Meet the UHT team


Xanthe Beesley – Artistic Director/Theatre Coordinator

Xanthe’s role is to provide support and guidance for students embarking on performance projects. Whether you are seeking particular advice on a project, wanting a sounding board for an idea, looking for career guidance, or some assistance to solve a problem, Xanthe can help! Come in and discuss ideas, pitch a project or find out what UHT has on offer and which of our programs might be great for you! Xanthe also curates the UHT programs, directs shows, runs workshops and mentors students in theatre-making, producing and more!
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Connor Ross – Production Coordinator

Connor can help you out with all the backstage aspects of a theatre production. He is the one to see for a run down of the responsibilities of key production roles and can show you how to create an effective and realistic production schedule that will bring together all the technical elements required to make your show a success!
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Clynton Jones – Head Technician

Clynton is here to provide help and advice on all the technical aspects of theatre. Whether you need to make a snowstorm on stage, recreate the “brown” note or just want to know what a gobo is, Clynton is a one stop shop. You can also see him if you need to hire lighting, sound or staging equipment.
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Allen Laverty – Stage Carpenter/Mechanist

Whether you have a dream and no idea how to make it, or you are building a theatre set and it isn’t quite working out how you’d hoped, our Stage Carpenter can do everything except build it for you!
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Simran Giria – Marketing and Development Officer 

Simran is the one to see when you want to sign up for workshops, book a rehearsal room or start your own theatre group. She manages the website, Facebook and Instagram, as well as being the boss of Union House Theatre's weekly theatre enews ‘Followspot’. Come chat to Simran about how to promote your production and how to grow your Student Theatre Group!
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