Ruth Mitchell is an award winning, southwest based, theatre maker who works across sited and traditional performance, creating work that is rooted in heritage and auto/biography and where the site has been the inspiration for the work. “Homeward Bound was, without question, one of the best shows I have ever watched.” Rosemary Waugh, Exeunt,


Ruth is a Theatre Royal Plymouth Lab Associate and will be developing a new show Invisible Other for 2021. Invisible Other is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

She will also be making a ‘pop up’ community theatre project  with her ripple colleague Derek Frood commissioned by the Theatre Royal Plymouth and partnering with Plymouth Community Homes.

Ruth and Derek are also developing a new Cemetery Audio Trail for Gifford Park Cemetery in Plymouth. This will be part of the Plymouth History Festival in May 2021 and funded by Vital Sparks

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Mitchell’s willingness to depict relationships entirely without cynicism, and her commitment to the lives of ordinary women, actually makes hers a quietly radical voice“.  Lucien Waugh Exeunt 

“A wonderfully engaging and charismatic piece of theatre. Seamlessly moving between Ruth’s own family story and the multi character tale of Olive Myler.  Enhanced by an immersive soundscape, The Secret Listener is brilliantly captivating”  Fin Irwin, Director, The Old Library, Bodmin 


Photo credit Natalie McGrath