William Scott Richards

Willi Richards is a freelance teacher of voice and text, and a director and writer for stage and radio drama. He began his career as a student and teacher at Bretton Hall with John Hodgson and is a product of John’s principle of ‘teach and learn by doing’. Willi has worked across the world in community and social issue theatre, West End production, opera and danced projects and with major broadcasters.

Martin Clarke

Martin Clarke PhD, BSc is John’s nephew and, with a daughter working in the theatre, continues the family’s interest in the performing arts. He currently works as an independent business consultant, but for many years held senior faculty positions at Cranfield University School of Management. He has published over 50 books, papers, articles and book chapters in the areas of leadership and brings this knowledge of research to the JHTRT.

Annie Eddington

Annie Eddington MA, PGCE, BA(Hons) attended Bretton Hall between 1977 and1980, at an extraordinarily creative time for Drama at the College. She later studied for an MA in the Contemporary Practice of Shakespeare at University of Essex, moving on to teach Drama Undergraduates there, while building a freelance career as a drama facilitator. Her work includes projects for the National Theatre, the New Wolsey Theatre, the Mercury and the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds.

Kate Rowland

Kate Rowland joined the BBC following extensive experience in the theatre - including at the Young Vic, the Everyman and the Liverpool Playhouse. She joined the BBC as Head of Audio Drama in 1998 and from 2001 to 2015 was the BBC's Creative Director. In that role she founded 'BBC Writersroom' to champion talent and diversity, developing writers for TV, audio and film. More recently, she was a consultant at Red Planet Pictures and is currently a Governor at the London Screen Academy.