Who We Are
Poppy founded Metta Theatre in 2005. Credits as writer and director include Little Mermaid (Theatre By The Lake & UK tour), Jungle Book (Theatre Royal Windsor, UK and Int. tours), Roles (V&A), Alice (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds & UK tour), Sexing The Cherry (Southbank Centre, Purcell Room) The Man With the Flower in His Mouth (Greenwich Theatre & UK tour), 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 Pixel Dust (Edinburgh Festival) Mouthful (Trafalgar Studios), Cosi fan tutte (Noew Theatre, Oxford), Arab Nights (Soho Theatre & UK tour), and Otieno, (Southwark Playhouse). Freelance directing credits include Comedy of Errors (Exeter Northcott Theatre), As You Like It and A Midsummer Nights Dream (Wirksworth Fetsival), Gotcha (Riverside Studios), La Boheme (Palestine National Theatre & tour) and J’attendrais (English Touring Opera).
Artistic Director & Resident Designer
William trained at the Motley Theatre Design School.
He has designed and lit over 30 productions for Metta Theatre. Freelance set & lighting designs include The Turn of The Screw (Aldeburgh), Radiant Vermin (Soho Theatre & 59E59), La Cenerentola (Bury Court Opera), Saturday Night (Arts Theatre), Moonfleece (National Tour), La Boheme (Palestinian Tour), and Weimar Cabaret (Barbican).
Lighting designs include The Blinding Light (Jermyn Street Theatre), Dances of Death (The Gate), 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),Pulse (The Place), and Trying It On (RSC, Royal Court & UK tour).
Projection designs include Prima Donna (Sadlers Wells), The Gambler(Royal Opera House), Das Rheingold (National Reisopera, Holland) and Home (Theatre Royal Bath).
Daniel Burton-Morgan (Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch)
Matthew Ellis (Consultant, Robey Warshaw)
Simon Harper (Head of Digital and Strategic Consultancy, Emperor)
Greg Jauncey (HR, Royal Opera House)
Emma Martin (Freelance Marketing Consultant)
Hannah Morphet (Solicitor, Bates Wells Braithwaite)
William Reynolds (Designer)
Jessica Rigby (Development Department, Royal Opera House)
Rona Rowe (Freelance Communications Consultant)
Pip Swindall (Executive Director, Little Angel Theatre)
Rachael Williams (Executive Director, Park Theatre)
Amanda Wright (Actor)