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Christopher Haydon +

Artistic Director and Chief Executive

Jo Royce +

Executive Director

Lynette Linton +

Associate Director

Chrissy Angus +

General Manager

Daisy Cooper +

Producer

Fiona English +

Head of Development

Joshua Allen +

Marketing and Audience Development

Yasmin Hafesji +

Development Assistant

Richard Lambert +

Technical Manager

Lindsay Nock +

Finance Manager

Christopher is the Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre and formerly an Associate Director at the Bush Theatre.  
 
Credits at the Gate include:  Diary of a Madman (also Traverse Theatre), The Iphigenia Quartet, The Christians (also Traverse Theatre, winner: Fringe First), Grounded (also Traverse Theatre, Studio Theatre Washington DC, national and international tour; winner: Fringe First, Best Production - Off West End Awards) Image of an Unknown Young Woman (winner: Best Production, Off West End Awards), The Edge of Our Bodies, Trojan Women, Purple Heart, The Prophet, Wittenburg.

Other theatre credits include: Twelve Angry Men (Birmingham Rep/West End), Sixty-Six Books, In the Beginning (Bush Theatre/Westminster Abbey); A Safe Harbour for Elizabeth Bishop (Southbank Centre); Grace, Pressure Drop (On Theatre); Deep Cut (Sherman Cymru/National Tour); Monsters, Notes from Underground (Arcola); A Number (Salisbury Playhouse). Short Films include: The Taming of the Shrew/Two Gentleman of Verona (Globe Theatre) Devil in the Detail (Royal Court/Guardian).

As a journalist he has written for: The Scotsman, The Financial Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The New Statesman and Prospect Magazine. He is the co-editor of three books: Conversations on Religion, Conversations on Truth (Continuum) and Identity and Identification (Black Dog).

Jo Royce joins the Gate Theatre from the National Theatre, where she was Senior Corporate Development Manager, with responsibility for building relationships across the corporate sector and managing the NT’s major partnerships with American Express, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Neptune Investment Management. 
Lynette Linton is a director, and playwright. She trained on the StoneCrabs Young Directors Course where she was also awarded the Jack Petchy award. She is also co-founder of production company Black Apron Entertainment and the current Associate Director of the Gate Theatre.

Writing credits include: Step (rehearsed reading, and school tour, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Service (Boom Festival, Bush Theatre), Chicken Palace (Theatre Royal Stratford East), which she also co-directed and Ergo Sum (Theatre Deli). Her new play #Hashtag Lightie is in development with Team Angelica and Arcola Theatre.

Directing credits include: Indenture (Dark Horse Festival),The Rally (Rehearsed Reading, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Assata: She Who Struggles (5 minute play at The Young Vic), Sweet Like Chocolate, Boy (Scratch performance, Rich Mix),  Step Nine (Rehearsed reading, Theatre Royal Stratford East,) Naked  (Vault Festival 2015), Pornado (Theatre Royal Stratford East), This Wide Night (Albany Theatre), Stunted (Rehearsed Reading, Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Co-Director on Chicken Palace (R&D, and full show, Theatre Royal Stratford East).

As Assistant Director: Gutted (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Image of An Unknown Young Woman, and The Christians (Gate Theatre), Live Lunch’s A View from the Moon, and Torn (Royal Court).
Before joining the Gate Theatre as General Manger, Chrissy worked at the Pleasance Theatre in both London and Edinburgh as Box Office Manager, having started as an intern in their programming team in 2011. She has completed a Producing Placement with Battersea Arts Centre and has previously worked at the Bush Theatre and Arcola Theatre. Chrissy is also an independent producer on the Fringe with company How Small How Far, having produced Garden (Pleasance Edinburgh, 2015) and Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield (Pleasance Edinburgh, 2016).
Prior to joining the Gate, Daisy worked as an independent producer, working primarily in site specific and immersive work for companies such as curious directive, RETZ and The Milo Wladek Co. She has also worked with TheatreCraft, The Olivier Awards with MasterCard, Emma Brunjes Productions and the BBC. 
Fiona joined the Gate after heading up fundraising and communications at Greenbelt Festival – an arts, faith and justice festival that explores how to change the world through arts and debate. Before that, Fiona worked at the Old Vic Theatre on a major fundraising campaign. She has a Masters in Performing Arts with a specialism on the role of the American religious right on artistic freedom and a degree in Theatre Studies for which she wrote her dissertation on Grotowski. Fiona lives in Cambridge, loves her commute to London, is a passionate cyclist, freelance food-writer and aspiring playwright. She has recently set up her own theatre company – Escargot Theatre – creating unique work which challenges big issues through tiny plays. 

