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 Teddy by Tristan Bernays and Dougal Irvine which won the 2016 Off West End Award for Best New Musical (Watermill Theatre, UK Tour, VAULTS and Southwark Playhouse),  Toast by Richard Bean (London, UK Tour and 59e59 New York), 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 the world premiere of Boudica by Tristan Bernays for the Globe Theatre, 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.

In 2017 Eleanor became an Associate Artist for Hightide. 

Executive Producer

Sarah co-founded Snapdragon with Eleanor in 2012, after meeting at the Finborough Theatre.

Alongside her work for Snapdragon Sarah is a General Manager for Mark Rubinstein, and was previously a producer for the Ambassador Theatre Group.

Between 2009 and 2016, Sarah was a creative associate to Simon McBurney. Their work together includes the development workshop for his 2017 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.