Lisa Goldman

Author of The No Rules Handbook,
Writer, Director  & Script Consultant

The Red Room - 1995-2006

Lisa’s Artistic Directorship.


This brilliant walkabout performance is rooted in the community and probes the very nature of community itself.  The Guardian on Hoxton Story 2005 ****

2005               Hoxton Story by and dir. Lisa Goldman

                       Site-specific walkabout production, archive, booklet and                                     website. (Video Here or View the Booklet HERE)

                       Snake Park by young people dir. Lisa Goldman

                       Community First Light video produced by Maysoon Pachachi 

'Goldman’s Red Room company…once again confirms its reputation for both theatrical and political outspokenness… makes you want to take to the streets while you still can'

 Financial Times on Animal 2003


2003/4            Animal by Kay Adshead dir. Lisa Goldman

                       Soho Theatre and national tour

                       Going Public curated by Lisa Goldman at the Tricycle Theatre

Involving over 40 companies and artists in a performed debate exploring theatre as a public form and practice.

"Neilson’ Stitching is the talking point of the fringe and one of the most exciting plays of the year.  I left the theatre with my pulse, and my mind, racing.” 

Time Out on Stitching 2002 Time Out Live Award 2003 Best off West End production 

2002/3            Stitching by and dir. by Anthony Neilson

Co-pro with the Bush/Traverse/international tour included Schaubuhne and National theatre Slovenia

Winner- Best Off West End Production, Time Out Live Award

Winner- Best Actress Award, The Stage

Winner- Herald Angel Award

Nominee- Best Play Award, Evening Standard

2001              Set up Artists against the War

 '…the audience was so moved, that for a while the applause was shocked into silence. Political theatre is alive again'

Evening Standard on the Bogus Woman 2000

2000/1          The Bogus Woman by Kay Adshead– dir. Lisa Goldman

                     The Traverse/Bush/international tour

Winner- Scotsman Fringe First Award

Winner- Best Actress Award, Manchester Evening News

Nominee- EMMA and Susan Smith Blackburn

2000               My Sky is Big 35mm short film

                       dir. Lisa Goldman

                       Played at National Film Theatre 1 and other festivals

1999               Leave to Remain by Leon London dir. Lisa Goldman

1998               Made in England by Parv Bancil dir. Lisa Goldman

                        Co-pro with Tabularasa 5 week London tour

'Lisa Goldman, said to have one of the best eyes for talent in the business'

(The Guardian – Ones to Watch 1998)

Seeing Red a three-part two month festival of dissent including Conspiracy. Residency BAC Studio 1 and café. 15 new short plays. Writers included Kay Adshead, Parv Bancil, Peter Barnes, Roddy McDevitt, Rebecca Pritchard, David Eldridge, Judy Upton, Rony Fraser-Munro, Dona Daly, Tony Craze. Writers were invited to respond to the 1st anniversary of a New Labour government and 30 years since 1968.

1997               Obsession by Rob Young dir. Lisa Goldman

                       BAC Critics Choice season

                       The Big Story Season – Red Room at the Finborough for 3                         months

Winner - Guinness Ingenuity Award

                        Surfing by Rob Young dir. Lisa Goldman

                        Also BAC Critics Choice seasons and Assembly Rooms                                Edinburgh

                        The Censor by and dir. Anthony Neilson                                      Winner- Best Fringe Play Award, Time Out

Winner- Best Fringe Play, Writers Guild Award

                        Also Duke of Yorks and New Ambassadors with the Royal Court

                        People on the River by Judy Upton dir. Lisa Goldman

                        Tuscon by Lisa Perotti dir. Janet Gordon

 ‘Not just the end of a play, but the end of an era’

Time Out on the Red Room leaving the Lion and Unicorn


1996                All below at the Red Room Theatre Above the Lion and                                      Unicorn     

                       Coming to Land Season

Winner - Guinness Ingenuity Award  

                        White Unto Harvest by Mavis Howard dir. Lisa Goldman 

                        Creamy by Leon London dir. Sarah Franckom 

                        Sunspots by Judy Upton dir. Lisa Goldman

Also at BAC Critics Choice season

‘the venue is fast developing as one of the best on the fringe’  

Whats On 1996

                        Bacillus by Kay Adshead dir. Orit Azaz

                        Stealing Souls by Judy Upton dir. Shabnam Shabazi

                        The Lottery Ticket by Roddy McDevitt dir. Yvonne McDevitt

                        The Body Trade by Deborah Lavin dir. Lisa Goldman

                        Liar Liar by Ned Cox dir. Lisa Goldman

1995               The Night before Christmas by and dir. Anthony Neilson

                        Shuttle by and dir. Joseph Crilly

                        The Shorewatchers’ House by Judy Upton Lisa Goldman

                        the Red Rooms first play



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