Helen Mumby, previously of Macnaughton Lord Representation, has joined The Soho Agency as a director of the company to represent clients for the theatre, the performing arts and writing and directing for film and television. Her Olivier and Tony award-winning client list includes Screenwriter and Director Jessica Swale whose first feature film, SUMMERLAND, will be released by Lionsgate in 2020, Director Luke Sheppard and Lighting Designer Howard Hudson who recently opened & JULIET to great acclaim in the West End, and Designer Gabriella Slade who will open SIX on Broadway and in Australia in 2020.
Philippa Milnes-Smith, Managing Director of The Soho Agency said: ‘While The Soho Agency has been active in these areas of business, Helen brings a new level of expertise and creativity and we are delighted to have her joining the team. Film, television, stage and live performance are all developing strongly for us and we are all very excited now to be working together.’
Helen Mumby said: ‘I am delighted to be joining The Soho Agency and to provide my growing list of hugely talented clients with new opportunities for collaboration and idea generation across a wide range of media.’
Helen Mumby graduated with a BA in Classics from King’s College London followed by an MA in Classical Acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama, after which she decided to pursue a career in the Arts. She joined Macnaughton Lord Representation in 2008, subsequently becoming an agent and then a director. She represents a wide range of designers (set, costume, lighting, video and sound), choreographers, movement directors, composers, musical directors, directors, librettists and writers.