The Team

JOHN COBB Joint Artistic Director

John is Joint Artistic Director and has appeared in or directed most of TSF's shows. He plays ukelele in the Hexham Village Ceilidh Band, enjoys singing and is currently studying Feldenkrais Technique.

SARAH KEMP Joint Artistic Director

Sarah is Joint Artistic Director and has directed or appeared in most of TSF’s shows. She plays soprano sax in Newcastle’s Tenth Avenue Band and enjoys gardening.

GABBY KEAVENY Finance Manager

Gabby has responsibility for hands-on financial processing, implementing finance policy and monitoring income and expenditure relative to budget.  When not scowling at her computer, she enjoys book club membership, creative writing classes and indulging in her longstanding enthusiasm for culinary experimentation.

Alison Maw Marketing & PR Freelancer

Alison has worked on many of TSF's previous projects and is currently handling marketing & PR for their latest touring production, Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band. In her spare time, she enjoys flamenco dancing, cinema and learning Italian.


Chris Black, Barbara Douglas, Rhiannon Griffiths, Pascale Konyn (Chair), Caroline Theobald CBE