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Coral Tarran


She/ Her
I have acted for over ten years as well as being a founding member/director of Mischief Theatre, and one of the creators of their Olivier award nominated show, Lights, Camera Improvise!
This year I have changed hats slightly working mostly as a director, which I have adored.
I love working with new writing, particularly pieces that hold mirror up to society and push boundaries. My goal is to help develop shows that are raw and interesting, allowing any audience to identify and challenge themes that may not always be so mainstream.
Recently I have started facilitating as well as assisting with productions at The Lyric Hammersmith. As well as all this, I have just started my own theatre company called Unchained Theatre, which focuses on creating theatre from a core female team. My aim is to direct pieces of work that are interesting, with strong morals, stories and women at the for front of the stage.


DIRECTOR (Rehearsed Read), Shaken, Horse and Stables Theatre, 1 night, 2019
DIRECTOR, Raise your hand if you want dad to die!, Baron’s Court Theatre, 3 nights, 2019
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Sense and Sensibility, Various- UK/US Tour, 6 months, 2019
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Villain Interrupted, Etcetera theatre, 1 week, 2019
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Monologue Slam!, The Lyric Hammersmith, 1 night, 2019
DIRECTOR, Nine, Drayton Arms, 3 nights, 2019
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Bugsy Malone, The Lyric Hammersmith, 1 night, 2019
CO-DIRECTOR, Lights, Camera, Improvise! UK Tour/ The Pleasance, over three years of 3- 6 week runs, 2010-2012
DIRECTOR, Murder at the Manor, The Compass Theatre, 2012


American Academy of Dramatic Arts- New York 2 Year Conservatory
LAMDA Foundation
Central School of Speech and Drama, Summer Course




1-2 years

What I do

  • Devising
  • Movement Direction
  • Performance Art
  • Teaching / Coaching
  • Working with young people

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