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

Samuel Sims

Samuel Sims – Reviews Coordinator

Sam is Reviews Co-ordinator for A Younger Theatre, as well as a freelance writer and editor. He hails from Hull, 2017’s City of Culture (WOO!) and has been in London for roughly 300 hundred years. He is currently learning Japanese and is a recently converted vegetarian which means the sausage rolls have sadly had to go. Still, life must go on (somehow).

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

George Attwell

George Attwell – Sub Editor

George is a sub editor for A Younger Theatre, as well as occasionally writing reviews for The Stage newspaper. Having just graduated from the University of Warwick, George is still adjusting to real life. When he’s not talking about theatre he’s more often than not moaning about Liverpool FC and the Labour Party..

E-mail: subeditor[at]

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: