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Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Rhys Thomas


Rhys is responsible for all aspects of the theatre and its work but most importantly, he plans the programme of cultural events taking place in the theatre, gallery and studio. If you would like to present your work at Hertford Theatre, have a chat with him!

Rhys has worked at Hertford Theatre since 2010 and before that was a freelance director of theatre productions and an acting teacher throughout the UK and abroad. He says he has been very lucky to work with some very talented people in some amazing places around the world.


Ben Cannell

Front of House Manager

Ben looks after all public areas of the theatre, managing the Box Office, Café/Bar and Foyer.  He is responsible for looking after all members of the public whilst they visit the theatre. He also looks after the River Room and our wonderful team of volunteers.

Ben has worked at Hertford Theatre since 2010 and has previously worked as a manager at Marks and Spencers.


Teresa Hall

Assistant Front of House Manager

Teresa is our assistant front of house manager and works closely with Ben, ensuring all events and performances run smoothly and to a high standard.
She primarily focuses on working with the cafe/bar and our lovely volunteers, maintaining the great customer experience received at Hertford Theatre.

Teresa has worked in our café since 2013 and previously volunteered at Hertford Museum.


Rebecca Butcher

Marketing and Digital Content Lead

Rebecca is responsible for all things marketing and publicity and looks after our social media pages, digital content and school bookings.
She has worked here since late 2012 and is proud to be Hertford born and bred!


Alex Johnston

Technical Manager

Alex has spent the last 10 years freelancing in the worlds of theatre, circus, music and live events.
Recent contracts include World Economic Forum, Red Bull, SLX and Watford Palace.


Hazel Hawkins

Technical Theatre Assistant

Hazel joined Hertford Theatre in November 2018 and looks after our cinema administration.

Hazel worked previously as a Travel Manager for Konica Minolta and as a Vehicle Graphic Designer. She now freelances as an Illustrator alongside her work for the theatre.


Sharon Kanolik

Royal Opera House Bridge Consultant

Sharon is a Consultant and Community Engagement practitioner helping Hertford Theatre to develop a brand new learning programme.
She'll be talking to schools, families and groups across East Herts, so please do get in touch if you have any ideas you'd like to discuss.


Sharon loves delivering multidisciplinary community projects with people of all ages and backgrounds.
She has worked as the Head of Learning and Participation at Frantic Assembly and the Old Vic and also run the young people’s programme at the Young Vic.
Sharon also delivers projects as a writer and facilitating artist and has worked with organisations such as The Kiln, Bush Theatre, Almeida, and London Symphony Orchestra.


Stuart Mullins

Associate Artist

As Associate Artist, Stuart brings his knowledge and experience of working with children, young people and their families to a new project, funded by the Royal Opera House Bridge, which sees the Theatre reaching out and consulting with all the schools in East Hertfordshire.
Stuart also currently works with Herts Inclusive Theatre and Herts Young Homeless. Previously, he was Associate Director at Cardboard Citizens and he also lectured at the University of Hertfordshire in Screen Acting. Stuart first came to the region in 2005, when as the Creative Director, he founded Theatre Is.

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