Tread the Boards Theatre Company
Stratford-upon-Avon's #1 Fringe Theatre Company

Tread the Boards

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

Meet the Team

Meet some of the faces on and off the stage

John-Robert Partridge

Artistic Director
John graduated from The Birmingham Conservatoire in Acting in 2008 and co-founded Tread the Boards Theatre Company in 2009.

 John has recently directed the acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd at The Attic Theatre, Peter Pan at the Edinburgh Fringe which won Best Family Production and Runner Up in The Primary Times Awards and The Wizard of Oz.

 John's main area of expertise is Shakespeare and has directed Henry V, A Midsummer Nights Dream,The Winter's Tale and Macbeth.

 John works as a freelance actor, lecturer, voice and audition coach at Birmingham Conservatoire and LAMDA teacher at Kings High School in Warwick.

Catherine Prout


Alongside managing the logistics of the company Catherine loves to get her creative juices flowing, feeling most comfortable when bringing pieces to life. She pitches in with every part of the process but most enjoys performing and adapting. Among her favourite parts within the company she has loved playing Gwendolyn in 'The Importance of Being Earnest', Mercutio in 'Romeo and Juliet' and Charlotte Bronte in 'Bronte'.

Novel adaptations are also very close to Catherine's heart as the company seek to remain true to the original pieces whilst bringing them onboard the theatrical rollercoaster. She loves adapting with her husband John and within their extensive repertoire 'Wuthering Heights', 'Frankenstein', 'Peter Pan', 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'A Christmas Carol' are some of her (many) most cherished.

Jessica Hill

Company Manager

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.

She also became Company Manager in 2018, working more closely with the team both on the business and creative sides.


Lighting and Set Design

Zoe Rolph

Scenic Painting and Set Designer

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. Zoe is also a Board Director of the company.

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

Daniel Arbon

Set Designer
Daniel has worked with Tread the Boards Theatre since 2017. His set designs include The Wizard of Oz and Sweeney Todd - which included a collapsing barber's chair. Daniel is also a film maker running Middle Realm Productions.

Kat Murray

Lighting Designer
Kat has worked for Tread the Boards Theatre since 2009. Lighting over 30 shows for the company. Kat has previous worked as Lighting and Sound Designer for The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham alongside operator for Birmingham Hippodrome.


Music, Theatre and Stage Combat

Elliott Wallis

Musical Director

Elliott trained at the Year Out Drama Company and has been working with Tread the Boards Theatre Company for three years.

Elliott has worked on the last three pantomimes and will be Musical Director for Aladdin this year. He has also written original songs and compositions for three productions A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Wizard of Oz, Richard III and King Lear

Elliott also runs SE Theatre Company who are regular performers at The Attic Theatre.

Andrew Woolley

Associate Director
Andy is Tread the Boards longest serving Associate Director with a penchant for modern comedy but also a great sense of pathos in pieces with great poigiance. His past direction for the company includes the John Godber trilogy: 'Bouncers', 'Shakers' and 'Teechers' and a great variety of thought-provoking plays; 'An Inspector Calls', 'The Elephant Man', 'Brimstone and Treacle' 'The Diary of Anne Frank', 'Lilies on the Land' and 'Blood Relations'.

Marc Alden Taylor

Fight Director
Marc has worked with Tread the Boards since 2011 as an actor, comic and fight choreographer. His recent fight credits include: Sweeney Todd, Wuthering Heights, Aladdin, Richard III and Henry V.

Marc is a freelance stage combat instructor and fight choreographer working across the country for various theatre and film companies.

Front Facing 

Stage Manager, Front of House and Box Office

Amy Taylor

Stage Manager

Amy has been working with Tread the Boards since 2011.

Originally from Florida, Amy now resides in Warwick. Her recent credits include: Aladdin, Cinderella, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland.

Kevin Prout

Front of House
Kevin is well known to Tread the Boards regulars. Kevin volunteers at The Attic Theatre working front of house and box office. He is famous for his pre and post show announcements and catchphrases. He has been working with TTB since 2009

Denise Prout

Box Office
Denise has volunteered for TTB since 2009. She looks after the box office, drives the company van and front of house.


Design, PR, Advertising

Alistair Mcleod

Marketing Designer
Alistair has been designing for TTB since 2009. He is a freelance designer living in Northumberland.

Olivia Holmes

PR Manager
Olivia joined the company at the beginning of 2018. She has 7 years experience working across a wide range of creative industries in a variety of roles, but has always felt that theatre is her home.

Robert Moore

Film Trailers
Robert has worked with TTB since 2016. He has made recent trailers for Midsummer Nights Dream, Richard III, King Lear and Much Ado About Nothing