Dawn Walton

Founder and Artistic Director

Dawn Walton is Founder/Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Company. 2017 marks 20 years in the industry beginning her directing career at the Royal Court Theatre, and later acting Head of Studio-National Theatre. As Director For eclipse theatr...

Emma Beverley

Executive Producer

Emma Beverley is an independent producer based in the UK working in the arts nationally and internationally.

Alongside her work as Executive Producer for Eclipse, Emma also collaborates with Selina Thompson Ltd and Katy Baird. She recen...

Jonathan Ennis

General Manager

Jonathan Ennis is the General Manager for Eclipse Theatre Company.


Karena Johnson

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Artistic Director & CEO of Hoxton Hall

Karena Johnson (Chair of the Board of Trustees) is founder of Loud Talkin’ and Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall. She has worked for many years as a director, producer and facilitator of e...

Preena Gadher

Board of Trustees

MD & Co-Founder of Riot Communications

Preena Gadher (Trustee) is MD and co-founder of the award-winning Arts and Culture communications agency Riot Communications. Having started her career in PR at Penguin Books, she set up Riot C...

Nadine Marsh-Edwards

Board of Trustees

Director of Greenacre Films

Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Trustee) is a partner in Greenacre Films which has a strategic partnership with Wall to Wall Media.

She has produced and exec produced a number of award winning short and long fo...

Chanelle Newman

Board of Trustees

MD, The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company & Director, Illa State Ltd.

Chanelle Newman (Trustee) is the co-Founder/MD of The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company and Director of UK independent record label Illa State, her career spans several areas...

Paula Rabbitt

Board of Trustees

Communications Manager, Royal Exchange

Paula Rabbitt (Trustee) is the Communications Manager at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre. Prior to this she was the Head of Marketing and Communciations at West Yorkshire Playhouse and had been...

Sarah Shead

Board of Trustees

Creative Producer & Founder of Spin Arts

Sarah Shead (Trustee) is a reputable Creative Producer and Consultant working across the UK. She has over ten years of experience working in artistic and business development roles for organi...

Samantha Knowles

Board of Trustees

Director of Legal, Working Title Television

Samantha Knowels (Trustee) is an experienced media lawyer currently Director of Legal at Working Title Television, part of NBC Universal. Previously she ran legal and business affairs at Touch...

Angela McDermott

Board of Trustees

Deputy Director of Finance, Royal National Theatre

Angela McDermott (Trustee) is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, with over 30 years of accounting experience. Angela has worked in many Commercial Industries...

Degna Stone

Enabler - North East

Poet, Editor and Producer

Degna Stone (Enabler) is a poet, editor and producer based in Gateshead. She spent 12 years working in the Literary Department at Live Theatre, Newcastle before going freelance at beginning of 2017. She was a p...

Cheryl Martin

Enabler - Liverpool & Merseyside

Poet, Playwright and Director

Cheryl Martin (Enabler) has worked as a poet, playwright and director, and was a former Associate Director, New Writing/New Work at Contact and Director-in-Residence at Edinburgh’s Traverse. Her new s...

Melanie Abrahams

Enabler - Humber and North Yorkshire

Curator, Producer and Mentor

Melanie Abrahams (Enabler) is a curator, producer and mentor of Jamaican and Trinidadian parentage who has channeled a love of words and books into projects, businesses and escapades. She’s founder of...

Bobby Tiwana

Enabler - South Yorkshire


Bobby Tiwana (Enabler) is a producer of live performance and digital shorts. He’s concerned with developing distinct voices, images and narratives reflective of the world today. Bobby collaborates with writers, musicians...

Season Butler

Enabler - West Yorkshire

Writer, performer, academic and activist.

Season Butler (Enabler) is an associate producer of I’m With You, a loose little collective concerned with queer domesticity and gesturing toward wily future. Her current work investigates...

Afreena Islam

Enabler - Greater Manchester

Theatre-maker and Project Manager

Afreena Islam (Enabler) is a theatre-maker and project manager based in Manchester. She is a trustee at Contact where she chairs the Artistic Evaluation Board, and also sits on the management committee...