Victoria Gimby

Associate Director

Victoria is a Director, Writer and Dramaturg having trained at RADA / Birkbeck University (MA) and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (BA). She is heavily involved in the development of new musical theatre and is currently writing the stage adaptation of the novel, ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ with her writing partner, Stuart Matthew Price.

Most recent credits as Director include: A Good Panto Die Hard (Gilded Balloon), Beauty and the Beast (Bournemouth Pavilion), Stiles and Drew’s Three Little Pigs (UK Tour); Peter Pan (Chelmsford Theatre); The Chocolate Lovers Club (workshop for the adaptation); The Cereal Cafe (The Other Palace); Grimm Tales (Reading Rep); Call me Vicky (The Pleasance); Bard from the Barn (Barn Theatre); News Revue (The Canal Cafe Theatre); Jam Jars (The Actors Centre); Luck of the Draw (RADA Festival); UKIP! The Musical (UK Tour, Movement Director, winner of THE STAGE award for Ensemble Excellence); Variety Shows (Hapag Lloyd Cruises); The Ballad of Paragon Station (International Tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (St Leonards-on-Sea Festival); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Emil Dale) and Saturday Night Fever (Urdang Academy). Victoria is also Resident director of City Academy Musical Theatre Department, directing studio and company musicals and teaching courses on writing.

As Associate Director: Sister Act (Hammersmith Apollo & UK Tour), Rock of Ages (UK Tour, Nick Winston), Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus (The Other Palace Theatre, Arlene Phillips) and 27 The Musical (Cockpit Theatre, Arlene Phillips).

As Assistant Director: Zanna Don’t! (The Landor) and The Mikado (Leicester Square Theatre).

As a Playwright/Book-writer: Zelda (The Other Palace); Rosa (Musical Workshop); By Virtue Fall (The Space, Winner of LOST Theatre One Act Festival); Pieces of Eight (RADA Festival/Stanley Halls Invention Festival); Forget me not (The Vaults, Waterloo); A Little Bit of Dickens (UK Tour); A Little Bit of Rodgers and Hammerstein (Hertford Theatre) and Butter (Winner of Outstanding New Work Award at The Vaults). 

Victoria also worked as the Postgraduate Development lead at Leeds Conservatoire, developing four new theatre-making Mas, which launched in 2022. She is currently a Senior Lecturer on the Musical Theatre Creatives Masters programme.