Paul Chesterton

Paul Chesterton

Freelance Theatre Director and Drama Practitioner

  • Location: Oxford
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I am an experienced director, actor and teacher. Having graduated in 2000 from Guildford School of Acting I have worked extensively as an actor in theatres such as The National Theatre, The Young Vic and Birmingham Rep with directors including Sir Nick Hytner, Howard Davies, Katie Mitchell, Polly Findlay, Rachel Kavanaugh, Phyllida Lloyd, Stephen Unwin and James Macdonald. 
My recent directing credits include Taming of the Shrew and The Secret Garden by David Kerby-Kendall for Heartbreak Productions (2017), Lady Anna: All at Sea (Resident Director) by Craig Baxter – National Tour (2016), Contactless by Shaun Miller and Pippa Moss – Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2016) and Boys by Ella Hickson – Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2015), D!CK: The Adult Panto - Guildford Fringe Theatre Company 2014, Titus Andronicus (Assistant Director) - Bold Tendencies Car Park, Peckham (2014), Coram Boy by Helen Edmundson - Holy Trinity Church, Guildford - 2013.
I was born in London, but grew up in South Africa and America before moving back to the United Kingdom when I was 15 years old. I am also a teacher and facilitator, teaching students from primary to undergraduate level. 

Work History

Director - DICK! - The Adult Panto - Guildford Fringe Theatre Company

Nov 2014 - Dec 2014

Assistant Director - Titus Andronicus - Theory of Everything

May 2014 - Sep 2014


Acting - Dilpoma - Guildford School of Acting

Sep 1997 - Jun 2000

Economics - BSc(Hons) Economics - City University, London

Sep 1989 - Jun 1992


  • Acting
  • Assistant Directing
  • Directing
  • Teaching