Artistic Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher is an award-winning director and producer. He is the founding Artistic Director of the Cock Tavern Theatre, OperaUpClose and the Hope Theatre. In 2009 he produced La bohème at the Cock Tavern and Soho Theatres, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Opera. His directing highlights at the King's Head Theatre include Trainspotting, Strangers in Between and La bohème. In 2010 he became Artistic Director of the King’s Head and won Best Artistic Director in the Fringe Report Awards. In 2011 he was nominated for Best Director in the Off-West End Awards.
Executive Director: Fiona English before joining the King’s Head Theatre, Fiona was the Head of Development at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill during which she was nominated in the inaugural Emcees Arts and Culture Awards for Excellence in Fundraising. She previously headed up fundraising and communications at Greenbelt Festival – an arts, faith and justice festival. Before that, Fiona worked at the Old Vic Theatre on a major fundraising campaign. She has a Masters in Performance and Multi-Media and a degree in Theatre Studies from Loughborough University. Fiona has recently completed an Ironman in under 14 hours and is now training for two Ultra-marathons. She is the co-Event Director of Cambridge parkrun and a trustee of The Mono Box.
Producer: Michelle Barnette is an award winning producer, general manager and writer. She completed an MA in Early Modern History at King's College London and an MA in Shakespeare Studies at Shakespeare's Globe. Prior to joining the King's Head Theatre as Producer in 2019, Michelle worked for the KS Foundation and was the producer of the Alan Bates Award for the Actors Centre. Producing highlights include sold-out hit SPARKS which won Show of the Week at VAULT Festival and Best Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe, Love Me Now at the Tristan Bates, and Brutal Cessation & Dust at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. She's also dabbled a bit in film and was executive producer on The Girl in the Bubble with These People Make Pictures which screened at BAFTA in 2017.
Marketing and Programme Manager: Oscar French joined the King's Head Theatre in 2015. To date, he has produced Kate Lock's Russian Dolls, Paul Boakye's Boy With Beer and Patrick Cash's The Chemsex Monologues. Outside of the venue, his credits include Ben Norris' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family, which won the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly award before success at the Edinburgh Fringe and 21 date UK Tour, and Felix Trench's Valkyrie at the 2016 Vault Festival.
Box Office Manager: Alan Stratford began his career as an intern at the EM Forster Theatre in Tonbridge going on to become Marketing and Front of House Manager there. He moved to London in 2013 working across a number of roles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Little Angel Theatre and Soho Theatre. One of the founding members of staff at The Hope Theatre, Alan was also Box Office Manager at the King's Head Theatre before returning in 2015. When not working or seeing shows Alan is likely to be supporting his football team Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Theatre Manager: Richard Lambert with an honours degree in electrical engineering, Richard has been a Physics teacher, a professional ice skater, and worked as a Lighting Designer touring the World to the World’s largest arenas with Disney on Ice for 7.5 years. He’s provided Technical Theatre Support for ETC on Broadway (2 years)and across Europe (8 years), and was Technical Director heading up MA Lighting UK. Richard is now a NISA National Ice Skating Judge and runs his own company, LAMBCO. Currently working in Technical Theatre, Lighting Design and producing live theatre. Loves animals, especially dogs, and all things theatre.
Assistant Theatre Manager: Christina Gazelidis after graduating from the University of Birmingham and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a PG in Production and Stage Management, Christina joined Royal Caribbean International as Head Technical Stage Staff and sailed the high seas for 3 years. Working on luxury cruise ships, Christina has worked on various production shows and musicals, aerial and ice shows, as well as with big bands, orchestras and variety headliners. She is thrilled to have joined the King’s Head Theatre! Christina is passionate about travelling the world and experiencing new cultures!
Executive Assistant: Tanya Agarwal joined the King's Head team in 2019, after graduating with a Masters in Creative Producing from Mountview. She is an award-winning freelance producer whose credits include Tokyo Rose (Untapped Award Winners 2019, Edinburgh Fringe 2019, New Diorama), The Half Moon Shania (Best Musical at Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Vaults Festival 2019, Incoming Festival 2019), Police Cops (Jakarta, Shanghai). She has previously worked at New Diorama, London International Festival of Theatre, and Headlong.
Assistant Producer: Rohan Perumatantri joined the King’s Head Theatre in 2018. After graduating Durham University with an English Literature degree he spent time at the Finborough Theatre and Pleasance Theatre doing Box Office and script reading work. Rohan is looking forward to beginning a career in theatre and developing his creative and administrative skills.
Marketing Assistant: Shaadi Khosravi-Rad joined the Kings Head Theatre in 2019. She has a BA in English from Loughborough University and an MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has had her work performed at the Arcola Theatre, the Old Red Lion Theatre and The Space and has directed a showcase at Spotlight HQ. She has recently returned to London after spending the past year in Paris and is very excited to be part of the team!
Development Assistant: Ike Denloye joined the Kings Head Theatre in 2019. She was previously the Administrator then Digital Assistant at theatre company tiata fahodzi and graduated from Nottingham University with an International Media & Communications degree in 2016. Ike is excited to step into this new
role and see what it has in store.
