Lydia Cook MA Drama Directing Student

Lydia Cook

MA Drama Directing Student


Lydia Cook is a Bristol based director/theatre maker whose style is immersive, courageous and bold with elements of music and movement.  Her aim as a director is to showcase the voices of people from global majority backgrounds and queer LGBTQIA+ communities and shine a light on their stories.  Lydia aspires to create theatre that is accessible for all to experience and enjoy.

Credits include Legally Blonde the Musical (Redgrave Theatre, 2025).  Little Shop of Horrors (Redgrave Theatre, 2024).  Holes by Tom Basden (The Wardrobe Theatre, 2023) and Assistant Director for Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Directed by Sally Cookson (Circomedia Bristol, 2023).

Lydia graduated from the MA Drama Directing course at  Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2023.

Students drinking coffee in Clifton Village
The training provided by the MFA programme is superb. The depth with which we explore, paired with unyielding curiosity that is met with the most knowledgeable, passionate, expert tutors is what makes BOVTS programme one of the finest around. I feel honoured to call BOVTS my grad school. Rachel McVay, MA Professional Acting Student