Natalie Abrahami is a British theatre director. She is Associate Director at the Young Vic in London and Associate Artist at Hull Truck Theatre. From 2007–12 she was joint Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre with Carrie Cracknell.
Abrahami attended sixth form at Latymer Upper School in west London and read English Literature at Christ's College, Cambridge before joining the Royal Court Theatre as a Graduate Trainee and then continuing her training at the National Theatre Studio and the Young Vic. Abrahami was awarded the James Menzies-Kitchin Trust Award for Directors for her production of Samuel Beckett's Play and Not I. Abrahami and Cracknell were awarded a grant from the Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs in 2009 to develop their vision of the Gate Elsewhere, involving co-production, touring and off-site presentations.
Selected directing credits include:
- Queen Anne by Helen Edmundson, Royal Shakespeare Company, 2015
- Hitchcock Blonde by Terry Johnson, Hull Truck Theatre, Regional Premiere, 2013.
- Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Creation Theatre Company, 2012.
- After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber, Classics for a New Climate, Young Vic, 2012.
- The Kreutzer Sonata by Nancy Harris (adapted from Leo Tolstoy's novella), Gate Theatre (World Premiere 2009) and La MaMa E.T.C, New York 2012.
- Yerma in a new version by Anthony Weigh – after Federico García Lorca, Hull Truck Theatre and Gate Theatre, World Premiere 2011.
- Pericles by William Shakespeare, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 2011.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, Headlong Theatre, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton and Hull Truck and Regional Tour, 2011.
- How To Be An Other Woman by Lorrie Moore (adapted by Abrahami), Gate Theatre, World Premiere 2010.
- Vanya by Sam Holcroft (inspired by Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya) Gate Theatre, World Premiere 2009.
- Guardians by Lucy Caldwell HighTide Festival, Halesworth, World Premiere 2009.
- Unbroken by Alexandra Wood (inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde) Gate Theatre, World Premiere 2009.
- Women in Love by Mark Ravenhill, site specific production, Pembridge Square, London, 2008.
- The Internationalist by Anne Washburn, Gate Theatre, UK Premiere 2008.
- The Eleventh Capital by Alexandra Wood, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, World Premiere, Winner of the 2007 George Devine Award 2007.
- Play and Not I by Samuel Beckett, Battersea Arts Centre, 2005.
- Human Rites by Amélie Nothomb, Southwark Playhouse, UK Premiere 2005.
- "New faces 2008: Theatre". The Guardian. London. 29 December 2007.
- Gardner, Lyn (20 April 2007). "It's time we got angrier". The Guardian. London.
- Winner 2005 | The JMK Trust
- Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs
- Hitchcock Blonde What's On Hull Truck
- Creation Theatre Merchant of Venice
- Young Vic Classics For A New Climate
- Lyn Gardner (22 March 2012). "After Miss Julie – review | Stage". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- Young Vic After Miss Julie
- Taylor, Paul (12 November 2009). "The Kreutzer Sonata, Gate Theatre, London". The Independent. London.
- Cavendish, Dominic (12 January 2012). "The Kreutzer Sonata, Gate Theatre, review". The Daily Telegraph. London.
- The Kreutzer Sonata
- The Kreutzer Sonata
- Yerma, Gate – review | Theatre
- View Production :: Open Air Theatre
- Billington, Michael (11 July 2011). "Pericles – review". The Guardian. London.
- Headlong – Exhilarating, provocative and original touring theatre :
- How To Be An Other Woman
- HighTide Festival Theatre: Guardians
- Shoot/ Get Treasure/ Repeat
- The Internationalist
- The Eleventh Capital at The Royal Court Theatre