Lizzie Wiggs

Artistic Director

A director and actor, Lizzie trained for two years at the L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where she is also a graduate of the Laboratoire d’Etude du Mouvement (2007- 2009) after receiving her BA in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Birmingham (2003). Lizzie has performed in, or directed all of State of Play’s productions to date.

Lizzie also works as a freelance actor and movement director. Productions include: 59 Minutes to Save Christmas (Sheffield Crucible and Barbican Theatre), Captain Barbican (Barbican Theatre), They Only Come At Night (LBT Huddersfield), Last Seen (Almeida Theatre) all for Slunglow; Black Diamond, Punchdrunk/ Bespoke Events. Assistant directing credits include: Hang Lenny Pope, (WAC and National Tour) cloud:burst, (59E59 Theatre NYC) all for Theatre Absolute; Being Alive (National Tour, Book Communications); Chasing Ibsen (Jermyn Street Theatre, Eugenie Productions); Steps To Tread (1st AD, Littlebigman Films); Tormented (3rd AD- Slingshot/Pathe/BBC Films); and Mime Coach for Another Door Closed (Ustinov Studio, TRB Peter Gill).

In a previous life Lizzie worked as a Stage Manager working with: Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre, Noda-Map Theatre (Tokyo), The Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Theatre Absolute and Jermyn Street Theatre.

Kyle Davies

Associate Director 

Kyle has directed and performed in numerous State of Play productions. Directing credits for State of Play include Puss in Boots and Cinderella at the York Theatre Royal’s De Grey Ballroom, The Fantasist’s Waltz and The Revenge of Mr Trout! He also performed State of Play’s one man Conversations Not Fit for the American Dinner Table and was part of the ensemble in The Unholy Trinity.

Other recent directing credits include A Christmas Carol starring Paul Nicholas at the Winter Gardens Blackpool and RashDash’s The Ugly Sisters (Soho Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2012 Total Theatre Award Nominee). In New York his work as a director includes the development and world premiere reading of Howard Emanuel’s Last Supper, Survived By… at Theatre for a New City, and the creation of the cabaret review There Goes the Ballgame: The Music of Kander and Ebb for two of New York’s preeminent cabaret venues, The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama’s. He has also assistant directed a multitude of shows on and off Broadway. On Broadway he assisted Lonny Price on the revival of “MASTER HAROLD”…and the boys starring Danny Glover for Roundabout Theatre Company, and on the original Broadway musical Urban Cowboy. Other credits include Candide for the New York Philharmonic (dir. Lonny Price) starring Paul Groves and Kristin Chenoweth, the 2004/2005 Emmy Award winning production of Sondheim’s Passion for Lincoln Center Live starring Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald and Michael Cerveris, the U.S. National Tour of The Boyfriend directed by Julie Andrews and the U.S. National Tour of Trevor Nunn’s Oklahoma! Along with receiving a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, he attended L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and is also a graduate of their Laboratoire d’Étude du Mouvement.