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.

Charlotte Maxwell

Charlotte Maxwell – Editor

Charlotte is editor of A Younger Theatre. A writer, poet and actor, Charlotte has had work published in a number of anthologies and has had the pleasure of performing at the likes of the Royal Exchange, Contact, Manchester Literature Festival and Parklife. With a background in education and healthcare, she has a terrible curiosity about human behaviour and an interest in using the arts to support learning. Charlotte also facilitates creative writing workshops for adults and is just a little bit obsessed with physical theatre.

Email: charlotte[at] / features[at] /

Tweet: @afronalysis     Blog: Afronalysis

Errol Kerr – Sub Editor

Errol is the Northern-based sub-editor of A Younger Theatre. A political activist and nerd at heart, Errol writes for several publications, blogs and sites – if you can call “angrily blogging” writing. An English Literature graduate, he has historical experience in the arts, as well as proofreading many hundreds of thousands of words. When not writing or editing, Errol tends to be found facilitating disability activism and groups, whether speaking at conferences, or organising them.

E-mail: subeditor[at]

Samiha Azim

Samiha Azim – Sub Editor

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

E-mail: subeditor[at]

Samuel Sims

Samuel Sims – Reviews Coordinator

Sam is AYT’s Reviews Co-ordinator and Administrator, as well as a freelance writer. He has written for Diva, Sister, The F Word and others on subjects such as the alienation of the marginalised and Veganism. He is currently learning Japanese but has to be considerably drunk to speak it when prompted…

E-mail: reviews[at] / Tweet: @giveMetoyko 


Jake Orr – Artistic Director and Founder

Jake founded AYT in 2009 after training at Rose Bruford College in European Theatre Arts. Jake develops the artistic side of AYT and co-curates Incoming Festival. He is a freelance producer (everything from festivals, plays to circus shows), occasional theatre-maker and lover of culture. He delivers workshops, speeches and training for emerging companies and those working in the arts.

Email: Jake[at] / Tweet: @jakeyoh / Website:

Eleanor Turney

Eleanor Turney – Consultant Editor

Eleanor is Consultant Editor of A Younger Theatre, having been Managing Editor for four years. She is now Managing Editor at The Space, a BBC/Arts Council England collaboration exploring digital arts. She is also a freelance writer and editor, currently working for the British Council.

Tweet: @EleanorTurney / Website: