New board members

Huge WildWorks welcome to our two new board members Gavin Stride and Chris Morris who have both joined the team this autumn as we move into the next phase of work.

Our most recent show 100: UnEarth, co-commissioned by The Lost Gardens of Heligan and 14-18 NOW the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, marked the end of the work conceived by Founding Director Bill Mitchell who sadly passed away in April 2017.

“We feel very lucky to have Gavin and Chris join us as Board Directors at this exciting moment in the life of WildWorks. Our future plans build on the experience gained across the last thirteen years with the process and approach to theatre making that Bill Mitchell and the founding team created, and will see us moving boldly into the future continuing to explore and experiment.” Emma Hogg, CEO, WildWorks

Gavin Stride, Director of Farnham Maltings and former vice chair of Arts Council England South East, joins the board as the new Chair of Trustees. Gavin is a director and producer with years of experience in the arts. He has been part of establishing house, a 190 strong venue network across the South East and is the director of caravan, a showcase of new English work to an international audience.

“The more I hear and see the more certain I am that there is something very special about WildWorks. Bill Mitchell created a company that feels modern and relevant and full of mischief. There is a capable and passionate core team of artists and producers that I am certain will continue to make surprising, relevant and poetic theatre rooted in the lives of ordinary people. I am delighted to have been asked to chair the board as the company prepares for what comes next.” Gavin Stride, Chair of Trustees, WildWorks

Joining the board alongside Gavin is Professor Christopher Morris. Chris is a BAFTA award winning documentary film maker and Director of the School of Film and Television at Falmouth University. His work encompasses television and radio, winning awards at, amongst others, the Berlin Film Festival, Prix Jeunesse, Celtic Media Festival, Premios Ondas and nominations for the Sony Awards.

“I am a filmmaker by trade, but the fundamentals of audience and story, are at the heart of our differing disciplines and so I’m thrilled to be asked join the board of such a unique and creative theatre company as WildWorks.” Professor Christopher Morris

“We extend a grateful thank you to our retiring trustees David Micklem and Colin Hicks, for all the time and effort they have invested into WildWorks over the years. Without their help we would not be in the place we are today and we are grateful for their support.” Emma Hogg.


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