Lucy Hind: Enjoy

Date - 19 May, 2014, All News Opening Nights Theatre

Lucy Hind has worked as movement director for Enjoy which opens tonight at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Written and set in 1980s Leeds Alan Bennett’s darkly comic play is an idiosyncratic examination of northern working-class life. The poetry of everyday life starkly contrasts the bitter reality of old age and the complexity of moving on.

“…groves deserted, drives emptied, terraces reaped of every house. Rubble… We’re a relic. An ancient monument. We are living in the last back-to-backs inLeeds.”

The Cravens, Mam, always singing and Dad repeatedly complaining are one of the few remaining occupants of the last back-to-backs inLeeds. As the bulldozers inch ever closer Dad looks forward to a new life in a maisonette with underfloor heating and the last word in waste disposal, whilst Mam is more reticent. The arrival of a series of eerily silent observers, noting the habits and customs of these relics of a bygone age add to the increasing air of menace.

Directed by James Brining, this funny, twisted satire is Bennett at his absurd and form-busting best.


Lucy trained in choreography, mime and physical theatre at Rhodes University, South Africa and went on to perform with the celebrated First Physical Theatre Company.

Since arriving in the UK she has worked as Movement Director and Performer in many acclaimed British theatres including the The Old Vic, The Royal Exchange, Almeida, Barbican, Lowry, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bath Theatre Royal. Lucy is a member of the award winning Slung Low theatre company and a selector for the National Student Drama Festival.

Lucy has received critical acclaim for her Movement Direction on Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic/ West End). Other recent work includes Movement Director on Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre), No's Knife (The Old Vic) and The House of Bernada Alba at The Royal Exchange. Choreographer on The Snowmaiden for Opera North; The Merchant Of Venice with Jonathan Munby at The Globe Theatre, and The Effect for Sheffield Theatres directed by Daniel Evans.

Lucy's choreography for television includes the Cbeebies pantomimes The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker & Peter Pan and the award-winning writer Russell T Davies' series Banana.

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