Who we are

Graham Michael

Who We Are

The Old Vic under Artistic Director Matthew Warchus is a place that encourages a new love of theatre, as well as offering a refreshing experience to those who keep coming back for more. It is a theatre steeped in tradition yet still innovating and making history today through a huge variety of output on and off stage which grabs the imagination of the broadest range of people.

The Old Vic programme encompasses invigorating new writing; works that engage with a wide social conversation; nurturing new musicals, mounting passionate revivals and famous old plays; experimentation with quirky, eye-opening and challenging pieces; and family shows and pantomimes. In addition, we work with over 10,000 people each year of all ages and backgrounds to unlock creative intelligence through school projects, employability schemes and community engagement. All of this is achieved whilst operating as a not-for-profit organisation without a regular subsidy, in an almost 200 year old building with a touch of magic about it.

The Old Vic Theatre Trust Board of Trustees

Nick Clarry, Chairman
Alan Banes
Robert Bourne
Stephen Daldry CBE
Tony Gibbon
Sally Greene OBE
Anthony Horowitz OBE
Joyce Hytner OBE
Kevin McGrath DL
Dame Julia Peyton-Jones DBE
Ann Pleshette Murphy
Sir Ian Powell

Honorary Trustee

Sir Elton John CBE

The Old Vic Endowment Trust Board of Trustees

Jonathan Norbury, Chair
Alan Banes
Nick Clarry

American Associates of The Old Vic

Gina Napoli

Board of Trustees
Ann Pleshette Murphy, Chair
Alan Banes
Dina De Luca Chartouni
Anne Keating
Marsha Lee

Artistic Director

Matthew Warchus

Chief Executive

Sally Greene


Executive Director Kate Varah
Executive Director of Development Vivien Wallace
Finance Director Ben Lee

Baylis Director

Joe Murphy

Associate Directors

Annabel Bolton
Max Webster

Associate Artists

Sound Simon Baker
Choreography Peter Darling
Casting David Grindrod
Photography Manuel Harlan
Design Rob Howell
Writer Dennis Kelly
Illusions Paul Kieve
Choreography Drew McOnie
Music Tim Minchin
Music Christopher Nightingale
Choreography Kate Prince
Lighting Hugh Vanstone
Music Gary Yershon

The Old Vic 12

Playwright Rebecca Crookshank
Director Jesse Jones
Composer Cassie Kinoshi
Producer Tobi Kyeremateng
Director Lekan Lawal
Movement Director Rachel Nanyonjo
Playwright John O’Donovan
Designer Fin Redshaw
Producer Molly Roberts
Producer Aaron Rogers
Director Chelsea Walker
Playwright Joe White


Casting Director Jessica Ronane CDG
Casting Assistant Abby Galvin

Commercial and Communications

Commercial and Communications Director Joanna Down*
Data Insights Manager (maternity cover) Maddie Ford
Digital Manager Michael Peers’
Data Insights Manager Katie Sewell


Graphic Designer Adam Kahan
Graphic Designer Matt Lane-Dixon


Director of Development Natasha Harris*
Corporate Development Officer Emma-Jane Ball
Head of Trusts and Foundations Victoria Burton*
Trusts and Foundations Executive (Maternity Cover) Olivia Coxhead
Head of Corporate Development Olivia Highland*
Head of Events Helen Hodge*
Head of Individual Giving Panni Kanyuk*
Individual Giving Officer Anne Meriaux
Trusts and Foundations Executive Aine McNicholas
Individual Giving Manager Eve Parker
Philanthropy Officer and Assistant to the Development Directors Heather Quinnell
Events Manager Emma Robson
Friends & Associates Officer Alice Smith
Corporate Development Manager Lorraine Stevens
Senior Philanthropy Manager Alice Whitaker

Education and Community

Head of Education and Community Hannah Fosker*
Education and Community Intern Poppy Austin-Walker
Education Manager Liz Bate

Executive Assistants

Executive Assistant to the Finance Director Nicola Chalmers
Executive Assistant to Matthew Warchus Juliet Chippindale
Administration Assistant to Sally Greene Anna McNicholl
Executive Assistant to Kate Varah Rowena Russell
Assistant to Matthew Warchus Cajsa Sjöblom
Executive Assistant to Sally Greene Sara White


Finance Director Ben Lee*
Head of Finance Folahan Adegoke*
Finance and Payroll Coordinator Olga Barreto–Ibanez
Management Accountant Nadika Basnayake
Interim Purchase Ledger Clerk Mariam Camara
Assistant to the Finance Director Nicola Chalmers
Management Accountant Julie Harford
Box Office Assistant Accountant Jasmine Patel
Assistant Production Accountant Pavinder Virdi
Finance Assistant Joe White

Human Resources

Head of HR Melinda Burton*


Marketing Director Becky Pepper*
Marketing Manager (Campaigns and Audience Development) Suzy Kennedy
Marketing Manager (Campaigns and Digital) Isabel Madgwick
Marketing Officer Laura Pryce


Producer Georgia Gatti*
Production Coordinator Brian Fenton
Production Assistant Cherelle Glave
Production Coordinator Mirain Jones
Creative Coordinator Jessica Norman
Production Assistant Sarah Perryman
General Manager Sam Sargant*
Artist Development Coordinator Tom Wright


Production Manager Dominic Fraser*
Deputy Head of Wardrobe Louise Askins
Deputy Head of Stage James Boston
Deputy Head of Stage Steve Grant
Head of Wardrobe Fiona Lehmann*
Deputy Production Manager Anthony Norris-Watson
Head of Electrics Miriam Spencer*
Electrics Chargehand Andrew Stuttard
Deputy Head of Sound Andrew Sulley
Deputy Head of Electrics Eden Thornton

Theatre Operations

Theatre Operations Director Liz Sillett*
Assistant Facilities Manager Tim Allwright
Theatre Operations Intern Katie Dawson
Front of House Manager Danny Krohm
Head of Theatre Operations Dan Kujawski*
Facilities Manager Deano McCullagh
Stage Door Keeper Steve Nisbet
Stage Door Manager Ned Seago
Theatre Administrator Katy Smith
Catering Manager Jamie Walsh

Box Office

Box Office Manager Sophie Beattie
Box Office Systems and Database Manager Debbie Harland
Inventory and Sales Manager Hannah Basford
Box Office Supervisors Ian Bass, Sarah Jackson, ‘Didi’ Teh Zahirah Zuhuri
Box Office Assistants Sarah Bradnum, Linsey Buchanan, Ellen Buckley, Shona Davis, Lynne Forbes, Patrick Harris, Sam Hopkins, Ed Keates, Conor Neaves, Julian Patten, Simon Paul, Natalie Smith, David Thompson, Alexis Wilkinson-Defoe

Front of House

Duty Bar Manager David Dobson, David Frias-Robles, Sam Miller, Owen Roberts
Duty FOH Managers George Calderwood, Katy Heavens, Caecilie Hougaard Pedersen, John Noronha, Charlie Smith, Julian Ward
Head Chef Trine Eriksen-Johnson
Sous Chef Iwona Lach

*Member of the Senior Management Group