Marianne Elliott has recently directed Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic. She is an Associate Director of the National Theatre, where she has co-directed War Horse (also West End and Broadway; Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play), and directed The Light Princess, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also West End; Olivier Awards for Best Director and Best New Play; South Bank Sky Arts Award), Port, Season’s Greetings, Women Beware Women, All’s Well That Ends Well, Mrs Affleck, Harper Regan, Saint Joan (Olivier Award for best revival, South Bank Show Award), Thérèse Raquin, and Pillars of the Community (Evening Standard Best Director Award). She was an Associate Director at the Royal Court, where her productions include Stoning Mary, Notes on Falling Leaves, The Sugar Syndrome and Local. Previously she was an Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester where she directed Port, Design for Living, Les Blancs, As You Like It, A Woman of No Importance, Nude with Violin, Fast Food, Martin Yesterday, Deep Blue Sea, Mad for It, Poor Superman and I Have Been Here Before. Other theatre includes Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC in 2006; The Little Foxes at the Donmar; and Terracotta at Hampstead and Birmingham Rep.