THE TEAM

NIALL PHILLIPS - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR.

Niall Phillips is an actor, director and producer. He trained at Birmingham School of Acting and Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the Artistic Director of Lonesome Schoolboy Productions, and was Associate Director at Drayton Arms Theatre in South Kensington for 3 years, 2013 - 2016 and also Associate Producer for Omnibus Arts Centre from 2012 - 2015. 
 His directing credits include: HE(ART), #VILE, both for Theatre N16. IN/ OUT (a feeling), The Hope Theatre, X, Monster and Antigone for IDSA, Face to Face, Tom & Jerry, Letters from Everyone, The Beloved (Drayton Arms Theatre), Lovely Dark and Deep (Old Red Lion Theatre),  Irn Pru (Southwark Playhouse), I'm Thinking of Leaving Facebook ( Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Greater Expectations ( Brighton Fringe Festival), Crumbs (Lost Theatre), Breaking News (Cockpit Theatre), We are Not Alone (Rich Mix Arts Centre),  24 hour plays (Deadline Theatre), Omniwrite (Onnibus Arts Centre), On A Spree Xmas (Tristan Bates Theatre). He has assisted at Riverside Studios, Halfmoon Theatre and Tristan Bates.
 Niall also coaches acting at some of the most established theatre schools and academies in and around London, including Identity School of Acting, Italia Conti School of Acting, Young Actors Theatre, Halfmoon Theatre, Make Believe Theatre, Anna Fiorentini Theatre School, Community Arts Focus and Jigsaw Theatre School. Outside of London, he has worked with the credited drama schools Birmingham School of Acting and Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA). More recently, he travelled to Istanbul to work on two youth theatre projects with Balik Arts. Last summer he went so Sardinia to direct for the "Open Air Shakespeare Festival" in which he directed Rome & Juliet
In 2013, he collaborated with Omnibus Arts Centre in Clapham to set up a brand new youth theatre called Actors Alive. Currently running summer schools, Actors Alive will produce full productions in 2016. He is also a strict vegan and has been for 9 months. 

GERALDINE O' NEILL - SCRIPT ADVISOR

Geraldine has worked with LSP since 2011. BA (Hons) in English Literature from The University of Warwick. Guest critic for several provincial news papers including the Birmingham Evening Mail . Geraldine also works alongside some of the biggest theatre companies in the Europe and also advisor for various theatrical productions throughout the country

SAMMY GARDINER - PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Sammy has work with LSP since 2011. Sammy has a background in developing theatrical productions and leading on social media. Sammy is a dedicated member of the team who assists on all productions, organises casting workshops and helps with creating the overall finish product with LSP. 

FRANKIE MEREDITH - WRITER IN RESIDENCE 

Frankie was part of the Lyric Hammersmith Young Writers Program back in 2013 and has since had a variety of shorts performed at the Southwark Playhouse, Old Red Lion, New Diorama and Waterloo East Theatre. She then became a member of Soho Theatre’s Young Writers Lab in 2015 where she developed her play ‘Turkey’. Recently Frankie has been directing her own web series ‘Becoming Danish’ which is due for release later in the year, she is also working on an adaptation of Peter Pan for a younger audience at Theatre N16. 

HANNAH CORDELL - SET DESIGN

Hannah trained at Portsmouth University has worked with LSP since 2011. She has designed, developed and worked on all the companies production work. Hannah also works freelance all over Europe. 

MERCY PHILLIPS - SOUND DESIGNER. 

Mercy trained at The University of East Anglia (UEA) and also trained with IDSA.