Meet The Staff

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. 

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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.

Georgia Andrews: Theatre Administrator

Having graduated in Physical Theatre from St. Mary's University, Twickenham, Georgia has continuously worked within the education system holding many roles in Drama, Pastoral Care and Administration departments. With a keen interest in the National Curriculum and the changes to it, Georgia is a firm believer than Drama plays many parts in a healthy all-round education of young people and provides an excellent interactive platform to discuss current issues affecting young people. 
 
During her spare time, Georgia enjoys travelling around the world, spending time with family and endlessly waiting for England to win the World Cup. 

Louise Cook: Development Officer

The newest member of the Peer Productions team, Louise is responsible for charity fundraising, grant acquisition and our continuing relationship with trusts. Louise has worked in grants management for a number of years, and is currently undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management, with a particular interest in corporate social responsibility and how businesses can support social justice.

In her spare time, Louise enjoys photography, gardening, walking and endlessly redrafting her first attempt at a novel.

Sophie Maher: Tour Manager

Sophie is an actor singer, who has been in a variety of musicals, theatre festivals and local community pieces. Sophie trained on our one-year course last year, and went on tour in the roles of Tash in Hidden and Poppy in Losing It. She graduated from the course with a distinction in her Level 4 qualification. 
 
This year, Sophie has been working in the industry. Her highlights have been performing Nina Lemon's one woman play Rats and developing a sensory theatre company with Lucy Fennell. Sophie has now returned to be our Assistant Director On Tour for the second time this year, for our production of That Guy.