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.

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:

Hannah Marsh

Hannah Marsh – Editor

Hannah is editor of A Younger Theatre. A writer, editor and communications strategist, her work has been published in The Independent, The Telegraph, plus various travel and arts publications. Originally from Kenya, via the sunny seaside towns of St Ives, Brighton and Southend, Hannah is an unashamed nature nerd, equality buff and regular attempter of yoga

Email: features[at] / Tweet: @Hannah_Marsh

Rebekah Ellerby

Rebekah Ellerby – Marketing Officer

Rebekah manages the marketing for A Younger Theatre and Incoming Festival. She is a theatre writer, arts marketer and researcher who works in Communications at the National Centre for Circus Arts. She has a masters in Arts Management from KCL and was Arts Editor of Warwick Boar during her BA. She’s also committed to all things green (avocados, plants, environmental sustainability).

Email: marketing[at] / Tweet: @rebekahellerby / Website:

Samuel Sims

Samuel Sims – Reviews Coordinator

Sam is Reviews Co-ordinator for A Younger Theatre as well as a freelance writer and editor who hails from Hull, though he has been in London for roughly 300 years. He enjoys multi-coloured socks, eating sausage rolls and seeing as much theatre as humanly possible.

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

Laura Stevens

Laura Stevens – News and Jobs Editor

Laura is the former Editor of A Younger Theatre, and a multimedia journalist. She has written for regional and national publications including an interlude in the Czech Republic at The Prague Post. Via the beautiful seaside cities of Exeter and Brighton, she is now based in London.

Email: news[at] / Tweet: @LauraStevens22

Julia Dorrington

Julia Dorrington – Subeditor

Julia is a sub editor for A Younger Theatre. She has previously worked in film and PR, and has recently taken up the position as Marketing Officer at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Being half Danish, she loves all things Scandi and ‘hygge’ related, enjoys long bike rides and has travelled the length and breadth of Europe by train on Interrailing adventures.

Tweet: @jedorrington

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: