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Young Company

Young Company

Bold new works from young creatives

We’re looking for creatively curious collaborative artists to join our second Young Company, a collective of 12 creatively curious artists aged 18 – 25 who will collaborate together with the Playhouse over the coming months.

Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Emerald Foundation, the Young Company is a cohort of 12 early career artists from across Leeds.

Mentored by Leeds Playhouse’s Director of Creative Engagement Alexander Ferris and Associate Director Amy Leach, the group will spend a year exploring, interrogating and producing an eclectic range of work. The Playhouse will support the group to collaborate in making and producing bold and socially resonant work, as well providing opportunities to learn from professional theatre artists, and use Playhouse resources to learn and develop their own skills.

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Meet the 2019-2020 Young Company

Our Young Company for 2019-20 are:

Lizzy Whynes 

Lucy Waller

Georgia Hulkes 

Luca Trefas

Mitchell Vernals 

Liam Robbins 

Rebecca McGreevy 

Caitlin Gorman

Foluso Falade

Hannah Hughes

2018-2019 Young Company


Ryan Hogan Producer & Performance Maker

Sharandeep Flora DJ & Actor

Mercedi Diabiza Actor

Cara Barzey Actor

Matilda Trehy Fine Artist & Film Maker

Stan Owens Actor, Writer & Rapper

Andrew Archie-Acheampong Music Producer, Beatboxer & Multi-Instrumentalist

Shreya Patel Performer & Scientist

Ellie Whittaker Performer & Writer

Francesca Russo Producer

Jaasra Aslam Director

Alice Boulton-Breeze Theatre Maker, Performer & Cabaret Artist

Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors