Sophie
Lifschutz

Theatre, film and television director

Sophie has directed prime-time television and her theatre work has gained 5 stars in The Times, Critics' Choice in Time Out and an Evening Standard Award nomination. She is a regular director at the BBC, directing Eastenders and Doctors.

Amongst other theatre productions, Sophie directed Kieron Barry's sell-out verbatim play Stockwell which played at the Landor Theatre to critical acclaim. It subsequently transferred to the Tricycle where it helped win the theatre a Liberty Human Rights Award.

Sophie has assisted at Shakespeare's Globe, the Rose Theatre in Kingston and the Soho Theatre, amongst others. She spent 18 months at the National Theatre, first as Resident Director of the NT Studio and then as Staff Director on Howard Davies' The Last of the Haussmans and Katie Mitchell's Hansel and Gretel. Sophie staff directed Olivier Award-winning Goodnight Mister Tom on its Number One tour prior to the West End transfer.


CV

Television

Director 

Doctors
3 x 30'
BBC for BBC1
Eastenders
32 x 30'
Producer Lorraine Newman & Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Starring
  • Rita Simons
  • Shane Richie
  • Steve McFadden
  • Danny Dyer
  • Kellie Bright
  • Jessie Wallace
  • BBC for BBC1

    Film

    Director 

    Online film for House of Fraser

    Shoot The Company

    Writer & Director & Producer 

    Starring
  • Richard Keightley
  • Debut short film

    Theatre

    Director 

    Writer Jack Klaff
    Starring
  • Jack Klaff
  • One man show about the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa in 1960
    Finborough Theatre
    Producer Perfect Pitch
    Writer Dougal Irvine
    New musical set in cyberspace
    Trafalgar Studios 2
    Writer Kieron Barry
    Verbatim play about the shooting of Brazilian electrician Jean-Charles de Menezes
    Tricycle Theatre, Landor Theatre
    Writer Kieron Barry
    Starring
  • Christina Carty
  • Holly Quinn
  • Polly Whybrow
  • Contemporary black comedy set in an all-girls’ boarding school
    King’s Head Theatre
    Producer Downstageleft
    Writer Tamsin Oglesby
    Dark comedy about three childhood friends who can’t escape their past
    Courtyard Theatre
    Writer Kieron Barry
    Starring
  • Gary Mackay
  • Imagining scenes from the inquiry the government refused to hold into the suspicious deaths of four young soldiers at the Deepcut barracks
    Landor Theatre
    Producer Hidden Pearl Productions
    Writer James Saunders
    Starring
  • Gary Mackay
  • Ellie Hale
  • Alix Wilton Regan
  • 2-hander psychological drama
    New End Theatre, Edinburgh Festival