Franny Anne Rafferty
Training: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
Recipient of the MGCFutures 2017 Assistant Director Award with Mercury Colchester.
Current project/s: Associate Director Six The Musical UK productions, director attached to Barlow & Smith’s new musical Vanya’s, and writing-developing Wreckclamation.
Credits as Director: More Light by Bryony Lavery (Online rehearsed reading, Drink The Ink & Magnetic Studios 2020); Saving Rachel (Fertility Fest 2019, Olympia); Vanya’s by Barlow & Smith (MMD workshop); The Field by Lydia Thomson for Rapid Write Response (Theatre 503); A West End Christmas (Cadogen Hall); The Fun Club presents… [Working Title] (Camden People’s Theatre); Jonathan Larson’s Tick, tick… Boom!, and The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan (Bridewell Theatre).
As Associate Director: Six The Musical (UK Tour, West End and NCL Cruises 2019-2020); Turn Of The Screw (UK Tour 2019); The Rink (Southwark Playhouse); Titanic The Musical (UK /Ireland Tour and Hamburg State Opera); and Spamalot (UK Tour 2018).
As Assistant Director: Pickle Jar (Soho Theatre); Turn of the Screw (Mercury Colchester and UK Tour 2018); Ever Onward Workshop (The Other Palace); and Spamalot (UK Tour 2017).
As Producer for Lyric Hammersmith: Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone (Olivier Award nominated Best Musical Revival, 2016); and Herons by Simon Stephens.
Franny is passionate about providing mentorship to emerging artists, supporting and developing projects, and delivering workshops in audition technique, devising for theatre, acting through song, page-to-stage techniques and rehearsal preparation. Franny enjoys being a regular practitioner with MPA College, Creative Collective Initiative, local schools and the Director’s Charitable Foundation.
Represented by Gavin Barker Associates.