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LETCHWORTH BROADWAY. Director/Designer. Lily and Bear. June. MUSICAL
OLD TOWN HALL. HEMEL HEMPSTEAD Director/Designer. Lily and Bear . June. MUSICAL
ABBEY THEATRE . Designer. Die Fladermaus. March. OPERA
KINGS HEAD THEATRE . Director/Designer. A Triptych of Comic Operas. February. OPERA
Peter Reynolds' The Sands of Time
John Whittaker's The Proposal
Offenbach's Le 66
ABBEY THEATRE. Director/Designer. A Triptych of Comic Operas. February. OPERA
Peter Reynolds' The Sands of Time
John Whittaker's The Proposal
Offenbach's Le 66
THE SPACE . ONE Festival - Director. Home Time January . NEW WRITING
2018 – Triptych of Comic Operas- Kings Head Theatre . London★★★★ Stuart Review
Modern operas with an irrational twist”
★★★★ Pub Theatres Review
As I left the theatre I felt like yodelling along with the score, and I’ve not said that since
I saw Frank Ifield live in 1984.
★★★ The Gizzler Review
Who said opera had to be stuffy, dense and obtuse? Irrational Theatre presented not one but three miniature one act operas full of frivolity, each as absurd as the last.
It may not have been the most refined or sophisticated evening of opera,
but its whimsy was infectious. Sometimes fun comes in small packages.
★★★ Reviewed by Anthony Evans. Planet Hugill
It is always a pleasure to see little known works, but you never know quite what you’re going to get. Irrational Theatre came to the King’s Head yesterday evening What it did have was bags of energy, complete with comedy accents, that made the silliness of this charming operette such fun. If they had been able to inject that energy into The Proposal it may have been more engaging.
★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ Publications to follow
The Space. London
In Home Time by David Hendon,
Directed by Paula Chitty, Cast. Elizabeth George.
KENNETH BRANAGH AWARD - Director . Home Time October . NEW WRITING
KINGS LANGLEY - Director / Designer . Lily and Bear October. MUSICAL
ABBEY THEATRE - Director/Designer. Lily and Bear October .MUSICAL
ARCOLA THEATRE. Director/Designer. Menotti. Sullivan August. OPERA
REGIONAL TOUR.Designer . Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore/Pirates of Penzance June . OPERA
MALTINGS ARTS THEATRE Director/Designer. Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. May . MUSICAL
ARCOLA THEATRE. Director/Adapted. Lily and Bear by Lisa Stubbs. Lily and Bear. April. MUSICAL
GBS STUDIO RADA. Director. Last Tango /The Fat Lady Sings- David Tristram. April. PLAYS
ABBEY THEATRE. Designer. Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. SACO . March. OPERA
ROYAL ALBERT HALL. Director / adapted. Lily and Bear by Lisa Stubbs. Lily and Bear. Feb. MUSICALClick here to read reviews ****
Maltings Arts Theatre. St Albans.
A Great Little Night Out …. Clever use of minimal props, pinpoint timing from performers and Paula’s clear vision of how it should be staged in such a small space. It was a revelation.
Even byte publication
GBS RADA. Director/Designer, Tredinnick’s Up Pompeii. Partnership Theatre. Nov. PLAY
ST LUKES’ CHELSEA Director. Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. JLP Music Soc. Oct. OPERA
MALTINGS ARTS. Director/ Designer. Green Man by P Hale/K Walker. irrational.Oct. PLAYS
ARCOLA THEATRE. Director/Designer. Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci irrational. Aug. OPERA
ODNEY ESTATE.Director/Designer. Nesbit’s The Railway Children. Partnership Theatre. July. PLAY
CHILTERN OUTDOOR. Director/Designer. Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. June.PLAY
GORDON CRAIG.Design Judge. UK ROCK CHALLENGE. Feb DESIGN JUDGE
ARTS THEATRE.WESTEND.Director / Designer. Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Jan. OPERA
OXFORD TOUR.Director/Designer. Menotti’s Old Maid & the Thief. Opera Anywhere. Various OPERAClick here to read reviews ****
Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci – Arcola Grimeborn Festival . London
