11 November 1959 |
London, United Kingdom
|Education||St Paul's Girls' School|
|Alma mater||Newnham College|
|Occupation||Theatre and opera director, actress|
Early life and education
Arden was born in London in 1959 and studied English from 1978 to 1981 at Newnham College, Cambridge.
Théâtre de Complicité
For Opera North, Arden has directed The Magic Flute, The Return of Ulysses, La Traviata and The Cunning Little Vixen. In addition, for the English National Opera, she has directed The Rake’s Progress. At Glyndebourne Festival Opera, she has directed Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Rachmaninov’s The Miserly Knight, Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.and Rossini's The Barber of Seville.
- Time Out Award 1987
- Olivier Award 1991
- Olivier Nomination The Rakes Progress 2002
- European Woman of Achievement Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to pan-European understanding and progress that provides and inspiration to others 2003
Productions with Théâtre de Complicité
- 1983: Put It On Your Head (The Almeida Theatre, London) — as actress
- 1985: A Minute Too Late (until 2005 all over Europe, in the USA, South Amerika, Israel and Sri Lanka) — co-director
- 1986: Foodstuff — actress
- 1986: Please, Please, Please — director and actress
- 1987: Anything For A Quiet Life (The Almeida Theatre, London, and in 1989 as TV production for Channel 4) — actress
- 1988: Burning Ambition
- 1989: Dürrenmatt: The Visit (London, Zürich, Hongkong, Australien) — director (with Simon McBurney)
- 1989: The Phantom Violin — actress
- 1992: The Street of Crocodiles, a both the life and work of writer Bruno Schulz (Royal National Theatre, thereafter on a worldwide tour) — actress
- 1992: Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale (Seymour Theatre Centre Sydney, thereafter in Hongkong and London) — director
- 1994: The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol (Manchester and thereafter tour til 1996) — collaboration
- 1994: Out of a house walked a man … — collaboration
- 1997: John Berger: To The Wedding (Radio production for BBC Radio 3) — speaker
- 1999: Mnemonic
- 2013: The Lionboy (Bristol Old Vic, thereafter on Tour) — director
- "ARDEN, Annabel Kate, (Mrs Stephen Jeffreys)". Who's Who 2015. A & C Black. 2014.
- "The Decline of the Theatre Director?". Inside Out Festival. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Annabel Arden – Director". Performing Arts. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Portrait of the artist: Annabel Arden, director". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 April 2014.