Josh moved from Australia in March 2016 having worked previously in marketing for Perth International Arts Festival, The Blue Room Theatre, Fringe World Festival, City of Perth and the Emerging Writers' Festival. It was through completing a writing and editing degree at RMIT University in Melbourne and his love for independent press, new writing and theatre that brought him to London. His experience in the not-for-profit arts sector leads him to engage with new audiences and provide marketing support to emerging artists.

Yasmin graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in English Literature where she wrote her dissertation on African American responses to racial inequality in literary, visual and performance art. She was heavily involved in student theatre as a production/costume designer and was Education Officer for the Marlowe Society. Prior to University, Yasmin was a Young Ambassador for the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton where she was trained in public speaking and promoted Stories of the World: London as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Yasmin came to the Gate through Creative Access, a charity who seek to change the face of the creative industries by making them more diverse through paid training opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds.
Lindsay began her career as auditor and accountant, working in both practice and industry before seeing the theatrical light and taking a degree in Theatre Design and Production. This led to employment as the Stage Manager of Rambert Dance Company, where she toured both the UK and abroad working on numerous world premieres. She then combined her financial head and theatrical heart as finance assistant at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury before moving to The Gate in June 2013.

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS
Rachel Chavkin, Lucy Ellinson, Ellen McDougall, Clare Slater, Oliver Townsend, Charlotte Westenra. 

CREATIVE ASSOCIATES
Daisy Bunyan, Caroline Byrne, Jude Christian, Amy Draper, Ela Brunel Hawes, Rebecca Hill, Petra Hjortsberg, Zoe Hurwitz, Magdalena Iwanska, Maria Koutsouna, Anna Lewis, Jade Lewis, Lynette Linton, Bella Loudon, Ed Madden, Sophie Moniram, Kate O’Connor, Anastasia Osei-Kuffour, Alasdair Pidsley, Melanie Spencer, Anna Reid, Tara Robinson, Jennifer Tang, Benjamin Walden.

DUTY MANAGERS
Rike Berge, Chiara Ciabattoni, Pippa Davis, Eloise Green, Susan Keats, Kieran Lucas, Alasdair MacLeod, Katy Munroe Farlie, Annabel Williamson, James York, Eleanor Rose.

BOX OFFICE
Bradley Connor, Chloe France, Esther Huntington, Zoe Lambraskis, Cecily Rabley, Naomi Wright, Dilshad Shawki, Channy Jeon, Nick Hafezi, Sheena Khanna.

CLEANERS
Zaida from Bayleaf Cleaning Company, a London Living Wage Service Provider. 

PRESS
Kate Morley (kate@katemorleypr.com | 07970 465648)

DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP
Teresa Alpert, Kristina Borsy, Sarah Chappatte Lang, Lauren Clancy, Charles Cormick, Richard Grandison, Linda Lakhdhir, Rita Laven, Anne Marie Mackay, Kate Maltby, Barbara Prideaux, Nicole Newman, Mark Robinson, Joseph Smith.

Contact us at gate@gatetheatre.co.uk



As a teaching theatre, the Gate takes great pride in developing its workforce. Only 3 other theatres in the South of England have the Investors in People award.