Marianne Elliott was born in London in 1966 but moved to Alderley Edge with her parents and spent some of her education at St. Hilary’s.
As the director of hugely successful productions including War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Marianne has recently left the National Theatre after a decade as an Associate Director to form her own production company. Marianne enjoyed her time with us immensely and had the following to say about her school days – including some advice for our girls.
“St Hilary’s was like a family to me. I found such amazing friends there. And teachers that allowed me to grow, in my own time. Academic pressure is so huge on pupils nowadays, I hope everyone at the school is able, once in a while, to just well, enjoy it. From there will come great memories, and from there will be formed great characters. Work hard, but play hard too: In the words of that immortal Ferris Bueller: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”