She has worked in many mediums, nationally and internationally since 2003, specialises in ensemble-based theatre and is also Artistic Director of Tmesis Theatre and the international theatre festival, Physical Fest.
She has recently directed SealSkin for Tmesis at Liverpool Everyman, been movement director for Macbeth- English Touring Theatre and her short film, Betty and Jean has been shortlisted for the Iris Prize Best British Short and is on Channel 4.
Elinor is skilled at supporting performers, students and theatre makers to reach their full potential in performance and the creation of work, both script based, physical and devised. Please get in touch to discuss a collaboration.
In a village far away, by the wild landscape of the sea, every full moon the Selkies appear. As they peel away their seal skin, they dance freely in the moonlight, as humans. One such night a fisherman discovers their secret and, stealing away a Selkies skin, our story begins. A battle of longing and belonging, Sealskin is a powerful story of betrayal, power, otherness and loss. Combining Tmesis’ trademark playful and highly skilled physicality, this new show was presented as part of Physical Fest 2023 and features live music from acoustic duo Me and Deboe.
A visceral and contemporary new production that speaks to a world we find ourselves living in now, and asks why has Macbeth haunted our fears and nightmares for centuries and what lesson is this cautionary tale still urgently trying to communicate to us? An ETT, Northern Stage, Shakespeare North Playhouse & Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg production.
Beyond Binary is an autobiographical performance from the perspective of Little Doll, aka Jay Farley; a 48-year-old non-binary artist who finally has the language to make them valid. And they’re going to use it! The show links spoken word performance, movement, film, visuals and music. It brings to life the experience of not being valid in the world for 4 decades and describes the finding, the fallout and the freedom of finding their voice.
This was a project made especially for care home residents and is touring across the north with Nwoko Arts. Director Elinor Randle interviewed residents of many homes about their memories of summers and holidays. She then devised and directed a performance made from those memories and using the residents voices.
With incredible strength, a pole and a lot of humour, Rowena Ganders powerful solo explores identity, objectification and what it is to be a gay ‘barely visible’ woman in a raw and physical journey of empowerment.
In 2020 the In Doomsday Clock was set the closest it’s ever been to midnight, a metaphor for how close we are to the end of the world. In an apocalyptic, plastic landscape we explore the vulnerability of our existence, our regrets, hopes & desires in a countdown to survive.
Betty and Jean is a love story between two older women set on a bench overlooking the Mersey, it is a Liverpool Pride Foundation commission also supported by Culture Liverpool. The film has been shortlisted for the Iris Prize Best British Short Supported by Film4 and Pinewood Studios, & is currently available to watch on Channel 4. It was also selected for the PROUD Film Festival in Denmark and PERTH Queer FIlm Festival in Australia.