Layla Se-Eun Kim is an international theatre director and interpreter based in London and Seoul.
Layla is taking UK production of 'Pride and Prejudice' (Joanna Tincey) to Seoul as the Korean assistant director. The production opens on 27th August 2019 for two months run.
She is also working on the international tour of worldly acclaimed production of Matthew Bourne's 'Swan Lake' and Internationaal Theater Amsterdam's ‘Roman Tragedies’ directed by Ivo van Hove in Seoul.
In 2018, she has worked in numerous theatres as The Other Palace, London Palladium, Eventim Apollo, Canal Cafe Theatre, Etcetera Theatre Camden, Theatre N16, The Bunker, O2 Arena, O2 Empire in London, Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, AccorHotels Arena in Paris, SeJong Arts Centre and DaeMyung Culture Factory in Seoul.
Layla works as the K-Pop world tour interpreter, most recently with BLACKPINK's In Your Area tour, BTS's Love Yourself world tour, Zico, Monsta-X, Day6, SF9 in London and so on.
In 2018 summer she did shadowing the associate director of 'The King and I' during its West End run at the London Palladium. She also assisted and translated for the English workshop of a new Korean musical '1446' at The Other Palace, London, UK. She is also working on the English version of a very successful Korean musical 'Gloomy Day', which she showcased at East 15 Acting School.
Her other East 15 credits are Cock (Mike Bartlett), The Inheritance (Matthew Lopez), Chicago (Kander & Ebb), Spring Awakening (Wedekind), and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Brecht).
Originally from Korea, she assistant-directed and interpreted in the productions of Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Newsies, Sweeney Todd, Daddy Long Legs, Cats, Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, to name a few.
Layla has worked with many international theatre companies and directors such as Ivo Van Hove, Dimitris Papaioannou, Wanye McGregor, Cirque du Soleil, Compagnia Finzi Pasca, etc.
She worked as a script translator/dramaturg for The Legend of Georgia McBride (Matthew Lopez), Pride and Prejudice (Joanna Tincey), Venus in Fur (David Ives), Skylight (David Hare), Passion (Sondheim), Dracula (Wildhorn), Houdini (Duffield).
Layla is a graduate from East 15 Acting School and Korea University. She is a proud member of Young Vic's Directors Program and Musical Theatre Network UK.
Pride and Prejudice (Tincey) (Seoul, Korea)
War Horse (National Theatre) (International Tour)
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (International Tour)
Ivo Van Hove's Roman Tragedies (International Tour)