Who We Are

Who We Are

Natural Theatre Company > Who We Are

Our People

Core Staff

Mark Bishop

Mark Bishop

Participation Co-ordinator
Andy Burden

Andy Burden

Artistic Director
Elle Roberts

Elle Roberts

Company Manager


Anna-Marie Paraskeva

Adrian Hamilton

Alastair Goolden

Ali Campbell

Amy Vickers

Ashley Christmas

Ben Livingstone

Bryn Holding

Chris Garner

Daisy Douglas

Dan Winter

Eamonn Fleming

Emile Clarke

Emma Beard

Florence Espeut-Nickless

Jill Myers

John Sandeman

Julie Black

Katy Jane

Kirsty Cox

Lizzie Wiggs

Lizzie Crarer

Lizzy Cummins

Matt Emeny

Nik Howden

Paul Critoph

Pavel Douglas

Pippa Moss

Toby Underwood

Vic Llewlyn

Where We've Performed



Bath Arts Workshop was founded in 1969.  It was originally a number of community projects that have become businesses that still reside in Bath, including The Natural Theatre Company, which was founded in 1970.  The others went their separate ways, leaving The Natural Theatre Company as the trading name for Bath Arts Workshop.


By the 1880s the company had started touring world-wide with its street theatre and indoor shows. The company became a RFO (Regularly Funded Organisation for the Arts Council).  The Natural Theatre Company purchased the present three story HQ in 1994 with National Lottery funding.  In 2000 the company was at its largest when it was the resident street company at The Millennium Dome.  In 2011, the company lost its Arts Council core funding.


In January 2014, Andy Burden was appointed The Director and introduced a new strategic future for the company without public subsidy. A new ethos and value system has ushered in new creative developments and opportunities based on a new artistic vision. Priorities became:

  • Education, participation and community work
  • New immersive shows
  • Heritage and Tourism performances


Mission Statement:

Our mission is to create inclusive, engaging, and accessible theatre and interactive performance in the most unexpected places. This is summarised as ‘Surprising performance in surprising places’.

Our values:

We are passionate about theatre-making without boundaries.

We aim to:

Animate towns and cities by creating intimate performance on an epic scale.