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About

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Little Fish supports difficult to reach young people through the transformative
power of theatre and community arts.

Its work is designed to enable young people to question their aspirations and beliefs, empowering them to develop both their social and personal life skills. Participants are inspired to become cultural consumers or creators, actively shaping a new social & political landscape.

As a theatre company and charity, Little Fish is ambitious in building progressive partnerships with emerging artists and local communities to deliver a wide range of applied theatre projects and new touring productions.

Our Team

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Suha Al-Khayyat
Suha Al-Khayyat
Artistic Co-Director
Suha has been an Artistic Director at Little Fish since its creation in 2008. She has written, directed and devised many productions. Much of her work is in the health sector, outreach projects with young offenders and hard to reach people. She has worked with a number of companies, including The Lyric Hammersmith, RCSSD, Full House Theatre and Simpatico. She also works as a visiting lecturer in applied theatre at a number of universities including RCSSD and LSHTM. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of project management and delivery in the arts sector.
Alex Cooke
Alex Cooke
Artistic Co-Director
Alex co-founded Little Fish with Suha after a number of successful Arts Education Projects with Big Fish Theatre, West Sussex County Youth Theatre & Breakout TIE. Although the company takes up a lot of his creative energies in writing and directing, he has occasionally worked as a freelance consultant with other organisation working with young people including CARE, Artsmark & West Sussex County Youth Theatre.

Alex also has over 15 years of experience in the sexual health and drugs education field, which fed the early direction and focus of the company.
Francesca Sewell
Francesca Sewell
Embrace Project Coordinator
Francesca has worked with Little Fish as a freelance actress and practitioner since 2008. During her time with the company, she has supported the development of thousands of young people’s through performance, devising, directing and delivering issue-based creative projects.

She has worked on many relevant topics including sex and the law, mental health, gang violence and domestic violence. She has also worked as a freelance consulatant with GAVS and Face Front Inclusive Theatre. Francesca became the Embrace Project Coordinator in 2017.
Board of Directors

Suha Al-Khayyat, Alex Cooke (Chair), Ben Miles, Lucinda Seddon and Amanda Stuart-Fisher.

Supported by

National Lottery Funded Esemee Fairbaird BBC Children in need Arts Council England HER Centre Southwark Council Royal Borough of Greenwich London Borough of Bexley Investors in people