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 Editor

Sam is Managing Editor of A Younger Theatre. He is a freelance writer with work published in The Stage, QX and Sister Magazine and hails from Hull, 2017's City of Culture (WOO!)

Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour-Oatts

London Reviews Editor

Josephine graduated from The University of Bristol with a BA(Hons) in Drama in 2016. Currently based in London, she is a freelance writer and the Reviews Coordinator of AYT, to which she also contributes as a Theatre Critic and as part of the Features team.

Jessica Handscomb

Jessica Handscomb

Sub Editor

Born and raised in North London, Jessica studied for a BA in English at Goldsmiths. When she’s not at the theatre, she’s either talking to her plants or wasting her finite hours on earth re-reading the same few Wendy Cope poems.

Lily Elliott

Lily Elliott

Sub Editor

Lily Elliott is an actor-musician and writer studying for an MFA at Rose Bruford. When not at the theatre, she's probably reading a fantasy novel or taking some new class (acrobatics, currently).

Laura Beth Mortemore

Laura Beth Mortemore

Social Media Officer

Laura Beth-Mortemore is a Musical Theatre performer who trained at The MTA in London. Lover of all things to do with theatre but in her spare time loves to get creative with crafts.

Jake Orr

Jake Orr

Founder

Jake is the Founder and Artistic Director of A Younger Theatre, having established the company in 2009. Outside of AYT Jake producers theatre within London and across the UK.