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In a bid to escape spending the university summer holiday in her homeland of High Wycombe, Lucy ran off to Oxford for two weeks work experience with a crazy troop of players called Creation Theatre. Two weeks turned out to be not quite enough, and after a brief 6 year secondment to pursue a sensible career, Lucy returned to Creation in 2008 as Education Manager. After 5 years of trying out just about every job in the company Lucy finally settled on that of Chief Executive , and has had the honour of presiding over Creation’s productions of Jekyll & Hyde, Henry V, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, Macbeth, The Wind in the Willows, As You Like It, Alice, Treasure Island, King Lear, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella, Snow White and Other Tales from the Brothers Grimm, 1984 and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Jess graduated in Theatre Arts Performance from Middlesex University in 2011 and went on to work as a freelance actor, facilitator and voice over artist in London. After working for organisations such as The Royal Opera House, Royal Albert Hall and Warner Bros. Jess decided to leave the bright lights for all things Creation and joined us as Education Administrator in 2016, subsequently becoming Education Manager in late 2018.
Charlie’s Creation fan-dom began with birthday trips to the summer Shakespeare shows growing up. When a job popped up to help promote Doctor Faustus in 2011, and particularly to ride the famous Creation Ad-Trike, she couldn’t resist. The world of theatre proved too tempting and she waved goodbye to a career in Consumer PR to spread the word about Creation. Jam-packed bookshelves, and a degree in English Literature from York University make a good grounding for working out ways to inspire people to come along to Creation shows year after year.
Charlotte was drawn into the world of Creation Theatre being a production intern in 2013 working on Henry V.
Since that point, Charlotte graduated with a degree in English Literature and Drama, did some acting projects with University, toured the country acting, did odd jobs for Creation over the years and eventually succumbed to full time with the wonderful Creation team. You’ll see her at shows as the token Northerner so make sure you say ey up.
Crissy has spent many years as a performer, director and producer and has worked extensively throughout the UK and Europe. She gained her undergraduate at the University of Wales and her MA at the Oxford School of Drama, where she continues to teach. She joined Creation in 2016 part-time and very quickly went on to become Education Manager before she left in May last year to create her greatest production to date, a (not so little) little boy! Returning in January this year and not satisfied with the challenges of new parenting alone, she took on the role of Producer full time and is looking very much forward to what that brings.
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Emily graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Masters in Theatre Practices in 2016, after studying for Undergrdaute in Performing Arts at the University of Chichester, where she developed her skills in dramaturgy, theatre-making and devising. Her performance projects FREE HAIRCUTS and Keep Going Molly have been programmed at BUZZCUT Performance Festival in Glasgow in 2017, as well as Room Festival at London’s artsdepot in 2015. With a love for all things weird and wonderful in the world of theatre and live art, Emily is often spotted at the shows helping out on Front of House, parading around in her signature carrot costume!
Ashley trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He is the Chief Electrician at Oxford Playhouse where he has worked for the past thirteen years. His lighting design credits include shows for Oxford Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Bristol Old Vic and Ragged Staff Theatre Company. Ashley’s work in musicals, theatre conferences and festivals has also led him to work with Julian Cope, Hugh Masekela, Bob Geldof, Kate Rusby, Junior Delgado and others.
Charlotte graduated from Middlesex University in 1994 with a First Class Honours degree in Performing Arts. She has directed 16 shows for Creation Theatre Company including last year’s Christmas show, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Charlotte’s freelance theatre credits as Director include work for Hampstead Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal, Salisbury Playhouse, Northcott Theatre, New End, Churchill Theatre, and Guildford Shakespeare Company. Charlotte was Staff Director on the UK tour of The London Cuckolds directed by Terry Johnson (RNT), Assistant Director for Michael Attenborough on Othello (RSC), and Staff Director for Trevor Nunn on South Pacific (RNT).
Charlotte’s choreography credits include work for Oxford Stage Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, Northcott Theatre, Arts Educational, Royal Academy of Music, Kent Opera tour and Southwark Playhouse.
Matt is a musician and sound designer working in theatre, film and sound art. Recent work includes, as sound designer: Kethra (Kuwaiti pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture), The River Project (Installation by Babis Alexiadis), Tudorworld (Stratford-upon-Avon), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and _Richard III (Guildford Shakespeare Society), Sense and Sensibility (UK Tour), Celebration(Watford Palace Theatre), A Christmas Carol and Antony and Cleopatra (Creation), I’m an aristocrat; get me out of here (UK tour).
Composition credits include Drowning on Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Gambler (BBC Radio 3), Medea (EFF2011), and Nosferatu (Warwick Arts Centre).
Matt has written and performed in the cross platform shows Shadow Shows
(Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011), and On the Shore with Caution (UK and Europe).
Ryan is a designer for performance, and is currently in pre-production with Youth Music Theatre’s Not the End of the World, which will be performed at the Edinburgh Festival this summer. His credits include Coal, a new dance piece with The Gary Clarke Company; HMS Pinafore at the Union Theatre; Black at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool and at the Soho Theatre, London; Henry V at Oxford Castle; Chess at the Union Theatre; In Drag at the Purcell Rooms/Southbank Centre; Good Morning Midnight at the Jermyn street Theatre; Le Gateau Chocolat at the Menier Chocolate Factory; Starting Line, with Rachael Gadsden and Candoco Dance Company; Drew Mconie’s Drunk at the Bridewell Theatre. Ryan is an Associate Designer for Creation Theatre, Oxford, and is currently working on both Alice and As You Like It. He is also an associate lecturer at the University of Chichester. Ryan’s website can be found at www.ryandawsonlaight.co.uk
David founded Creation while a drama student and led the company until 2011. He is now a producer at the National Theatre of Norway .
The Trustees of Creation Theatre Company
Julia Iball (Chairperson)
Bishop Colin Fletcher