The Team

The Director

Nick Armfield – Director

Performance Credits: Enoch Jr. – Carousel, Judge Turpin – Sweeney Todd (Edinburgh Fringe 2009 with Artfelt Theatre), Carnes – Oklahoma!, Narrator – Into the Woods (CHMS 2012), Ralph – Lord of the Flies (Edinburgh Fringe 2006 FeltonFleetAtTheFringe), Snowball/Benjamin – Animal Farm, Alistair – Posh, Maurice – Deathwatch and Dakin – History Boys (York DramaSoc 2012), Gregor Samsa – Metamorphosis.

Directing Credits: Oedipus, Ein Volk, Scenes from Endgame and Speed-the-Plow (Hampton School Productions), Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Schools), Humble Pie (YSTV). Other: A* Extended Project ‘Direction and Performance’. Work experience at Prince of Wales Theatre (helping with lighting and stage managing on the West End production of Mamma Mia!) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I am an active member of Vocal Point and CappellaJuice.

The Director

Alexander Wilson – Director

Performance Credits: Fat Sam – Bugsy Malone, Will Parker – Oklahoma!, Britney – We Will Rock You, Sweeney Todd – Sweeney Todd (Edinburgh Fringe 2009 Artfelt Theatre), Baker – Into The Woods (CHMS 2012), Humble Pie (YSTV), Hector – The History Boys (Dramasoc 2012). I am an active member of the University’s musical theatre vocal group, Vocal Point and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012 with CappellaJuice: Beyond the Wardrobe. Musically, I have been proficient from a young age, singing in various choirs, and performing at venues such as Hampton Court Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and St Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

Executive Producer

Anna Thirkettle – Executive Producer

Nine years as a Performer in Norfolk Youth Music Theatre (Les Miserables, Bendigo Boswell, The Vackees, Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Whistle Down the Wind, Bugsy Malone, The Secret Garden, Pendragon). Sorceress – Dido and Aeneas (The Enchanted Lovers), Miss Baggott – The Little Sweep (Both Edinburgh Fringe 2007 with NYMT). Jekyll and Hyde (Threshold Theatre Group 2008), Death’s Apprentice (Short Independent Film). Lulu – Cabaret and Rachel – Posh (Both York DramaSoc), Milky White – Into The Woods (CHMS 2012). Katy – Humble Pie (YSTV). Founder of Key Stage 3 Drama Group and History Club. Producer - Music Department Concerts (Framingham Earl High School).

Financial Producer

Howard Thompson – Financial Producer

Chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral, performing at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, 2 BBC Proms, and 9/11 Memorial Services. Gap year working as an assistant at St Paul’s Cathedral School, acting as a chaperone for the choristers at various high profile events in venues such as the Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall. Founder and co-director of Fiato Facile Ltd. Performance credits include: Mr Mushnik – Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd – Sweeney Todd, four appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, most recently Tom – The Thing About Men.

Press and Publicity Producer

Lewis Chandler – Press and Publicity Producer

Howling Moon (Edinbrugh Fringe 2011), York DramaSoc: Tara Love/ Bye Bye Love (2010), Shed (2011), Defenestrated (2011), Peep Show (2011), Knightingale (2011), Midsummer Night’s Dream (2011), Posh (2012), Stags and Hens (2012). Director of PantSoc’s Aladdin. Host of URY Radio programme Lady and the Tramp.


Matt Trotter – Music Director

Oliver – Oliver!, Peter – Jesus Christ Superstar. I am an active member of music societies including Vocal Point. I have a very large amount of orchestral pit experience with operatic societies, including Carousel, Copacabana, The Full Monty and 42nd Street and, at University, with Thoroughly Modern Millie and Into The Woods. I have been a rehearsal pianist for Thoroughly Modern Millie and Into The Woods and was the Musical Director for Cabaret in the successful University of York Dramasoc production.


