CTP People

Children’s Theatre Partnership is managed by Fiery Angel.

Fiery Angel
Headed by Edward Snape and Marilyn Eardley, Fiery Angel is a theatrical production company that produces and manages drama, comedies, musicals and event theatre in the West End, and on tour throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

Fiery Angel

Children’s Theatre Partnership’s Education and Outreach programme is led by Blackpool Grand.

The Grand Theatre Blackpool
The Grand Theatre has a long history of offering creative learning opportunities for children, young people, schools, families and adults and is a key partner of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Headstart, Curious Minds and Blackpool Teaching Schools Alliance. The Grand is a Trinity College registered Arts Award Centre and, in 2018/19, helped 400 children gain their Arts Awards. The Grand Theatre is part of the Cultural Learning Alliance, the Local Creative Education Partnership is a registered venue for the Children’s University Programme and is a delivery partner for Specialist Leaders in Cultural Education and one of Edge Hill University’s creative partners.

Our Friends

Here are links to some of the theatres we have toured to:

Blackpool Grand
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
Cardiff New Theatre
Coventry Belgrade
Darlington Civic Theatre
Dartford Orchard Theatre
Edinburgh Theatres
High Wycombe Swan Theatre
Kingston Rose Theatre
Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse
Liverpool Playhouse
Malvern Festival Theatre
Norwich Theatre Royal
Nottingham Theatre Royal
Plymouth Theatre Royal
Salford Lowry
Sheffield Theatres
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre


Justin Audibert (Artistic Director, Unicorn Theatre)
Justin is Artistic Director of the Unicorn Theatre. Amongst his many credits he has directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Young Vic, Southwark Playhouse, Watermill Theatre, Soho Theatre and Arcola Theatre. Justin co-wrote and co-presented the BBC LIVE LESSONS on Shakespeare and he was the recipient of the Leverhulme Award for Emerging Directors from the National Theatre Studio.

Robin Belfield (Young People’s Performance Developer, RSC)
Robin Belfield is a theatre director and writer who has worked with many theatre companies including: National Theatre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Royal Bath and The Watermill Theatre (Newbury). Currently, he is Young People’s Performance Developer at The RSC and last year published his first book “Telling the Truth: How to Make Verbatim Theatre”.

Philip Bernays (Chief Executive Newcastle Theatre Royal)
After five years as a Stage and Company Manager he became General Manager of Actors Touring Company, Administrator of the Independent Theatre Council and then a Drama Officer for Arts Council England. Following a period as Executive Director of the Young Vic, in 1995 he moved to Cheltenham as Chief Executive of the Everyman Theatre before becoming Chief Executive of Newcastle Theatre Royal in 2005.

Kathy Bourne (Executive Director Chichester Festival Theatre)
Kathy Bourne is Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, sharing the leadership of the Theatre with Artistic Director Daniel Evans. She has over 25 years’ experience working in theatre; from 2015-19, she was Executive Producer at Jonathan Church Productions, and from 2006-15 was Associate and Festival Producer at Chichester.

Ruth Eastwood (Chief Executive Blackpool Grand)
Ruth is Chief Executive of Blackpool Grand Theatre. She has worked in touring, producing and presenting theatre, from the National to Hull Truck, and has worked internationally in China, Georgia, Bosnia Herzegovina, France and Korea. She is a Chartered Director of the IoD and Vice Chairman of the Theatres Trust.

Rachel Tackley (Executive Director ATG Productions)
Rachel recently joined ATG as Executive Director of ATG Productions from Chichester Festival Theatre. Rachel has worked extensively in both commercial and not for profit theatre and was the first independent producer to run a subsidised company when she became Director of English Touring Theatre. She is a passionate advocate for the arts and was President of UK Theatre from 2010 – 2016.

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