DIRECTOR / DRAMATURG
Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong is an actress, singer and theatre-maker from Croydon, passionate about new writing in theatre and opera.
Cassi trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Music, having previously studied Music at the University of York. She is a dramaturg with Orange Tree Theatre’s Writers Collective, an Associate Artist of the National Youth Theatre, and a reader for the Bruntwood Prize. In 2018 Cassi made her West End debut as a performer in Caroline, or Change, she has since toured with The Phantom of the Opera and participated in workshops of new musicals at the Park Theatre, Actors Church, and National Theatre Studio. In 2020 Cassi co-founded Speaks of Rivers, a physical theatre company who use puppetry, spoken word and music to create original stories for young audiences. Her debut play Shuck ’n’ Jive co-written with Simone Ibbett-Brown premiered at Soho Theatre in 2019, is published by Oberon Modern Plays, and is currently available to stream as part of Soho’s first on-demand film festival.
Cassiopeia’s portfolio of work encompasses writing, directing, devising, dramaturgy, performing, composing and workshop facilitation.
She is currently working as director on TIME (Mountview Backstage Theatre Apr 2022) and Miss Gyrus (Camden People’s Theatre 5-7 May 2022); and as dramaturg on Legally Blonde (Regents Park Open Air Theatre May-Jul 2022).
As Director: Miss Gyrus (Camden People’s Theatre); TIME (Mountview Backstage Theatre); The Fourteenth Stop (Arcola Outside; Camden People’s Theatre) Consensual and The Birds (ALRA); Love and Art and You Can Bake (American Actors UK E-Plays Vol.1&2); Wonderland (University of Winchester); Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Grand Opera House, York)
As Assistant Director: The Flock (Dir. Guy Jones, Minerva Theatre, Chichester); Baylis Youth Company Summer Project (Dir. Pete Cant, English National Opera); Britten’s Albert Herring (Dir. Simone Ibbett-Brown, Harrow Opera)
As Writer: Only You and I Remain (Workshop); The Fourteenth Stop (Arcola Outside; Camden People’s Theatre; Shoreditch Town Hall); Shuck ‘n’ Jive (Soho Theatre); The Next Jessye Norman (Tristan Bates Theatre)
As Dramaturg: Legally Blonde (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); The Flock (Minerva Theatre, Chichester); Wonderland (Edinburgh Fringe and subsequent workshops)
As Performer: Princess Di in Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] (Park Theatre); Madame Firmin in The Phantom of the Opera (UK & Ireland Tour); U/S Radio 1, Radio 2, The Moon in Caroline, or Change (Playhouse Theatre, West End); Lucy Parsons in Haymarket (Actors’ Church, Covent Garden); Megan in Accounting for Beginners (National Theatre Studio); Becoming Angela (National Theatre Studio); Porgy & Bess (Grange Park Opera); Trees in The Pied Piper of Chibok (Grimeborn, Arcola Theatre); Cappuccino Sister/Flute in Son of a Preacher Man (UK & Ireland Tour)
For further information visit: CassiopeiaBA.com