About Us

Borealis Theatre Mission Statement

Bringing the glories of European Theatre to London - in English translations of course

Rediscovering Europe’s forgotten classics as well as exploring the brightest new contemporary writing.

Commissioning new translations, thereby giving the plays a powerful modern voice.

Staging bold new projects that combine different performing disciplines.

The Team behind

 Borealis Theatre

Borealis Theatre is a registered Charity in England no 1121358

Board of Trustees

Clara Andersson                            Founder/Director

In 2006 Clara produced an artistically acclaimed version of Strindberg’s The Father at The Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, London.  This propelled her to found Borealis Theatre.  Clara is a highly-experienced actress and voice artist, as well as enjoying a varied stage and screen career; she provides voice-overs for a number of major commercial brands. She began her career as a news presenter for Scandinavian TV3 (then the leading commercial Swedish satellite channel) broadcasting from London.

Amanda Waggott                       Chairman

Amanda Waggott is a professional actress with an MA in Drama. Since having children she has focussed more on production, directing and teaching. Amanda is currently working for Audio Network, a music company, helping its management team enhance its presentation skills. She is also one of the founding editors of nottinghillpost.com; the vital web magazine for locals in Notting Hill.

Sissi Liechtenstein                        Trustee

Sissi Liechtenstein previously worked as Media Rights Executive at Peters Fraser and Dunlop/The Rights House where she focused on selling and exploiting book rights over all media outlets, i.e. film, TV, stage, radio, internet and audiobooks. Prior to that she was an Actors and Playwrights Agent at Eric Glass Ltd..  She now has her own literary agency, International Performing Rights Ltd (IPR), where she is looking after the UK rights of an impressive group of  international playwrights.

Advisory Board

Donald Sturrock                          Artistic Advisor

Donald has written and directed many award-winning arts documentaries. He now operates as a freelance writer, producer and director for film, television and live theatre. He is currently working on several new opera projects, and has recently published an acclaimed biography of Roald Dahl.  

Simon Clement-Davies                 Business & Media Affairs

Simon is Managing Director of Augusta & Co, a leading advisory firm in renewable energy in Europe. Prior to joining Augusta, he worked as a producer and media entrepreneur in music, television and film production,. Simon released over 35 feature films including the Oscar-winning ‘Gods & Monsters.’  He also launched the UK’s first ‘hi definition’ concert series on television. Simon began his career as a merchant banker in the City, and ran the media group for Bankers Trust (Deutsche Bank) for 5 years.

    Borealis would like to thank our friends and supporters for their important contributions

Augusta & Co

Garrick Charitable Trust

Schroder Charity Trust

Steven Zinser

Audrey Klein

Duncan Matthews 

Monica O’Neill

Maria Spink

John Cendella

Bertrand Lipworth

Kristi Jernigarn

Robert Morrisson Atwater

Helene Klausner

Johannes P Huth

Eileen Glynn 

Medina & Jonathan Marks

Karin Norman

Ina Lindemann

Severine Arnaud

Elizabeth Malloy

Petri Karjalainen

Alix Robson

Simon Brocklebank-Fowler

Nandu Patel

John Alexander

Andrea Amin

Patrick Colquhoun


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