Nina Lemon: Artistic Director
Nina founded the company back in 2006 and leads our creative output and development. She is our resident playwright, director and facilitator as well as a qualified vocational assessor, leading the development and delivery of our full time actor development programme. Nina’s interests, as both an artist and an individual, lie in the furthering of human rights and she is particularly passionate about improving life changes for often marginalised groups including young people, disabled people and women and girls.
Nina read Drama and Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway University and studied at postgraduate level at Central School of Speech and Drama. For two years she was part of the Nuffield Theatre’s playwriting group under the mentorship of National Theatre Studio founder John Burgess. Prior to founding Peer Productions, Nina has worked extensively as a director, writer and project manager in a wide range of artistic, community and educational settings.
Outside of work, Nina enjoys spending time with her young family.
Ed Simpson: Managing Director
Ed has recently joined Peer Productions and leads on our financial, strategic and project management. Ed's background is as a producer, creative project manager and theatre director. He trained at Mountview Conservatoire and Brunel University and has worked for a variety of cultural and educational organisations including Theatre Royal Winchester, The Anvil, The Haymarket, Royal & Derngate and Hat Fair.
Outside of Peer Productions, Ed is an executive and communication coach for business leaders looking to improve their public speaking skills through his company Leviathan Training.
He enjoys his garden and is attempting to grow roses, and sitting around in his hammock whilst playing hide and seek with his son.
Rebecca Alloway: Associate Director
Rebecca is a theatre director and a core teacher of the Actor Development Programme. She is also a skilled technician and tour manager. A dynamic theatre graduate from the University of Kent, she is committed to harnessing drama to enable learning and enrich the lives of others. Her background includes contemporary theatre, improvisation and immersive performance.
Outside of work, Rebecca is part of the performance collective The Brewing Company and one half of the comedy duo Party For Two. She is also very interested in magic realism, storytelling and social justice.
George Somers: Team Administrator
George began working at Peer Productions in May 2017, shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. Having specialised in Renaissance theatre at university, George now volunteers as a member of the Front of House team at Shakespeare’s Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and wrote his dissertation paper on the unseen in modern productions of Hamlet.
Outside of work, George has an enthusiasm for musical theatre and a passion for the West End, as well as a love of his Cornish roots.
Corletta Rolle: Tours Coordinator
Corletta has recently joined the team and works on building on our established partnerships with schools, bringing our educational plays and workshops to new audiences and supporting our young actors when on tour.
She brings with her experience of helping young adults to raise their self confidence and access training and work opportunities, through her previous work with Connexions.
Outside Peer Productions Corletta enjoys performing with Rock Choir, spending time with her family, painting and travelling.
Barry Malki: Fundraiser
Barry works to develop and deliver the Peer Productions fundraising strategy. After training and working as a musician for a number of years, he became involved in Community Development work, and now supports charities and social projects.