Replace this with your content
Deli London's latest venture in the heart of the city!
Theatre Deli exists to enrich and enlarge people’s cultural and creative lives. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to do this right in the heart of the City of London as part of the Broadgate community.
With a wide variety of activities and unique spaces on offer, Theatre Deli Broadgate is quickly becoming the cultural hub of the area. We're pleased to house a Cafe/Bar, Creative Desk Space, Rehearsal Studios, and The Nursery Theatre.
Nathan specialises in accessibility innovation and strives to make work that heightens accessibility for both disabled and non disabled artists and audiences. He was the Artistic Director of the 2017 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony which saw him bring together over 200 disabled and non disabled artists to perform in front of a live audience of 16,000 people.His passion for innovating cutting edge technologies and accessibility within dance, theatre, music production and art has lead him to develop the multi-award winning Rationale Method of Audio Description which utilises the skills of beatboxers and poets to provide a richer soundscape for people with visual impairment.Recent years have seen Nathan become a TEDx speaker, published author and multi-award winning film maker. He has featured on BBC television and worked with the likes of the National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, Wayne McGregor, British Council and Singapore Repertory Theatre.Nathan is also part of the Sheffield Race Equality Commission and champions racial equality and diversity with the arts and beyond.He continues to implement his work both nationally and internationally and strives to provide opportunities that make art accessible for all.
Ryan David Harston is a South Yorkshire born and bred artist, and the artistic director of URBANconceptz, a theatre and film collective. Ryan creates work internationally across multiple disciplines, and mediums. He pulls from his influences and inspirations as a working-class, streetwise individual and ejects emotion, experience and equality into his work. Ryan's creative work is often extremely raw, gritty, and energetic and he aims to leave those who experience his work with thought-provoking memories and reflections. Ryan's aim as an artist is to transform his work each time he approaches a new project, with the aim of leaving audiences not quite able to put a finger on his work or place him in a box.
Executive Director & CEO
David is a producer, theatre manager, and production manager. Before joining Theatre Deli he was Executive Director of The Bunker Theatre having joined the theatre as General Manager in 2017, and was Associate Producer of The Hope Theatre. He also produces theatre with his company, Loose Tongue, and writes plays. Productions for The Bunker include the sell-out My White Best Friend (and other letters left unsaid) festival, This is Black, Breaking Out, Germ Free Adolescent, Little Miss Burden (co-production with Harts Theatre), Where Do We Go Next?, We Anchor in Hope and Killymuck/Box Clever (co-productions with W14 Productions). Other productions include The Trick (Bush Theatre/HighTide), Sea Fret (Old Red Lion Theatre/HighTide Festival), Hotel Europe (Green Rooms Hotel/Old Red Lion Theatre), Brimstone & Treacle, The Wild Party, Steel Magnolias, Sea Life, The Window/Blank Pages (The Hope Theatre). As Associate Producer: Her Aching Heart (LWL Productions/The Hope Theatre). David is a recipient of the Stage One New Producers Bursary.
Pam Fraser Solomon MA, DTLLS, FRSA is an award-winning producer/director. She was a senior BBC Drama producer and has directed over a hundred hours of audio dramas.
Her television drama productions include producing EastEnders and Holby City. Pam was also the development producer for the BBC short film One Night In White Satin. Pam is a documentary producer and was an executive producer of BBC2’s award-winning Moira Stuart In Search of Wilberforce and a script editor for the autobiographical feature film Farming.
Pam was born in Guyana. She has an MA from Middlesex University and has had conference papers accepted for presentation by a number of institutions, including the University of London School of Advanced Study and Les Amis de la Maison Baldwin. Pam trained at Mountview and developed a career in fringe and repertory theatre working for venues including the Sheffield Crucible and Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Pam is currently producing a feature film and audio productions. She is Head of MA in Creative Producing at Mountview.
Tech Manager - Sheffield
The one woman powerhouse in charge of all things electrical and fixing most physical and emotional meltdowns!
Producer/Programmer - Sheffield
Jo has been Executive Producer for award-winning company 1927 since their Edinburgh Fringe debut, overseeing multiple London seasons, national and international co-productions and touring to 32 countries across 5 continents. She is also Producer for Kazuko Hohki and Director of the Total Theatre Awards. She was previously Executive Director of Ridiculusmus and Director of Your Imagination.
Theatre Administrator - Sheffield
Look at the last employee profile, now back to me, now back to the last profile, now back to me. Sadly that person isn't me, but if they had an affinity to Disney and Christmas then they could be me. Look down, back up, where are you? You're in a Theatre Deli venue experiencing the arts. What's in your hand, back to me. I have it. It's a Love Island water bottle adorned with your name. Look again, the bottle is now a Eurovision Song Contest Appreciation Certificate. Anything's possible when you're a Deli Team member.
David Hinds ACMA is a Senior Finance Manager who has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years, providing financial support and strategy implementation of building project management in London & the Southeast. David has a keen interest in theatre along with a member of his family who is a young director active in the industry and led him to Theatre Deli. David is now a member of the Finance subcommittee.
Clive has retired after 40 years working in the City as an investment manager. His keen personal and family interest in theatre led him to Theatre Deli where he is now a member of the Finance subcommittee.
