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 Editor

Sam is Managing Editor of A Younger Theatre. He hails from Hull, 2017's City of Culture (WOO!) and is currently learning Japanese, which is SO easy...

Jake Orr

Jake Orr

Founder

Jake is the Founder and Artistic Director of A Younger Theatre, having established the company in 2009. Outside of AYT Jake producers theatre within London and across the UK.

Jessica Handscomb

Jessica Handscomb

Sub Editor

Born and raised in North London, Jessica studied for a BA in English at Goldsmiths. When she’s not at the theatre, she’s either talking to her plants or wasting her finite hours on earth re-reading the same few Wendy Cope poems.

Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Reviews Co-ordinator

Josephine graduated from The University of Bristol with a BA(Hons) in Drama in 2016. Currently based in London, she contributes to Exeunt Magazine as a Theatre Critic and to AYT as part of the Features team. You can spot her in any audience by her colourful glasses chains and energetic biro.

Samiha Azim

Samiha Azim

Sub Editor

Samiha is a sub-editor for A Younger Theatre and has just completed an MA in Contemporary Writing at Queen Mary. She loves musicals, particularly Funny Girl and has a particular fondness for pop culture adaptations of Shakespeare.