Lucie Pankhurst

Choreographer / Movement Director


Shock Treatment, Kings Head Theatre
‘Lucie Pankhursts’ sizzling choreography’ kate Malby, The Times
Letter to Lucie from Dame Gillian Lynne,
Popped in to see Shock Treatment yesterday and enjoyed it enormously and thought your work was absolutely stunning and wanted to tell you so. 


The Royale, The Bush Theatre
However, the real joy of Younis’s boxing ring-set production - stunningly choreographed by Lucie Pankhurst is its physicality….The Royale unfolds like a dreamy dance.
Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out
…evokes the world of the slugfest with a bare boxing-ring stage, rhythmic pounding and quasi-balletic movement.
Michael Billington, The Guardian


Anya Hindmarch SS16 show/Inca Productions
‘Anya is thrilled with everything, and the social media has gone off the charts, especially with the dancers and the beautiful patterns that Lucie and they made!’
Rachel Hudson, producer at Inca.


Reviews for "Dogfight"
As always, Matt Ryan proves himself a fine storyteller in a production that is beautifully underscored (credit to musical director George Dyer). The flow of the narrative almost has a cinematic quality, helped by the sharp, stylised work of choreographer Lucie Pankhurst.
by Lisa Martland THE STAGE


Throughout, Lucie Pankhurst’s expressive choreography is a joy to watch, being at its best when it eschews more anachronistic, modern moves in favour of sequences more redolent of the show’s 1960s setting.
Onstage, Review


Fluid choreography and apt direction from Lucie Pankhurst and Matt Ryan ensures the show weaves without a blip.
Theatre review


It was a beautiful piece of work imagined, rehearsed and performed with focus and verve. I stand by my "wow" from last Saturday, and in fact I'm making into a "WOW!"
Gareth Edwards, producer BBC


Just to say, rather belateldly, how completely blown away we all were by the amazing job you did for us.
The dancing in the show looks amazing and is so perfectly judged for the musical moments that we are completely thrilled by how it turned out. And that you achieved it all in such a short rehearsal period is nothing short of a miracle.
The orchestra and Nick the conductor in particular were very impressed, and have always wanted to incorporate movement with their music, so were fascinated to see it work so well. The children in the audience were clearly mesmerised - to have several thousand sit silent through a piece of Stravinski was regarded by everyone as an astonishing achievement.
My eleven year old son specifically said that it was the dance that held their attention.
 It was, as always, a great pleasure to work with you, and I shall look forward to having some fun together on Horrible Histories 4 in a few weeks time - I hope we can be a bit more organised this year and give you some proper rehearsal time.
 Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Dominic Brigstock, Director Horrible Histories.


A huge thank you for making my life so happy with a brilliant choreographer. 
Every good move belongs to incredible Lucie.
Stephen Abrahams, Producer BBC.


The most wonderful part of all is how you worked so well with a young and frankly terrified cast and got them to shed their self-consciousness like Dita Von Teese sheds clothes... Those performances in the songs are absolutely outstanding, and that's down to you.
Ben Gosling-Fuller, Director.


And what a dance it is as the sisters abandon their inhibitions, tensions and frustrations as they twirl and stamp like swirling dervishes in an exuberant, passionate and energetic scene, choreographed by Lucie Pankhurst.
British Theatre Guide Robin Strapps’ review of ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’, Original Theatre Company.


Thank you so much for your very kind letter. It was a great pleasure and privilege to work with you on the commercial. Thank you for the efforts, the creativity and the warm friendliness. Indeed one of the most important issues on a production is the casting, no less important than the casting of people in front of the camera, is the selection of the right people for the crew. It was great to have you with us, and I hope to have further opportunities to work with you again.
Gili [Soshi and Ushi ]


I never got a chance to thank you properly for all your fab work on MAFF. You were, quite simply, brilliant - the dance (and fight!) sequences all look excellent, and I can't think of anyone who could have got so much out of our thesps in such a short time. What's more, it was also a tremendous pleasure to share the floor with you! Very much hope to have the opportunity to do it again one day.
Dirctor Jonathan Gershfield.