Poetry Gala 2019

The stars of the screen & stage take to the Playhouse Theatre to read classic & contemporary poetry in aid of our playwright's prize.


Natalie Abrahami


Playhouse Theatre, London


20th January 2019

Tuppence Middleton
Tobias Menzies
Fisayo Akinade
Denise Gough
Genevieve O'Reilly
Paapa Essiedu
Emily Berrington
Jade Anouka
Juliet Stevenson
Romola Garai
Phoebe Fox
Seb De Souza
James Massiah
Dougray Scott
Andrew Burnap
John Standing
Jamie Winstone
Adriana Bertola
Alexandra Roach
George Mackay
Kyle Soller
Gala Gordon
Grace Savage
Ollie Feather
Danny Kirrane
Harry Treadaway
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Natalie Abrahami

Natalie Abrahami was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill for five years before joining the Young Vic as Genesis Fellow and Associate Director. She has also been Associate Artist at the Nuffield Theatre and at Hull Truck. Natalie is a recipient of the James Menzies-Kitchin Award for Directors.

Natalie's work for theatre and opera includes: The Meeting (Chichester Festival Theatre), Machinal (Almeida), Wings, Happy Days, After Miss Julie and Ah, Wilderness! (Young Vic); Queen Anne (Royal Shakespeare Company and Theatre Royal Haymarket); How the Whale Became and Other Tales (Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House); The Eleventh Capital (Royal Court); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Headlong); Pericles (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); Yerma (Hull Truck); Play and Not I (Battersea Arts Centre).

Natalie's productions at the Gate Theatre include Vanya and The Kreutzer Sonata (which later transferred to La MaMa, New York).

Her film credits include Mayday, The Roof and Life’s a Pitch.

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