Hambledon Productions was established in 2007 by brother and sister team John and Rachael Hewer.
The company is based in Lincolnshire and produces a wide range of eclectic work while striving to take theatre into communities that may not have the opportunity to experience new theatre productions.
Rachael Hewer graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2007, and since then has worked extensively in theatre, opera, television and film both in the UK and abroad.
Rachael is currently working on simultaneous projects at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Opera House. Captain for Hampstead Cricket Club, Rachael is also developing the film production side of Hambledon Productions and has recently completed the first project: Indifference. Rachael recently performed in the title role of Educating Rita.
John Hewer graduated from Northumbria University and holds a BA Hons in Drama and Scriptwriting as well as completing additional writing workshops at the Royal Court Theatre and Soho Theatre. In 2014, John toured extensively with Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show, which played for to highly-acclaimed sell-out successes at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival, London’s Museum of Comedy and two nationwide tours.
Recently John appeared in and wrote A Fistful of Spaghetti and runs annual scriptwriting workshops at the Riverhead Theatre, Louth. John also works as a freelance writer and director.
The Company Name
You may be wondering why we are called Hambledon Productions? Well, Hambledon is a small village in Hampshire and legend has it that the very first game of cricket was played there in 1765. We, as a family, love the game of cricket and our family home in Lincolnshire is called Hambledon, so the name stuck.