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Longsight Theatre makes award-winning, brave, intimate theatre with a focus on new writing

The company is led by Co-Artistic Directors Sarah Meadows, Rosalyn Newbery and Stephen Myott-Meadows, in collaboration with a team of top creative Associates.

Our current show in production, the multi-award winning YOU by BBC Radio 4 writer Mark Wilson, will be at London's VAULT Festival, 14 - 18 February 2018. ‘A monumental play’ ★★★★★ FRINGE GURU.

Past productions include Where Do Little Birds Go?, Mr Incredible and On The Crest Of A Wave by Camilla Whitehill.


‘A triumph’ ★★★★ THE TIMES, ‘Warm, evocative & intelligent’ ★★★★ THE STAGE, ‘A gripping and haunting triumph’ ★★★★★ GRUMPY GAY CRITIC, ‘A very important play for our time’ ★★★★★ PLAYS TO SEE, ‘Extraordinary’ ★★★★★ MIND THE BLOG, ‘A tour de force’ ★★★★★ LONDON THEATRE 1, ‘A very important play for our time’ ★★★★★ PLAYS TO SEE.

‘Expect fierceness and brilliance burning magnesium bright’ THE STAGE, Critics Edinburgh Picks 2016.

Longsight Theatre also partners with selected creative organisations to deliver unique, experiential and immersive theatrical events and experiences.

"Longsight Theatre nips at the heels of Cameron and Lloyd-Webber" ★★★★★ THEATRE REVIEWS




Co-Artistic Director

Sarah is an international award winning director and Artistic Director of Longsight Theatre Company. Recent credits include: Screwed by Kathryn O’Reilly, Theatre 503 June/July 2016 (nominated for Off-West End Award for Best Director); The Very Perry Show by Kate Perry, San Francisco International Arts Festival, May/June 2016; Where Do Little Birds Go? by Camilla Whitehill, UK tour, VAULT Festival & Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, London transfer 2016 (People’s Choice Award, Vault Festival 2015); Mr Incredible by Camilla Whitehill, VAULT, February 2016 & Edinburgh Fringe 2016, (winner of the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work 2016); You by Mark Wilson, Brighton Fringe 2015 (Argus Angel Award, Brighton Fringe Award For Theatre, The Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award). In development and staged readings: Nadya, by Chris Dury (with actors Michelle Terry and Stephen Tomkinson) The Park Theatre; Love In The Moment, The Barbican and Camden People’s Theatre. She is represented by Colin Blumenau, The Production Exchange.


Co-Artistic Director & Executive Producer

Rosalyn is a Theatre Producer who has worked extensively across theatre, live events and TV. She is Co-Artistic Director and Executive Producer with Longsight Theatre, Company Producer with Flipping the Bird and Associate Producer with VAULT Festival, Theatre Uncut and Look Left Look Right (LLLR). Recent theatre work: Where Do Little Birds Go? by Camilla Whitehill (Longsight Theatre: Old Red Lion Theatre London 2016, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015); The Eulogy of Toby Peach by Toby Peach (UK Tour 2016/17, VAULT Festival 2016, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Festival 2015); TORCH by Phoebe Eclair-Powell (Flipping the Bird: Theatre Diorama, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Festival 2016, Latitude); Mr Incredible by Camilla Whitehill (Longsight Theatre: Underbelly Cowgate Edinburgh Festival Fringe, VAULT Festival 2016); VAULT Festival 2016 (Vaults, Waterloo); Howard Barker Double Bill (REND Productions: Arcola Theatre); Vanity Bites Back (UK tour, Edinburgh Festival 2015, VAULT 2015); VAULT Festival 2015 (Vaults Waterloo); Theatre Uncut Flagship Plays (Young Vic, Traverse, UK tour); The Bread + The Beer (Solar Productions: 2014 UK tour); The Itinerant Music Hall (Flipping the Bird: Lyric Hammersmith, Watford Palace, GDIF, Latitude); HEIST (Theatre Delicatessen); My Dear I Wanted to Tell You (LLLR: Soho Theatre and site-specific); You Once Said Yes (LLLR: Perth International Arts Festival 2014, Edinburgh British Council Showcase 2013); Once Upon A Christmas (LLLR: Covent Garden); The Many Whoops of Whoops Town (LLLR: Lyric Hammersmith); Come Heavy Sleep (Kiln Ensemble: The REP Birmingham); Eat Your Heart Out (Kiln Ensemble: site-specific). Rosalyn also produces The London, Amsterdam and New York Coffee Festivals and has worked on TV series’ for the BBC.


Co-Artistic Director

Stephen trained at Salford and is an award winning actor, writer and is co-artistic director of the multi award winning Longsight Theatre. He is currently starring in Screwed at Theatre 503. Other recent theatre credits include the multi award winning You (Longsight Theatre) and Kevin Spaceys Leaving Gala (Old Vic Theatre); also for The Old Vic, Old Vic New Voices 24 Hours Plays. Hoax: My Lonely Heart (Royal Exchange), Off west end nominated, Heist (DifferncEngine and Theatre Delicatessen), Treasure This (Bush Theatre), Crystal Kisses (Contact), Fear of big words (Bolton Octagon), The Bench (Library Theatre), Miracle (Lowry Theatre). For Duckdown: Kingdom of Me (Park 90), The Caravan (Park 90), Insanity is Repeating (Courtyard Theatre), Twisted (The Britannia). Television includes; Hollyoaks, Massive, Life on Mars, Emmerdale. Film includes; aux (evolutionary films) alongside John Rhys Davies.



