who we are
poppy burton-morgan | artistic director
Poppy’s credits as adaptor and director for Metta include Alice (Theatre Royal Buru St Edmunds & UK tour), Monkey & Crocodile (The Egg, Bath & UK tour), Sexing The Cherry (Southbank Centre, Purcell Room) The Man With the Flower in His Mouth (Greenwich Theatre/site-specific), Waiting (Southbank Centre, Purcell Room, starring Juliet Stevenson), Blood Wedding, (Southwark Playhouse) & The Elephant’s Child (Trafalgar Studios & Arcola Theatre).
Other directing credits for Metta include 12 Dancing Princesses (V&A Museum), Canticles (Arcola Theatre, Little Angel Theatre & Shunt Vaults), Otieno, (Southwark Playhouse), La Voix Humaine/Le Livre Blanc (Riverside Studios), Hamlet (White Bear Theatre) & Hidden Light (Barons Court Theatre & Oxford Playhouse), Cocteau in the Underworld (Arcola Theatre), The Devil’s Drum (Arcola) & The Birds (Merton Chapel).
Other directing credits include Gotcha (Riverside Studios), Coalition (Theatre 503), Chaika Casino in Theatre Souk (Theatre Delicatessen), HMS Pinafore (Cambridge Arts Theatre), La Boheme (COL Palestine National Theatre & tour), Improvic, (Community production, Young Vic Theatre, Clare Studio), Lost in Transit (Education Production, Almeida Theatre), J’attendrais (English Touring Opera) & Palestine Aloud (Cadogan Hall.)
As an Assistant Director she has worked for Rupert Goold, Matthew Lloyd, Jonathan Munby, Phyllida Lloyd, Samuel West, Tim Carroll, Peter Duncan, James Conway and Tim Albery among others, and for companies including Headlong, Almeida, Opera North, ENO, ETO, Manchester Royal Exchange, Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare’s Globe.
william reynolds | artistic director & resident designer
William trained at the Motley Theatre Design School.
Recent set & lighting designs include Waiting (Southbank Centre), Otieno and Blood Wedding (Southwark Playhouse), Saturday Night (Arts Theatre), Moonfleece (National Tour) and La Boheme (Palestinian Tour).
Lighting designs include Daredevas (Southbank Centre), Nuit d’Electronique et d’Opera (Theatre Royal de Wallonie, Belgium), The Magic Flute (Palestinian Tour), The Company Man (Orange Tree Theatre), Black-i (Oval House Theatre) and Pulse (The Place).
Projection designs include Prima Donna (Sadlers Wells), The Gambler (Royal Opera House), Das Rheingold (National Reisopera, Holland) and Home (Theatre Royal Bath).