Artistic Director | Neil McPherson
Founding Director | Phil Willmott
Resident Designer | Alex Marker
General Manager | Livvy Perrett
Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Playwright in Residence | Hannah Morley
Playwrights-in-Residence | James Graham, Dawn King, Anders Lustgarten, Carmen Nasr, Shamser Sinha and Chris Thompson
Playwrights on Attachment | Steven Hevey, Adam Hughes, Joe Marsh, Louise Monaghan and Athena Stevens
Technical Manager | Angus Chisholm
Literary Manager | Sue Healy
Deputy Literary Manager | Rhys Hayes
Literary Assistants | Tabitha Hayward, Robbie Nestor and Cressida Peever
Literary Assistants (International) | Serena Haywood and Sian Rowland
Associate Producer | Arsalan Sattari
Associate Sound Designer | Julian Starr
Casting Director | Aurora Causin
Board of Trustees | Lisa Cagnacci, Felix Cassel, Gordon Hopkinson, Russell Levinson, Rebecca Maltby, Alice Pakenham and Paul Webster
And our many interns and volunteers.
The Steam Industry was founded by Phil Willmott in 1992. It comprises two strands to its work: the Finborough Theatre (under Artistic Director Neil McPherson), and The Phil Willmott Company (under Artistic Director Phil Willmott) which presents productions throughout London as well as annually at the Finborough Theatre.
Equal Opportunities Policy
The Finborough Theatre has adopted the following policy to ensure that equal opportunities are implemented throughout the work of the company. This policy shall inform the Finborough Theatre’s actions and attitudes towards employees, volunteers and all members of companies working at the Finborough Theatre.
The Finborough Theatre recognises that individuals and groups have been and are oppressed on many grounds including gender, race, nationality, colour, ethnic origin, geographical location, sexuality, class, disability, HIV status. domestic status and responsibilities, religion, politics, age and appearance. No individual or group should receive less favourable treatment on the above grounds.
We aim to combat prejudice or discrimination in all forms. We recognise statistical evidence that suggests that women and those from ethnic communities are not, as yet, in a position of equality within the performing arts industries and we seek to address this in our work and our employment strategies. All those who participate in this company’s work will briefed on the policy and must agree to apply it in practice. The policy is deemed to be incorporated in the contract of employment and the contract of hiring the Finborough Theatre and it is a condition of service that all staff understand and operate the policy fully.
Copies of this policy are available on request.
The Artistic Director and the Board of Trustees of the Finborough Theatre board are responsible for ensuring that this policy is implemented. The Committee will review the policy on an annual basis.
Registered Company and Charity Information
The Finborough Theatre is licensed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to The Steam Industry
The Steam Industry is a company limited by guarantee.
Registered in England and Wales no. 3448268
Registered Charity no. 1071304
Registered Office: 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED
The Finborough Theatre has the support of:
The Finborough Theatre has the support of the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme, sponsored by Channel 4 Television.
The George Goetchius and Donald Howarth Society of Friends’ Award.
The Finborough Theatre is a member of the Independent Theatre Council, the Society of Independent Theatres, Musical Theatre Network, The Friends of Brompton Cemetery and The Earl’s Court Society www.earlscourtsociety.org.uk.
The Finborough Theatre is making a commitment to uphold the highest standards of sustainable operation in it s activities, and to minimise the impact of its activities on the environment. We endeavour to continually improve our environmental performance, and to aim to achieve standards that exceed minimum levels required by legislation and local codes of practice.
We believe that it is our social duty to do whatever possible to reduce dependence on natural resources, and aim to conserve energy, water, wood, paper and all other resources as a matter of course. We also believe it is our responsibility to minimise our waste output by reducing, reusing and recycling where possible, and to apply these values equally to procurement of goods. The services we use we expect to have a similar ambition, and we will do our utmost to ensure that all contractors share our values.
We recognise that the Finborough Theatre is in a position to educate and inform a high volume of people about its aspirations. We will communicate wherever possible with our staff, users, local authority, suppliers, and local community.
We take our responsibilities seriously, and will continually review our performance to address any shortcomings.