Staff and Board

Artistic Director and Chief Executive Paul Hart

Executive Director Claire Murray 

General Manager Clare Lindsay

Administration Secretary Julie Pearson

Administration and general enquiries:
01635 45834

Box Office
01635 46044

Casting and Producing Assistant  Kezia Buckland


Andrew McKenzie (Chairman)

Ian Widdowson (Friends' Chair)
Colin Farrant
Susan Foster
Patrick Griffin
David Grindrod
Simon Parsonage
Tom Rossiter
Margaret Whitlum
Sunny Bansal
Judith Bunting
Katie Breathwick
Tom Wentworth
Howard Williamson

Watermill Board Development Programme
Paul Stacey


Associate Artists

Tom Attenborough
Rosalie Craig
Anthony Drewe
Johnny Flynn
Tom Jackson Greaves
Katie Lias
Tarek Merchant
Barney Norris
Caroline Sheen
George Stiles
Sophie Stone
Sarah Travis

Associate Company
Wildcard Theatre

Associate Sound Designer
David Gregory

Playwright in Residence
Danielle Pearson

Associate Director (New Work and Artist Development)
Abigail Pickard Price

Creative Associates
Lucy Betts
Robert Kirby
Sara Aniqah Malik
Georgie Staight

Honorary Associate Artists
John Doyle
Edward Hall
Ade Morris
Euan Smith

Box Office Manager Julie Copping

Box Office Assistants
Mandy Bowden
Fran Burgoyae
Tom Hazelden
Clare Lipscombe
Alex Lonsdale
Charlotte Stroud
Holly Lucas

Box Office
01635 46044


Development Director Jo Bycroft
Development Officer Charlotte Stroud

Development and Fundraising
01635 570928 or 01635 570915


Finance Director Kim Austen
Payroll Officer Neil Ferris
Finance Officer Alessandra Scarciello

Front of House Manager Julie ann Jones
Front of House Assistant Managers
Lesley Cain
Kate Olive
Chris Selkirk
Emma Selkirk
helped by a loyal group of volunteer ushers

Housekeeper Karen Calder-Hoath

Assistant Housekeepers
Beverley Bradley, Denise Dawson, Irena Dilly, Clare Kremzer

Marketing Manager Rosie English
Marketing Officer Courtney Chapman
Marketing Officer (Maternity Cover) Carla Kingham

01635 570913

Tour Coordinator - Clare Lindsay
Touring: 01635 570929

National Press & Publicity

For PR enquiries and press ticket requests please contact
Arabella Neville-Rolfe on 07815025364 or

Outreach Director Heidi Bird
Outreach Assistant Matty Green
Community Associates Lixi Chivas and Angharad Arnott Phillips

Freelance Facilitators
Jane Deane, Joe Evans, Pieter Lawman, Lizzie Lewis, Alex Lonsdale, Joseph Lukehurst, Charlie Limm, Charlotte Moulton-Thomas, Jess Spath, Stevie Williams
Audio Description
Jane Brambley, Lixi Chivas, Trish Hodson, Joanna Myer, Jenny Stewart-Cosgrove
BSL Sign Integration
Ana Becker, Fliss Becker, Lixi Chivas, Ilan Dwek, Carole Tweedy 

Education & Outreach
01635 570927

Production Manager Lawrence T Doyle
Company Stage Manager Kerrie Driscoll
Assistant Production Manager Harry Armytage
Production and Marketing Coordinator Eden Harrhy
Deputy Stage Manager 
Sara Sandalls

Theatre Technician Thom Townsend

Head of Wardrobe Emily Barratt
Wardrobe Assistant Julia Moore

Building Maintenance Manager John Ball

Garden Maintenance Gibbons Gardening

01635 570917


Stage Management
01635 570925


Catering Manager Paul Davies
Assistant Catering Manager Kimberley Simmonds
Chefs Grahame Simmonds, Lee Booth, Mark Calder-Hoath
Catering Administrator Sharon Shanehchi
Restaurant Assistant Carol Simmonds

01635 570920

Ian Widdowson (Chair)
Liz Barnett
Alison Collington
Terri Costain
Judy Cuthbertson
Graham Holbrook
Janienne Meadmore
Sam Picton
Nicky Wilkins

Friends’ Membership Secretary Julie Pearson
01635 45834

200 Club Julie Pearson

Watermill Guardians

Carole-Anne Armstrong

Tony Ayers

Ralph Bernard

Deborah Puxley


Baroness Hamwee AM
Lady Gillian Howard de Walden
Sir Cameron Mackintosh
David Suchet OBE
The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean PC
Timothy West CBE