Tom Attenborough – Artistic Director
Tom graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with an MA in English Literature in 2009. Since then he has worked as a freelance director. He set up Rhapsody of Words in 2010 as a means to create the type of theatre about which he is extremely passionate. He is also an Associate Director of the Watermill Theatre, an Artistic Associate of HighTide Festival Theatre and was a runner-up for the prestigious JMK Award in 2011.
As Director: Untold Stories (Watermill Theatre); Goodnight Children Everywhere (LAMDA); Private Lives (UK Tour); The Wasp (Hampstead Theatre & West End); Dinner with Friends (Park Theatre); The Whipping Man (Drum Theatre Plymouth); Cinderella and the Beanstalk (Theatre503); The Undone Years (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Richard III (East 15); Abigail’s Party (Theatre Royal Bath UK Tour); Charley’s Aunt (MCS Oxford); The President and the Pakistani (Waterloo East Theatre); Frimston and Rowett (Edinburgh Fringe); Step 9 (of 12) (Trafalgar Studios); Air Travel (Arcola); Port Authority (Southwark Playhouse); The Thin Line In-Between (Waterloo East); Arab Spring (Arch 61); Ivor and I (MCS Oxford); The Mountaintop (Derby Live); The Shape of Things (The Gallery Soho); The Gentleman Usher (MCS Oxford); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (US Tour); The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (The Caves, Edinburgh); Richard II, Empty Portrait (ADC Theatre); Othello (African Tour).
As Associate and Assistant Director: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Hay Fever (Theatre Royal Bath UK & Australia Tours, Duke of York’s West End); Wonderland (Hampstead Theatre); Relatively Speaking (UK Tour and Wyndham’s Theatre West End); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Minerva Theatre Chichester and Duchess Theatre West End); Noises Off (Old Vic UK Tour); Abigail’s Party (Menier Chocolate Factory & Wyndham’s Theatre West End); Earthquakes in London (Headlong); Butley (Duchess Theatre West End); Masterclass (Theatre Royal Bath Productions); House of Games (Almeida Theatre); Love Story (Minerva Theatre Chichester); The Painkiller (Workshop, Hampstead Theatre); After the Dance (research and casting assistant, National Theatre); The American Capitalism Project (The TEAM).
Tom also has experience as a dramaturg, actor and voiceover artist.