Rebekah Murrell

Rebekah Murrell is an actor and director. She directed Yasmin Joseph’s award-winning Notting Hill Carnival epic J’ouvert at Theatre503 and its West End transfer. Other work includes Joseph’s First Winter (The Place, Bedford), a play inspired by the stories of and performed by retired Caribbean nurses in Bedford whose work laid the foundations of the NHS, and Knock Down Brixton (Brixton House and Dropped Tea), a site-specific journey through five Brixton writers’ stories of their town. Work currently in development includes Kaleya Baxe’s The Tree Who Found Her Roots, a large-scale fantasy epic about a girl who falls into a magic book and saves the forgotten myths of the world from obscurity, Tiwa Lade’s Small Talk, a pitch black dramedy about an actress with a penchant for killing sitting down for a tell-all Oprah interview, and Zakkiyah Deen’s razor sharp political two-hander why a Black woman will never be prime minister (CPT).