Blanche was named Best Director at the 2013 TMA UK Theatre Awards (for The Seagull), was the winner of the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Director in 2012, and the inaugural winner of the Leverhulme Bursary for Emerging Theatre Directors in 2009. She is currently Associate Director at Nuffield.
She is about to direct Botticelli in the Fire at Hampstead Theatre.
Directing credits include: Tartuffe (National Theatre); Women in Power (Nuffield/Oxford Playhouse); The Writer (Almeida); The Norman Conquests (Chichester Festival Theatre); Titus Andronicus, The Two Noble Kinsmen (RSC); Noises Off (Nuffield/Nottingham Playhouse); Welcome Home Captain Fox! (Donmar Warehouse); Bartholomew Fair, The Winter's Tale, As You Like It, The Comedy Of Errors (Shakespeare’s Globe); Arcadia(ATG/ETT); Accolade (St James Theatre); Tonight At 8.30 (Nuffield/ETT); The Nutcracker(Nuffield); Ciphers (Out Of Joint); The Birthday Party (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Seagull(Headlong/Nuffield); Liar Liar (Unicorn Theatre); The Only True History of Lizzie Finn(Southwark Playhouse); The Seven Year Itch (Salisbury Playhouse); Repentance/Behind The Lines(ANGLE at the Bush Theatre); Foxfinder, Accolade, Molière or the League of Hypocrites(Finborough Theatre); When Did You Last See My Mother? (Trafalgar Studios); Pinching For My Soul (Focus Theatre Dublin); Open Heart Surgery as part of Theatre Uncut (Southwark Playhouse, Soho Theatre); Wuthering Heights (Tour); The Revenger’s Tragedy (BAC); The Master and Margarita (Greenwich Playhouse).