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After graduating from the University of Warwick with a BA (Hons) in English & Theatre Studies, I joined JOE PUBLIC in January 2014 working on the campaigns for a number of clients including Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kinky Boots, Memphis the Musical, Wolf Hall/Bring Up The Bodies, Orson’s Shadow, Working and Don Juan in Soho.
I have previously worked as a Box Office Assistant at the Warwick Arts Centre, was Events Manager for Warwick Student Arts Festival and completed production, marketing and PR internships with Jamie Hendry Productions, Chichester Festival Theatre and Frank PR.
A trained tap dancer and keen runner, when I’m not living and breathing the worlds of theatre, you’ll find me jumping and jiving on a dance floor or training for the next big race!
I began my career in 2007 as Marketing Assistant at Swansea Grand Theatre before moving to London to join English National Opera as Marketing Officer, and then advertising agency Dewynters. In my role there as Account Executive I worked on a wide variety of accounts including The Lion King, We Will Rock You, Nimax Theatres, The O2 and The Donmar Warehouse.
I joined Ambassador Theatre Group as Deputy Marketing Manager at New Wimbledon Theatre in 2012 where I managed a huge variety of campaigns ranging from the annual Pantomime, various pre- and post- West End musicals (West Side Story, Ghost, Cats, Legally Blonde) and other touring entertainment product. In 2015, I joined the National Theatre as Marketing Manager, working on various strands of the business including Commercial Operations (Catering, Theatre Tours, Bookshop), the London Road Live Film premiere and DVD release, and the free outdoor summer activity alongside managing show campaigns.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in June 2016.
Having started my career in Banking and Investment Management this rapidly became 12 years’ experience in Finance, Team Management, Project Work and Information Systems.
With a long lasting passion for theatre, but not knowing exactly where, I decided to take the plunge and studied Stage Management and Technical Theatre at Drama School. This proved invaluable and led to working as Stage Management or Company Manager on Productions including Disney’s The Lion King, Les Miserables, White Christmas, Peter Pan, Dick Whittington, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and even a non-speaking part in Enjoy!
During this time, I also worked abroad as an Accountant and Operations Manager for Mark Warner Holidays with posts on Greece, France and Sri Lanka.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in 2014 with responsibility for Finance and Operations and enjoy it immensely. Additionally, I am studying for a degree in Accountancy with plans to complete a MSc in Accounting & Financial Management and join the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
I began my career in theatre in 2006 when I joined the Groups Department at Ticketmaster. From there, I continued to Seatem Ltd. quickly becoming Groups Manager.
I ran Theatre Tokens at the Society of London Theatre for four and a half years; and worked at lastminute.com, overseeing the marketing and development of their theatre products.
More recently, I was Ticketing and Sales Marketing Manager at Target Live where I worked with a variety of clients including Bill Kenwright Ltd. and the UK touring productions of Dirty Dancing and Shrek The Musical.
I have been working in arts marketing for over 10 years, starting out at Malvern Theatres in 2004.
I moved on to working for the Royal Shakespeare Company, during my time there I worked on the transformation campaign and reopening of the venue. Alongside show marketing for the RSC I worked on tourism, spreading the words of Shakespeare and the RSC around the world.
In 2013 I moved to London to work for the National Theatre, working across all four venues, including the temporary venue The Shed. I worked across a broad range of work, from small scale shows in the Shed to a longer running trilogy of shows in the Olivier. During my time at the National Theatre I also worked on catering and helping to open the new theatre and waterfront bars.
Moving on from the National I went to work for the small independent St. James theatre as their first full time Marketing Manager, working across all shows including jazz, cabaret, music and theatre. In 2015 St. James Theatre was brought by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and I moved over to join the central team. During this time I managed the rebranding and relaunch of the venue as The Other Palace in February 2017.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in October 2017.
I am currently studying a bachelor’s degree of science in accounting at Birkbeck University college of London. Throughout my academic years I’ve discovered a love of finance topics and the range of skills including: quantitative, analytical and decision-making skills.
I am gaining a strong understanding of accounting, the environment in which it operates and the ability to apply a wide range of accounting skills and competencies from preparing financial statements to interpreting complex material and relating theory to practice.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in September 2016.
I graduated from St Mary’s University in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Drama. My first job was as Marketing Assistant at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Following this, I worked for Ambassador Theatre Group as Digital Marketing Assistant at Richmond Theatre where I worked on shows such as ETT’s The Misanthrope.
