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

Laura Phillips

Laura Phillips – Marketing and Advertising

Laura looks after the marketing and advertising for A Younger Theatre and is also a freelance arts and events marketer and copywriter. She has moved from Essex to Norwich to Cambridge in the last five years and hopes to make Berlin her next home. She writes short fiction, eats cheese and co-owns a Mexican street food truck when she has time.

Email: marketing[at] / Tweet: @lau_phillips 

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]

Isaac Ouro – Sub Editor

Isaac is a freelance multimedia journalist. When not drowning in words, he stretches his limbs as a hip hop and contemporary dancer.

E-mail: subeditor[at]

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: