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Michael Fentiman

Michael Fentiman

Director

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About

Michael Fentiman trained as an actor at Bretton Hall and later as a Director at Mountview Academy. Michael spent three years with the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of the 2009-2011 Long Ensemble.

He was previously Associate Director at the Playhouse Theatre, Harlow where credits include professional productions of Romeo and Juliet, The Wizard of Oz and several pantomimes.  

He is currently Artistic Director of Beggars and Kings Theatre Company.

On Titus Andronicus  

“Michael Fentiman is a director with real flair. He has lent intensity and intimacy to a difficult play”                                            The Times

“In a notable RSC debut, Michael Fentiman directs the piece with just the right mixture of dark wit and in-your face violence.” Charles Spencer

“Fentiman successfully squares the revenge-tragedy circle: he maximises the gore and refuses to stint on laughs, yet makes these strains complement the drama rather than undermine it.” Ian Shuttleworth

On Taming of the Shrew  

“Here, the profound truth about the play, the underlying etiquette and preparation for an ideal Elizabethan marriage, the clearing of the ground, and the ground rules, is suddenly revealed in a way I haven't experienced since Jonathan Miller did it for the RSC with Fiona Shaw as Kate.” Michael Coveney

In Development
ProductionCompanyNotes
AS YOU LIKE IT
(2015)
RADA
Television
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SHAKESPEARE UNLOCKED
(2011)
BBCCreated and delivered content for 3 x 30 min programmes as part of Cultural Olympiad.
Theatre
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MADE IN DAGENHAM: THE MUSICAL
(2014)
Stage EntertainmentAssociate Director
Dir. Rupert Goold
YUSUPOV
(2014)
Mountview Academy
MINOTAUR
(2014)
Polka Theatre/Clwyd Theatr Cymru By Kevin Dyer
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
(2014)
Royal Shakespeare Company/US tourFirst Encounter
TITUS ANDRONICUS
(2013)
Royal Shakespeare Company Swan Theatre
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
(2013)
Cambridge Arts Theatre
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
(2012)
ThreeSixty EntertainmentCo-Director (with Rupert Goold)
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
(2012)
Mountview Academy
CRACKERS
(2011)
Belgrade Theatre CoventryBy Forbes Masson
AHASVERUS
(2011)
Royal Shakespeare CompanyHampstead Theatre Studio
By Vassily Sigarev
DOUBLE FALSEHOOD
(2010)
Nottingham PlayhouseRehearsed Reading
HAMLET
(2010)
Royal Shakespeare CompanyAssociate Director. Dir. Tarell Alvin McCraney.
A TENDER THING
(2009)
Royal Shakespeare CompanyAssistant Director.
Dir. Helena Kaut-Howson.
By Ben Power
ROMEO AND JULIET
(2009)
Royal Shakespeare CompanyAssistant Director. Dir. Rupert Goold.
AS YOU LIKE IT
(2009)
Royal Shakespeare CompanyAssistant Director. Dir. Michael Boyd.
ALADDIN
(2008)
Qdos/Hawth Theatre, Crawley
SPOONFACE STEINBERG
(2008)
UK Tour
LADY OF SORROWS (WORKSHOP)
(2008)
Little Angel
AJAX
(2007)
Altitude North Amphitheatre Tour of Cyprus
Radio
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HATTON CROSS
(2009)
Urban Scrawl
Other
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BY ROYAL COMMAND
(2014)
Almeida TheatreGala Director
OPENING CEREMONY OF ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
(2011)
Royal Shakespeare Company
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