Directed and designed by Paula Chitty 30th August – 3rd September 2016
2015 Feb Director/ Designer Three Wayfarers Opera Anywhere.
17-21st New opera Orchestra. Cast 15 Unicorn Theatre. Abingdon
‘The Three Wayfarers makes for splendid entertainment and is guaranteed to send the audience home with a smile. ‘Stephen Connock MBE Chairman Albion Records
Had a great time watching a new opera The Three Wayfarers at The Unicorn Theatre, Very enjoyable performance!Jane May
Loved John Whittaker’s new opera Three Wayfarers this evening – wonderful piece! Congrats on another great production. Fab cast . Special mention for excellent 13-year-old fiddler. Nicola Lisle
OXFORD TOUR - DIRECTOR AND DESIGNER - Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief. Opera anywhere - OPERA
ENGLISH TOURING OPERA - Designer - Mighty Mega Stafford Discover Centre. Nov. OPERA
MALTINGS ARTS . Director/Designer. Gay’s Beggars Opera - SACO. Oct. OPERA
MALTINGS ARTS. Producer. Frieda Loves Ya! byRebecca Kenny. Irrational. Sept- BURLESQUE.
GBS STUDIO . RADA . /BARN WELWYN.Director/Designer. Leigh’s Abigail’s Party Irrational. Sept- PLAY
UNICORN THEATRE. OXFORD. Director/Designer. Whitikar's Three Wayfarers. Opera Anywhere. May OPERA
ST JAMES THEATRE. LONDON. Designer - Murder in space and time - Partnership. April. PLAY
WHITE BEAR, LONDON . Director/designer - Puccini /Menotti /Sullivan / Claire Dowie's and Norland . Irrational theatre Jan . OPERAClick here to read reviews - smashes opera\'s cosy convention...
6-17th Producer (Opera) Cast 10. Piano London
2015 Jan Director/Designer Menotti’s The Telephone White Bear Theatre
6-17th Producer Sullivan’s Cox and Box London
(Opera /New writing) Norland’s Cycle
Smashes opera’s cosy convention with a laugh- London theatre Bubble
The entire performance was a complete delight, a cast of 10 accompanied by a young BBC
Piano finalist ensure a great success. John Manning. Herts Advertiser
‘Sublime singing, performed with gusto. It wraps Menotti’s The Telephone around Arthur Sullivan’s Cox and Box and a new play. First rate and compelling. It is well worth going along.’
KENNETH BRANNAGH AWARD – Director/designer. No Cure for The Horse Chestnuts by K Walker –Windsor Fringe. Oct PLAY
MALTINGS ARTS THEATRE - Producer. Claire Dowi's. H to He / John Lennon’s wearing a Skirt Irrational theatre/solo co prod. - Oct STAND UP
COLSTON HALL BRISTOLREGIONAL TOUR Director/designer.Gilbert and Sullivan's Jubliee Mikado. Opera Anywhere. 2012- 2015 Opera. Note the current Mikado for Opera Anywhere is directed and designed by someone else.
MALTINGS ARTS THEATRE – Producer. Evening of Opera Aria's and bite sized theatre- Irrational theatre. Sept. OPERAPLAYS
MALTINGS ARTS THEATRE – Director/designer. Flash and Bloo Hoo By Jane Fookes irrational theatre. May PLAYS
ABBEY THEATRE MAIN HOUSE – Designer.- Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte - SACO - March OPERAClick here to read reviews- Excellent...
Costumes.(Opera) The Mikado orchestra/piano regional Tour
Review. ‘Entertaining production, plenty to enjoy with a cast of mainly young
Professional delivering Gilbert’s humour with evident relish.’
2014 March Designer Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte St Albans Chamber Opera
(opera) Abbey Theatre. Herts.
Review: Excellent set design by Paula Chitty – John Manning
BARONS COURT THEATRE. LONDON .Director/Designer. Menotti’s The Telephone and Sullivan’s Cox and Box. OPERA
MALTINGS ARTS . Director. Designer. Bedford’s Pantomime- Cinderella and the Soul Sisters- PANTOMINE
REGIONAL TOUR . Disigner. Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzanse – Opera Anywhere. Various dates. OPERA
REGIONAL TOUR ,Director/Designer. Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado Varoius. OPERA
MALTINGS ARTS. Director/Designer. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, irrational . May .SHAKESPEARE.
