Award winning theatre company and residents of 
The Attic Theatre, ‘No.1 Fringe’ Theatre in Stratford upon Avon 

Tread the Boards

Arts Organisation of the Year 2014 & 2016
Best Children's Show 2015
Primary Times Childrens Choice Award Finalist 2015

Production Team

Catherine Prout

Executive Producer

Catherine is the Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Tread the Boards Theatre Company. Catherine has produced every show for the company since forming in 2009.

She studied Theatre at Warwick University followed by a Master's Degree in Acting at Birmingham School of Acting.

She also regularly appears on stage for the company performing in various productions and has adapted for stage various novels. 

John-Robert Partridge

Artistic Director

John is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Tread the Boards Theatre Company.

John graduated from Birmingham School of Acting with a first degree in Acting and winning 'The Brian Shelton Meritum'.

John directs between 6-8 Tread the Boards shows a year. Together with his work with Tread the Boards he is a freelance director, audition coach and sits on the panel for Birmingham School of Acting.

Zoe Rolph

Set and Costume Design

Zoe trained at the Arts University Bournemouth and has been Designer in Residence with Tread the Boards since 2013. Since being with the company she has designed for The Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, Present Laughter, Sense and Sensibility and Peter Pan.

Other credits include; Cementville and The Threepenny Opera (Arts University Bournemouth) and First Do No Harm (Tea and Tenacity, UK Tour).

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Jessica Hill

Lighting and Sound Design

Jessica has been working with Tread the Boards Theatre Company since 2010.

She has designed the lighting and sound for over 50 shows at the Attic Theatre and continues to maintain and find new ways to create exciting and unique designs.

Amy Marie Taylor

Head Technician

Amy has been working with Tread the Boards since 2011.

Originally from Florida, Amy now resides in Warwick and has worked on nearly every production since 2011.

Sarah-Jayne Whitworth

Marketing and PR Manager

Sarah joined the company in February 2016, lives in Leamington Spa and has 13 years' experience in Marketing. Having worked in mainly B2B roles within 'not so sexy' industries she decided to look for other ventures which were more in line with her passions. This is what led her to Tread the Boards. Sarah loves the Theatre and absolutely loves working with Tread the Boards and helping to bring this wonderful theatre company to the local community.  Sarah currently runs her own marketing agency and provides marketing services to all types of companies.

Andrew Woolley

Associate Director

Andrew has directed for Tread the Boards since 2012. He recently directed Blood Relations and An Inspector Calls. This year he will be directing Bouncers, Shakers and Teechers.

Ash Bayliss

Associate Director

Ash began directing for Tread the Boards Theatre in 2013. His first production was The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged a show that toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was performed on the main stage of the RSC. Most recently he directed Gasping and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.