Ruth Mitchell was a leading classical actor for thirty years spending four years with the RSC and touring and performing with theatres on a national and international scale. She has appeared in the premieres of 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 also only one of a handful of female actors to have played Hamlet.
Since moving to the South West Ruth has been making work independently in Plymouth and has created her own performances since 2013. Coffee with Vera, inspired by the Plymouth Synagogue, the oldest Askenazi synagogue in continuous use in the English speaking world; Homeward Bound, a play that celebrates all things baseball and The Secret Listener, inspired by a hidden WW2 story.
Ruth is also a member of ripple; a theatre collective currently creating audio trails for hidden cemeteries, their audio trail for the old Jewish cemetery on Plymouth Hoe is a regular favourite during the annual Plymouth History Festival.