Tom Attenborough – Artistic Director
Tom graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a BA in English Literature in 2009. Since then he has worked as a freelance director and assistant 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 of HighTide Festival Theatre and was a runner-up for the prestigious JMK Award in 2011.
As Director: 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 (Cambridge American Stage Tour); The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Edinburgh Fringe); Richard II; Empty Portrait (ADC Theatre); Othello (Tour show).
As Assistant Director: Relatively Speaking (UK Tour); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Minerva Theatre Chichester); 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).
Other experience includes:
The Closer (TNT Television); Shameless (Channel 4 productions); Playing Up Courses (National Youth Theatre).
Tom also has experience as an actor and voiceover artist.