We have a committed volunteer-led board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts, who work alongside a mix of volunteer and paid staff.
Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance
Board of Trustees
- Anne Cooper
- Sue Kirkman
- John Merrylees
- Adrian Rawlins
- Vincent Regan
- Graham Tait
- Chris Wade
- Tom Wilders
Artistic Director – Adrian Rawlins*
Creative Director – Vincent Regan*
Theatre Manager, Producer & Programme Coordinator – Sue Kirkman*
Finance Director & Comedy Programmer – Tom Wilders*
Technical Production Manager – Simon Bedwell
Marketing Officer –
Phoebe Noel (f)
Cultural Recovery Fund Administrator – Charlotte Denston (f)
Music & Spoken Word Programmer – Chris Wade*
Publicity Designer – Gordon Meredith*
Website Designer – Mark Hewson
Corporate Development & Sponsorship Opportunities – Diane Claughton*
Friends of ERT Coordinator – Pam Lumb*
Cleaner – Jo Wall
We call our volunteers The ExtravERTs*
Coordinated by Janet Child & Chris Harrod*
* voluntary members of staff
Company-in-residence – She Productions
Artist-in-residence – Emma Garness
Associated Company – Other Lives
Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley
John lives locally but his reputation as a great playwright is far-flung. Both nationally and internationally, John’s work is highly acclaimed and performed all over the world. He is regarded as the most performed playwright after Shakespeare and Ayckbourn.
John’s literary achievements are immense, ranging from four Olivier Awards, two BAFTAS, to scriptwriting for film and television. John’s prized Yorkshire Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2012, illustrates the huge importance of local culture in his writing.
East Riding Theatre is delighted to regularly present John’s excellent work on its stage.
Richard’s internationally acclaimed West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors, and a succession of theatrical triumphs such as Under the Whaleback and Smack Family Robinson, places him within the top echelon of modern playwrights. His reputation is worldwide and his work is continuously sought-after.
Richard’s response to the project is ‘A theatre for the East Riding. What a fabulous addition to a fabulous town’.
East Riding Theatre is hugely grateful for Richard’s support and honored by his acceptance of the position as one of our ambassadors.