Ellen is Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre. Previous credits at the Gate include – Dear Elizabeth (2019), Effigies of Wickedness (2018), The Tale of the Unknown Island (2017) and Idomeneus (2014). Other credits include upcoming Our Town (Regents Open Air) and previous The Wolves (Stratford East); Othello (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe); the Lyric’s annual pantomime – Aladdin (2016) and Cinderella (2015); The Rolling Stone (Orange Tree Theatre and Manchester Royal Exchange); The Remains of Maisie Duggan (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Glass Menagerie (Headlong); Anna Karenina (Manchester Royal Exchange); Henry the Fifth (Unicorn Theatre); Glitterland (Secret Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith) and Ivan and the Dogs (Actors Touring Company/Soho Theatre) – nominated for an Olivier Award.
Ellen was formerly part of the Secret Theatre Company at the Lyric Hammersmith. She trained as an assistant to Katie Mitchell and Marianne Elliott. She was awarded an International Artists’ Development Award (ACE/British Council) in 2012.
Lise is Executive Director at the Gate. Before joining the Gate in September 2018 Lise worked as a producer at the Bush leading on the development of their studio. Previous to that they worked at Kiln Theatre alongside setting up their own company PaperMash.
Hannah looks after both our buildings on Pembridge Road and leads on all things operations at the Gate – including leading our Front of House team, Box Office and Events. Hannah joined the Gate in September 2018, previous to this Hannah worked at the Bush Theatre and trained on the two year foundation degree course in professional acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Jenny produces all of the work at the Gate. She has previously worked at Pentabus Theatre Company, Stage One and The Menier Chocolate Factory.
Ed is a Production Manager working in the UK and Worldwide.
Recent projects include Impossible (a world tour for Jamie Hendry Productions); Mozart vs. Machine (Mahogany); Austentatious(West End for Underbelly); Cathy (Cardboard Citizens); Disco Pigs (Tara Finney Productions); Black and Gold, a Google Christmas Party at the Roundhouse; a series of Star Wars launch events for HP, and The Grand Journey, a European tour for Bombay Sapphire.
Ed has worked for the Sound departments of the RSC, Royal Ballet, Regents Park Open Air, The Globe, Tricycle and various concert venues. He also dabbles in video design and provides broadcast engineering support for the BBC.
Ed has a Postgraduate Engineering degree from University of Warwick and grew up in London and Norfolk.
Ed is responsible for the planning and delivery of the Gate’s fundraising strategy. He joined the Gate in 2018 from the Lyric Hammersmith and has previously held roles at a range of charitable organisations including Mind and the Prince’s Trust. Ed is passionate about fundraising for community projects that improve access and participation in the arts, as well as for other causes such as mental health support and skills training for young people.
Seetal works alongside the Producer and Theatre Manager to deliver the Gate’s shows and events whilst also supporting the running of the theatre. Previous to joining the Gate in October 2018, Seetal graduated in Theatre from Coventry University whilst also undertaking placements at Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Belgrade Theatre.
Aliya supports fundraising for the Gate; organising charity events and undertaking administrative duties to help development. She recently graduated in Theatre and English from Brunel University where she went on to work at the Guardian and continues to freelance as a culture journalist today. Aliya joined the Gate in December 2018 and hopes to diversify its audience of supporters and raise awareness for its community led projects.
Emma is responsible for the planning and delivery of the Gate Theatre’s marketing campaigns. She joined the Gate in February 2019, having previously worked as both Marketing Officer and Marketing Assistant at the National Theatre and as PA to filmmaker Gurinder Chadha OBE. Emma has worked on campaigns ranging from global cinema broadcasts, to theatre, music gigs, festivals and charity events. In her spare time, Emma is a fine artist and she loves to bring her creative ideas to her marketing campaigns.
Katherine has been Finance Manager at the Gate since December 2017. She also works at the King’s Head Theatre, Cheek by Jowl and Boy Blue.
PRESS & PR
Sophie Wilkinson – email@example.com
FRONT OF HOUSE
Sarah Baiden, Harriet Chomley, Rianne Freriks, Theodor Harrison, Esther Huntington, Susan Keats, Shars Maestri, Harvey Shepherdson, Debbie Watson, Annabel Williamson.
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.