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Matthew and Hannah co-founded Children in Theatre Services after both working in their respective fields for nearly a decade. Bringing together an in-depth professional knowledge of the theatre industry, education, child  protection and safeguarding they are able to offer producers a unique service ensuring that the employment of children is managed safely and effectively for all parties. 


Children in Theatre Services can offer a bespoke package to ensure that the needs of the production and most importantly, the child, are being met. Starting with the casting process and licensing of young performers to the day to day management and effective safeguarding policies and practice.


We are able to offer advice and guidance to ensure that productions are meeting the educational needs of performers to meet their licence requirements. Providing qualified and credible advice to chaperones and company management. 

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Meet the Team at Children in Theatre Services


Co - Founder


Matthew graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a First Class BA (hons) in Technical Theatre Arts, specialising in Stage Management.

Working professionally in theatre stage management for over 10 years, Matthew has opened and stage managed some of the worlds biggest productions including both Les Misérables and Hamilton for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. In addition he has worked on productions for Swamp Motel and Chichester Festival Theatre, to name but a few. Matthew has also stage managed auditons for multiple West End productions.

He is accustomed to the pressures productions face and is focused on ensuring shows run smoothly.

Matthew is also a mental health first aider.


Co- Founder


Hannah graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a First Class BSc (hons) in Sociology and Social Science with Applied Criminology and later went on to gain a PGCE in Primary Education.


She is a fully qualified Primary School teacher working in the Southeast. She has been teaching for 8 years and has an in-depth knowledge of the National Curriculum and safeguarding practice and policy. She has extensive training in safeguarding, child protection and child mental health and wellbeing. 


She is passionate about making sure that productions run smoothly by ensuring that the safety, educational and welfare needs of the child are being met by liaising with all parties.

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