Ria was part of the RTYDS Directors Scheme, at The Bolton Octagon, in 2017 and this was the catalyst for her directing career.

In 2018, Ria was the Assistant Director for 5* theatre tour “Thunderstruck” which was a spellbinding retelling of the two epic stories of Navratri and Ramayan, further enhanced by spectacular 3D video mapping technology. More information on this production can be found here.

As well as co-writing a new children’s play “Sue & Sita”, Ria will, also, be directing this production too and will be mentored by internationally acclaimed and sector-leader Jude Christian. 

I loved working with Ria on the RTYDS programme. She was bright and full of great ideas. Her directorial approach was full of generosity and compassion for the artists and the work. She clearly has extraordinary passion for her work and continues to strive to make brilliant things happen. “ – Elizabeth Newman