Caroline Leslie

Course Leader (MA Directing)
Caroline Leslie

Caroline is a freelance theatre director and educator from Nottingham. Her acclaimed work has toured nationally and internationally, including Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times, which had two runs at The Arts Theatre, West-End. Following her production of Bleak Expectations at The Criterion Theatre in the West-End in May 2023, Caroline directed a world premiere of Sadie Hasler’s new play Killing Jack at The Queens Theatre Hornchurch. In Feb 2023 she won an Offie Award for her production of Sleeping Beauty. 

Caroline specialises in the dramaturgy and directing of new writing. She currently teaches and mentors early career theatre directors in her role as Course Leader: MA Directing Programme at LAMDA. 

She studied English and Drama at Bristol University before training in directing at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Early in her career she was an Associate Director at Salisbury Playhouse, Interim Artistic Director at NYMT, staff director at The National Theatre, Associate Director on The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre and Associate Director to Katie Mitchell.