MEET THE TEAM

We’re proud of our team, which includes leading artists and practitioners from the South-East of England and beyond. In addition to our core creative talent, we engage over 100 creative professionals, contributing to the success of our productions and helping us reach over 57,000 audience members every year.

TOM SWIFT

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

Tom has been producing, writing and directing for over eight years. Producing, writing and directing credits include: Rapunzel, Treasure Island, Igor LIVE, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Robin Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Rapunzel Rocks, The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book. 

FREDDY TEUBLER

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Freddy has been working in the industry since he was 14 years old where he started as a flyman and has since worked his way up to a stage manager. He has been working for Captiv8 for the last 8 years. During this time Freddy has proven he is a man of many skills, working in all aspects of the company from set design, set building and fabrication to stage management. 

TOby higgins

MUSICAL SUPERVISOR

Toby studied Musical Direction and Coaching at the Royal Academy of Music. Having originally studied at Trinity College of Music, gaining his degree in orchestral percussion.

 

Musical Director credits include: Tina (West End) Calendar Girls (UK Tour) Wind in the Willows (West End) Sunshine on Leith (UK Tour) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End)  Oliver! (UK Tour), Avenue Q (UK Tour) and the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Little Shop of Horrors (UK Tour).  

elinor lawless

WRITING SUPERVISOR

Elinor trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she was awarded the Peter Akerman Award for Best Comedy Actress. She has also worked as a Stand-Up Comedian, reaching the semi finals of Amused Moose (Best new comedy Act) and Laughing Horse (Best new Stand-up). 

dan stratford

TECHNICAL MANAGER

Dan has a specialist knowledge of all the technical and production areas within the live events and theatre industry. 

 

He works across the globe providing world class services to the theatre, events and corporate industry. The has encompassed design and operation of audio and lighting systems for GlaxoSmithKline in some of the most prestigious venues across the globe, design and operation of national theatre tours and production management for festivals across the UK.

CARLA NICHOLSON

COMPANY CHOREOGRATHER

Carla's love and passion for dance started at the age of 3 where she went on to complete and gain a first class honours degree in Dance Performance and Choreography at Middlesex University and for the past 18 years has worked as a freelance choreographer, dance teacher, co producer and performer.

 

Credits include gaining the choreography award for innovation, choreographing "Cabaret" for the Queen of Spain as well as working along side a resident West End Producer and Musical Director having gained recognition for her choreography.