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Meet Theatre And Film Director Natalie Abrahami

Published Thu Jun 30 2022 By Riley
Meet Theatre And Film Director Natalie Abrahami

Natalie Abrahami is a British film, theatre, and opera director. She was the former Genesis Fellow and Associate Director at the Young Vic in London. 

Similarly, she was also the Joint Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre and Associate Artist at Hull Truck Theatre.

How old is Natalie Abrahami? Does she have a husband? 
We have the details of Natalie Abrahami's personal and professional life here. 

Natalie Abrahami-Age And Education

Natalie Abrahami was born and raised in London. She is notoriously private and has not revealed much about her family life.

By the looks of her, she is probably in her late 20s or early 30s.

As for her education, Abrahami attended the sixth form at Latymer Upper School in west London. Later, she joined Cambridge University and studied English Literature.

Also, she joined Royal Court as a Graduate Trainee. 

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Career Highlights-An Award-winning Director

After graduation, Natalie Abrahami took the training at Young Vic in London and Hull Truck Theatre.

During that time, she received the James Menzies-Kitchin Award for Emerging Directors in 2005 for her production of Samuel Beckett's Play and Not I.

Later, she worked as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, between 2007 and 2012.

Abrahami collaborated with fellow director Carrie Cracknell. During their tenure at the theatre, the duo received Paul Hamlyn's Breakthrough Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs.

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The total breakthrough fund support was £254,000. As per their official website:

"Carrie and Natalie were Joint Artistic Directors of the Gate Theatre when they got their Breakthrough grant in 2010. They proposed ideas for a new platform for the Gate's work beyond its small theatre in Notting Hill in London, called The Gate Elsewhere."

It further stated:

"New producing posts were created to allow the Gate team to explore the potential for new co-producing relationships, tours, and platforms for Gate productions."

Abrahami then went to join the Young Vic again and worked as Genesis Fellow and Associate Director for three years, from 2013-16.

Similarly, she was also an Associate Artist at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, and Hull Truck.

Likewise, Abrahami directed the debut production of Helen Edmundson's play Queen Anne for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan Theatre.

Also, she directed the play's revival at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

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Natalie Abrahami's Directorial Portfolio

Abraham has been part of several directorial ventures, and some of them are listed below:

Machinal at Almeida Theatre (2018): A 1928 play by Sophie Treadwell based on the real-life case of convicted Ruth Snyder. 

Wings at Young Vic (2017): Arthur Kopit's play originated as a radio play he was inspired to write after his father suffered a debilitating stroke. 

Queen Anne at Royal Shakespeare Company 2015 and Theatre Royal Haymarket 2017: A 2015 play by the British playwright Helen Edmundson based on the life of Anne, Queen of Great Britain. 

After Miss Julie at Young Vic, 2012: It is a 1995 play by Patrick Marber which re-tells a story on the events of August Strindberg's naturalist tragedy, Miss Julie. 

Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 2011: A William Shakespeare plays which tells the story of Tire's young Prince (ruler) in Phoenicia (Lebanon). 

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Headlong Theatre, Southampton and Hull Truck and Regional Tour, Nuffield Theatre 2011: Another William Shakespeare classic revolves around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. 

Play and Not I at Battersea Arts Centre, 2005:

  1. Samuel Beckett wrote both.
  2. The former is a play that revolves around the sry of an affair.
  3. The latter is a short dramatic monologue.

Abraham earned James Menzies-Kitchin Trust Award for Directors for the two shows. 

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An official poster of Natalie Abrahami's upcoming show The Trials

The Trials at Donmar Warehouse, 2022: Her upcoming project is Dawn King's The Trials. The story revolved around the children jurors who will judge the older generation's contributions to the climate crisis. 

The show will feature actors like Jowana El-Daouk, Joe Locke, Jairaj Varsani, and Meréana Tomlinson

Happily Married And Mother Of Two-Who Is Natalie Abrahami's Husband

Natalie Abrahami is married to Cooke Fawcett. As per his Instagram, he is a London-based Architect. There are not many details about their relationship.

However, we've managed to do some insta-sleuthing and have rounded up a few details about their conjugal life.

The couple got married in 2015. In 2020, the director posted a heartfelt caption with her husband on their anniversary.

She thanked him for all the love and support he had given her all these years. 

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Natalie Abrahami and her architect husband Cooke Fawcett

The caption read:

"Five years ago, I was lucky enough to marry the love of my life. Today we spent our anniversary getting Cornish sand out of every nook and cranny in our car. Only romance. And the opposite of putting on fancy clothes."

The pair is blessed with two children-both daughters. Their names and further details are not revealed to the media.

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, when doctors did not allow pregnant women to have their birth partners by their side at the time of birth, Natalie filed a petition for them to be allowed in the delivery room.

She shared a picture of her and her birth partner (spouse) with a caption that read:

"This is me and my birth partner and our new baby following an induction that resulted in a water birth and my partner being able to be with me from the first stages of induction right up until we were discharged 36 hours later. Vital."

It continued:

"Pregnancy can be a scary time and there are so many unknowns so if you have a moment please sign this petition demanding that partners can be present for all of labour, birth and afterbirth."

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Natalie Abrahami enjoying a day out with her two daughters

Abraham is also a big advocate of saving the environment and climate change.

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