Stephen Whitson

Stephen Whitson

Theatre & Film Director

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Stephen is originally from Edinburgh and trained at The Arts Educational Schools, London.  He has directed productions in London and in the UK.

Current Theatre Directing credits: You Forgot The Mince – a new play by Francesca Joy (Edinburgh Festival/UK Tour 2017); 42nd Street (Associate Director – Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London – West End); Hamilton (UK Associate Director – Victoria Palace Theatre, London – West End).

Recent Theatre Directing credits include: Benighted by J.B. Priestley (World Premiere, London – Winter 2016) [Off West End Award Nomination – Best Director]; You Forgot The Mince (UK Tour 2016); The Last Five Years (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Criterion Theatre, London), Little Women (Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham), Return To The Forbidden Planet (SWG3, Glasgow), Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Dubailand (Finborough Theatre), If Only… by Michel Tremblay (Bread & Roses Theatre, London), Circuit Breaker (Timewave Festival, London), The Wizard of Oz (St. Ives Theatre, Cornwall), Cross Purpose by Albert Camus (King’s Head Theatre, London) and Jubilee Street (Theatre503, London).


Film Directing credits include: Da (Release 2017); Shooting Star (Music Video/The Big Bads/Rare Moustache), The Trip (Short/London Sci-Fi Festival 2014), 13 (Short/Rare Moustache) and Leaving Home (in development).

Associate/Assistant Director credits include: Barnum (Cameron Mackintosh/Michael Harrison), From Here To Eternity (West End, 2014 Cinema Release), Private Lives (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh), La Fanciulla del West (Opera Holland Park), RENT (Greenwich Theatre), Noye's Fludde by Benjamin Britten (Aldeburgh Music Festival/BBC), What You Will (The Globe Theatre/London 2012 Festival), While The Sun Shines (Top Goat Productions, Lion & Unicorn Theatre), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (LOST Theate), Goodnight Mrs. Calabash and Guys & Dolls (both Ovation Productions, Upstairs at The Gatehouse).

On stage, Stephen's credits covered several large scale productions, including the 2012 Olivier Award Winning (Best Musical Revival) Crazy For You (West End and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), My Fair Lady (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall and Sheffield Theatres) and The Producers (West End). During this time he worked with directors such as Adrian Noble, Daniel Evans, Timothy Sheader, Susan Stroman, and Stephen Mear.

Stephen is a creative consultant to the St. Ives Theatre, Cornwall which was recently featured on the BBC in Comic Relief’s The People’s Strictly.

Work History

Director - Theatre & Film

Nov 2011 - Present

Actor - Theatre, Film & TV

Sep 2001 - Jan 2013


Theatre - BA (Hons) - The Arts Educational Schools, London

Sep 2003 - Jul 2006



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