Natalie Abrahami was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill from 2007-2012 and Associate Director at the Young Vic 2013-16. She has also been Associate Artist at the Nuffield Theatre and at Hull Truck. Recent theatre and opera include: Swive [Elizabeth] (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), ANNA (National Theatre), 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). Her film credits include Mayday, The Roof and Life’s a Pitch. Natalie’s forthcoming production of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of The Screw will be at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House in June 2020.

This interview was conducted on 17th February 2020 at Wilton's Music Hall by Melanie Low at Samuel Beckett: Fail Better as part of Poet in the City's Fail Better 2020 programme.