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Sophie Motley

Sophie is Artistic Director at Pentabus, Shropshire's fabulous touring theatre company. Sophie became a trustee of DASH in February 2019.

Sophie grew up in South Shropshire and was based in Ireland from 2002 to 2016. She studied at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin, and trained on Rough Magic’s SEEDS 3 and the National Theatre Studio Director’s Programme. She founded WillFredd Theatre and was Associate Director of Rough Magic in Dublin. Recent Directing work includes Millions of Years (ENO Baylis), BEES!, Jockey, CARE, FOLLOW, FARM (WillFredd Theatre), Tejas Verdes, Vincent River (Prime Cut) The Sleeping Queen (Wexford Festival Opera), Everything Between Us, Plaza Suite (Rough Magic). Sophie was Staff Director at English National Opera, Resident Assistant Director at the Abbey Theatre.