MEET THE TEAM
Andrew McPherson ~ Artistic Director
Andrew McPherson is a theatre director, playwright and producer with 15 years experience working with young people in the arts. His career began at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, under the directorship of Sir Alan Ayckbourn and under the mentorship of Olivier Award winning director Cheryl Govan. Following training at East 15 Acting School, Andrew continued mentoring young actors and producing work with the Old Vic Theatre, Identity School of Acting, East 15 Acting School, New Wimbledon Theatre and the Churchill Theatre.
Credits: Grimm Towers (East 15 Acting School), Black Cherries (WCTT), Coconut (WCTT), Paper Cranes (High10 Theatre and Film), The Picture of Dorian Gray (New Wimbledon Theatre), Behind You (Churchill Theatre), A Story of Love (Churchill Theatre), Uproot (IYAF & Churchill Theatre), #YOLO (Theatre Royal Stratford East & Churchill Theatre)
Daisy Barrett-Nash ~ Drama
Daisy Barrett-Nash is a freelance theatre practitioner, spoken word poet & arts facilitator from the West Midlands, but has found her second home in Croydon.
Daisy began her journey when she graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a 1st (hons) in BA Drama, Applied Theatre and Education.
She has been delivering dynamic workshops to diverse community groups, including young people, for 10 years; creating safe spaces and giving participants permission to explore their identities and creativity through the connecting art of drama & poetry.
Vanessa Heine ~ Music
Vanessa Heine is an opera singer and musical director. She has performed all over the world, from Beijing and Shanghai to Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as venues all over Europe. She’s also sung on over 100 film soundtracks and albums, both classical and pop, most recently on Coldplay’s Everyday Life.
As a Musical Director, she has worked with adults in the West End but it is working with young people that she most enjoys, having musically directed shows such as Annie, West Side Story and Into the Woods in both London and New York.