2020/21 Creative Team

We are excited to announce our creative team for 2019/20

Aryana Ramkhalawon


After graduating from the Guildford School of Acting with a BA (Hons), Aryana has pursued a very active and lively career which has taken her the length and breadth of the country and abroad in a variety of roles. She has performed on an International tour of The Secret Garden with the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and at Wales Millennium Centre in Half ‘n’ Half with Tinderbox Theatre. Aryana has also played a variety of parts for Chester Repertory Theatre including Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing and Miranda in The Tempest before returning to London as Ayesha in The Funeral Director at Southwark Theatre.

Aryana will be taking part in Bespoke Workshops

Cory Stuckey


Since Cory’s graduation from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, his career has involved scratch nights for new writing, short films and touring theatre with the recent addition of a Matthew Vaughn/MARV Productions and 20th Century Fox feature film. As well as a returning Box Clever favourite, playing parts as diverse as Romeo, Macbeth, and Scrooge as well as Gary in The Passenger,

Cory has also performed with Analogue Theatre Company, Fine Mess Theatre and Hurricane Theatre. He will be seen in The King’s Man when it is released on Valentine’s Day 2020.

Cory will be taking part in Bespoke Workshops

Darrel Bailey


Born and raised in Birmingham, Darrel studied Theatre and Professional Practice at Coventry University before moving to London to train at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He has been a part of many varying productions including an open-air tour of London as Angelo in The Comedy of Errors for Principal Theatre.  A passionate Shakespeare enthusiast, Darrel has also played the title roles in Othello and Macbeth, Claudio in Much Ado about Nothing and Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, all for the Young Shakespeare Company.  Darrel is one of our most experienced and talented workshop facilitators whom we are delighted to welcome back.

Darrel will be taking part in Bespoke Workshops

Emma Butcher


Emma Butcher Actor

Emma trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and since graduating, she has played a wide variety of roles, from Lady Macbeth to a Pantomime Dame and every female role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (and some of the male ones as well!) She has toured in Germany and Northern Ireland, as well as most of England and says she “just can’t get enough of the open road”. Emma has been involved in many previous Box Clever projects and is pleased to be able to continue to bring lively theatre to young people up and down the country with Car Story.

Emma will be leading and taking part in Bespoke Workshops

Jack Blakey


Jack Blakey is very excited to be joining Box Clever for his professional debut. He is a recently graduated Actor Musician from Rose Bruford College, where he appeared as Medviedenko in The Seagull, and was Musical Director of the musical Island Song in his final year.

Jack will be appearing in Mark and the Marked

Joel Nash


Joel made his professional debut with Box Clever after graduating from the Actor Musicianship course at Rose Bruford College. Credits while in training include, John Hinckley Jr. (Assassins) Harry (Wondertown) Roman (Children of the Sun) Lewis/Leon/Danny (Escapists) Ferdinand (The Tempest), Kozanka, (The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising) and Vershinin (Three Sisters). Joel has toured with Box Clever in Getting There, Sweet, A Christmas Carol and Romeo & Juliet

As well as acting, Joel is an avid musician and writer who works as an Associate Artist for The Bohemians Theatre Company. The company recently staged a production of Pardoned at The Other Palace which Joel co-wrote and directed.

Joel will be appearing in Getting There

Lucy Wordsworth


Lucy Wordsworth Headshot

Lucy is an alumnus of the Acting and Stage Combat course at East 15 Acting School, and is a versatile and highly physical performer. Since graduating in 2018, she has worked on various projects in Theatre, Short Films, and as a fight performer in Music Videos for artists including Swim Deep and Carnage. Lucy has recently worked with Boost Drinks on their “Choose Now” campaign, and has just finished reprising her roles as “Lady Penelope” and “Maid Nora” with Shoddy Theatre for “The New Normal Festival”. Lucy is over the moon to be working with Box Clever.

