ALICE BARTLETT (Artistic Director) has worked in residence as Assistant Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Associate Director at Harrogate and Basingstoke Haymarket, Artistic Director of RDC Productions at Lichfield Garrick, and enjoyed long associations with John Godber’s Hull Truck and Manchester’s JB Shorts. In addition to numerous productions for these organisations, she has directed work at the Octagon Theatre Bolton, Bradford Alhambra, Contact Theatre, the Lowry, Stoke New Vic and Wakefield Theatre Royal. Alice has also directed tours for Badapple, Box Clever, and her own company, Theatre Veritae, as well as international productions in Malaysia and Brazil. As an occasional playwright, Alice has written for Harrogate Theatre, Hull Truck and Lichfield Garrick, had her work adapted for BBC Television, and is published internationally by Oberon Modern Plays.
CRAIG ROBERTS (Education Director / Company Manager) began working with Children and Young People in Rotherham’s Youth Service in 1993, which eventually led him into teaching, advisory teaching, and then on to Primary Headship. During this time, he coordinated many inter-school arts projects and developed the Kalulushi-Rotherham Partnership which links around twenty Rotherham and Zambian schools. Craig has also been a professional performing, composing and recording musician throughout his life since the age of 7 years old. He has also been a magician since an even younger age.
TRISH SHARP (Participation Manager) has worked with Children and Young People in Rotherham since 1999, first as a student advisor and councillor and careers guidance officer before leading the hugely popular Creative Learning Centres in Winterhill and Rawmarsh. She has been CLC manager for fourteen years, during which time she has championed award winning creative approaches to using technology to captivate all learners. Trish has over thirty years of performance experience - particularly in musical theatre and as a professional musician and has a passion for engaging people in the performing arts.