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Sonia Ritter

Sonia Ritter is a founder member of the Lions part and coordinates their much loved, seasonal theatre-based festivals, October Plenty and Twelfth Night on Bankside for which she adapts and directs Early Modern playscripts

She studied at Birmingham University and trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked extensively as an actor in theatres nationwide, television, radio and film. She also now directs and adapts, including Lilies on the Land for the West End /National Tour, with the Lions part. As an actor, plays have included Lion in The Streets (Hampstead), Me & My Friend Soho Poly/ITV, Thark (Lyric Hammersmith), The Last Yankee (Leicester), The House of Bernada Alba (Nottingham) and for the RSC includes Titus Andronicus (Lavinia), Happy End (Lilian), The New Inn (Frank): also Merchant of Venice (Nerissa), The Honest Whore (Infelice) and As You Like It (Audrey) for Shakespeare's Globe. She has recently adapted and toured The Land by Vita Sackville-West with Tim Laycock and toured Cancer Tales by Nell Dunn to International Cancer Care Conferences globally with Strawberry Hill Creative. Television includes Arthur and George, Silk, Wire in the Blood, Eastenders, Dance to the Music of Time, Murder in Suburbia, 12 Days That Changed the World, The Victorians, Dickens.

Sonia also lectures and direct for Universities and drama Schools: recently Coventry, St Mary's London, Birmingham and East 15 (Essex) Universities. Recent productions for them include The Government Inspector (Coventry), Pericles (St Mary's), Make the Dead Man Stand devised (Birmingham) and The Tempest (East 15). Sonia has also created a new course with the Academic Development Department of the University of Coventry: Creating a Presence in the Learning Environment, for resident professors and teaching staff.