Advisory Board

Alan Stacey

Alan is Executive Director of Headlong Theatre, and former Executive Director of the Young Vic. Alan joined as Marketing Manager, and subsequently became Director of Marketing and Press. In just three years at the Young Vic, he saw sales rise from 70% to 95%, and oversaw all of the theatre’s commercial operations. Before joining the Young Vic, he was Director of Marketing at Bill Kenwright Ltd, and Marketing Director of Talawa Theatre Company. He has a Masters from King’s College, London and studied English at the University of Nottingham.


Nick Thompson

Nick is a London based theatre producer, general manager and programmer. Since graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama he has worked independently for The Lowry, ITV, The Watermill Theatre, Mischief Theatre, Theatre Royal Margate, and many others.

Nicholas was the artistic director of the Old Red Lion Theatre for four years (2011-14), during which time he produced and general managed on the West End, regionally and at festivals. This includes The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (longest running Off West End comedy), The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Kissing Sid James, (59E59), the Olivier award winning The Play That Goes Wrong (Trafalgar Studios) and Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Pleasance Theatre London).


Suzanne Stallard

Reading born Suzanne Stallard is an artist and designer. She is the founder of jelly, a Reading based arts charity formed in 1993. During her 20 years as Director of jelly, she has seen the organisation move and develop strategically over 5 homes plus many other short term pop-up spaces. She has developed artists’ studios, delivered innovative artist programmes, exhibitions, events, an education programme and has worked with many of Reading’s artists and creative groups delivering collaborative projects. Recently Suzanne was nominated as the Heritage Representative for the Community for Reading’s Cultural Partnership.  Suzanne has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art and is also an active Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.