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”
“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