Irina Brown


Irina Brown is an internationally renowned director of theatre and opera. Born and educated in St Petersburg, she is now based in London.

She co-founded the English-based theatre company, Natural Perspective alongside Timberlake Wertenbaker. Their company presents work that aims to challenge and provoke the imagination of audiences, and encourages them to look differently at the world today.

Collaborations with Sarah include War and Peace @ the Circus and Britannicus.

“Sarah is a remarkable composer who I believe deserves a wider recognition.
For the imaginative, vibrant and innovative response to Tolstoy’s masterpiece re-imagined for Giffords’ circus, Sarah’s composed a score which is a rich and deeply felt evocation of the Russian spirit in peace and war. Her musical vision creates an exquisite and powerful presence, daring, perceptive & inventive.”

Irina Brown, Director of War and Peace @ the Circus

Collaborations to date

  • Britannicus

    Timberlake Wertenbaker’s new translation of Jean Racine’s chef-d’oeuvre.
    The gripping Natural Perspectives and Wilton’s Music Hall critically acclaimed production directed by Irina Brown with soundscapes by Sarah Llewellyn.

  • War and Peace @ the Circus

    Giffords Circus’ sensational 2011 adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace @ the Circus toured England and Wales for 5 months. A fantastic 15 piece live band drove the action with an original and vibrant score by Sarah Llewellyn.