Rebecca Frecknall


Represented By

Kirsten Foster

Assistant - Suzanna Swanson-Johnston
Rebecca Frecknall

Rebecca is an Olivier Award-winning director, who has directed in the UK and internationally, and is Associate Director at the Almeida.

Rebecca directed the award-winning production of Cabaret at the KitKat Club (Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Director and Best Musical Revival, Winner of the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Director), and the critically acclaimed Summer and Smoke, which opened at the Almeida before transferring to the West End. The production won the 2019 Olivier Award for Best Revival, and Rebecca was also nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Director. Rebecca’s production of Sanctuary City at the New York Theatre Workshop won the 2022 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play.

Praise for Cabaret:

★★★★★ "A stunning, breathlessly exciting theatrical happening... Frecknall proves herself one of our most exciting directors, and she draws superb performances from all involved" - Evening Standard

★★★★★ "... Astonishing... [Buckley's rendition of the title song is] perhaps the best musical-theatre performance I have ever seen live" - Independent

★★★★★ "This is musical theatre at its absolute finest. A total knockout" - Broadway World

★★★★★ "An outstanding piece of theatre... Sensational" - Financial Times

★★★★★ "This is it. This is the one... 2021's kill-for-a-ticket theatrical triumph" - Telegraph

Praise for Sanctuary City:

"Frecknall's staging is just as breakneck, as if it had shed its clothing to run faster through the woods." The New York Times

"...brought to life in Rebecca Frecknall's thrillingly minimal production" The New York Times

"...British Theater wunderkind Rebecca Frecknall, whose crystalline work is present in every single detail, yet simultaneously invisible." Theatermania

"Frecknall's balletic directing" Broadway World

Praise for Three Sisters:

"Frecknall doesn't so much direct Chekhov's play as conduct it. The result sits in that sweet spot: a Chekhov for our times." Variety

"Rebecca Frecknall’s revelatory production..." The New York Times

"In its drifting strangeness, it reminds us why Chekhov is - ironically - so timeless and why he might speak afresh to today's millenials." ★★★★ The Financial Times

"A slow-burning yet engrossing study of a young family's collapsing dreams." ★★★★ What's on Stage

Praise for Summer and Smoke:

★★★★★ Rebecca Frecknall's shiveringly beautiful production

The Sunday Times

★★★★★ Rebecca Frecknall's whole production seems to tremble like a sustained, held high note: fragile, uncertain, almost unbearably tense

The Independent

★★★★★ It's superb stuff: sensual, shimmering and sad

The Financial Times

★★★★★ There is magic in the sultry magnolia-scented air at the Almeida with this one

The Times

★★★★★ So captivating in its every second

The Stage

★★★★ Restores Williams's wrongly neglected play to a central place in the canon

The Guardian