Finance Manager - Katherine de Halpert
Resident Dog: Tickets (born 2009) is the resident Yorkshire Terrier at King's Head Theatre. She has held the post previously as the founding resident dog at The Cock Tavern Theatre (2008-2011) and The Hope Theatre (2013-2014). Tickets has appeared several times on stage at the King's Head Theatre in both drama and opera productions, and regularly co-hosts events at the Theatre alongside the Artistic Director.
Box Office Assistants Katie Mcleod, Dom Listori, Hannah Collins
Trainee Resident Directors Aran Cherkez, Amber Sinclair-Case, Germma Orleans-Thompson, Matt Strachan, Rebecca Marine
Artistic Associates Jamie Armitage, Nicola Chang, Peter Darney, Charles Entsie, Nic Farman, Clancy Flynn,
Helena Jackson, Harry Mackrill, Amanda Mascarenhas, Octavia Peneș, Thelma Ruby, Jess Tucker Boyd
Junior Associates Siobhan James-Elliott James Callàs Ball Jen Davis, Dave Spencer, Catherine Exposito Mike Cottrell Ben Anderson Eloïse Poulton Alex Jackson, Charlie Norburn, Alex Hick, Alexandria Anfield
Board of Trustees
James Seabright (Chair) has produced and/or general managed over 200 shows since 2001, with an emphasis on touring shows around the UK and internationally, as well as productions in various venues both on and off West End in London. He has been profiled by both The Independent on Sunday and The Stage, and has twice been the recipient of the Stage OneNew Producer Bursary (2002 and 2004). He has been a guest speaker at RADA, City Lit and at the Masterclass series run by Theatre Royal Haymarket. James was commissioned by Nick Hern Books to write So You Want To Be A Theatre Producer, which was published in May 2010 and in an updated edition in 2016. He is a board member of the League of Independent Producers, a member of the Society of London Theatre, and an associate of Wilton’s Music Hall. Between 2003 and 2014, James presented a large number of productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe under the Festival Highlights banner, winning a wide range of awards, including five Scotsman Fringe Firsts for productions directed by Hannah Eidinow.
Tahmid Chowdhury is a Consultant, political activist and freelance theatre producer working predominantly in London.
His work at M&C Saatchi focuses mostly on strategy, communications and crisis management in a range of areas. He is co-Founder of The People's Challenge, of which he remains a Director: a campaign group established to preserve Parliamentary Sovereignty and the rights of all citizens through the process of Brexit. The group has crowdfunded almost £500k for its work to date, initially to successfully review the Brexit process in court (with Gina Miller) and thereafter to provide legal briefing papers to Parliamentarians and the public. He regularly appears in the press representing the group; including the BBC, RTUK and Die Zeit. Tahmid subsequently co-Founded Here for Good, a charity providing free immigration advice to EEA citizens living in the UK.
Tahmid co-Founded End of Moving Walkway in 2014, so far producing all of the company's productions - including two at the King's Head Theatre (Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck, and the company's original Laughing Matter). In 2015, Tahmid was part of the core team selected as the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice for UK Theatre for Offstage Theatre's original production Re:Home at The Yard Theatre.
Amanda Mascarenhas is a Designer and Visual Artist, working in Theatre, TV and Events. She is also a community artist in the participation sector, collaborating with people from all ages, backgrounds and abilities. She is Associate Artist to Kazzum Arts.
Amanda Moulson as General Manager, Amanda oversees London operations, but as Access Emanate is rooted in insight-driven programming, Moulson provides key strategic insight across the entire client portfolio. She is the creative and strategic custodian of all programmes, stress testing all thinking and content to ensure that the target audience group is ruthlessly defined and that the strategies and tactics will create the desired behaviour change to deliver business impact. During her career, she has worked with a number of clients, including Philips, Ubisoft, PepsiCo and Unilever.
Mary Lauder Mary Lauder studied stage management at RADA & worked in various production roles, before becoming the General Manager at the Tricycle Theatre alongside Nicolas Kent for nearly thirty years. She now works for the charity The Disability Foundation www.tdf.org.uk
Heather Ruck is currently an independent producer and promoter, based in the UK, with over 20 years’ experience in performing arts and festivals. Heather was formerly the Programming Director at Assembly Festival – the longest operating and one of the largest multi-venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She was also the Programme Manager at Riverside Studios in West London and the Festival Producer for Brighton Comedy Festival..
Molly Waiting is part of the Corporate and Commercial team at Bates Wells Braithwaite. Molly advises a wide range of businesses and social enterprises on commercial issues including brand management, data protection, marketing, fundraising and intellectual property rights. Molly also has strong experience advising on consumer protection law in relation to social enterprises, commercial companies and the financial services industry. With a background arts and media, Molly advises cultural and creative clients, assisting regularly with intellectual property and contract advice.
Richard Williamson Richard trained at LAMDA in Stage Management in Technical Theatre and works both nationally and internationally as a Lighting designer - regularly working at the Kings Head Theatre since 2002. In addition to his Lighting Design work Richard is the Head of Production for C venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, was the Technical Manager for the Greenwich + Dockland’s International Festival from 2007 until 2013, works as a freelace Production Manager for the Philharmonia Orchestra’s international digital exhibitions department - Rite Digital - and is currently the Lead Theatre Consultant and Project Manager for a new performance space in London’s West End.