Bill Mitchell, British theatre director, Died at 65


Bill Mitchell was born William John Mitchell on December 2, 1951, in Erith, Kent and died on April 14, 2017.

He was the artistic director of Kneehigh Theatre from 1995 until 2002 and created site-specific theatre company Wildworks in 2005.

He was educated at Dartford Grammar School.

Bill Mitchell completed a foundation course at Medway School of Art and studied theatre design at Wimbledon School of Art.

After relocating to Cornwall with his wife Sue in 1988 and designed a number of Kneehigh’s shows including Tristan and Yseult directed by Emma Rice, The Red Shoes, and A Matter of Life and Death.

Bill was made an honorary Fellow of Falmouth University, in 2006.

Mitchell was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, but continued to work up to his death on Wolf’s Child which is to be performed at Trelowarren Estate in Cornwall in July 2017.

Bill Mitchell passed away at 65 years old.