About Us

The PlayMakers

Box of Tricks makes plays. We champion playwrights and empower them to tell the stories they want to tell. Together, we go on a journey to uncover new plays that reflect the world in which we live today. We create heartfelt theatre that resonates, inspires and entertains.

New plays are the lifeblood of theatre and playwrights its beating heart. Box of Tricks nurtures the next generation through our year-long PlayBox attachments for early-career playwrights. We commission, develop and produce bold new theatre from the most exciting voices through our New Tricks commissioning programme.

Box of Tricks brings people together to share stories collectively. Based in Manchester, we engage audiences far and wide. We stage productions in theatres right across the UK and in public spaces – pubs, libraries, village halls – in the heart of local communities.

Our engagement programme goes beyond productions. We provide pathways into the arts, connect with communities, inspire younger generations and develop future talent.

We are the play makers. Every story told. Every voice heard.

Core Team

Adam Quayle
Joint Artistic Director

Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder
Joint Artistic Director

Arisha Marsh
Assistant Producer (Internship)

Company Associates

Lee Affen
Associate Sound Designer

Lucy Carter
Associate Lighting Designer


Jennifer Jackson
Associate Movement Director

Katie Scott
Associate Designer

Alice Longson
Associate Production Manager

Chris James
Creative Associate

Associate Playwrights

Becky Prestwich
Associate Playwright

Ella Carmen Greenhill
Associate Playwright

David Judge
Associate Playwright


Debbie Androlia

John Quayle

Graeme Gregory
Interim Chair

Davinia Jokhi