Chris Baldock

Creative Director/Choreographer

Chris Baldock is a choreographer and director, working internationally across theatre, television, film, fashion and corporate shows. His creativity, passion and infectious energy make’s him highly sought after in the entertainment industry. His achievements as a choreographer build on his earlier success and experience as one of the most in-demand dancers of his generation.

It is no surprise that Chris Baldock’s artistry, infectious passion and sure-footed consistency have proved invaluable contributions on every production he commits to. Likewise, his generosity of spirit has touched many he has worked with, he’s inspired and nurtured some of whom have gone on to flourish as successful performers in their own right. With the same spirit and sense of purpose that he brings to every project, Chris looks forward in anticipation to the new challenges and professional adventures ahead.

Credits Include: Ant & Dec Takeaway Arena Tou, Royal Variety Show, Kids Say the Funniest Things, Top of the Pops, MOBO Awards, My Kind of Music, Tonight at the London Palladium, So You Think You Can Dance-USA, John Bishop’s ‘Sunchine’ Arena Tour, Nike, Adidas, Asics, Argos, McLaren F1, Faust-Feature Film.

Agent – Hayley Hills

Chris' Website

Brunskill and Grimes

Theatre Company

Brunskill and Grimes is a collaboration between Andy Brunskill and Jimmy Grimes working across theatre, parades, events, film, tv and veterinary research. They make work with animal perspectives as the starting point for narrative. Their work is devised and always has at least one puppet at the centre of our stories. We like strong visuals, epic music and work which everyone can enjoy and creating unique interactions and experiences with puppets.

They cemented their relationship working as Associate Director and Puppet Director of War Horse in the West End and since then they have created work for venues including The Young Vic, the Orange Tree and the egg at Theatre Royal Bath and created parades for companies including Longleat Safari Park and Meadowhall Shopping Centre.

They like to develop work of all sorts of scale and ambition and when not making a show they are researching and developing a number of projects and ideas.

When working together Andy directs and writes and Jimmy designs and directs the puppetry.

Agent – Sam Tooby

B&G's Website

Andy Brunksill

Director & Writer

Andy is a director, writer, deviser and dramaturg working across plays, puppetry, dance and large scale events. He is particularly interested in cross-discipline collaboration and is one half of creative duo Brunskill and Grimes. 

Select credits include “The Space Between” (Young Vic); “Red Riding Hood and the Wolf” (Little Angel Theatre); “African Summer Parade” (Longleat Safari Park); “Duck, Death and the Tulip”, “Sing To Me Through Open Windows” (Orange Tree Theatre); “Home” (International Dance Festival Birmingham); Christmas Reindeer Experience (Meadowhall Shopping Centre). Prior to this he directed numerous play at small venues in London including three at the White Bear Theatre as an associate director of the venue. He has directed over 20 shows with and for young people at venues including the Young Vic, the National Theatre and the Orange Tree Theatre. 

He works extensively as a dramaturg and director developing new plays, concepts and ideas for independent artists and companies as well as his own work. He regularly teaches and runs workshops for universities and drama schools across the UK and runs training days, events and courses for law firms, banks, athletes and public speakers.

He was Associate Director of War Horse in the West End, Staff Director at the National Theatre, Jerwood Assistant Director at the Young Vic and a Trainee Director at the Orange Tree Theatre.

 Agent – Sam Tooby

Andy's Website

Charlie Brunskill

Bushcraft Expert

Charlie is a high skilled Bushcraft instructor, teacher and writer and a serving Army Commando within the Royal Engineers. He is passionate about sharing his enthusiasm for all things outdoors. As a qualified Bushcraft and Survival instructor he advocates for the use of natural resources in wilderness living.

Recent work includes: extensive work with The Hive UK as lead instructor on Bushcraft skills and wilderness crafts for survival with modules including “Destination Jungle” and “Katniss Squad”; “Escape and Evasion” training for various school groups; published article on the history of survival for ‘The Tricorne’.

He devises workshops for outdoor companies as an expert advisor on the subject and has delivered various Bushcraft presentations for the British Army and Cadets on fire lighting, butchery and teaching on the natural world

Charlie regularly works with children, adults, professionals and military personnel focussing on the natural world and the importance of our countryside. He is passionate about passing on this information and the fact that, with just a tiny bit of knowledge, the natural world can be so much more interactive and interesting than just fields and trees.

When not instructing he is often found in the woods studying trees and their folklore, plants and their medicinal uses and manufacturing crafts from nature.
Charlie is a confident presenter and interested in TV and documentary work. His presenting style can be seen on his new YouTube channel and on his Instagram.

