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 hails from Hull, 2017's City of Culture (WOO!) and is currently learning Japanese, which is SO easy...

Aidan Bracebridge

Aidan Bracebridge

Sub Editor

Aidan grew up in Hertfordshire and studied English at Durham, graduating in 2017. He is known for his questionable taste in colourful shirts and an excessive enthusiasm for literary themed parties.

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.

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.

Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Reviews Co-ordinator

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.