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Matilda Bott


Recent credits for Tread the Boards include:‘Dogberry’ in Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Fool / Cordelia’ in King Lear, Dorothy’ in Wizard of Oz, ‘Kitty Bennet/Lady Catherine De Burgh’ in Pride and Prejudice, ‘Hermia/Snout’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Lady Anne’ in Richard III, ‘The Maid’ in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


Other Credits: 'Grandma' in Soonchild, 'Hotel' Manager' in Inspector Flushman Mysteries (online) (Redearth Theatre), 'Lydia / Lady Catherine de Burgh’ in Pride and (quite a lot of) Prejudice, ‘Maria’ in Twelfth Night (Worcester Repertory Theatre); ‘Duchess’ in There Be Monsters (The Fabularium); ‘Beatrice’ in Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Hermia/Flute’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Phebe’ in As You Like It, ‘Mole’ in Wind in the Willows (Madcap Theatre Company); ‘Sammi’ in Animal Lullabies (Secret City Arts); ‘Mouse’ in The Gruffallo Experience (Unit 10 Eventive); ‘Adrianna’ in The Comedy of Errors, ‘Seer’ in Jason and the Argonauts (Off The Ground Theatre); ‘Defence Lawyer’ in Courtroom, ‘Anna/Clare’ in Perfect (Tiny Giants Productions)

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Charis McRoberts

Fairy Godmother

More info coming soon...

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Robert Moore

Ugly Sister

Recent credits for Tread the Boards Theatre include: 'David Filde' The Haunting, 'Billy Bones / Squire Trelawney' Treasure Island, 'Herbert Pocket / Uncle Pumblechook' Great Expectations, 'Don Jon' Much Ado About Nothing, 'Edgar' King Lear, ‘Tin Man’ The Wizard of Oz, ‘Mr Collins’ Pride & Prejudice, ‘Lysander & Flute’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream & ‘Lord Stanley’ in Richard III


Other Credits include: 'Bottom' A Midsummer Night's Dream (Copenhagen Botanical Gardens) 'Mr Bingley' Pride & Quite A Lot Of Prejudice, 'Sebastian' Twelfth Night (Worcester Rep Theatre), 'Toad’ Wind In The Willows, ‘Orlando’ As You Like It, ‘Don Jon/ Dogberry’ Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Lysander/ Bottom’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Andrew Aguecheek’ Twelfth Night (MadCap Theatre Productions), 'Knight' King Lear, 'Roman Citizen' Coriolanus (Royal Shakespeare Company).

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Joe Deverell-Smith

Prince Charming

Training: Leeds College of Music

Previous credits for Tread the Boards Theatre includes: ‘Borachio' in Much Ado About Nothing, 'Cornwall' in King Lear, 'Jarvis’, ‘Watson’, ‘Mr Wrankley’ in Sweeny Todd, ‘Wickham’ in Pride and Prejudice, ‘Jan’ in Poles Apart, ‘Demetrius’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Other credits: ‘Berowne’ in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare Institute Players), ‘Roman citizen’ in Julius Caesar, 'Senator/soldier/citizen’ in Coriolanus (RSC), ‘King Henry Vi’ in Henry VI (parts 1, 2 and 3), ‘Ralph Mayhew’ in Blue Stockings, ‘Monsieur De Treville’ in The Three Musketeers, ‘Slightly’ in Peter Pan (Playbox Theatre), ‘Ryan McCarthy’ in Six (United Theatre Company).

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Pete Meredith

Ugly Sister

Recent credits for Tread the Boards Theatre include: Dame Gladys (Jack and the Beanstalk), Adam (Someone Who'll Watch Over Me), Pip (Great Expectations). Jim Hawkins (Treasure Island), Edmund (King Lear), Claudio / Verges (Much Ado About Nothing), Dame Gladys Twankey (Aladdin the Pantomime)

Recent other credits include: ‘Lord Oxford’ in I am Shakespeare, ‘Harrold’ in Communicating Doors, ‘Skin Lad’, ‘Joey’ and ‘Brink’ in Road, ‘Charles Darnay’ in A tale of Two Cities, ‘Ransom Foster’ in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, ‘Alan’ in One Man Two Governors, ‘Rosencrantz’ in The Prince of Denmark, ‘Oskar’ in Let The Right One In, ‘Joe’ in Tarantara Tarantara, ‘Actor 5’ in Love Play, ‘Prince Hal’ in Jack Falstaff, the title role in David Copperfield, ‘Ensemble’ in Anne Boleyn, ‘Kevin’ in Port Authority, ‘Tulsa’ in Gyspsy

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John-Robert Partridge


Training: John trained at Birmingham School of Acting in 2008 graduating with the Brian Shelton Meritum for Shakespeare performance.


Recent credits for Tread the Boards Theatre include: Long John Silver in Treasure Island, Henry Higgins in Pygmalion, Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing, The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Richard Gloucester in Richard III, Henry in Henry V, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest.

Other credits include: Trincolo in The Tempest, Dame Ginny in Maid Marian and the Merry Men, Dr Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Fancourt Babberley in Charley’s Aunt, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (all Worcester Rep), To Build A Wooden O, Movable Props (MalvernBard) The Truth Factory (Moonstruck Theatre)


John is Artistic Director and co-founder of Tread the Boards and is delighted to be celebrating the 11th anniversary year.


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John-Robert Partridge


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Jess Hill

Company Manager

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Zoe Rolph

Set Design

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Catherine Prout


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Ben Humphrey


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Hannah Marshall


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Elliott Wallis

Musical Director

Credits for Tread the Boards include: The Wind in the Willows (outdoor tour); Jack & The Beanstalk; The Haunting; Great Expectations; Pygmalion; The Wind in the Willows; Much Ado About Nothing; King Lear; Aladdin; A Night at the Musicals – Hollywood; Lilies on the Land; A Night at the Musicals – Disney; The Wizard of Oz; A Night at the Musicals – Andrew Lloyd Webber; Richard III; A Midsummer Nights Dream; Cinderella; Beauty & the Beast; A Christmas Carol; Sleeping Beauty; Macbeth.

Other credits include: A Day In: Bedford; The Comedy of Errors; I, Banquo; Antigone; The Course of True Love (all SE Theatre Company); Flo Smith Now and Then (touring); Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Betwixt and Between); Comedy Chekhov (Bridge Theatre Company)

Elliott has been the resident Musical Director since 2016 and is also Co-Artistic Director of SE Theatre Company.

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Stage Bus

Stage and Lighting

The Stage Bus have been designing and manufacturing all-weather, solar-powered mobile stages since 2007. Starting off with a single double-decker bus, this innovative company now has a fleet of seven stages covering all sizes of events! All of The Stage Bus stages are fast deploy and can generally be set up in under an hour (and packed away in around the same time!)  Based in Birmingham but covering events nationwide, The Stage Bus have a wealth of experience in outdoor events from community carol concerts to large scale festivals and are renowned in the business for their professional yet friendly attitude. Visit their website at

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