Agent – Sam Tooby

Charlie's Website

Filipe J. Carvalho

Magic Consultant

Filipe J. Carvalho was born in Portugal and moved to London in 2007 to study Theatre Production at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

He developed a passion for magic throughout his childhood, learning the basics from an old family magic set. By the age of 13, he joined the Portuguese Association of Magicians, quickly discovering the art of stage performance.

Determined to forge a career within the industry, he pursued an education in technical theatre where he has directed, managed, and produced a variety of live entertainment shows, from musicals to immersive experiences.  

Filipe now combines his knowledge of magic and performance with his training in theatre production to create unique moments and illusions for other magicians and live shows. He also works with corporate clients to create bespoke magic stunts for events and social media platforms.

Past projects:
Mickey & The Magician (Disneyland Paris), Impossible Magic Show (West End), The Next Great Magician (TV), The Best Ever Christmas Show (UK Arena Tour), CBeebies Live (UK Arena Tour), Dinosaurs In The Wild (UK Tour), Ali Cook Magic Show (UK Tour), Underbelly (Social Media Stunt)

Agent – Sam Tooby

Filipe's Website

Rachel Coffey

Voice Coach

Rachel is an established voice and dialect coach who has worked in the industry – Theatre, T.V. and film – for over 20 years. Having herself begun her career as an actor, Rachel has a deep understanding of the needs of a performer and the vocal challenges they may face. She uses innovative and well researched techniques to enable an actor or cast to quickly and authentically take on new dialects/ accents. She works with all aspects of the speaking voice helping actors further develop their skills including text, resonance, strength and clarity.

In addition to her work with actors Rachel regularly coaches a wide range of professionals in the worlds of business, entertainment and politics – helping them deliver their optimum performance. A specialist in vocal confidence, she successfully works with individuals to promote confidence, calm nerves and overcome stage fright. 

Rachel has an MA in Voice, from Birmingham School of Acting which she gained in association with the RSC, a BA in Acting studies from Manchester, along with being a qualified NLP Master practitioner and trained in hypnotherapy. She has worked with many different high profile individuals and companies including the Royal Court, Birmingham rep, ITV and also the Houses of Parliament.

Agent – Sam Tooby

Rachel's Website

Amy Draper

Amy is a theatre-maker and director based in Bristol. She mainly makes new work for audiences of all ages.
Work includes Princess Charming (tour 2018 and Ovalhouse 2017); Islander (Mull Theatre and Scotland tour); Day of the Living (RSC); These Trees are Made of Blood (revival – Arcola); Bob (R&D at the RSC); Mother Courage (Fourth Monkey); Hansel and Gretel and Much Ado about Nothing (Iris Theatre – 5 Off-West End Award nominations, including Best Director); The Tempest, Macbeth, These Trees are Made of Blood, Usagi Yojimbo and Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World (Southwark Playhouse); Life on the Refrigerator Door (Yard Theatre); The Door (Park Theatre) and Angel Cake (Camden People’s Theatre).
Assistant Directing includes Comus (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Famous Victories of Henry V (RSC) and shows at the Arcola, Gate and Finborough. In 2013 she was the Community Director for the CASA Latin American Theatre Festival. She works as a freelance practitioner for the RSC Education Department.
Agent – Sam Tooby
Amy's Website

Jimmy Grimes

Puppetry Director, Designer & Maker
Jimmy Grimes is a puppetry director, designer and maker based in London. He was Associate Puppetry Director on the west end production of Warhorse, and is half of creative duo Brunskill & Grimes. He is particularly interested in creating detailed physical and psychological life in creatures, and the role of the visible puppeteer on stage.

Recent work includes forthcoming ‘Dr Dolittle’  (UK Tour), ‘The Hundred and One Dalmatians’ (Birmingham Rep), ‘The Space Between’ (Young Vic), ‘The Borrowers’ (Polka Theatre), ‘Red Riding Hood and the Wolf’ (Little Angel Theatre), and a range of puppetry on advertising campaigns with Blink Studios. He has taught puppetry extensively, at a range of universities and drama schools in the UK including The London Academy of Dramatic Art (Lamda), Mountiview Academy of Performing Arts, East 15 and Surrey University.

Agent – Sam Tooby

Jimmy's Website

Ali Hunter

Lighting Designer
Ali works as a lighting designer for theatre, dance, opera and everything in between. She trained on the postgraduate diploma in Lighting Design and Stage Electrics at RADA. Ali had a previous life as a linguist, studying international cinema, art, literature, architecture and she draws on all these influences in her lighting design work. She is fluent in Spanish and French and holds a New Zealand passport, allowing her to work in Australia and NZ visa-free.

Credits Include: Fix (Pleasance Theatre); Project DOT (Arielle Smith Dance); The Man who wanted to be a Penguin (Stuff and Nonsense); Mother of Him (Park 200), For Services Rendered, The Play About my Dad, Woman before a Glass,  (Jermyn Street), Cash Cow (Hampstead); Muckers (The Egg, Conde Duque, Oxford Playhouse); Soft Animals (Soho); Sugar, Don’t Forget the Birds, Rattlesnake (Open Clasp); I know not these my hands, Happy Fathers’ Day, Sugarman and All in Minor (The Place); Clear White Light (Live Theatre Newcastle); Treemonisha, The Boatswain’s Mate (Arcola); Out of Sorts, Isaac Came Home from the Mountain, Cinderella and the Beanstalk (Theatre 503); Gracie, The Biograph Girl (Finborough), Tenderly (New Wimbledon Studio); Katzenmusik (Royal Court); Foreign Body (Southbank Centre for WOW).

As Associate Lighting Designer: Hot Mess for Candoco Dance, The Half God of Rainfall (Birmingham Rep and Kiln) Lighting Designer: Jackie Shemesh.

Ali is the Young Associate Lighting Designer for Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet. Lighting Designer: Paule Constable.

Agent – Sam Tooby 

Ali's Website

Yasmeen Khan


Yasmeen Khan is a writer, broadcaster and performer. Her writing for stage includes the award-winning ‘Break the Floorboards’ (Rifco/Watford Palace), a comedy-drama. The show toured nationally, playing to over five thousand people and winning Best Live Event at the Asian Media Awards.
She recently completed a sitcom pilot commissioned by BBC Studios and is now working on her next television commission in addition to development for her one-woman stage show and her next play.
For BBC radio, she has written a wide selection of fictional monologues and short stories, ranging from a comedy about a lookalike agency, to a monologue based on verbatim experiences of Partition to a dating dairy for Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.
Yasmeen has also written and performed both plays and sketch comedy at The Pleasance, Soho Theatre, Tara Arts, Brighton and Edinburgh festivals and more.
She is a graduate of several prestigious writer development courses including The Royal Court (Critical Mass), Kali theatre, Criterion New Writing, Tamasha Playwrights 2016-17 and BBC EastEnders shadow scheme.
An award-winning radio presenter, Yasmeen has presented hundred of hours of live radio over the last decade for both national and local radio, covering everything from mainstream news and politics, arts, culture and lifestyle to late-night phone in shows. Her thirteenth documentary for BBC Radio 4 will air in early October 2018.

Agent – Sam Tooby

Yasmeen's Website

Jo Lakin

Puppet Designer/Maker
Jo is a puppet designer/maker. She works across stage and screen for UK and international productions. 
Jo graduated from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she was awarded The Phillip and Christine Carne Prize for Theatre Design, and The Paul Kimpton Prize for Innovation.  Jo’s work explores puppetry as a complete process, from concept to performance. She is fascinated with the symbiotic relationship between the design, making, and manipulation of a puppet. Over the past decade she has forged strong working ties with leading practitioners in the field, and has amassed an impressive body of work.
Puppetry design/making credits include: puppet designer for Christmas Carol A Fairytale (Wilton’s Music Hall), puppet co-designer and supervisor for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), puppet maker and puppeteer for the new Transpennine Express advertising campaign (Brunksill and Grimes, Blink Productions, Engine Creative), puppet maker for How to Hide an Elephant and Circus 1903 (Significant Object), The Four Seasons (Gyre and Gimble), Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles), Le Rossignol and the Puppet Monologues (Blind Summit), and Crow (Handspring UK). Puppet supervisor credits include, The Wizard of Oz and 101 Dalmatians (Birmingham Repertory Theatre).

Agent – Sam Tooby


Jonathan Lipman

Costume Designer

Design credits include: Fiddler on the Roof (Menier Chocolate Factory & Playhouse Theatre, West End); Violet, Harold and Maude, The Woman in White, The Knowledge, The Braille Legacy, Death Takes a Holiday, Ragtime, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, The Mikado (Charing Cross Theatre, London); Summer In London (Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London); Allegro, Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse, London); Murder in the Cathedral (Middle Temple, London); The Country Girl, Keeler (West End & UK Tours); Larkrise to Candleford, The Haunting, Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, Blockbuster: The Musical (UK Tours); La Fanciulla del West, Un Ballo in Maschera, Die Fledermaus (Opera Up Close, Kings Head Theatre, UK and West End Tours); Vieux Carre, Quasimodo, A Tale of Two Cities (Theatre Up Close, London & West End); The Handyman (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre & UK Tour).