GBS STUDIO . RADA. Alan Acyborn’s Improbable fiction . JLP April. PLAY
ABBEY THEATRE MAIN HOUSE – Director.designer. Bizet’s Carmen. SACO. March. OPERAClick here to read reviews - one of the best interpretations...
Designer and costumes The Soul Sisters. The Maltings Theatre.
Review: ‘It was hilarious. Performed by an enthusiastic cast with a penchant for quick changes. Paula Chitty directed with all the originality an audience have come to expect’
2013 May Director/ Designer Romeo and Juliet irrational theatre
9th – 19th producer/ Costumes Shakespeare Maltings Theatre. St Albans
Review’One of the best interpretations of the play I have ever seen and I have seen a few…
not only was it quirky, but it had a freshness that local theatre often lacks’
2013 April Director (Play) Improbable Fiction
9 – 13th Designer Alan Ayckbourn GBS STUDIO Rada. London
Review ‘Clear vision of director Paula Chitty’ ‘showing truth and daring – a convincing fiction’
2013 March Director/Designer Carmen – Bizet St Albans Chamber Opera
18 – 24rd (opera) cast 30 + orchestra
Review ‘A very high standard of production’
REGIONAL TOUR – Directir/designer - Sullivan’s The Mikado Opera Anywhere. Various Dates. - OPERA
MALTINGS ARTS THEATRE – Director/designer.Sullivan’s Trial By Jury, SACO . Oct. OPERA
KENNETH BRANAGH AWARD . Director/Designer. Sethoy’s Scrambled Eggs. Windsor frnge. Oct. PLAYS
NORDON ARTS. Designer. Charlotte Jones’ Humble Boy. - JLP . April. PLAYClick here to read reviews - Probably the most amusing production...
Designer Gilbert and Sullivan Maltings Theatre. Herts
Review:’Probably the most amusing production of the show I have ever seen. Paula Chitty demonstrated with minimal resources and enthusiastic performers a really impressive show can be presented’
2012 June Director (Opera) The Mikado Opera Anywhere, Regional Tour
Tour Designer/Costumes Gilbert and Sullivan
Review: ‘Delightful performance with really excellent singing!’
MALTIINGS ARTS . Director/Designer. Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. OVO . Sept. Shakespeare.
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE . Assistant director to Richard Jones on Puccini's Il Trittico June - Sept OPERA.
ST SAVIOUR'S CHURCH. Director/Designer. Lampe’s Dragon of Wantley. SACO - May. OPERA
ABBEY THEATRE MAIN HOUSE. Designer. Sullivan’s Yeoman of the Guard.- SACO - March. OPERA
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE - Assistant director/observer to Richard Jones on Turnages' Anna Nicole - Jan. OPERAClick here to read reviews - What an excellent idea...
24th – 3rd Dec Designer and costumes Shakespeare Maltings Theatre. Herts
Review The Comedy of Errors. An Errors inspired by Fawlty Towers eh? What an excellent idea!
a wonderful homage to a classic show. Really fun and very accessible Shakespeare. Paula Chitty made an inspired choice by setting it in Budleigh Salterton on the English Riviera with a trio of excellent singers’
2011 June Director (Opera) Dragon of Wantley-Lampe St Albans Chamber Opera
Review. ‘Dragon roars for Chamber show’
PUDDING LANE . Co Director/designer ,Chekov’s Three Sister’s . Ovo Thatre. PLAY
MALTINGS ARTS. Director/designer Pasatieri La Divina - SACO - Oct OPERA
NORDEN ARTS . Maidenhead. Designer. Auburn’s Proof - JLP . April. PLAY
ABBEY THEATRE MAIN HOUSE. Designer. Rossini’s Elixir of Love. SACO - March. OPERA
ABBEY THEATRE STUDIO . Director/Designer. O’Neil’s Hughie - Irrational . PLAY
ABBEY THEATRE MAIN HOUSE . Designer. Babe the sheep pig. Jan. PLAYClick here to read reviews -a bijou production...
19-23rd David Auburn Maidenhead
Review: ‘Paula Chitty did a great job with the set design, the purpose build back of a house and porch was well designed and presented’
2009 May Designer (Play) Hughie irrational theatre
19-23rd co Director Eugene O’Neil Abbey Theatre Studio. St Albans.
Review: ‘A very compelling production by irrational theatre…a bijou production by any standard