Julia Sowerbutts segued from professional actress to director when she moved to Suffolk fifteen years ago. She trained at Durham University, The Drama Studio, London and at UEA where she gained a distinction in a Theatre Directing MA. For INK she has directed The INKredible 5, Gerald, Out For the Season, Modern Living, Table Talk, Steam, The Other Woman, Biggest Fear, Powerhouse, Write into War, Daughter and Beached. The latter won Velvet Trumpet’s 2015 new comedy award at Southwark Playhouse. Julia also helped develop and directed Role Play for High Tide 2016 and in November she directed an acclaimed full length production of Daughter for The Pleasance Theatre, London. Other recent productions include: her own adaptation of A Matter of Life and Death, Sunshine on Leith, A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Henry IV Part 1, Travesties, A Christmas Carol, Ajax, Ann Boleyn, Pack of Lies, Letter from Aldeburgh, Happy Families Tangled Lives and Wind in the Willows.