Associate Design credits include: Richard III (Old Vic, BAM & World Tour); Dr Dee (Manchester International Festival & ENO).

Agent – Sam Tooby

Jonathan's Website

Dinah Mullan

Sound Designer

A creator of sound and music for performance; specialising in collaborative projects, dance and performance art.
Summarised Credits
Keith?, The Daughter In Law, Insignificance, Richard III, The Plague, The Blue Hour of Natalie Barney (Arcola) The Dog Beneath the Skin, Billy Bishop Goes to War (Jermyn Street Theatre, Southwark Playhouse); Roller (Barbican Pit); Stella, (Brighton Theatre Royal, Hoxton Hall, Brakke Grond – Holland Festival); Asphalt Kiss, Theseus Beefcake (New Diorama); Sundowning (Tristan Bates, Plymouth Theatre Royal); The Droves (Coney @ CoLab Factory); Square Rounds (The Finborough); Cruising, Clubbing, Fucking (Soho Theatre); Swan Lake II, Dark Waters (Chelsea Theatre).
Current/Recent Projects:
Homing Birds (Dir. Helena Belll, Kali Theatre, PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Salisbury Playhouse, HORNCHURCH, Queens Theatre, Leicester Curve, Tara Arts, Oct – Dec 2019
Echoes of the Port (Audio History piece with Stephanie Kempson, For University of Bristol Oct 2019), Squirrel (The Egg, Dec 2019), Bobby and Amy (with Emily Jenkins for Vault Festival and Pleasance,Edinburgh), This Island’s Mine (Kings Head Theatre – May 2019), Forge (R&D throughout 2019 with Rachel Mars), Holocaust Brunch (BAC, JW3, Arts Depot, throughout 2019), The Faun Project and Desperate Gestures (With Choreographer Joseph Mercier throughout 2019), Community projects for The Egg and Kiln (Jan – Dec 2019), Your Sexts are Shit (Rachel Mars at Summerhall and touring 2019), The Soothing Presence of Strangers (Audio piece with Rhiannon Armstrong, For London Borough of Culture 2019).

Agent – Sam Tooby
Dinah's Website

Will Nash


Will has been working in the film and television industry for over 14 years.  He started his career as a runner, then worked his way up through the camera department before transitioning into directing.  He began by writing and directing a series of short films including; ‘ICE CREAM’ (2015) starring Daniel Ings and ‘SOMATIC’ (2016) also starring Ings alongside Siobhan Finneran.  Will’s recent short film ‘LADY’ (2018) was shot entirely on Kodak Super 8mm which broadened his technical skills as a director.  
All of his short films were well received in numerous festivals including, official selections at London Short Film Festival, Kino International Short Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Awards and Winchester Film Festival.  Also producing a short film that was screened at Cannes Film Festival (2018).  
Additionally to this Will has also directed several music videos and commercial content for companies including John Lewis and Primark.
Will is currently in early pre-production on another short film to be shot on Super 16mm and a fiction podcast series.

Agent – Sam Tooby

Will's Website

Jack Nurse


Jack is a critically-acclaimed director and theatre-maker. He trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is the co-founder of Glasgow based theatre company Wonder Fools.

Jack’s work has been presented in theatres across the UK including the Citizens Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Tron Theatre, HOME, New Wolsey Theatre, Macrobert Arts Centre, Camden People’s Theatre, New Diorama Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Arches amongst others.

In 2014 Jack co-founded Wonder Fools, a Glasgow based theatre company. As a director for Wonder Fools, credits include: 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War, McNeill of Tranent: Fastest Man in the World and The Coolidge Effect. Other directing credits include: Lampedusa (Citizens Theatre); O (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Too Fast and Sparkleshark (Fullarton Theatre). 

As an assistant director, Jack’s credits include Oresteia: This Restless House (Citizens Theatre/National Theatre of Scotland), Blackbird (Citizens Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Royal Lyceum), Hay Fever (Royal Lyceum/Citizens Theatre) and The Broons (Sell A Door) for which he was Staff Director on its Scottish tour. Jack was also a member of the Almeida Theatre’s inaugural Resident Director Network 2016-17. 

Currently, Jack is planning a Scottish tour of his production of 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War for Spring 2019; and preparing to become the Resident Director of the UK Tour of Dr Dolittle by Leslie Bricusse for Music and Lyrics (2018-2019).