Company Producer - London
Her motivation is the desire to fully transport an audience, allowing them the time to be absorbed by an alternate reality and a space to reconnect with their imaginations and be playful.
Anette Ollerearnshaw is a performing arts professional who boasts a wide range of expertise rooted in technical, production and creative management, which she gained through her engagements at the forefront of world-leading arts organisations and higher education providers.
She works with established and emerging talent from across the collaborative arts and specialises in leading dynamic and complex teams at the intersection of activity, materials, spaces and the sense thereof.
From 2014-20 as Trustee Director, Anette was an active board member at the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT). She continues to contribute to setting and upholding standards in technical excellence, safety and compliance for theatre and live performance as author of a regular feature titled ‘Training and Education’ for the industry magazine ‘Sightline’ and as Founder of the ABTT Wigs, Hair & Make-up community.
Jesse trained as a Chartered Surveyor in London before running a property investment firm. He produced plays at Edinburgh, The Arcola Theatre and The Park Theatre. He joined Theatre Deli as a board member in January 2016, recognising his skill and experience within property and theatre might be of use, and as a supporter of the organisation. He still works in property and is now developing his slate as a film producer.
Venue Manager - London
Theatre maker, shortstop, sequin enthusiast.
Peter’s finest achievements at Theatre Deli are opening a bottle of wine with a drill and a screw and opening a multipurpose arts and community hub in the middle of London’s busy finance district - also with a drill and a screw, and an awesome team doing most of the work. Peter also co-directs Les Foules Theatre, plays shortstop for the London Capitals, and keeps rhythm with Erik Wellington & The Junkers.
Athena is a writer, performer director and social activist. She is the Artistic Director of Aegis Productions Ltd, writer on attachment at the Finborough Theatre and Creative Council member and Associate Artist at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
In 2016 Athena’s play, SCHISM, opened at the Finborough Theatre, transferring to the Park Theatre in 2018. Athena was nominated for an Off West End Award Best Female Performance and for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. In 2020 her play SCROUNGER opened at the Finborough Theatre, garnering Athena Off West End Award nominations for Lead Performance In A Play and New Play.
Athena's work for Shakespeare's Globe includes DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL (writer, actor), NOTES TO THE FORGOTTEN SHE WOLVES (curator, director, writer, actor).
Other work includes the feature documentary DAY OF SMALL THINGS (Channel 4) and three web series (YouTube). Athena is a contributor to The Stage, The Guardian and iNews. She is a TEDx speaker and a founding member of the Women’s Equality Party.
Athena is a Trustee for the Young Women's Trust, a Patron for Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, founder of the Primadonna Literary Festival and a National Freelance Task Force member.
Born in Chicago, she now lives in London. Athena was born with athetoid cerebral palsy.
Grace is a freelance theatre producer and general manager who holds an MA with Distinction in Creative Producing from Mountview Academy, having graduated with a BSc in Mathematics from University of Edinburgh in 2018. She is General Manager for Rhum and Clay, and Assistant Producer to Ellie Claughton, with whom she works for LUNG, Breach and Barrel Organ. Grace is Company Producer for THESE GIRLS and Lagahoo Productions, Executive Producer at Grace Dickson Productions, and Administrator for Burn Bright. She was previously Production Coordinator for LIVE General Management, and has worked for Improbable, Target Live and Global Musicals.
Producing credits include Bible John (THESE GIRLS; Ed Fringe 2019, Vaults 2020; Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve recipient), SPLINTERED (Lagahoo Productions; Ed Fringe 2019, Vaults 2020; Vault Show of the Week, OffWestEnd Award-nominated), We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time (Conflicted Theatre in assoc. with Grace Dickson Productions; Omnibus Theatre 2020), Catching Comets (Ransack Theatre; The Pleasance & Royal Exchange Theatre 2020), An Act of Care (archipelago; HOME Mcr 2020). As Assistant Producer: Trojan Horse (LUNG), It’s True, It’s True, It’s True (Breach Theatre), CONSPIRACY (Barrel Organ), Who Cares (LUNG) and Joan of Leeds (Breach Theatre)
Grace is our first Trainee Trustee, a non-voting contributor. This new year-long role gives the opportunity to learn about the running of an arts charity, without taking on statutory responsibilities.
Deli Board Associate
Thomas Wilson BA MA PGCE (QTS) FHEA is an arts educator, trainer and academic (having taught at all levels of education during his 20-year career, alongside working as a performer and dance/theatre-maker). He is Co-Programme Director of the unique BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts training programme at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. In this role he oversees the training of the next generation of practitioners, performers and theatre-makers, particularly for collaborative and innovative practices. As Erasmus-lead for the College he is particularly interested in projects and work that crosses borders: geographically, artistically, and culturally.
Thomas has a long-standing interest in governance and its role in empowering organisations and individuals to achieve their aims. He has been a Trustee of Theatre Deli since 2013, becoming Chair in 2016, Co-Chair in 2020 and finally stepping down from the Board in 2021 but continuing to support the Governance subcommittee. He sees this role as an extension of his practice as an arts educator, supporting work that develops others and has a tangible impact on wider communities.