Ms Ruth Mitchell

Ms Ruth Mitchell

Associate Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Ruth has been a leading actor for over thirty years; for four of those years she was with the Royal Shakespeare Company and toured the world with Katie Mitchell’s production of Henry VI, receiving a Best Actor nomination for the Manchester Evening News awards for her role as Queen Margaret. Ruth has appeared in the premieres of the award winning new plays, Kindertransport, for the Soho Theatre and Smoke for the Manchester Royal Exchange and in Ted Hughes modern version of Spring Awakening for the RSC. She is one of a handful of female actors to have played Hamlet in an all female production for Sphinx Theatre Company, a Guardian article on female Hamlets here.

Ruth is a founder member of theatre collective ripple and an associate artist with Dreadnought South West. 

Since 2013 Ruth has written and performed four solo shows; Coffee with Vera, Homeward Bound ,The Secret Listener. and Invisible Other, which toured in 2021/22 She was a 2021 Lab Associate at the Theatre Royal Plymouth 


BA Theatre Arts - Rose Bruford College

MRes - University of Plymouth 

Professional membership

Equity member

Writers Guild of Great Britain member

Roles on external bodies

Board member of the Barbican Theatre 2000 -2011