Sophie grew up in South Shropshire and was based in Ireland from 2002 to 2016. She has directed four productions as Artistic Director of Pentabus: Festival!, Here I Belong, Wolves Are Coming For You and New Futures. Previously she was co-artistic director of WillFredd Theatre, Associate Director of Rough Magic in Dublin, Staff Director at English National Opera and Resident Assistant Director at the Abbey Theatre, Irelandâ€™s national theatre.
New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.