Meet the Team


Say hello to the team! We're an ecclectic bunch from all walks of life, brought together by our determination to make the Midlands a better place for Young People with Learning Disabilities.

Richard Hayhow

Richard has been working with us since 1990
Director / Chief Nuisance Maker
My role’s changing a lot. I dance around and act like the biggest fool in the room, and these days I have a lot of conversations about it.
07802 770257
richard@opentheatre.co.uk

Bethan Ball

Bethan has been working with us since 2014
Talent Lab Associate / The one who spins many plates
I dance, act, play and talk with young people to make sure we’re getting the most of their creativity, and they’re getting the most from us.
bethan@opentheatre.com

Michelle Bould

Michelle has been working with us since 2017
Business Manager / The one keeping us on track
I ask difficult questions about money and health & safety so the work keeps going without being interrupted.
07891661001
michelle@opentheatre.com

 

Melissa Daly

Mel has been working with us since 2017
Create Lab Associate / The one putting out fires
I run our schools work, help train our facilitators and support young people however I can. I also work part-time with our key partner: The REP.
melissa@opentheatre.com

Carl Sealeaf

Carl has been working with us since 2017
Impact Lab & Digital Associate / The one who overthinks stuff
I try to understand why the work we do matters, talk to other people about it, and help try out new things to make it better.
carl@opentheatre.com
Read Carl’s Intro Blog

If you would like to find out more about us or the programmes we run, get in touch, or better still...