About me

I’m an independent theatre producer based in Birmingham. Hailing originally from Ilkeston in Derbyshire, I studied Theatre Design at Birmingham Polytechnic, now Birmingham City University. I worked for several years as a freelance designer and workshop leader mainly in community and education settings, before gradually shifting into work as a producer and arts manager. In 2014, I set up my own company, Outer Circle Arts through which I manage my work with companies and artists here in the UK and in Spain. Have a look around the website for more information about current and past projects with companies and artists such as Sleepwalk Collective, Altered Skin and Natalie Bellingham.

I’m one of a team of Artist Support Producers with In Good Company, the flagship professional creative and business development programme for theatre makers and companies in the Midlands, providing mentorship, business support, resources and high-profile performance opportunities. You can find out more about In Good Company and how to book a session with me or another member of the team here.

I’m also on the board of the ITC, the management association for the independent theatre sector.

When I’m not working, you’re likely to find me in my garden with my chickens, tending my allotment or out and about on my bike or climbing the hills and mountains of Wales and Spain.

Some of the companies and organisations I’ve worked with previously:

Little Soldier Productions  – leading devising and physical comedy theatre company making work that ranges from laugh out loud comedy to heartfelt autobiography

Paul O’Donnell – Coventry based artist who aims to expose the ordinary in a spectacular fashion.

China Plate Theatre, General Manager – an independent producing company working with artists, venues, festivals and funders to develop, make and present engaging, adventurous and accessible new work.

The Play House theatre in education, General Manager – one of the best known and longest running TiE companies in the UK. Based at Birmingham Rep, the company’s unique approach has meaningful participation at the heart of everything it does.

Worcestershire Arts Partnership – Development Manager for cross sector partnership seeking to expand and extend the arts offer for artists, participants and audiences.

Creative Black Country – one of a team of arts co-ordinators working with community groups across the Black Country as part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places initiative.

Theatre Writing Partnership – consultancy and business planning

Women & Theatre – Fundraiser, Project Manager and General Manager maternity leave cover

Sandwell Arts Festival – Producer for family focused summer festival in 2012

Sampad South Asian Arts – Programme Manager

Sound It Out Community Music – Project Co-ordinator

Moving Hands Theatre Company – Company Manager

Photography credit: Graeme Braidwood