Who’s Who

Eleanor Rhode
Artistic Director

Eleanor trained at Mountview and the National Theatre Studio, and is a former Staff Director at the National Theatre.

As a Director for Snapdragon her productions include Toast by Richard Bean (London, UK Tour and 59e59 New York), Teddy by Tristan Bernays and Dougal Irvine which won the 2016 Off West End Award for Best New Musical (Southwark Playhouse), When We Were Women by Sharman Macdonald (Orange Tree Theatre),  Thark by Ben Travers (Park Theatre), two sell-out runs of Generous, the London premiere of The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey, and A Life by Hugh Leonard (all Finborough Theatre).

Other directing includes Frankenstein (The Watermill and Wilton’s Music Hall), Beauty and The Beast (Watford Palace), Terroism (The Bush Theatre), The Gypsy Thread (National Theatre Studio), The Error of Their Ways (Cockpit Theatre), A Number (Camden People’s Theatre) and This Lime Tree Bower (Edinburgh Festival). Her international work includes the World Premiere of the musical For All That for Centerstage Theater, Seattle.

Future projects include the 2017 world premiere of Boudica by Tristan Bernays for the Globe Theatre.

In 2017 Eleanor became an Associate Artist for Hightide. 


Sarah co-founded Snapdragon with Eleanor in 2012, and between 2012 and 2016 she was the lead producer on all of Snapdragon’s shows. In June 2016 she joined the Ambassador Theatre Group’s team of producers.

Between 2009 and 2016, Sarah was creative associate to Simon McBurney. Their work together includes the development workshop of a new production of Stravinsky’s masterpiece The Rake’s Progress, Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Netherlands State Opera / English National Opera) and A Dog’s Heart (Netherlands State Opera, Opera de Lyon and Theatro Alla Scala, Milan).

In 2015, Sarah worked with Richard Curtis and a team of UK producers on the 2015 Global Poverty Festival.

Between 2009 and 2012 Sarah was a Production Executive for Bill Kenwright. She co-founded the Finborough Theatre’s annual new writing festival, ‘Vibrant!’ alongside Neil McPherson.

In 2015, Sarah received a nomination for Best Producer in the Off West End Awards. She is proud to have led producing, networking and collaboration workshops at Birkbeck University, Royal Opera House and Southbank Centre.

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