School of English and Drama

Dr Noah Birksted-Breen


Drama Teaching Fellow



New play specialist - UK and international theatre
Noah is a theatre-maker and scholar, specialising in new writing in the UK and Russia. He founded Sputnik Theatre Company – the only British company dedicated solely to bringing new Russian plays to UK stages. For Sputnik, he has directed and translated new Russian plays for Soho Theatre, BBC Radio 3’s Drama of the Week, Southwark Playhouse and Theatre Royal Plymouth (
He completed his Ph.D. at Queen Mary University of London in 2017, ‘Alternative Voices in an Acquiescent Society: Translating Russian New Drama for UK stages (2000-2014)’. Noah is Postdoctoral Research Associate at Oxford University, working on the AHRC-funded project Creative Multilingualism.


DRA350 Verbatim, Testimonial and Tribunal