Anastasia Bruce-Jones joins list of ‘theatre greats’

Posted on December 7, 2016


It was fantastic to hear that one of our alumnae, Anastasia Bruce-Jones, has successfully directed an adaptation of John Webster’s ‘Duchess of Malfi’ in November for the prestigious Marlowe Society at Cambridge University.

Currently in her second year at Gonville and Caius College, Anastasia has thrown herself into the theatre scene and this was the 15th production in which she has been involved as either director, producer, performer, writer, stage manager or lighting designer. She wholeheartedly adapted the play to give it her own twist from shortening the length, changing the gender of some of the main characters and adding a chorus of ‘Sleepers’ and ‘Dreamers’ to perform choreographed moments of significance. She also appointed a composer to create original and atmospheric music which was performed by a small orchestra.

Anastasia has now joined a long list of esteemed alumni to direct a play for the Society, following in the footsteps of (to name just a few) Rupert Brooke, Peter Hall, Trevor Nunn and Sam Mendes. Our enormous congratulations on such an impressive achievement!