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Our team

The Queen’s Theatre is run by a charity, the Havering Theatre Trust Ltd.



The Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees who are recruited according to the skills and networks required by the Trust. Of course this changes from time to time.

Trustees usually serve for a maximum of two three-year terms.


The Board

  • Claire Gevaux (chair)
  • Asma Hussain
  • Cllr Paul McGeary
  • Steve Moffitt
  • Julie Parker
  • David Shearing
  • Amanda Smethurst
  • Cllr Christine Smith
  • Sara Thompson
  • Cllr Melvin Wallace
  • Tim Walford-Fitzgerald


The Board meets five times a year and delegates the day-to-day running of the Queen’s Theatre to the executive team, Artistic Director, Douglas Rintoul and Executive Director, Mathew Russell.

The Executive Team work closely together. The Artistic Director sets the overall artistic vision for the company, selecting shows to produce, and their directors and casts; the Executive Director makes sure that the Trust has resources (financial and otherwise), to realise this programme

The staff structure is organised into teams with specific responsibilities:

Audiences and Facilities MORE LESS

The Audiences and Facilities team is responsible for all visitors to the building, whether audiences, visiting companies, or contractors. They also take care of the fabric of the building.

Communications MORE LESS

Our Communications people are often the first point of contact for someone coming to us for the first time – they generate all the print and advertising, press releases, and they look after this website. The Communications team also looks after the box office, and vital fundraising.

Stage and Performances MORE LESS

The Stage and Performances team are behind every single performance at the Queen’s Theatre, and provide sound, lighting, props, costumes, and flying.


Finance takes care of banking, budgeting, cashflow, accounts and planning

Learning and Participation MORE LESS

Our Learning and Participation team organises the massive suite of outreach work done by the Queen’s Theatre, from Baby Sensory events for the very youngest and our brilliant Youth Theatre company to our huge, incredibly popular community musicals.

Production Workshops MORE LESS

The Production Workshops team create all our wonderful scenery. They’re also available for outside projects from time to time.

Administration MORE LESS

Administration looks after programming, scheduling, internal communications and office support. They make sure the Executive team are in the right place at the right time.


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