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Tabitha Benton-Evans

Director Designer Drag King

I am a non-binary director, designer and drag king, interested in innovative and accessible opera and music theatre that prioritises connection and dialogue with an audience. My work blends immersive site-specific theatre and alternative forms of storytelling with a radical queer perspective on the established theatre and opera canon.

Tabitha (Tabs) Benton-Evans


DIRECTOR AND SM, Gaṅgā, Royal Academy of Dance and the National Opera Studio (Wandsworth Arts Fringe), 2 nights, 2023

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Cautionary Tales: NOS at Opera North (Dir: Olivia Fuchs), Opera North and Wilton’s Music Hall, 4 nights, 2023

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, The Magic Flute (Dir: Daisy Evans), Welsh National Opera, 12 weeks, 2023

DIRECTOR, DESIGNER AND DSM, The Burning Question, The Cockpit (Tête-à-Tête: The Opera Festival), 1 night, 2022

DIRECTOR, A Dinner Engagement, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 2 days, 2022

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Le Nozze di Figaro (Dir: Harry Fehr), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 1 week, 2022

DIRECTOR, LIBRETTIST AND PERFORMER, Interrupted, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 3 days, 2022

DIRECTOR, PG2 Opera Scenes, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 2 days, 2022

TRANSLATOR AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT, La Voix humaine, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and University of St Andrews, 1 day, 2022

DIRECTOR AND PERFORMER, The Gondoliers, The Byre Theatre, Filmed as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2021

DIRECTOR, The Pirates of Penzance, Paradise in Augustines, 1 week, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019


MA Opera Directing at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama




2-5 years

Art forms / Disciplines

  • Literature
  • Multi-disciplinary / cross art form
  • Music
  • Opera
  • Theatre / Live perfomance
  • Visual arts

What I do

  • Creative Access
  • Devising
  • Directing
  • Languages
  • Music - Can learn by ear
  • Music - Can Read
  • Music - Plays Instruments
  • Music - Singing
  • Music Composition
  • Performance Art
  • Performing
  • Set Design
  • Site Responsive/Immersive
  • Street Theatre
  • Theatre making
  • Working with disabled artists
  • Workshopping & Development
  • Writing

Additional Languages