Lucy will be appearing in The Passenger

Kimberley Sykes


Kimberley graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Directing from Rose Bruford College after which she trained on the National Theatre Studio Directors Course since which she has been in much demand for her directorial skills. Early productions for Southwark Play House and Tricycle Theatre led her to the RSC as Resident Assistant Director on Much Ado About Nothing. From there she worked with The Young Vic, the National Theatre and Donmar Warehouse, before returning to the RSC as Associate Director on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Director on Dido, Queen of Carthage.

Kimberley will be co-directing Mark and the Marked

Kitty Winter


Kitty Winter Director

Kitty is a director, choreographer and movement director. She trained at Laban and on the movement MA at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her recent work has included productions for Derby Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Pentabus, New Perspectives, Tamasha and Kali Theatre, comedy and cabaret shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, and The Kite Runner in the West End and on national tour. For her own company WinterWalker, Kitty has recently directed and produced The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Watermans Arts Centre/ Déda/Lincoln Drill Hall) and Three Keepers (UK tour).

Kitty will be co-directing Mark and the Marked

Lidia Crisafulli


Lidia is a London based freelance photographer.

Born in Catania in 1991, she discovered photography at the age of fourteen, when she began to express herself through the lenses of her first camera, a simple reflex. After secondary school, she moved to Milan to join the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia. Here she had an opportunity to deepen her knowledge of photography. Then, inspired by a passion for theatre, she entered the world of show business (naturally, behind the lens) at the Accademia Teatroalla Scala in Milan, photographing actors, musicians, shows and concerts. Lidia collaborates with many magazines, agencies and theatre companies.  Website: http://www.lidiacrisafulli.com

Lidia will be photographing Box Clever’s productions throughout the year.

Marc Zayat


Marc’s training included a two-year Musical Theatre course at the BRIT School for Performing Arts followed by a Post Graduate Acting Degree at the Arts Educational School in London. He is a highly creative individual with a love of Shakespeare who also enjoys exploring contemporary texts along with working in both stage and screen. Marc is also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ethereal Theatre Company which performs regularly at the Edinburgh Festival.

Marc will be taking part in Sweet

Nathaniel McCloskey


Nathaniel is a recent graduate from the Rose Bruford College BA Acting course, where he began training in 2015. Roles while training include Caliban in The Tempest and Nazar in Children of the Sun. He is thrilled to be joining Box Clever in his professional debut on a national and London tour to schools and venues. With a black belt 2nd Dan in karate, and a love of stage combat, armed and unarmed, Nathaniel looks forward to bringing every aspect of his training to these shows.

Nathaniel will be appearing in The Passenger

Rhian Lynch


Rhian Lynch

Rhian is delighted to be joining Box Clever for her professional debut. Rhian trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and since graduating her credits include; Carol in 42 Balloons (The Other Palace); Wendla in Spring Awakening (Transfer Productions), Ensemble in Vibez (BEAM Festival), Choir in Michael Ball and Alfie Boy: Together Again (Live Nation), Choir in Magic at the Musicals (Royal Albert Hall).

Rhian will be appearing in A Christmas Carol and Romeo and Juliet

Sorcha Corcoran


Sorcha has worked nationally and internationally as set, costume and events designer. Her skills and experience cover many different areas including opera, fringe theatre, musicals, installations and live events. Recent credits include Gutted (The Marlowe Theatre) Strangers on a Train, The Odd Couple, The Deep Blue Sea (Frinton Summer Theatre) Edward II (The Greenwich Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (Leicester Square Theatre), Idomeneo, L’Orfeo, Rigoletto (Opéra de Baugé), Sorry (Kings Head Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2018)

Sorcha is passionate about finding the individuality, originality, and character of each new project. She aims to work collaboratively and thus inspire the most evocative design in the context of the piece.

Sorcha will be working as Costume Designer on The Passenger, The Hate Play, The Merchant, Mark and the Marked, Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth