Meet the Team

Youth Leaders

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Hi, I'm Danielle and I am the new Youth Engagement Officer. I ’ll be posting regular content on the Cracked Slipper social media forums and I’ll be a direct contact for new members.



Jamie is a Youth Theatre Leader and Drama Practitioner in Hereford. Jamie has experience working with young people of all ages, running youth theatre workshops at the courtyard and drama clubs at primary and secondary schools. Jamie also worked on the Show Must Go On project for Cracked Slipper Company and will be co-leading the 18-25 group this term.




Hi! I'm Morgan, a drama practitioner at the cracked Slipper Company. I am an artist, practitioner and drama therapist whom holds a passion for the healing and empowering aspect that drama and theatre can foster. I have many years experience working with individuals with learning disabilities and additional needs in creative and supportive avenues. I love the power of the arts, and how it can give a voice to many individuals, bringing about change and making an impact in wider society! I feel passionate about providing a safe inclusive space where individuals can bring all parts of themselves: a space that allows individuals to develop their confidence, interpersonal skills, make connections and most importantly have some fun!



Ed Payne graduated from Middlesex University with a Drama & Theatre

Arts Degree before completing this two year, post graduate acting training

at The Poor School in London. Since then, he has won two Hospital

Broadcasting Association awards for radio  presenting, co-written the

album "Swimming Upstream"  for the band Silverland, written two original

novels and a musical " The Girl In The Hat" with Ollie Hancock, performed

in January 2022 by the students of the Edge Hill University.

In 2015 Ed played Hedwig in the acclaimed Cheltenham production of

Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Playhouse Theatre. Ed is co-founder

of Tiny Giant Productions, who have just co-produced the official UK

touring production of Little Voice. Currently Ed is finishing his first ghost written

biography, due to be release in 2023, presents and produces No Limit:

The 90s Eurodance Podcast and is working on a second musical. Ed is a

fully qualified Leaning and Development Practitioner and has designed and

delivers courses on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as well as Anti Bullying &

Harassment and Team Resilience. He lives in Hereford city with his

partner and their British bulldog: Maximus.



Ant Stones is a Director and Writer from Hereford. He is a graduate of the

Birkbeck MFA in Theatre Directing and The Royal Court's Young Writer's

Programme. He currently works for Pentabus and is the former Associate

Playwright for Guildford Shakespeare Company.


I’m a married Mum of 3 grown up children, one of who really benefited from drama classes when she was younger. It’s lovely for me now to be giving back in my role as assistant and to see the benefits other youngsters can gain from it.

In my other job I predominantly support older people and their families as a home help. Both roles are varied and enjoyable.


Board of Trustees

Victoria Craig

Carla Good

Toni Cook

Ben Lea

Andy Bailey

David Durant

Our Supporters

We seek funding to help us to provide projects and opportunities to attend free classes, rehearsals, and workshops to those in our community so that everyone can join us.

Here are some of the wonderful organisations that have supported us on our journey over the past two years.