About

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Little Fish supports underserved young people through the transformative
experience 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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Aaron Cadogan
Aaron Cadogan
Actor and Musician
Aaron is a multidisciplinary artist and workshop leader, born and raised in North London. He works primarily as an actor but is also a talented record producer, singer/songwriter and rapper who has written and produced music for theatre and emerging UK talent. Aaron is driven by the urge to create a positive shift in the narrative of the underserved. He has worked with underprivileged youths in London helping them change their outlook on life through workshops that introduced participants to music production, helping them find their voice and sound.
Tito Williams
Tito Williams
Actor and Practitioner
Tito Williams trained at East 15 and Drama St Mary’s. Theatre credits include: My Brothers Keeper (Theatre 503). TV credits include: Zen School of Motoring (BBC) Tito has a passion for community, education and equality which he uses to support community events and put a spotlight on through his performances.
Effie Ansah
Effie Ansah
Actor and Practitioner
Effie is a freelance facilitator and actor who works predominantly across theatre forms.
Frances Stone
Frances Stone
Actor and Practitioner
Frances started her journey with Little Fish Theatre in 2022, and has since completed three tours with the company. Hailing from the East End of London, Frances is a proud Cockney actress full of wit, energy, passion, and confidence. She has been actively involved in the creation and development of Little Fish’s educational productions over the last number of years. Her love for acting stems from theatre; devising, improvising, and collaborating as an ensemble to create bold pieces of art. Frances is also a trained facilitator and uses these skills to enable her to deliver Healthy Relationship Workshops with young people ranging from 10-16.
Elle de Chastelain-Delaney
Elle de Chastelain-Delaney
Musician and Practitioner
Elle began working with Little Fish Theatre in 2023 delivering songwriting and music performance workshops with the young people of our summer programme. Since graduating from Goldsmiths in 2023, Elle continues to work with us as a music workshop facilitator as well as pursuing her freelance work as a composer, singing teacher and contemporary jazz fusion artist. Elle's musical influences stretch across a wide range of artists including Jazz, Hip-Hop, Brazilian Funk and UK Rap, allowing her to musically connect and nurture a multiplicity of aspiring musicians. Elle believes everyone deserves the right to creatively express themselves in a safe and non-judgmental space which she aims to emulate in all her work.
Leon Wander
Leon Wander
Actor and Practitioner
Leon has been active as a performer for over 15 years, through being an actor, dancer, choreographer, writer and director. He has been very involved in Immersive Theatre, helping to create shows and being part of some of the biggest immersive shows in the country. For 12 of those years He has also made a career as a facilitator which began and continues with Little Fish Theatre. Working with young people and adults alike, ranging from bullying, dealing with domestic violence in the home, Healthy and Unhealthy relationships workshops, through to DE & I in the workplace and Mental Health and Well-being training.
Claire MacNeill
Claire MacNeill
Writer, Filmmaker and Practitioner
Claire has 20+ years of experience in producing theatre-based events and designing and delivering workshops and programmes with young people. She is passionate about creating transformative and participatory experiences for young people using a range of media. Claire has been with the company since 2007. Her roles with Little Fish Theatre Company have included: Playwright, Filmmaker, Workshop Practitioner, Tour Manager, Stage(Media) Designer and Director. Working as a theatre practitioner and consultant, she also has her own company: MashUp! Productions.
Stuart Morris
Stuart Morris
Actor and Practitioner
Stuart is a highly experienced community arts practitioner with a versatile skill set encompassing performing arts, choreography, and direction. With an unwavering commitment to fostering positive change through the arts, Stuart has dedicated over 10 years of his career to working with Little Fish in transition and healthy relationship programs.
Sheryl Malcolm
Sheryl Malcolm
Trustee
Sheryl has over 20 years of experience in delivering and coordinating a variety of education and art projects within the statutory, community and voluntary settings across London. She thrives on working in collaboration with stakeholders to ensure that the creative process is effectively delivered and participants can wholly engage, enjoy and transform. Sheryl has successfully worked with diverse communities, delivering projects within schools and arts organisations including National Theatre and Roundhouse Studios. She is currently a visiting lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the University of East London.
Cleve Jackson
Cleve Jackson
Trustee






Cleve is an independent social work educator, consultant and freelance trainer. Cleve is currently a part-time university social work tutor and teaching fellow at a London University.





Cleve is a qualified social worker and a former social work manager with extensive experience in child and family social work. His research interests include issues of race and gender, creativity and emotional resilience within social work.
Dr Amanda Stuart Fisher
Dr Amanda Stuart Fisher
Chair
Amanda has been working in the field of applied and socially engaged theatre for over twenty-five years. She currently works at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she is currently a researcher and the course leader for the BA (Hons) Writing for Performance. Amanda’s research focuses on verbatim and testimonial practices, socially engaged theatre and the relationship between care ethics and performance. She has published two books: Performing Care: New perspectives on socially engaged theatre (co-edited with James Thompson, (MUP 2020) and Performing the Testimonial: Rethinking verbatim dramaturgies (MUP 2020). Following a collaboration with Mosac and Little Fish Theatre, Amanda also wrote From the Mouths of Mothers (2013) a verbatim play that explores child sexual abuse from the non-abusing mother’s perspective.
Ben Miles
Ben Miles
Trustee

Ben has been a member of the Little Fish board since the organisation first achieved charitable status. Ben is a theatre performer, producer, and programmer. His passion is rooted in the advancement of education for children and young people through the arts.


As well as being a trustee for Little Fish he is also one of the Creative Directors at Full House Theatre. Ben also curates two annual theatre festivals, delivers creative projects in community settings, and within schools and has a particular focus on high-quality arts experiences for children with special educational needs.
Lucinda Seddon
Lucinda Seddon
Trustee



Lucinda is Director, Corporate and Employee Fund Controller incorporating UK HR for AEW Europe LLP. AEW, part of Natixis Investment Managers, is one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world with over €70 billion in assets under management. The London office is the second largest after Paris where the headquarters are located.


Lucinda joined AEW in 2008 having previously worked for Aspen plc, an actuarial and pension consulting firm.


Lucinda has a BSc in Mathematics/Economics from London University.
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 of its productions. She has worked with a number of companies, including The Lyric Hammersmith, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Full House Theatre company and Simpatico Role Play Agency.


Suha 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 theatre 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 organisations 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.
Board of Directors

If you are interested in joining the Board please email info@littlefishtheatre.co.uk

Supported by

Global Fund For Children CR logo National Lottery Community Funded Peabody Trust Logo Arts Council England HER Centre South East Children's University Southwark Council Royal Borough of Greenwich London Borough of Bexley Investors in People