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Abigail Sewell

Director London

Abigail Sewell is a film and theatre director, driven by the transformative power of storytelling. Her passion lies in reaching new audiences with stories that reflect and challenge society. She champions untold stories from unheard voices with work that never shies away from tackling challenging social and political issues head on. Abigail is motivated by art's potential for collective healing and she specialises in working with young people and community groups as a drama facilitator and yoga teacher.  

Abigail is co-founder of Uproot Productions, a socially driven cross-arts production company with a mission of supporting Black artists. She is an Associate Artist at National Youth Theatre and a Trustee at Represent Theatre. Abigail is currently training on Edinburgh TV Festival's The Network Talent Scheme and is part of Tamasha's Directors Programme.


Director: I AM [NOT] KANYE WEST, Bunker Theatre; Dance Nation, ArtsEd; Pyneapple, Bunker Theatre; The Lost Ones, Ovalhouse; Never Forget, Tristan Bates Theatre and Heard, Camden People’s Theatre.

Assistant Director: Merchant of Venice, Royal Shakespeare Company, dir. Robin Belfield; Pah-La, Royal Court Theatre, dir. Debbie Hannan; Rosenbaum’s Rescue, Park Theatre, dir. Kate Fahy; Things of Dry Hours, Young Vic, dir. Debbie Hannan; Random Selfies, Ovalhouse, dir. Owen Calvert-Lyons and Timbuktu, Theatre Royal Stratford East, dir. Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu.

Director of Readings and Scratch Nights: Better in Person, Burn Bright; A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company; The Preacher's Wife, Roundhouse; Fly Home Butterfly, Talawa Firsts Festival; The After Glow, Shaw Theatre; Taker, Intermission Theatre; Her Daughter’s Doll, Nouveau Riche; Burned, Theatre 503 and Yemi, Omnibus Theatre.


2-5 years


TV / Film
Working with Young People