The Chiswick Playhouse is a 90 seat theatre in the heart of Chiswick. We constantly strive to provide our audiences thrilling live entertainment of a quality you’d expect in a venue many times bigger. Since we opened in 1985 we have been a breeding ground for the next generation of creatives who offer new work as well as reimagined classics. We complement our main programme of plays and musicals with a rich offering of cabaret, concerts and comedy.
We believe that theatre at its best creates joy as well as understanding, and with that in mind we aim to create work that sometimes provokes, sometimes reveals and always entertains. We believe that theatre has a crucial role to tell the stories that are underrepresented in society. We strive to give a platform to diverse artists and perspectives to enrich our lives.
We welcome you all to the Chiswick Playhouse.
Mark has been involved with the Chiswick Playhouse since 2005. Mark is a producer, director and actor with over 25 years experience within the industry working extensively in TV and theatre both in the West End and on National Tours.
For the Chiswick Playhouse productions include Tryst, Sexy Laundry, Stig of the Dump, The Famous Five, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Duke in Darkness, Just So, The Country.
Steph has a wealth of experience in the industry and has run her own production company, producing shows such as Petticoat Council and Existential Fish and Dread.
Steph is thrilled to be a part of the team, and is very excited to support emerging and existing companies realise their full potential on the Chiswick Playhouse stage and beyond.
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Sophie graduated in 2017 with a BA HONS in Performing Arts. Sophie has worked extensively as a stage manger, production manager and designer.
Whilst working here at Chiswick Playhouse, Sophie hopes to build on the strong existing relationships the venue has, as well as creating new ones and growing our audience to ensure that our local Chiswick audience has a theatre to be proud of.
Front of House Manager
Since graduating from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 2018, Luke has worked primarily in Visitor Experience and Audience Engagement and is hugely excited to be joining the Chiswick Playhouse.
Luke hopes to utilise his previous knowledge and experience in the education sector to further engage with the surrounding community, to advance the Chiswick Playhouse’s already established local connections and to continue creating exceptional theatre experiences.
Our associate artists work in partnership with us supporting our dynamic programme of work.
(Left) Tori Allen-Martin (Pandemonium, BBC; London Kills, BBC) is an acclaimed actor, writer, and singer-songwriter, who was named as one of the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist in 2017. Most recently she has co-founded Burn Bright, a non-profit organisation aiming to level the playing field for writers who identify as women, helping to create opportunities and share the stories of the marginalised.
(Right) Phoebe Barran is an award-winning director, who most recently won an Off West End Award for her revival of Tryst at the Chiswick Playhouse. Barran will be showcasing her skillset as part of the Chiswick Recharged Festival’s Bare Bones, stripping down two new plays The Woodcutters Tale by Orlando Wells and a new version of Tom Sharpe’s Wilt, adapted by David Spicer.
Daisy graduated from the London School of Musical Theatre in 2020. Daisy is an actress and musical theatre performer who started her journey at the Chiswick Playhouse as a volunteer, then went on to be a duty manager and is now so excited to work further within the team to help the theatre grow.
Daisy is thrilled to be part of the everyday running of the venue and to build on the wonderful reputation of the Chiswick Playhouse and everything it has to offer.
FRONT OF HOUSE ASSISTANT
Emily has worked in multiple customer-facing roles as well as building relationships with clients as a freelancer. She’s excited to join the team at Chiswick Playhouse and help customers have as wonderful an experience at the theatre as possible.
Three exciting patrons also support the ongoing work of Chiswick Playhouse. They are Torin Douglas (Left) who was the BBC's media correspondent for 24 years, actor Kevin McNally (Right) who is perhaps best known for portraying Joshamee Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, and BAFTA Award-winning Phyllis Logan (Centre) who graced our screens as Mrs Hughes in the much- loved Downton Abbey.