Stephen has directed productions in London and around the UK, and is the Associate Director of the West End & UK and Ireland productions of Hamilton.

Recent Theatre Directing credits include: Diary of a CEO Live (London Palladium & UK Tour); West Side Story (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall & Edinburgh International Festival, Usher Hall); You Forgot The Mince – a new play by Francesca Joy (Edinburgh Festival Fringe/UK Tour); Benighted by J.B. Priestley (World Premiere, London) [Off West End Award Nomination – Best Director]; The Last Five Years (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (West End); Little Women (Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham); Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast).

Associate/Assistant Director credits include: Hamilton (Original Associate Director – West End & UK and Ireland Tour); Double Feature by John Logan (Associate Director – World Premiere, Hampstead Theatre); Moulin Rouge (Original Associate Director – West End & Germany); 42nd Street (Original Associate Director – Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London – West End); Barnum (Associate Director,- Cameron Mackintosh/Michael Harrison/UK Tour); From Here To Eternity (Associate Director – World Premiere – West End, 2014 Cinema Release); Private Lives (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); La Fanciulla del West (Opera Holland Park); Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten (Aldeburgh Music Festival/BBC); What You Will (The Globe Theatre/London 2012 Festival).

Film Directing credits include: Loved Before (Music Video – Eighty8 Films), Da (Rare Moustache/Crixus/Criaglockhart Road Productions), The Trip (Short/London Sci-Fi Festival), 13 (Short/Rare Moustache) and Shooting Star (Music Video/The Big Bads).


★ ★ ★ ★
"Passionate performances and slick staging elevate this story of domestic abuse."

You Forgot The Mince (Edinburgh Festival)

David Fargnoli | The Stage

"a highly entertaining, frenzied piece of theatre, directed expertly by Stephen Whitson"

Benighted by J.B. Priestley

Sophie Baggott | Exeunt Magazine

"Stephen Whitson’s entertaining production"

Benighted by J.B. Priestley

Natasha Tripney | The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★
"Director Stephen Whitson strikes a fine balance between easy thrills and smarter psychological chills."

Benighted by J.B. Priestley

Miriam Gillinson | Time Out

"a sublime, moving evening"​

Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens

Mark Shenton | My Theatre Mates

★ ★ ★ ★
"a stylish take on Jason Robert Brown’s intricate musical"

The Last Five Years (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast)

Jayne Coyle | The Irish Times

"an absolute joy to experience... outstanding direction from Stephen Whitson"​

Little Women (The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham)

Lyn Bache | Love Midlands Theatre

★ ★ ★ ★
"a production distinguished by the nuanced performances of Fra Fee and Amy Lennox and by the fingertip sensitivity of Whitson’s direction."

The Last Five Years (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast)

Michael Quinn | Musical Theatre Review

"a wonderful production... Stephen Whitson's direction is first-class"

Little Women (The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham)

Jenny Antill | Broadway World

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"expert direction by Stephen Whitson... an absurdly beautiful and horrifying piece of theatre"

Cross Purpose (King’s Head Theatre, London)

Joe Crystal | One Stop Arts

★ ★ ★ ★
"Stephen Whitson’s direction is delicate and precise, perfectly complementing the nuances of Tremblay’s exquisite script."​

If Only… by Michel Tremblay

Aisha Josiah | The Upcoming

★ ★ ★ ★
"Director Stephen Whitson's creative take on this modern musical theatre staple is smart and unusual, but it never eclipses the material."

The Last Five Years (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast)

Andrew Johnston | The Belfast Telegraph


For all professional enquiries, Stephen is represented by Adam Maskell at Curtis Brown…

Curtis Brown


+44 (0) 20 7393 4400

Haymarket House
28-29 Haymarket

…or contact Stephen directly…