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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 from Middlesex University, and worked an an Associate Artist and performer for Cherwell Theatre Company. After working as a freelance actor and voiceover artist in London, she worked for arts organisations such as The Royal Opera House and first joined us at Creation as Box Office and Education Assistant. Over the past year, she’s taken Drama Club into her very capable hands, as well as managing our work experience programme as our Drama Club and Participation Officer.
As the perfect way to combine summers spent watching Creation shows, and her love of theatre, Maddy leapt at the chance to join Creation as a Marketing Intern in 2013. During the same summer she also completed a production internship at Oxford Playhouse’s Burton Taylor Studio. The following year, having left the University of York with a degree in History and a fair amount of producing credits for the university’s Drama Society, she returned to Creation. After working part-time with Creation for a while, alongside an internship with Company of Angels, she joined Creation fully as Education Manager in 2015, and started as Marketing Manager in 2017.
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 is a graduate of the Oxford School of Drama and the University of Wales. She has worked extensively in Theatre and Education for the past seven years, most recently with Park Theatre as their Creative Learning Advisor and at the Young Actor’s Theatre. Having joined part time as Drama Club Director in April 2016, Crissy became our full time Education Manager in 2017.
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 thrilled to join the Creation team as our Theatre Intern!
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