting projects in Oxford schools and at Oxford Playhouse.

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Recent Work