Team

Our company is led by Co-Artistic Directors Alison & Claire, with the rest of the team working as devisors and creatives within each process. With each show we take on different production roles and work with other theatre makers and collaborators.

Artistic Directors

Claire Crawford

LEGO Beach: Director, Producer, Actor-Musician.
Onwards & Upwards: Writer, Actor-musician, Producer.

Claire is a graduate of The University of Exeter, and works as a freelance theatre maker, Director and Producer. Following Made in Bristol, worked extensively with Bristol Old Vic Engagement department; Assistant Directing the Young Company on Punk Rock, and as Acting Engagement co-producer. From 2015-18 Claire was the Assistant Producer for Tessa Bide Productions, AP-ing three original shows for families. She is an associate practitioner for Prime Theatre, and associate creative producer for Red Oak Theatre. Claire currently works for Shakespeare Schools Festival in London, and states that she could survive on custard creams alone if the situation was ever to arise.

Alison Cowling

LEGO Beach: Writer, Musical-Director, Actor-Musician & Marketing. 
Onwards & Upwards: Writer, Actor-musician, Producer.

Before university, Alison worked as Education Events Assistant at Shakespeare’s Globe. She graduated in 2016 with a BA Drama: Theatre, Television and Film (2:1) from Bristol University, then trained with Made In Bristol and continues to work as a theatre practitioner for the Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory Theatres and the Royal Theatre Bath. Alison is Communications Manager for the Bristol Improv Theatre and is also in theatre company, Riddlestick Theatre. She loves cookies… but will never share them.

Creatives

Alex Wollacott

LEGO Beach: Movement Director, Performer
Onwards & Upwards: Movement Director.

Alex is a Bristol based movement director currently studying BA Hons Acting at Bath Spa Uni. She works regularly with Theatre Royal Bath engagement and performs with the dance group Angels Dance Academy. Alex has been boogying and acting since she was a babber and has performed in venues across the country, and further afield; one performance was in Disney Land Paris which was a literal dream come true. Alex can do an excellent impression of Mary Berry, but her cakes don’t come close.

Amy Kemp

LEGO Beach: Producer, Performer
Bottoms Up: (Climate Change Theatre Action): Producer, Director

Amy is currently studying Applied Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama after completing her training  with Made in Bristol. Amy is fascinated by site specific work having recently produced a performance as part of Climate Change Theatre Action in Hyde Park. As well as working front of house at the Little Angel Puppet Theatre, Amy also works as a freelance theatre practitioner and most recently has performed in Sleeping Beauty (Wonky Table Theatre Co.) and ‘Pockets’ (Slant Theatre Co). If she wasn’t working in theatre, Amy would like to pursue a career in volcanology.

Casey Lloyd

LEGO Beach: Writer, Actor-musician.

As a Bristol born and bred actor, Casey started his career after graduating from the London College of Music with a First Class Honours in Musical Theatre. Since graduating in 2015, Casey has gained a number of professional theatre credits including; “Cleopas’ Friend’ in Risen! The Musical (New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth), ‘Timothy Small thumb’ in Parish Fete-ality: A Game of Scones (Tour, Edinburgh Fringe) and ‘Muddles’ in Sleeping Beauty (Tivoli Theatre). After finishing the Made In Bristol Scheme, he now continues to work as a theatre practitioner alongside the Bristol Old Vic. Casey has cracked his head open far too many times to remember….

Genevieve Sabherwal

LEGO Beach: Set Design, Performer.

Genevieve went straight into training with Made In Bristol following her A- Levels. In October 2017, she performed in Bristol Old Vic’s ‘Spooky Ship’ on the SS Great Britain. She works as Box Office assistant at BOV and at The Folk House. With a drive to learn and indulge in more theatre she will be studying at East 15 from September 2018. Genevieve is like a chameleon having half Indian heritage and growing up in Delhi, she can change into Indian Genevieve at any time!

Krista Matthews

LEGO Beach: Assistant Director, Writer, Performer

Krista is currently studying BA Drama, applied theatre and writing for performance at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She enjoys writing comedy (School Crumble 2017), as well as writing for the small people of the world (more commonly known as children by some). Krista’s most recent project was working as dramaturg for a devised site specific family performance, performed in Swindon in June 2018. She has recently taken up playing the kazoo and is already a self proclaimed “master kazooist”. Krista hopes to one day play at the Royal Albert Hall.

Zoë Hitchen

LEGO Beach: SM, Movement Director, Performer

Zoe studied A level Dance and Performing Arts in 2016 at Cotham School, and has trained with the Bristol Old Vic Young Company (2014 – 2016), Made In Bristol and performed in multiple Young Company productions. Zoë is currently studying at BRICT Drama School in Brighton, where she is undertaking a three year course in Musical Theatre. Zoë has loved to perform on stage since the age of eight and has sang solos on Sadler’s Wells stage twice!

Jennie Harris

 LEGO Beach: Costume Design, Performer

Maddie Coward

LEGO Beach: DSM, Performer

Toby Robertshaw

LEGO Beach: Sound Design, Performer 
Onwards & Upwards: Performer/Creator

Originally from Brighton, Toby  joined the Bristol Old Vic Young Company in 2016, thus leading on to Made In Bristol. Toby has also worked with the Bristol based Palomar Theatre, touring “Darlings” at the Bath and Edinburgh Fringe. When he’s not with us he can be found (on a good day) in the most secluded of places with no more than a frying pan,a paint brush and a roll of carpet. And if you tell him what you’ve made for lunch you’ll recieve firm advise on how it can be improved for next time.

Technical Director

Imogen Senter

LEGO Beach: Lighting Design and tech operator

Before University, Imogen spent five years working with children as an English Language teacher in Spain. Imogen studied a degree in Theatre Studies at Bristol University (2014 – 2017) and took a passionate interest in production elements of theatre, focusing primarily on Lighting & Set Design. She is co-founder and co-artistic director of children’s theatre company, The Little Things and is Production Assistant and Lighting Technician at Bristol Old Vic. Imogen loves flying and has tried paragliding, going up in a hot air balloon and even flying a small plane when she was 17! Her next dream is to fly on stage!