Highly Suspect Theatre and Murder Mysteries was formed in 2014 by Lexie and playwright Michael Spencer. Since forming we have staged performances at The National Centre for the Written Word, Durham Cathedral, Blackpool Winter Gardens, and other venues across the North West.


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Freelance Theatre Director

Co-Artistic Director Highly Suspect Theatre

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Lexie is an emerging director based in the North West. She aims to create new and visually interesting ways to tell theatrical stories, and her directing style is to design a concept for a show that makes the audience as well as the actors part of the world created. She directs in a wide range of genres, from comedies to thrillers, dramas to classic texts. She is also co-director of Highly Suspect Theatre and Murder Mysteries, based in Cumbria.

Lexie watching a performance of The Wind in the Willows from backstage, 2013

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