About The Lincoln Company

The Lincoln Company is Lincoln School of Creative Arts’

company of emerging theatre, dance, art and performance makers.

University of Lincoln. School of Fine and Performing Arts, LPAC
INKA (2019) – The Lincoln Company in association with Bleeding Edge Theatre | Credit: Phil Crow

We are the University of Lincoln’s company-in-residence at Lincoln Arts Centre and each year we work to produce and tour high-quality, original performance to venues and festivals around the UK.

The company is managed by the members who can take on a variety of roles within the company including performing, writing, directing, producing, marketing and providing technical support for our performance work.

Membership is through application, and company members include a mixture of current students, graduates, professional theatre makers, and practising staff from Lincoln School of Creative Arts, based at the University of Lincoln.

The Lincoln Company Team 2022/23

General Manger | Henry Bryan
| Rachel Baynton [Staff] & Will Dennison [Student]
Marketing Officers | Catherine Anderson [Brand], Scarlet Hall [Engagement], & Bryony Mcnaught [Digital]

TLC Musical Director | Marcus Bagley-Hodkin
Technical Manager | Lauren Davies
Sustainability Officer | JJ Stafford


TLC Supported Company 2022/23

Mishap Theatre


LSCA Team 2022/23

LSCA Associate Professor & Creative Engagement Producer | Rachel Baynton
LSCA Staff Representative | Danny Ridealgh
LSCA Production Manager | Martin Rousseau
Creative & Executive Director of Lincoln Performing Arts Centre | Ben Anderson
Head of LSCA | Professor Andrew Westerside

Current Members

Jess AggettCatherine Anderson [Marketing Officer 2022/23]

Marcus Bagley-Hodkin [Musical Director 2022/23]

James Baker

Harry Baker-Smith

Ellie Bowers

Lou Bright

Coraline Brizio

Tomsk Bromley

Henry Bryan [General Manager 2022/23]

André Buhagiar

Liz Burman

Anastasia Church

Charlotte Coope

Jack Davey

Lauren Davies [Technical Manager 2022/23]

Will Dennison [Co-Producer 2022/23]

Amy Eyre [Co-Producer 2021/22]

Scarlet Hall [Marketing Officer 2022/23]

Ev Hiles

Stephanie Johnson

Daniel Kemp

Alice Kelly

Shauna Jane Kennedy

Jake Lomax

Bryony McNaught [Marketing Officer 2022/23]

Coralie Palmer

Hannah Peacock [Mishap Theatre]

Joseph Pearson

Maddi Pell

Tim Peverill

Katie Seller

Will Smith

JJ Stafford [Sustainability Officer 2022/23]

Caley Starbuck [Mishap Theatre]

Ellen Tolson

Graduate Members

Valerie Arinda
Mollie Elliott
Gemma Fleming (General Manager 2021/22)
Elisha Pearce (General Manager 2019-21)

The Room at the Top of the House (2017) | Credit: The Lincoln Company
The Room at the Top of the House (2017) | Credit: The Lincoln Company

Each year we work to research, develop and produce original performance works, for inclusion in events, programmes and festivals: These pieces might be proposed by members, or led by visiting professional artists. In the past we’ve taken work to different audiences, theatre’s and festivals including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the world’s largest gathering of audiences, artists, directors, producers, promoters and presenters.

We try to take our shows-in-development to showcases and scratch events so we can receive feedback on the work, access opportunities for networking and additional training, and help build the skills everyone involved in making our work great.

Many Lincoln Company Alumni have gone on to form professional companies of their own, including Flickbook Theatre who embarked on an Arts Council England Funded UK tour, Backpack Ensemble who won three major awards at the 2018 NSDF (including the Sunday Times Play-writing Award) and were invited to perform at Sprint Festival 2018 and The Pleasance, Echo Echo Echo and Push to Shove who we supported to take their work to Edinburgh 2017 and have since both been awarded public funding, and Eggbox Theatre who are based in the East Midlands and specialise in interactive theatre for very young audiences. We have supported these alumni companies through access to resources, advice and support, and are incredibly proud of them and their successes.

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Twitter: @lincolncompany | Facebook: @thelincolncompany | Instagram: @thelincolncompany

The Lincoln Company are proud to be part of the Staging Change Network – a group of performers and makers in the theatre and entertainment industry who believe the future of theatre is green. 

The cultural industry has a responsibility to reduce its environmental impact, both in terms of its carbon emissions and waste production, and our network works together to discuss how the industry can overcome the challenges it faces in becoming more environmentally sustainable.