Agent – Sam Tooby

Jack's Website

Hugh Purves

Puppet Designer, Maker & Puppeteer

Hugh is a Puppet Designer, Maker and Performer as well a Puppetry Coordinator. His experience as both a performer and maker in Theatre, Film and TV allows him to work at all stages of a production, Designing, Building and Performing puppets; each stage of the process informing and improving the others.
He has worked as a freelance Puppet-Maker in Theatre and Film for companies including Brunskill & Grimes, Gyre & Gimble and Nick Barnes Design.
His Puppetry Design work includes Siegfried – Chicago Lyric Opera, Scouse Snow White – Royal Court Theatre Liverpool & Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch – ­­­Fat Rascal Theatre.
He is currently working as Puppetry Coordinator, Designer and Performer for a number of ongoing and upcoming projects with WildBrain Spark including The Tiny and Small Show.
Hugh is an experienced Puppeteer and Creature Suit Performer and has appeared in productions including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Lucasfilm, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Netflix, Monty & Co. – Pipkins Productions and Possum – Fyzz Facility.

Agent – Sam Tooby

Hugh's Website

Shaun Paul Smith


Shaun Paul Smith is a widely renowned and sought after Choreographer who is well known for his versatility. His credits include: Choreographer for Kidz Bop UK, assistant choreographer on ‘The Voice UK’ and Resident Director for the acclaimed ZooNation Dance company.
Specialising in working with youth, Shaun, a Father of two has a passion for educating, developing and creating a fun, hard working and creative environment for our young performers.
If you are looking to work with young professionals on your next project, then Shaun should be your first call to guarantee your shoot or show goes without a hitch.
Agent – Hayley Hills

Shaun's Website

Nikki Trow

Creative Director/Choreographer
Nikki grew up dancing in Cambridge and moved to London to train at London Studio Centre. Whilst training, and studying for a Theatre Dance degree, Nikki toured with the National Youth Contemporary Dance Company, directed productions and was awarded the Gillian Lynne Award for Jazz. Nikki left and started working on Music videos before going on to have a successful 12 year dance career encompassing TV, Theatre, Fashion Shows and touring Worldwide with Global Artists. 
Becoming an Assistant Choreographer was a natural progression due to her eye for detail, work ethic and ability in a wide range of dance styles. Learning from some of the best Creatives and Choreographers in the world, Nikki found herself in many trusted situations which became the grounding for how she likes to work today. Coaching Kylie Minogue 1:1 for her Aphrodite World Tour and Assisting Elizabeth Honan Creatively for One Direction’s “Take me Home Tour” to name two examples. 
As a Choreographer/ Creative her work includes BGT, Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor, Little Mix, Dannii Minogue, Pitch Battle, Ed Sheeran and more….So FAR, Nikki has worked on TV, Live Tours and Luxury Events but she wants to continually explore using her wide ranging styles and down to earth personality to create and nurture talent.  
Nikki is comfortable coaching one on one or in front of a flash mob of 400 people and has worked with everyone from Pensioners to children and dogs!
Agent – Hayley Hills
Nikki's Website

Sam Waddington

Lighting Designer
Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Designs include: Much Ado About Nothing (Cambridge Arts Theatre), Wasted (BroadwayWorld UK Awards Nomination for Best Lighting Design), The Country Wife, Superhero (Southwark Playhouse), Not Now, Bernard, Seesaw, Big Love (Unicorn Theatre), Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure (Actors Touring Company), Our Town, Spring Storm (The North Wall Theatre for Oxford School of Drama), Nice Work If You Can Get It, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Top Hat, Anything Goes, Legally Blonde (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), The Cherry Orchard, Lucky Stiff (The Union Theatre), 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (The Other Palace), The World Goes Round, Rhythm of Life (St James Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Landor Theatre), Joy (Theatre Royal Stratford East), RAZ (UK Tour), The Sorrows of Satan (Tristan Bates Theatre), Birthday Suit (Old Red Lion Theatre), The Great Divide (Finborough Theatre)

As Associate/Assistant Lighting Designer: For Hugh Vanstone: A Christmas Carol, The Caretaker, The Master Builder (The Old Vic), For Bruno Poet: Dusty (UK Tour), For David W Kidd: The Velveteen Rabbit (Unicorn Theatre/Seattle Children’s Theatre), For Jon Clark: The Lorax (The Old Vic), Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith), For Matt Daw: Rules for Living (English Touring Theatre), For Tim Deiling: American Idiot (Arts Theatre)

Agent – Sam Tooby

Sam's Website