Natalie Abrahami is a theatre, opera and film director.
Natalie read English Literature at Cambridge University and started out at the Royal Court as a Graduate Trainee before training with the Young Vic and National Theatre. She was awarded the James Menzies-Kitchin Award for Emerging Directors in 2005.
Between 2007 and 2012 Natalie was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill with Carrie Cracknell. During their tenure they were awarded the Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs.
Natalie then went on to join the Young Vic as Genesis Fellow and Associate Director 2013-16. She has also been Associate Artist at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton and at Hull Truck.
In February 2021 Natalie’s production of Good Grief, an online play, premiered for streaming.
Work for theatre and opera includes: Swive [Elizabeth] (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe), ANNA (National Theatre),The Meeting (Chichester Festival Theatre), Machinal (Almeida), Wings, Happy Days, After Miss Julie and Ah, Wilderness! (Young Vic); Queen Anne (Royal Shakespeare Company and Theatre Royal Haymarket); How the Whale Became and Other Tales (Linbury, Royal Opera House); The Eleventh Capital (Royal Court); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Headlong); Pericles (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); Yerma (Hull Truck); Play and Not I (Battersea Arts Centre).
Natalie's productions at the Gate Theatre include Vanya and The Kreutzer Sonata (which later transferred to La MaMa, New York).
Film credits include Mayday, The Roof and Life’s a Pitch.
Photo: Johan Persson
Profile by Sam Marlowe, The Stage 2018 (PDF)
Profile by Matt Trueman, The Stage 2014 (PDF)
Representation: Rose Cobbe United Agents