Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, Chief Executive And Mull Theatre Director
After a childhood spent between a remote Greek fishing village and the urban delights of Wolverhampton, Rebecca turned to the theatre as an alternative form of therapy to help make sense of her conflicting cultural inheritance.
Following a brief detour for a degree in Ancient History, she trained as a director at RADA and then jobbed about as a freelancer working for companies like Scottish Opera, Shakespeare's Globe and Battersea Arts Centre. Then in 2008 she founded Arch 468, a theatre production and development company focussed on touring innovative new theatre before joining Ovalhouse (now Brixton House) from 2010 to 2016 as Director of Theatre.
These days she is a multi-award-winning writer, director and producer for stage, screen and audio, working across the UK and internationally. Since moving to Mull to take up the post of Chief Executive & Artistic Director at AT & MT she has been delighted to discover that there are more similarities between Greek fishing villages and Hebridean island communities than you might expect. She loves rambling about the island with her husband Andy and their friendly but highly strung poodle, Nym.