Who we are

Youth Theatre Director: Jo Simons

Photo of Jo SimonsJo trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  Her acting roles include both theatre and television for repertory theatres, BBC and ITV.

She is also a freelance drama practitioner working primarily in schools.

Jo believes passionately in youth theatre, having been in a youth theatre as a teenager, she feels youth theatre should be available to all regardless of ability.


Youth Theatre Assistant: Richelle Khan

Richelle graduated from Dalhousie University in her homeland of Canada. She has gone on to perform in theatre and has also worked in film and television in America.

Richelle loves jazz, ballet, hip hop and can even stilt walk.

She is passionate about working with children and facilitates drama classes while also working as a teaching assistant in a Weymouth primary school.

DYT Committee Members

Carol Burgess – Chair

Kathy Sweeting

Peter Bellamy

Trudy Ritsema

Jayne Fournier

Kim Corfield

Mel Grant

Cheryl Bell

Fiona Staddon

Georgia Fournier

Jack Pursglove

Joe Morgan – Student Rep

Immy Bell – Student Rep

Meg Cooch – Student Rep