• See Deborah McAndrew's AN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY LARK
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBSMITH
  • Lisa Spirling directs THE NINE O'CLOCK SLOT for Ice & Fire
  • Buy THURSDAY'S CHILDREN by Nicci French, out now in hardback
  • Buy Felicity Cloake's mouth-watering PERFECT TOO, out now
  • See Sue Kelvin as Madam Morrible in WICKED West End
  • Read Louise Levene's THE FOLLOWING GIRLS, out now in hardback
  • Abbey Smith directs THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBMITH at Jermyn Street Theatre
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for THE ONLY WAY IS DOWNTON
  • Read Robert Lautner's ROAD TO RECKONING out now in hardback and kindle
  • Tom Wainwright's THE ROOM IN THE ELEPHANT tours the UK
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for JULIE MADLY DEEPLY
  • Read Joanna Trollope's BALANCING ACT, out now in harback and on kindle
  • Anya Reiss' new adaptation of SPRING AWAKENING tours with Headlong
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD (touring)
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for A STEADY RAIN at the Ustinov Studio
  • Buy Julian Barnes' exquisite LEVELS OF LIFE, out now in paperback
  • Polly Sullivan designs THE NINE O'CLOCK SLOT for Ice & Fire
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • See Les Dennis starring in THE PERFECT MURDER, on tour
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for TWO INTO ONE at the Menier

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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
MADE IN DAGENHAM: THE MUSICAL
(2014)
Stage EntertainmentAssociate Director
Dir. Rupert Goold
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
SHAKESPEARE UNLOCKED
(2011)
BBCCreated and delivered content for 3 x 30 min programmes as part of Cultural Olympiad.
Theatre
ProductionCompanyNotes
THE MINOTAUR
(2014)
Polka Theatre/Clwyd Theatr Cymru
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
OPENING CEREMONY OF ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
(2011)
Royal Shakespeare Company
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
ProductionCompanyNotes
HATTON CROSS
(2009)
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