I then worked at The Place for 3 years as Marketing Officer and 3 years as Marketing Manager for Richard Alston Dance Company (RADC) . During my 6 years at RADC I worked on 14 UK tours and numerous large and middle scale performances at venues including Sadler’s Wells, Barbican, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Theatre Royal Glasgow and Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh. I also worked on various international performances including the Schrittmacher Festival in Aachen Germany, Stadthalle Neuss in Germany, City Center in New York, Peak Performances in New Jersey USA and several iterations of the Virginia Arts Festival, USA.
I am currently studying for a Diploma in Marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in May 2018.
I graduated from the University of West London in 2015 with a BA (Hons) Theatre Production (Design and Management). I had the opportunity to work on a number of productions for Questors Theatre and London College of Music in a variety of production roles including deputy and Stage Manager. While studying I worked as a casual Theatre Technician, working on a wide range of performances, and volunteered for over 5 years supporting junior technicians during The Beck theatre’s Youth Summer Project. I also worked as a Support Technician for Qdos Entertainment Pantomimes at The Beck Theatre on Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Jack and the Beanstalk.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in October 2016.
At the tender age of 16 (against the wishes of teachers and parents!) I decided to leave school, filled with the intrigue of what the big world outside had to offer.
Over the next seven years I took admin roles in various companies including a cancer research institute, where I had the privilege, and humbling experience, of working with passionate and dedicated scientists from all corners of the globe. I also worked in a couple of small independent ad agencies and took the position of Production Assistant at Cousins, learning the ropes of ‘old school’ ad delivery and repro for clients such as BT and Penguin.
In 1995 I joined Dewynters – the start of an exciting career that went on to span 22 years. As Account Executive I worked on a vast number of shows including Cats (the first life!), We Will Rock You , Les Misérables , The Witches of Eastwick , Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake , Chicago , Wicked and The Bodyguard , as well as seasons for The RSC , ENO and The Donmar Warehouse .
During my final years at Dewynters I moved into an Executive Assistant role working alongside the CEO on company focussed projects and initiatives.
I was delighted to join Luke and the team at JOE PUBLIC in February 2018.
I moved to London in 2013 when I was 18 to pursue a career as an actor.
Alongside this I worked at The O2 Arena as a VIP host and I also worked at the Ambassador Theatre Group specifically New Wimbledon Theatre as an Usher, Stagedoor Keeper and Contact Centre Assistant.
After a few years performing in various roles across TV and film along with working part time as an usher at The Novello Theatre for Mamma Mia ; I stumbled into the box office of The Victoria Palace Theatre taking on the role of Box Office Clerk which at the time housed Billy Elliot.
After that adventure I moved onto The Adelphi Theatre in the role of Senior Box Office Assistant helping to run Kinky Boots ! I spent two and half enjoyable years there learning various skills that I have continued to use.
In my role at The Adelphi Theatre I worked closely with members of the team here at JOE PUBLIC which excitingly lead me onto the opportunity to join JOE PUBLIC.
I thrillingly joined JOE PUBLIC in August 2018.
I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music and Drama in 2009. Shortly after, I began my career in my hometown of Manchester, with internships at Manchester Camerata and Oldham Coliseum.
In 2010, I began working as a Box Office Assistant at Contact before moving to London in 2011 to take the role of Head of Sales at the Royal Court. In my five years at the Royal Court, I worked on several commercial West End transfers including Hangmen and Jerusalem.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in November 2016.
I previously worked for AKA as client services Account Manager in both London and Sydney, working on the marketing campaigns for over 30 productions in the West End and across Australia, including Royal Opera House, Sydney Opera House , and Legally Blonde The Musical . Following this, I was Marketing Manager at Sonia Friedman Productions where I worked exclusively on the World Premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child . I’ve most recently worked as manager of the Noel Coward Archive Trust , running their marketing and establishing their fundraising strategy.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in October 2017.
I graduated The University of Warwick with a BA in English and Theatre Studies and went on to gain an MA at Arts Educational.
I worked as part of an all-female theatre company from 2009-2013, performing at such venues as Theatre Delicatessen, the Roundhouse Studio, The Old Vic Tunnels and the V&A. During this time, I developed a passion for comedy writing, and went on to win The Sitcom Mission in 2013 and ‘Best Series Pilot’ at the Out of the Can Festival in 2017 as part of writing collective Those Three Girls.
I began my arts marketing career in 2013 at Dewynters, originally as Account Management Coordinator, then as an Account Executive. As an Account Exec I had the privilege of working on a huge range of productions and projects, including Wicked, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, BFI, The British Museum, Kinky Boots, Stage Traffic , Disney’s Aladdin , The Ferryman and Unicorn Theatre .
