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 Vice, the ipaper and The Stage, among others. He hails from Hull, 2017's City of Culture so you probably won't understand a word he says.

Jay Grainger

Jay Grainger

Reviews Editor

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.

Pippa Le Grand

Pippa Le Grand

Marketing & Social Media Officer

Pippa is a digital marketer, theatre producer and MA Historical Research graduate from the University of Sheffield. She is the co-founder of Only Lucky Dogs Theatre and sits on the board of directors at Portland Works in Sheffield, where she also spends time writing about culture online.

Lauryn Jackman

Lauryn Jackman

Outreach Officer

Lauryn is a playwright and dramaturg from London, trained in Writing for Performance from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion across all creative industries, and has just finished developing her newest play about race whilst in residence at The Hampstead Theatre.

Naomi Westerman

Naomi Westerman

Outreach Officer

Naomi Westerman is a playwright and screenwriter, and a former anthropologist. She is currently writing for the Bush and Hampstead Theatres, and has two TV series in development. A dedicated campaigner for increased disability representation, Naomi has previously worked with Graeae and Unlimited and is currently working with Endor and Sky Arts on projects to platform disabled artists.

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.

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.