Lydia Scott Johnson

MA Drama Directing


Lydia is a British director working across theatre, musical theatre and opera.

She is an interdisciplinary director, with a strong musical background and many credits as a choreographer. Her interests are in female led work, political work and devising. She also is interested in making work staged in non traditional theatre settings such as immersive, interactive and site specific productions. Her aim is to engage as many women as possible in theatre at all levels.

Lydia trained as a director at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is an alumna of the University of Exeter, where she read Drama, received a music scholarship and worked as a professional choral singer while studying. She has additionally trained with the National Youth Theatre, British Youth Opera and Royal Opera House.

Some of Lydia’s recent credits include: Octopus (Wardrobe Theatre), Hardly Working (Bristol Old Vic), Chicago (Trinity Theatre), Matilda Jr (Heaver Castle Open Air Theatre). Associate/Assistant credits include: Twelfth Night (Malcolm X Centre), Sir John in Love (Opera Holland Park), The New Musketeers (Trinity Theatre), Miracle on 34th Street (Trinity Theatre).

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018