Who we are

Say hello to the core team behind BoxedIn Theatre!

We’re always looking for more people to work with in upcoming projects, so if you’re interested in getting involved, please please please get in touch with some info about yourself and what kind of position you’re looking for.

Oli Savage – Artistic Director

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Oli has been involved in theatre from a very young age, and has been developing his directing skills particularly over the last few years. Oli believes that theatre is an essential medium for communicating all sorts of messages, but that it needs to heavily adapt itself in order to stay essential in the coming decades. He is especially interested in Immersive Theatre, and how new technology can be employed in the world of Theatre.

His credits include: Director – ‘To the Ocean’ 2017; Director – ‘WOOD’ 2017; Co-Artistic-Director – ‘SAND Company’ 2017; Director – ‘R + J’ 2017; Artistic-Director – ‘BlackBox Devised Theatre Company’ 2017; Season Director Autumn 2016 – ‘BlackBox Devised Theatre Company’; Co-Director – ‘Sonnets and Soliloquies’ 2016;  Director – ‘One for the Road’ 2015.

Rowan Wishart – Executive Director


Rowan has been involved in theatre over the past few years because she enjoys it, and because she firmly believes it has the power to spread messages and make other people’s lives more enjoyable – for both those involved and those observing. She is particularly interested in examining how theatre can not only shape the world around it but how the world and audiences can shape theatre. She is primarily interested in directing, but also enjoys writing.

Her credits include: Director – ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’ 2018; Director – ‘And Then There Were None’ 2017; Blind Mirth Improv Comedy Producer 2017 – Present; Assistant Director ‘Rock and Hunt’ 2017; Co-Director – ‘Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons’ 2017; Season Co-Director Spring 2017 – ‘BlackBox Devised Theatre Company’.

Emily Hepher – Executive Producer

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Emily has discovered theatre since coming to university, working hard backstage on over 15 shows in just a year. She loves the team work involved in putting together a show, and the incredible bonds you create along the way.

Her credits include: SM – ‘WOOD’ 2017; SM – ‘R+J’ 2017; SM – ‘Hedda Gabler’ 2017; SM – ‘Tis Pity she’s a Whore’ 2016 – Edinburgh Fringe; SM – ‘View from the Bridge’ 2016.

Hanna Lawson – Producer


Grace Thorner – Social Media and Publicity Manager


Grace re-discovered her passion for theatre during her first year at University, as it gave her a creative outlet, and the opportunity to meet lots of incredibly talented and lovely people. She loves how theatre allows an actor to explore and create without fear of doing something ‘wrong’. Recently, Grace has turned her attention to the power of social media, and how it can help to increase excitement for and engagement with great theatre!

Her credits include: Assistant Producer and Publicity Co-Ordinator ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ 2018; Publicity Officer – ‘The History Boys’ 2018; Grace – ‘To the Ocean’ Autumn 2017; Mother – ‘The Pillowman’ 2017; Joanne – ‘Spark’ 2017; Julia – ’28th April’ 2017; Kitty – ‘Strangers’ 2017; Cissy – ‘Punk Rock’ 2016.