Deborah Bestwick

YPT Director
1987 - 1993
Photo by Amrando Atkinson

Deborah Bestwick
Young People’s Theatre Director, 1987 – 1993

Deborah joined Half Moon Theatre as Director of the Young People’s Theatre in 1987. During her tenure she developed bilingual English/Sylheti-Bengali productions, the first one of which was Dear Suraiya… Love Rehana in 1988. Other productions she directed included Bad City, Peacemaker, Extra-Ordinary Behaviour, Bag Dancing, Fishing Up the Moon, Positive Knowledge, Rattlin’ the Cage, The Second Shoe and A Divided Kingdom.

Prior to joining Half Moon Theatre, Deborah was Assistant Director at the Unicorn Theatre for Children, led the young people’s programme and directed several productions at the Tricycle Theatre and worked with London Bubble Theatre. Since leaving Half Moon Theatre, she has been Director at Ovalhouse.

Interview with Deborah Bestwick

Full interview. Deborah Bestwick was Director of the Half Moon Theatre young people’s company in the late 1980s and became Director of Half Moon Young People’s Theatre in 1990. Interviewed by Aimee Thompson.

Interview Snippets

Interviews about Deborah Bestwick

Transcipts

Report by Deborah Bestwick - Development of Bilingual Theatre by the Half Moon Young People's Theatre