Born in London and raised in Hastings, Camilla originally trained as an actor at the Birmingham School of Acting. She is one of 6 writers on the Bush Theatre emerging writers scheme, and was recently one of 12 writers part of the Channel 4 4Screenwriting programme. She has had short plays staged at the Royal Court, Soho Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Arcola Theatre, New Diorama, and the Paines Plough Roundabout. Her award-winning debut play, Where Do Little Birds Go?, published by Samuel French, enjoyed a sell-out run at the Underbelly as part of Edinburgh Fringe 2015 ("A writer of huge promise...a low key triumph" The Times), subsequently transferring toLondon's Old Red Lion Theatre in 2016. Her second play Mr Incredible is published by Nick Hern and enjoyed a critically acclaimed run at the Underbelly as part of Edinburgh Fringe 2016, and is currently being developed for television. Her collaboration with Strictly Arts Theatre, Freeman, ran at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, in September 2016. It is currently being developed for a U.K. tour. Her personal storytelling project, On The Crest Of A Wave, will be at Vault Festival in February 2017. She lives in North London with her two cats, Buffy and Angel. 

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Justin’s passion for the performing and visual arts led him to study theatre design at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Sydney, where he graduated in 2008. Theatre shows include: Gordon Frost Organisation: Legends! Duckdown and Heavy Weather Productions: Where Do Little Birds Go? (Camden Peoples Theatre, Vault Festival, UK Tour and Edinburgh Fringe), Opera in Space: Hansel and Gretel, Brisbane Festival: Tender Napalm and L’Orfeo. Ensemble Theatre: Cirlce Mirror Transformation. Sydney Theatre Company: Before and After. Downstairs Belvoir: Ladybird, Bliss and Whore. Darlinghurst Theatre Co. : Macbeth and GlaceChase Griffin Theatre Co. : Porn.Cake and Silent Disco. Disco. NORPA: Engine. Glent Street Theatre: Every Single Saturday the Musical. He is the Associate Set Designer on various productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical. He was a site designer on Brisbane Festival for two years; highlights include the Festival Theatre - a temporary 500 seat outdoor amphitheatre and his design and direction of the 2011 program launch which involved 4 semi trailers. For film he was the production designer on Andy X for Jim Sharman and The Scares Could Be Bad music video. He has designed events for major brands including Audi, GHD and Aveda. He was the inaugural winner of the Australian BMW Young Artist of the Year Award.


Composer & Sound Designer

Benedict Taylor is an award winning composer & solo violist specialising in contemporary music and improvisation. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music & Goldsmiths College, and is a leading figure within the area of contemporary composition & string performance, at the forefront of the British & European new and improvised music scene. He composes, performs & records internationally, in many leading venues and festivals including: Royal Court Theatre, Rambert Dance Company, BBC Arts Online, Berlinale, Venice International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Festival, London Contemporary Music Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Cantiere D’Arte di Montepulciano, Edinburgh Festival, CRAM Festival, Cafe Oto, The Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, The Vortex, Ronnie Scott’s, ICA, BBC Radio 3 & 2, Radio Libertaire Paris, Resonance FM London. Through his work he is involved with a number of higher education institutions, giving composition, improvisation & performance lectures at the Royal College of Music and Goldsmiths College, amongst others. He is the founder and artistic director of CRAM, a music collective and independent record label dedicated to new music.


Lighting Designer

Trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and graduated with a first class Honours degree in lighting design. He was nominated for an Off-West End Award in 2015 and in 2013 was the recipient of the Association of Lighting Designers’ ETC Award and the Philip & Christine Carne Prize from RWCMD. Lighting designs include: Klippies (Southwark Playhouse), P’yongyang, We Know Where You Live, Chicken Dust (Finborough Theatre), Closer to Heaven (Union Theatre), And Now: The World! (Derby Theatre & UK Tour), Make/Believe (V&A Museum), Ring The Changes+ (Southbank Centre), The Marriage of Figaro (Kirklinton Hall, Carlisle & UK Tour), Mahmud íle Yezida, BOY, Misbehaving, The Intruder, Bald Prima Donna, The Red Helicopter (Arcola Theatre), One Thousand + 1, Fellini: Book of Dreams, AnneX, QuiXote, Due Saponette Rosse di Tritolo, BURN (Fucecchio, Italy), Romeo & Juliet (Pleasance Theatre), MICROmegas (Riverside Studios), Grimm Tales (John Lyon Theatre), Arthur’s Quest (V45, Edinburgh), The Children’s Hour, Earthquakes in London, Arabian Nights (Bute Theatre), Once a Catholic, The Merchant of Venice (Richard Burton Theatre), Merrily He Rolls Along, Honk!, Footloose (Epsom Playhouse). As Associate Lighting Designer: The Grit in the Oyster (Sadler’s Wells & World Tour), The Measures Taken, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House & World Tour), Our Big Land (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich & UK Tour), Don Giovanni (West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge).



Catherine graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2009. Her design credits include Twelfth Night (New Wimbledon Theatre Studio), Othello (Bussey Building), Rise and Fall, Ring of Envy and Verona Road (Intermission Youth Theatre), Eisteddfod (Latitude Festival for High Tide), Baba Shakespeare (RSC Courtyard Theatre and Arcola), London Let’s Get Visceral (Old Vic Tunnels), Gerbils in a Glass Cage (The Space), Fit for Purpose (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh), Story Project 2 (Southwark Playhouse) and Macbeth and Hobson’s Choice (Broadway Theatre, Catford). As associate designer her credits include I Puritani (Welsh National Opera) and Dido & Aeneas / La Voix Humaine (Opera North). She has acted as assistant to leading designers including Giles Cadle, Leslie Travers, Stewart Laing, Tom Cairns, Soutra Gilmour, Thaddeus Strassberger, Helen Goddard, Ben Stones and Tim Goodchild. Catherine has been working with the National Theatre learning department to develop and deliver workshops in theatre design aimed at secondary school students.

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