Elgiva is Artistic Director of Oblique House, www.obliquehouse.org.uk, and with the company has directed 10,000 Feet and Falling, a sound drama commissioned for the 61 st Aldeburgh Festival in 2008. The 25 th anniversary production of Was He Anyone? by N.F. Simpson (Union Theatre), and the premieres of two new plays Faultines (Union Theatre) by the Westminster Prize playwright James Pearson and The Time of the Tortoise (Theatre 503) by the German playwright Kirsten Specht.
Currently Elgiva is directing a new play, Neon Fairytale, with the OutHouse Collective, and the piece will premiere in June at Contact Theatre in Manchester before transferring to the Roundhouse in August 2010. She is also working as Assistant Director with Theatre Rites on their new site specific production, Paradise, for the 2010 Ruhr Triennale Festival (Essen, Germany) which premieres in September.
Elgiva has just finished co-directing The Vaudevillains with Les Enfants Terribles, which premiered at Latitude and before this was working as Assistant Director on Shakira's forthcoming world tour and Summer Festival gigs. Most recently she directed Lost and Found, a new devised musical created with Trinity College of Music that played at both the Albany and Arts Theatre London. Prior to that Elgiva was the Revival Director of Melly Still's production of Cinderella (Warwick Arts Centre). She has worked as Associate Director with Unlimited Theatre on The Moon The Moon (national tour) and Pentabus Theatre on the site specific production of Shuffle. Her other site specific work includes directing the world premiere of The Container by Clare Bayley (regional tour) and working as Assistant Director on Punchdrunk's production of The Masque of the Red Death (BAC). In 2009 she worked as Assistant Director on Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and on Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress (Peacock Theatre).