The First Woman to become a stage and screen fight director, Alison de Burgh is no stranger to bows, knives and swords. She shares with First Women her journey to her first which, it seems, was no less of a battle…
Susan Stroman, Garrick Theatre. Ian Masters, Ed Hughes, National Youth Theatre. Ivo van Hove, Young Vic. Helena Kaut-Howson, Belgrade Theatre Coventry. Paul Warwick, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. Anthony Bates, National Theatre. Elen Bowman National Theatre of Wales.
Jatinder Varma, National Theatre. David Lan, Wyndhams Theatre, Luc Bondy, Chichester Festival Theatre. Ben Ormerod, Gate Theatre. Kenny Ireland, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh. OPERA includes Richard Jones, Frankfurt Theatre. FILM Katherine Windfield, Student Film for YTV.
Alison has worked extensively in the theatre, regularly creating fights for productions at Derby Playhouse; the Byre Theatre, St. Andrews; the Belgrade, Coventry; the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; Dundee Rep and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. She has regularly worked on productions with drama students at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was Fight Master at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art from 1996 – 2005.