THEATRE DIRECTOR EMMA LUCIA

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AT CLWYD THEATR CYMRU

A Christmas Carol

This is a rare Christmas treat, the audience was utterly spellbound - The Stage

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

A Doll’s House

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, written in 1879, rapidly became the focus of feminism. This version, by Frank McGuinness, directed by Emma Lucia, creates a visceral and riveting evening - Western Mail

A Doll’s House

By Henrik Ibsen

A History of Falling Things

New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Emma Lucia's production handles the gear changes to some touching moments very well. It is never cloying, and manages to walk the tightrope between eliciting sympathy for the characters' plight, and feeling frustrated at their inability to get better - The Sentinel

A History of Falling Things

By James Graham

Arms and the Man

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Lucia leaves no stone unturned in her determination to make her production accessible and extremely watchable without compromising its intelligence - The Daily Post

Arms and the Man

By George Bernard Shaw

Copenhagen

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

In Emma Lucia's electrifying production we see the three characters circling each other, approaching, retreating, colliding and behaving, of course, like the very particles they are discussing - Theatre In Wales

Copenhagen

By Michael Frayn

Educating Rita

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Both actors, helped by Emma Lucia’s discrete direction, create rounded, flawed people. Both are excellent too in bringing to electrifying life the unseen people, partner, husband, flatmate, students, they meet outside the confines of the room - The Stage

Educating Rita

By Willy Russell

Ghosts

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Mike Poulton’s adaptation runs for approximately one hundred minutes without an interval, but Emma Lucia’s skilful direction ensures that seems like no time at all as the increasingly bleak events are revealed and the production heads towards a shattering climax - The British Theatre Guide

Ghosts

By Henrik Ibsen

God of Carnage

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Emma Lucia’s sure and confident direction moves the play at a fair lick. She ensures all the elements from high comedy to anger; from profundity to farce and from mayhem through shock to deadly silence come together as a cohesive whole - What’s On Stage

God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza

Shakespeare's Will

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Canadian writer Vern Thiessen has fleshed out the bones of Anne’s day-to-day existence and actor Vivien Parry, helped by director Emma Lucia, has brought the character into three dimensions in this superb British premiere at Mold - Western Mail

Shakespeare's Will

By Vern Thiessen

Silent Night

Theatre In The Quarter

This concise and heart-felt First World War tale makes a creditable contribution to the genre…touchingly but unsentimentally recounts the events leading up to the Christmas Eve truce of 1914 through the eyes of soldiers from the Cheshire Regiment.  - The Stage

Silent Night

By Helen Newall

The Herbal Bed

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

 

It’s a simply perfect evening...I’ve been reviewing at Clwyd for a quarter of a century now and ‘The Herbal Bed’ is an absolute highlight - Shropshire Events and What's On Guide

The Herbal Bed

By Peter Whelan

The Keepers of the Keys - Cadw Project

The Keepers of the Keys - Cadw Project

By Emma Lucia, Rachel Catherall and Steve Peake