Eleanor is a freelance theatre director and an Associate Artist for Hightide.
Her most recent work includes: the UK premiere of Blue Door for Theatre Royal Bath (★★★★★ Daily Mail); Wendy and Peter Pan for the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh (★★★★★ The Guardian); and the critically acclaimed world premiere of Boudica for the Globe Theatre.
“Eleanor Rhode directs with an assurance that should make her a permanent fixture at the Globe.”
The Guardian ★★★★
In 2009 she co-founded Snapdragon Productions to bring neglected and unknown works to new audiences. Work for Snapdragon includes the critically-acclaimed production of Toast by Richard Bean (UK Tour and New York), which was nominated for Best Touring Production at the 2016 UK Theatre Awards (“Eleanor Rhode’s direction rings as true as the writing.” Sunday Express ★★★★) and the world premiere of Teddy by Tristan Bernays and Dougal Irvine which won Best New Musical at the 2016 Off West End Awards (“Eleanor Rhode directs with pizzazz. Energy and invention abound. Remarkable.” Evening Standard ★★★★).
Other recent work includes: Frankenstein (The Watermill and Wilton’s Music Hall), Beauty and the Beast (Watford Palace), Terrorism (The Bush Theatre) When We Were Women (Orange Tree Theatre), Toast and Thark (both Park Theatre, ), two Generous, The Drawer Boy, and A Life by Hugh Leonard (all Finborough Theatre) and the world premiere of For All That for Centerstage Theater, Seattle.
Eleanor trained at Mountview and the National Theatre Studio.