18.09.20 / MASTERCLASS: Phyllida Lloyd – From stage to screen – adapting the Musical

MASTERCLASS: Phyllida Lloyd – From stage to screen – adapting the Musical
Date: Friday September 18th
Time: 9.30am – 11am
Venue: Online
Cost: €0

Course Profile:
Screen Skillnet is delighted to present a masterclass with prolific stage and screen Director Phyllida Lloyd. In this 90minute session Phyllida will offer insights into her creative process and share the valuable lessons she has learned on the art of adapting a piece of work from stage to screen.

Phyllida Lloyd’s West End hit MAMMA MIA! ran on Broadway for 10 years. The show still runs in the West End and globally today, having now been seen by over 56 million people across 40 countries. The success of the show led Phyllida to direct the film version of the musical for Universal Pictures, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried – which went on to receive a Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination.

Most recently she directed the critically acclaimed 5 star, all female Shakespeare Trilogy: The Tempest, Julius Caesar and Henry IV (which was nominated for the Southbank Award) for the Donmar Warehouse – all of which were also seen in New York, where she has previously directed Taming of the Shrew, at the Public Theatre and Josephine and I at Joe’s Pub at The Public, a transfer from The Bush.

Previously for the Donmar Warehouse Phyllida directed Mary Stuart – which transferred to the Apollo Theatre London and then Broadway – The Threepenny Opera and Boston Marriage. She directed Six Degrees of Separation, Hysteria and Wild East all for the Royal Court, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner with Fiona Shaw at the Old Vic Tunnels, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Epidavros, The Way of the World, Pericles, What the Butler Saw, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Duchess of Malfi all for the National Theatre, and Artists and Admirers and The Virtuoso for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Phyllida’s other film credits include the Oscar winning The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent, and Gloriana for the BBC. Phyllida has also directed many operatic productions including works for the Royal Opera House and English National Opera and Opera North.  Her work in opera has garnered an International Emmy, a FIPA d’Or and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In 2010, Phyllida was awarded a CBE for her services to drama.

Phyllida’s latest feature film Herself, from Irish actor-writer Clare Dunne will hit cinema screens in Ireland and the UK on October 30th 2020.

Participant Profile:
Places for this masterclass will be limited to allow for an interactive session with a Q&A.
This session is open to established and emerging Directors and Producers who are actively interested in developing musical film and television projects.

Application Procedure:
**Application deadline extended to 10am Tuesday Sep 15th**
Please apply by emailing apply@screenskillnet.ie attaching a current CV or Bio.
Please reference PHYLLIDA LLOYD MASTERCLASS in the subject line.

This masterclass is being offered free of charge to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by the ongoing situation with COVID-19.


  • 18th September 2020
    9:30 am - 11:00 am