POLLY THOMAS
I love working with sound.

I am an award-winning radio and theatre director and producer, working with a range of companies, including Naked Productions, Avalon, Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, Sparklab, Somethin’ Else, Wellcome Trust and BBC Radio Drama.

I’ve been honoured with awards for my work. Twice shortlisted for Best Radio Drama producer, Radio Production Awards in 2014 and 2016, I won the award in 2010. In 2013, my production of THE LOST HONOUR OF KATHARINA BLUM (Heinrich Böll) won Best Series, BBC Audio Drama Awards and in the same year MY BOY, by Laura Lomas won a Sony Radio Academy Bronze Award.

Recent work includes producing STELLA, a premiere by Neil Bartlett for LIFT, Brighton Festival and Holland Festival (2016). I co-produced and directed three series of EMILE ZOLA: BLOOD, SEX AND MONEY for BBC Radio 4, starring Glenda Jackson, and co-wrote and produced a 3-part thriller for radio, THE EXCEPTION, together with Anders Ludorph in Copenhagen.

I also worked on a project about voice and gender identity, with Alex Bulmer and Errollyn Waller, called HUSH…

I have worked in Community Radio, producing BREAKING THE SILENCE for Unity FM, a Muslim community radio station (2008-2011) and DIVIDED WE FALL, a 20-part community radio soap for Shabash, broadcast on Preston FM in 2010.

I also write, produce and direct short films.

From 1993-1998 was Executive Director of Brouhaha International, the street theatre festival in Liverpool. While at Brouhaha we collaborated with the Italian theatre company, Teatro Potlach, on INVISIBLE CITIES, a 3-day site specific performance featuring 400 international and UK artists and groups on the banks of the River Mersey.

Before that, I ran New Playwrights Trust and directed plays on the London pub theatre network.

And before that, I lived in Paris and tried to work out how to make a career as a director.

You can find more at my personal website,
www.pollythomas.fourfour.com