About Us

Who We Are

Angel Shed is an inclusive theatre company that has been delivering high-quality workshops and productions for all children and young people in Islington for the past fifteen years.

Our school has been working closely with this inclusive theatre company for the past few years. They have given the children the opportunity to learn and express themselves through drama, dance and song. The workshops have been linked to the curriculum whilst incorporating an inclusive approach for learning and teaching!

As well as the school workshops some of our children have been attending Angel Shed on a weekly basis culminating in public performances at their base in City & Islington College. It has been a privilege to see how these children have grown in confidence and ability. I have watched, my heart bursting with pride as they have acted and been part of such an incredibly inclusive show.
— Teacher, Hungerford Primary School, July 2018

WHAT WE DO

All members are given the opportunity to develop a range of performance techniques including dance, drama and music throughout every term, with sharing ideas and devising at the core of every activity and performance. For more information, please click on Children's Theatre and Youth Theatre on our home page. 

Our Difference

Angel Shed’s vision is that every child, regardless of ability or background be given the opportunity to participate in the performing arts. As a fully inclusive theatre, all our workshops have a 1:2 ratio of practitioner to participant where necessary, enabling every child, whatever their ability, to be fully supported to achieve their very best. 

It is wonderful to see inclusive theatre at its very best, groups working together and being transformed by the power of theatre. This is excellent work period, it is not ‘good considering...’ It is excellent work that I would be happy to show as a end result of an amazing process - the stage is alive!
— Senior Lecturer at London Met University, November 2016.

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Our Patron

 
JEREMY CORBYN MP   MP for Islington North and  Leader of the Labour Party

JEREMY CORBYN MP

MP for Islington North and

Leader of the Labour Party

 

Our Staff

Lorraine Grout   Senior Artistic Director & Dramatherapist  ( on maternity leave )

Lorraine Grout

Senior Artistic Director & Dramatherapist

(on maternity leave)

Joanne Merritt-Hall   Artistic Director & Inclusion and Outreach coordinator

Joanne Merritt-Hall

Artistic Director & Inclusion and Outreach coordinator

DEBS BOURNER   Development Manager

DEBS BOURNER

Development Manager

DOMINIC HEDGES   Senior Artistic Leader - Theatre

DOMINIC HEDGES

Senior Artistic Leader - Theatre

David Mabbott   Artistic Leader - Music

David Mabbott

Artistic Leader - Music

NATALIE SLOTH RICHTER   Artistic Leader - Movement

NATALIE SLOTH RICHTER

Artistic Leader - Movement

KATE YAUNER   Office Manager

KATE YAUNER

Office Manager

 

Our Trustees

ANDREW DUNCAN   Chair of the Board of Trustees

ANDREW DUNCAN

Chair of the Board of Trustees