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Kate Littlewood

Senior Lecturer in Drama

I have a background in acting, writing/translating and directing and I specialise in Classical Theatre, its theory and performance. I’m founder director of To The Elephant Theatre Company. Chevron icon


I love Shakespeare’s plays because of the life-affirming and imaginative worlds he creates. I lived in Andalucia near Seville for 6 years where I translated Lorca’s Bernarda Alba and Blood Wedding after spending a lot of time with village and farming communities. I’ve translated for the Royal Shakespeare Company where I also worked as an actor.


  • BA (Hons): Cantab, University of Cambridge, 1980
  • PGCert: PGCE: University of Cambridge, 1981


AMBDA, British Dyslexia Association

Membership of professional bodies


British Actors’ Equity Association

Teaching & Research


I teach classical acting, acting and theatre histories. I am also a personal tutor.

External responsibilities

AD theatre company

Subject for media interview

Classical theatre: training and relevance to audiences

Shakespeare’s work

The art of translation (Spanish)

Gabriel Garcia Lorca

Professional positions

Associate director for To The Elephant – responsible for running the company from funding and programming to casting and directing