Rebecca McCutcheon

Director theatre & site specific performance



Image copyright Jamie Smith

Image copyright Jamie Smith

I am a director, researcher and teacher based in south London, I make performances in a range of settings, from theatres to disused train stations to palaces to alleyways. I am interested in the creative possibilities open to audiences in non-traditional settings.

Many of my site specific projects were made through ‘angels in the architecture’ the company I co-founded with Sarah Thom in 2001. For information about us please visit

I also direct and co-direct plays in theatres, and produce projects in community settings.

I have just completed my PhD by Practice at Royal Holloway College, University of London, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Education and Training:

Before co-founding ‘angels in the architecture’, I worked in theatre in the UK as a staff director at the National Theatre with Trevor Nunn and Lindsay Posner (The Relapse, Tartuffe), as season assistant director at the Royal Shakespeare Company with Michael Boyd, Gregory Doran and Adrian Noble (Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe) and with Michael Grandage on tour for the Almeida Theatre (The Jew of Malta). I was also associate director at the Man in the Moon Theatre in Chelsea.

Prior to working professionally in theatre I completed an MA in theatre directing at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Before my MA I completed a BA at the University of Cambridge in Social and Political Sciences, which continues to influence the work that I make both in content and in form.

I was born in Croydon, South London and brought up in Northampton in the East Midlands.

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