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 Director

Sam is a freelance writer with work published in The Stage, Attitude and Sister Magazine, among others. He hails from Hull, 2017's City of Culture so you probably won't understand a word he says.

Ava Wong Davies

Ava Wong Davies

Editor

Ava Wong Davies is a playwright and theatre critic. She writes for Exeunt, The Independent, gal-dem, and The Stage, and in 2018 won the Sunday Times Harold Hobson award for criticism.

Jay Grainger

Jay Grainger

London Reviews Manager

Jay has performed for stage and film as an actor and has been published by Vogue UK and GQ as a model. He is currently working on his first written play and is the founder of the vegan podcast, It All Vegan With Friends.

Laura Beth Mortemore

Laura Beth Mortemore

Regional Reviews Coordinator

Laura Beth Mortemore is a Musical Theatre performer who trained at The MTA in London. She is a lover of all things theatre and manages the online company, Happy Tote Quotes which sells beautiful handmade bespoke tote bags.

Daniella Harrison

Daniella Harrison

Marketing & Advertising Officer

Daniella Harrison is a marketing assistant and theatre critic. She has written for WhatsOnStage and Fest Magazine and co-hosts 'Not Another Theatre Podcast'. In 2018 she won the Theatre Record Critics Award.

Fran Cattaneo

Fran Cattaneo

Social Media Officer

Fran is a freelance theatre producer and photographer who dabbles in script reading and stage management. She is the co-founder of Wanton Child Productions, a predominately female and queer-led theatre company dedicated to telling unheard stories.

Halima Hassan

Sub Editor

Halima is a writer and editor based in London. When she's not trying to see all the plays, she's trying to read all the books.

Mirren Wilson

Mirren Wilson

Sub Editor

Mirren currently lives and works in Edinburgh as an actor, writer and usher. Free time is spent doodling in her journal, drinking flat whites or plodding along and having a fun wee adventure.

Nina Cave

Sub Editor

Nina is a freelance writer and current Master's student specialising in depictions of Gender and Sexuality in theatre. Nina loves nothing more than immersive performances, and runs her on YouTube channel - Nina Does Things

Jake Orr

Jake Orr

Founder

Jake founded A Younger Theatre in 2009 and now works as a freelance producer.