I joined the team at JOE PUBLIC in December 2017.
I started my career in theatre in 2002 working as Education Trainee at Chichester Festival Theatre during a gap year.
After graduating, I worked as Festival Assistant and Deputy Box Office Manager for The Company Presents, working on a selection of arts festivals, including Arundel and Chelsea.
In 2006 I joined the Ambassador Theatre Group, working in the Marketing Department of Richmond Theatre. In the 5 years working here I progressed from Marketing Assistant to Marketing Manager and worked on a wide variety of pre and post West End plays and musicals (including Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, The Judas Kiss and Long Day’s Journey Into Night). It was during this time that I also had the chance to work with a wide variety of producers in the industry.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in 2014.
Starting life as a bright-eyed Marketing intern at the RSC , I soon had my sights set on London town, where the streets are paved with gold stars! There, I put my Drama degree to use right away by acting as though I had extra hours in the day: working as a barmaid whilst interning with the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe .
I was soon overjoyed to start earning real dime with roles at the Globe , the Design Museum , Edinburgh Fringe Festival and with Punchdrunk – helping to coordinate and market their first large-scale immersive production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable .
In 2014, I joined the Donmar Warehouse as Marketing Assistant, working on the live TV broadcast of The Vote with Channel 4, as well as opening the Donmar’s temporary venue at King’s Cross.
In 2016, I began working as Marketing Officer at the Young Vic on such ground-breaking productions as The Jungle , The Inheritance , Fun Home and Yerma . It was an honour to work under the tenure of both David Lan and Kwame Kwei-Armah.
I couldn’t be happier to continue living the arts-marketing dream here at Joe Public , as of November 2018.
We established JOE PUBLIC in 2009 and it fills me with pride every day to lead a team of such wonderful, smart and dedicated human beings. ‘Work Hard. Play Hard. Be Kind’ is on the wall at our office.
I started my working life in the marketing and education departments of the Warwick Arts Centre; running the Youth Theatre and working as an assistant to the marketing team. I returned home to London and was given the opportunity to experience life in the marketing department of the National Theatre before joining Act Productions, where I had the opportunity to work on numerous shows including Boeing-Boeing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Whipping It Up. Following my time on the production side of the industry, I moved back across to work for the agency aka in their Client Services team, where I was a proud member of the team that launched Jersey Boys in the West End. I have always supported a number of emerging and smaller companies with their work on the London Fringe as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and I consult for some exciting emerging theatre companies in London.
In 2013, The Hospital Club, in partnership with The Guardian Culture Professionals Network, very flatteringly named me as a winner in the Advertising, Marketing and PR category in The Hospital Club 100, the annual campaign to identify the 100 most influential and innovative people working across the arts, culture and the creative industries in the UK.
I’m at my best when I’m working side by side with my team, our collaborators and our clients and truly believe that collaboration is the key to success, innovation and happiness.
After graduating drama school, I made the choice that an acting career wasn’t for me & began working in theatre as Box Office clerk at the Novello. I was subsequently promoted to Deputy Box Office Manager and worked on such shows as Betty Blue Eyes, Les Misérables & Jersey Boys.
I was subsequently invited to work on the 25th Anniversary Celebrations for The Phantom of the Opera as Ticketing Coordinator, where I was responsible for managing the inventory for the birthday celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall.
In 2013 I joined AKA Promotions as Ticketing Manager working on such shows as the The Weir, Disney on Ice and Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense.
Whilst at AKA I was invited to join All Made Up Comedy, an all-female improv group. Together we developed our own improv show ‘This Time its Social’ which has had two successful runs at the Edinburgh fringe festival.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in March 2015.
After graduating from the University of Hull with a BA (Hons) in Drama in 2009, I cut my teeth on a series of roles in entertainment PR working across film, television, video games and cultural sponsorships. Always with an eye for digital integration, I managed PR and social media campaigns for Disney, Sony, Sky, British Airways, American Express, Activision and The Coca-Cola Company.
Looking to pursue a passion point in the arts, I joined The Corner Shop in 2014. As The Corner Shop’s Digital Manager, I worked alongside publicists to inject campaigns with a layer of digital creativity. Projects included Disney’s The Lion King, Memphis The Musical, Let It Be, La Soirée, Vault Festival and Hull 2017 UK City of Culture.
I managed social media channels for Disney’s Aladdin and Shrek The Musical UK & Ireland Tour whilst supporting clients in the honing of their own approaches to social media, including Neal Street Productions, Punchdrunk and Sonia Friedman Productions.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in January 2018.
I started my career in TV Production for BBC Creative, and later Red Bee Media, working across BBC promos and trailers. Keen to work on programmes, I gained a place on the Channel 4 Researcher Scheme where I worked across a number of factual entertainment documentaries for BBC Three and Channel 4 as well as a live chat-show for ITV. Through numerous production companies, including Shine, Endemol and Spun Gold, I gained invaluable experience working on TV content and live productions.
I finished my TV days working on a CBBC travel show, creating treasure hunts for children who wanted to go on dream holidays. It’s safe to say I caught my enthusiasm to work with children and young people here, and trained to be a teacher. I gained my teaching qualification while working at a primary school in Kent, and then moved to teach at a school in Camden, London in 2012. Here I taught a range of subjects at primary level, worked on school productions and organised many theatre and museum trips.
During this time I also volunteered with the Southbank Centre, Hackney Pirates (a literacy charity) and the Barbican, where I worked across the Barbican Box programme which furthered my interest in creative learning.
I have been a part of The ArtsLink (JOE PUBLIC’S sister Education company) since 2016.
I began my career at the Theatre Royal Plymouth working in the Groups department and progressing to Head of Marketing in 2007, and have produced campaigns for a wide variety of work from Cameron Mackintosh, Disney and New Adventures to Complicite, Frantic Assembly and Ontroerend Goed.
During my time at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, I led several strategic projects including implementing new websites, CRM ticketing systems, research strategies and major rebranding exercises. In 2013 I left Plymouth following the most commercially successful year in the theatre’s history.
In between two six-month breaks travelling Asia and South America, I had the opportunity to pursue several freelance marketing contracts including spells at Leicester Curve and Stage Entertainment. I began my time at Stage Entertainment in the international marketing department and went on to manage the 2014 UK & Ireland tour of Singin’ in the Rain.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in September 2015.
My first foray into theatre was in 2014 as a member of Milton Keynes Theatre’s Front of House where I absolutely loved being in the thick of it. Less than a year later I volunteered for TheatreCraft in their Digital Media Team and realised that it was something I wanted to do full time.
On the back of TheatreCraft I secured an internship with the Society of London Theatre as a Casual Marketing Assistant, working on their big New Year theatre sale and with the Olivier Awards in 2016.
Keen to learn more about marketing, I took on internships with Gail’s Bakery and Generator Hostels (random, I know!) before returning to theatreland in 2017 working in ticketing at Leicester Square Box Office. While working there I built up a theatre YouTube channel, keeping one foot in the world of marketing and social media.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in July 2018 and feel very lucky to be in such fantastic company!
After graduating from the University of Reading with a First Class BA Hons in English Literature, I embarked on a year-long placement overseeing community-based projects from within BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Oxford.
I left the position in 2009 to pursue a theatre marketing career at the newly-formed JOE PUBLIC, from which my role has evolved to become Associate Director (Development).
My responsibilities now include the strategic leadership of JOE PUBLIC, helping to future proof the growth of the company through the development of new business opportunities and the monitoring of the new business plan. I also help to develop and manage relations between the company and its portfolio of affiliate partners, as well as lead specific campaign work in collaboration with our teams.
Outside of JOE PUBLIC, I took part in the Stage One Workshop for New Producers in Spring 2010, and later applied this knowledge to mounting the first production in more than fifty years of Terence Rattigan’s Variation on a Theme, starring twice Olivier Award nominated Rachael Stirling. The run sold out and received widespread critical acclaim.
After graduating from Guildford School of Acting in 2011, I moved to London to make my way in the ‘big smoke’. Since then, I have worked for a number of theatre companies across the West End, including Really Useful Group, Ambassadors Theatre Group and St. James Theatre (now The Other Palace) assuming a wide variety of roles.
During a short break from the industry, I indulged my love for baking to do something fun; I set up a home baking business. Miss Simms Bakehouse produces brownies and bespoke cakes for hungry people at weddings, parties and events across the country, and in April 2015 I returned to the world of theatre when ‘Miss Simms’ was commissioned to bake brownies for The Olivier Awards nominee goody bags! I didn’t realise how much I has missed theatreland until then, but it felt like coming home! Following on from that, I combined my two great passions when a friend and I came up with the idea to co-found and produce The West End Bake Off. The event returned in 2016 for its second successful year of fundraising for the theatrical charity Acting for Others, and continues to go from strength to strength.
I was delighted to join the team at JOE PUBLIC in October 2016.