Workshops

Meet the Team

Mandy Precious: Director of Engagement and Learning

As a member of the Senior Team, Mandy has strategic overview of the departments work. She works to ensure that Engagement and Learning is at the core of the Theatre’s ambition.

Jane Pawson: Head of Learning

Jane oversees all of our learning work with a particular focus on young people outside of school hours, including Young Company, Young Company Hubs, Young Company Productions and one off projects.

Sara Baldwin: Engagement Manager

Sara oversees all of our engagement work which includes targeted projects Our Space and Funky Llama and our open access theatre offer the People’s Company. Sara is also producing our large scale community production as part of Mayflower 2020.

Ben Lyon-Ross: Talent Development Producer

Ben oversees a wide talent development programme, working with early career artistic or creatives at the beginning of their career. He produces the Lab Company, Play LAB, Ideas LAB, LAB Associates and our work experience programme. He also programmes three seasons of work in the Lab.

Lucy Hirst: Staff Director

Lucy directs the majority of Engagement and Learning productions. She takes a particular interest in the development of our practitioners, early career artists and teaches extensively at the Plymouth Conservatoire.

Ben Vleminckx: Learning Producer

Ben looks after all our work with schools, colleges and universities. This includes an extensive workshop programme linked to shows on our stages, in-school projects such as Playhouse, School Challenge and Reach workshops. He also looks after our Early Years programme Tiny Tales and Dare to Dazzle.

Alexandra Ogando: Community Development Producer

Alex produces our open access theatre offer the People’s Company and our community engagement project Journeys.

Lauren Flook: Funky Llama Producer

Lauren produces our targeted project Funky Llama.

Dani Hamlin: Young People’s Officer

Dani works closely with Jane and Ben Vleminckx supporting a variety of projects with young people in and out of school, including our Work Experience programme, Holiday Academies, NT Connections and workshops for schools.

Scarlett Sterne: Young People’s Officer

Scarlett supports Jane and Ben in the delivery of Young Company Hubs, Tiny Tales, our targeted project Dare to Dazzle and our education work.

Clair Beckett: Engagement Officer, Funky Llama

Clair supports Lauren in the delivery of Funky Llama.

Frankie Hocking: Engagement officer

Frankie works with Sara and Lauren in the delivery of Our Space and Funky Llama.

Danny Djemal: Engagement and learning assistant

Danny supports the team on the administration of the engagement and learning projects and is the first port of call for the department.