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Amanda Collins - Amanda is a theatre director, actor trainer and co-founder of The Wheel.  She trained at Rose Bruford College and The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama; and as a director has worked both nationally and internationally, including work for The Barbican Theatre Plymouth, Hull Truck, The Octagon Bolton, Soho Theatre, Paines Plough, Birmingham Rep, Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe, Dreams Before Dawn Festival in Paris, Sibiu Theatre Festival in Romania and Bred in the Bone Theatre Company.  She has taught and directed at a number of drama schools and universities, including The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College, Kingston University, Falmouth University and Bird College.  She also works with professional actors as a private acting coach.

Our Directors:
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Kevin Johnson - Kevin is an actor, theatre director, 

movement director and co-founder of The Wheel. He has been working in the industry for almost 20 years, toured nationally and internationally as well as worked on screen for a number of production companies. He was Artistic Director of Symbiotic Theatre for 7 years, and is currently an Associate Artist for Theatre Royal Plymouth, & National Youth Theatre, Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University and Cygnet Drama School. He wrote and established an Acting degree which he lead for its first 5 years, has worked extensively in Applied theatre practice and regular works in Forum Theatre based projects particularly for the NHS. 

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Our Trustees:

Kimberley Sykes UK based Theatre Director. Her recent work includes ‘The Whip’ and ‘As You Like It’, both for the Royal Shakespeare Company and ‘Beryl’ at Octagon Theatre, Bolton. Her RSC production of ‘Dido, Queen of Carthage’ was nominated for Best Director at The UK Theatre Awards in 2018.

Laura PreciousA Fundraiser and Bid Writer for a number of

charities and core member and founder of 'Something Good'.

Ellie Deekes - A seasoned Drama Teacher and Counsellor.

Tom Bowdler  - Bristol based Actor.

Cally Hayes - Playwright, Mental Health Practitioner and

Director of 'Alright Mate C.I.C'.

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