Debo Adebayo

Posted on: March 8th, 2023 by ppEditor

Debo Adebayo is a theatre and cultural producer, DJ, and music publisher. He has worked with companies such as Talawa, Nitro (The Black Theatre Co-operative), Tangle, The Red Room, Utopia Theatre, and Collective Artistes. In 2012, he founded music publisher Mix ’n’ Sync. Before joining Paines Plough he was Lead Producer at Tamasha.

Theatre credits include: STARS by Mojisola Adebayo (2023), A STRANGER IN A STRANGE PLACE by Mel Pennant (2022), 10 NIGHTS by Shahid Iqbal Khan (2021), UNDER THE MASK by Shaan Sahota (2021), APPROACHING EMPTY by Ishy Din (2019), DOES MY BOMB LOOK BIG IN THIS? by Nyla Levy (2019), I WANNA BE YOURS? by Zia Ahmed (2019) (all for Tamasha as Producer), SCREENSHOT (as Scheme Producer for Sister/South of the River, 2021), I STAND CORRECTED (producer and music supervisor, Oval House/London, 2012, Artscape/Cape Town, 2012), MUHAMMAD ALI and ME (producer and music supervisor, Oval House/London 2008, Albany/London, 2016), MOJ OF THE ANTARCTIC (Assistant Composer, Oval House/London 2008, British Council Tour of Afrcia, 2008, Lyric Hammersmith/London, 2007).

TV: INVISIBLE (Music Supervisor, Random Acts, Channel 4, 2012).

Mrin Roy

Posted on: January 19th, 2023 by ppEditor

Jodie Gilliam

Posted on: July 13th, 2022 by ppEditor

Jodie has worked in the arts for over ten years with a background in fundraising before moving to producing and operations. She has worked across a variety of artforms for organisations such as Chinese Arts Now, London Theatre Company (Bridge Theatre), the Royal Opera House. Shubbak and Southbank Centre as well as a brief stint in TV for Wild Mercury Productions (Humans, Troy: Fall of a City).

At Chinese Arts Now, notable productions included Bats and Beats (SoundState Festival, Shanghai International Ping Pong Festival), Citizens of Nowhere? (Southbank Centre, Duddell’s, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019), Coalesce (Kings Place, Rich Mix) and Every dollar is a soldier/With money you’re a dragon which was selected for the 2021 Horizon Showcase and won the Arts Council Digital Culture Award for Digital Storytelling.

Ellie Fitz-Gerald

Posted on: June 20th, 2022 by ppEditor

Ellie graduated with a distinction from the MA in Creative Producing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2018. Previously she was the Producer at NSDF (National Student Drama Festival), winning a 2021 Digital Culture Award in the category of ‘Digital Trailblazers’ for their work during the Pandemic. She has also worked for companies including Laura Elmes Productions and DEM Productions. As a freelance theatre producer she has worked at Park Theatre, VAULT Festival and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Manwah Siu

Posted on: January 25th, 2022 by ppEditor

Charlotte Bennett

Posted on: January 13th, 2021 by ppAdmin

Charlotte (she/her) is Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough. Previously she was Associate Director at Soho Theatre where she led the new writing department, developing artists and commissions and programming the upstairs studio. For Soho she has directed WHITEWASH by Gabriel Bisset-Smith, HAPPY HOUR by Jack Rooke, curated a six-month off-site arts festival in Waltham Forest and led playwriting competition the Verity Bargate Award. Prior to this she was Artistic Director of Forward Theatre Project; an artists’ collective she founded. For Forward Theatre Project she made and directed new plays which toured nationally inspired by working in partnership with different communities around the UK and at venues including National Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Northern Stage, Derby Theatre, Live Theatre and The Lowry. As a freelance director she has worked extensively for Open Clasp Theatre Company, creating new plays inspired by marginalised women in the North-East. She also held the role of Creative Producer for theatre company RashDash where she toured experimental new theatre around the UK.

Katie Posner

Posted on: January 13th, 2021 by ppAdmin

Katie Posner (she/her) joined Paines Plough as Joint Artistic Director with Charlotte Bennett in August 2019. Katie has most recently directed – Hungry for Soho Theatre/ Roundabout Edinburgh, Really Big and Really Loud, Black Love (Co-Director for Roundabout) and You Bury Me staged reading for the Edinburgh International Festival (Paines Plough/Ellie Keel Productions/45 North)

Katie is an experienced and award-winning director. She has worked across a wide variety of productions both overseas and on national tours, including multiple productions with York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre with whom she was Associate Director from 2009 until 2017. Her work encompasses both intimate pieces of new writing and larger-scale community pieces. In 2019 Katie received a UK Theatre Award nomination as Best Director with her production of My Mother Said I Never Should at Theatre By The Lake. Productions include: My Mother Said I Never Should (Theatre By The Lake); Mold Riots (Theatr Clwyd); The Seven Ages Of Patience (Kiln Theatre); Swallows & Amazons (Storyhouse), Babe (Mercury Theatre); Playing Up (NYT); Finding Nana (New Perspectives); Made In India (Tamasha/Belgrade/Pilot); Everything Is Possible: The York Suffragettes, End Of Desire (York Theatre Royal); The Season Ticket (Northern Stage); A View From Islington North (Out Of Joint); In Fog And Falling Snow (National Railway Museum); Running On The Cracks (Tron Theatre); York Mystery Plays (Museum Gardens York); Blackbird, Ghost Town, Clocking In, A Restless Place (Pilot Theatre)