Steph is currently the Assistant Director on Peter Pan Goes Wrong for Mischief Theatre's 2023/2024 UK Tour. The production recently played on Broadway receiving a host of awards and nominations.
Last year she assisted on Wise Children's Wuthering Heights for the New York & US Tour which was directed and adapted by Emma Rice.
Steph is a successful recipient of the Arts Council DYCP Award to pursue mentorship and active experience in directing.
Role Production Venue
Assistant Director "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" UK Tour No1
Assistant Director "Noah's Flood" directed by Alan Lane Site-specific Leeds
Assistant Director "Wuthering Heights" directed by Emma Rice St Ann's Warehouse, New York &
Assistant Director "CAMP" directed by Anthony Simpson-Pike Etcetera Theatre
Assistant Director "USAGI YOJIMBO" directed by Amy Draper Southwark Playhouse
Co-Director "Splinters of Light" Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Co-Writer/Director - “Splinters of Light” Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009
The Scotsman - Four Stars ****
“Thoughtful, rich in character and blessed with a powerfully emotional denouement, it's the work of raw talents who seriously deserve to be world-beaters once they've built the necessary experience.”
“This is a charming show with a very promising script from Alice Carter and Stephanie de Whalley; intriguing and engrossing, it gives an enchanting glimpse into the troubled lives of wondering minds and wandering souls.”
Assistant Director/Movement Director - “Usagi Yojimbo” Southwark Playhouse 2014/15
Whats On Stage
“Amy Draper directs this nicely derivative tale inventively and economically, populating Ele Slade's plywood-and-bamboo thrust stage with a genial quintet of multi-tasking actors. There are secret traps in the floor, a thrilling percussion score composed and played live by Joji Hirota and, to root the show in its comic-book origins, some very good animated projections by Nina Dunn.”
British Theatre Guide
“Director Amy Draper has kept her production simple and straightforward with just five actors playing all the roles as well as the main characters and design that is clearly influenced by the comic book style as well as Japanese historical costume (...) Stan Sakai has been creating Usagi stories for 30 years and says he sees this as a perfect 30th birthday present and can’t wait to see it. I think he will be very pleased with it.”
Assistant Director - “Camp” Etcetera Theatre 2015
“The ending of the piece offers a clever twist that is worth the wait and restored my faith that I had seen a quality piece of work. Camp is far more than the sum of its fringe elements (...) an excellent example of new work.”
Queens of Geekdom
“This play needs to be seen and for that to happen; it needs another run and for like minded people to know about it. (...) It is something that has created a benchmark for all other theatre to meet.”