Amy Walsh – Choreographer

Dancing since age 3, local and national training in jazz, contemporary and physical theatre with YMT: UK and Signdance Collective. Co-choreographer – Thoroughly Modern Millie (Happily Ever After Soc 2011), Assistant Choreographer – Young Rogues and Vagabonds (Stratford-Upon-Avon), Guest choreographer for numerous productions in Warwickshire. Performed many leading musical theatre roles, including Cinderella – Into the Woods (CHMS 2012), Madame Thenardier – Les Miserables (KHS) and Joanna – Sweeney Todd (Longborough Festival Opera).

Assistant Choreographer

Rosie Peters – Assistant Choreographer

Dancing since age 4 at Sale Academy of Dancing. Grade 5: tap and jazz. Grade 6: ballet (including point work). Taught at Sale Academy of Dancing. Jazz and Tap Corps – Thoroughly Modern Millie. Co-choreographer – PantSoc’s Treasure Island, Wizard of Oz and upcoming production Hercules. Experience performing in Fusion, pantomime and dance shows since a young age.

Sound Technician

Max Hampshire – Sound Technician

I have had a vast amount of experience dealing with both recorded and live sound – I have worked on sound for on-screen interviews and programmes, in association with the BBC and Granada. Furthermore, I have experience setting up musical events (I worked with the band Forty Rose at Patron Sounds Recording). My interest in theatre has led me to write numerous reviews of productions.

Lighting Technician

Emma Henderson – Lighting Technician

Since 2009, worked at Ark Theatre (Borehamwood), where I have been trained in sound and lighting, using an ETC ION desk. I have lit many travelling shows including: Matt and Nat, Flamenco Express, A Christmas Carol. Puppeteer – Little Shop Of Horrors (ELOS 2012), Stage Manager – Large scale production of High School Musical. Performer – It Snows, Cloud Busting, A Vampire Story (NT Connections), The Wiz, Cloud 9 (TFTV 2012).


Emily Williamson – Costume

Costume for theatre – A Saner World (Independent Project), The Vortex (Independent Project). Costume for filmed projects: The Sensation of Falling (Independent Film), Humble Pie (YSTV – also in charge of make-up). Received an A Grade in Textiles and Costume Design, as part of Expressive Arts Course (GCSE). Performance: Eponine – Les Miserables, Mrs Lynch – Grease, Anna – Spring Awakening. I also have experience Stage Managing and Directing.

Set Designer

Andy Lake – Set Designer

Since 2008, worked freelance for Setup(Scenery) ©, working on West End sets, including Blood Brothers, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sister Act and The Railway Children. Although my job was mainly carpentry based, I also have experience in metalwork and carving. From 2006-2010, I worked as a technician in CB3 Performance Hall, covering set, sound and lighting for musicals, plays, gigs, comedy nights and fashion shows. I also have extensive performance experience in theatre (including Grumio – Taming of the Shrew, Dandy Dan – Bugsy Malone) and on-screen (co-writer and actor in Humble Pie – YSTV).

Deputy Stage Manager

Libby Chalmers – Deputy Stage Manager

For my final three years at school, I was a prominent member of the stage management team. I have progressed from general stage crew for Othello and Jesus Christ Superstar, to Assistant Stage Manager for AMidsummer Night’s Dream, Evita and The Crucible, to Head Stage Manager for The Lion , the Witch and the Wardrobe in 2010. Therefore, I have a vast knowledge of the mechanics of working backstage.

Assistant Stage Manager

Beth Sherburn – Assistant Stage Manager

After years with my primary passion being acting, during my College years I experimented in theatre-production roles and found that I realised that backstage was where I felt comfortable and where I really wanted to be. Since College I have contributed to several performances in a variety of backstage roles, such as Directing:- Grease at College (2010) and Lysistrata in the Drama Barn (2011). Producing:- The Wizard of Oz at College (2009) and As Thyself in the Drama Barn (2012). Script-writing:- The Z Factor in High School (2009) and The Tales of Ashputtel in College (2011). Stage-managing:- The Wizard of Oz at College (2009) and The Ayckbourn Shorts in the Scenic Stage Theatre at University.