Marianne Elliott is an English theatre director. After initially shunning the lure of the theatre Marrianne studied drama at Hull University and went on to work with Royal Exchange in Manchester where she became Artistic director in 1998. During her time there she oversaw productions including As You Like It (2000), Noel Coward’s Design for Living (2002) and Port (2002).
In 2002 she became Associate Artistic Director at London’s Royal Court Theatre and went then on to join the National Theatre. There she won the Evening Standard Award for Best Director with Henrik Ibsen’s Pillars of the Community (2005) also for co-directing War Horse (2007) with Tom Morris. The Broadway production of the war drama also won the duo a Tony for Best Direction of a Play in 2011.
Most recently Marianne has triumphed with her direction of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at the National’s Cottesloe theatre and later in the West End at the Apollo Theatre. The production swept the 2013 Oliviers taking a total of 7 awards including Best Director and Best new Play.