Alison Sutcliffe is a freelance professional theatre director. She recently moved back to Stratford on Avon and re-formed her theatre company, Bridge. For six years until 2011 she was Artistic Director of the Warwick-based Bridge House Theatre Company. She has directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and also in the West End and on Broadway, as well as in repertory and for major tours.
Alison co-founded and ran the Cotswold Theatre Group in the 1990s. She has taught in several major drama schools and university drama departments. She is a produced writer for Radio 4, and has done adaptations of Shakespeare, Ibsen and Chekhov.
During a period living in London recently, and working with many of her long-term artistic collaborators, Alison launched a project to research and try out plays by neglected women writers of the late Restoration/early Georgian period. Their programme "Wine Wit and Mrs Wellfed" was seen at Wilton's Music Hall in August 2014.