Meet the Team

A Younger Theatre wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the following team members who work on a part time basis to deliver the core work we do.

Samuel Sims

Samuel Sims

Managing Director

Sam is Managing Director of A Younger Theatre. He is a freelance writer with work published in The Stage, QX and Sister Magazine and hails from Hull, 2017's City of Culture (WOO!)

Jay Grainger

Jay Grainger

London Reviews Coordinator

Jay has performed for stage and film as an actor and has been published by Vogue UK and GQ as a model. He is currently working on his first written play and believes there is always more to learn when it comes to the arts, that we can help teach what school didn't, and what society does not understand.

Laura Beth Mortemore

Laura Beth Mortemore

Regional Reviews Coordinator

Laura Beth-Mortemore is a Musical Theatre performer who trained at The MTA in London. Lover of all things to do with theatre but in her spare time loves to get creative with crafts.

Lindsey Huebner

Sub Editor

Lindsey hails from Canada and hopped over the pond to train as an actor. Now, she spends her time performing, writing, teaching yoga, and seeking to add too many strings to her bow.

Maria Cleasby

Maria Cleasby

Sub Editor

Maria is from Edinburgh which means her love of all things dramatic was forged from the Fringe Festival. These days she studies Linguistics at the University of Cambridge but mostly neglects her degree to spend her time in the theatre, either backstage as a techie or in the audience.

Theo Moore

Theo Moore

Sub Editor

Theo is a theatre maker and actor from the South Coast. He is artistic director of Red Biscuit Theatre, editor of The Crumb, and a big fan of sausage dogs. Especially how they run, with their little legs.

Carys Rose Thomas

Carys Rose Thomas

Sub Editor

Carys is a digital content editor from Sheffield. She first got into writing reviews at Newcastle University before going on to become a trustee of her favourite theatre, Northern Stage in Newcastle. Carys spends her spare time singing in the Sheffield pop choir Neighbourhood Voices.

Liam Offord

Liam Offord

Social Media Officer

Liam is a playwright who studied Creative Scriptwriting (MA) at the University of East Anglia, graduating in 2017. He has worked in Norwich and on the South Coast, and if he’s not at the theatre then he’s invariably at a gig somewhere.

Jake Orr

Jake Orr

Founder

Jake founded A Younger Theatre in 2009. As well as working freelance, he is the in-house producer of Nottingham Playhouse.