Meet the Team
It's important to our organisation that our team are all Northamptonshire locals, with real passion for the county and vision for a creative Wellingborough
Thomas Compton began as a participant at Castle Youth Theatre, becoming an active volunteer at the first opportunity. When The Castle shut its youth provision in, Thomas began to study and work in Birmingham. However, he remembered the importance of youth drama and so returned after receiving start-up funding from Birmingham's B-Enterprising team to set up a CIC, working with former participants
Thomas Compton BA (University of Birmingham), MA (University of York), MSC (University of Birmingham), is experienced in drama, professional photography and project management.
He has worked with Warts and All Theatre, The Castle Wellingborough, Made With Many, BBC, Birmingham REP Theatre, Pleasance Theatre
Xander has worked in Wellingborough and Northampton in youth theatre. With excellent organisational skills, he soon took a position in administration at Warts and All Theatre. As a musician and actor, he is keen to act as a role model for 'deprived' youths. He sees the importance in collaboration in Northamptonshire's creative economy and plays an active role in organising events for creatives to come together and celebrate the area.
Ross Da Costa
Ross became active in Youth drama with The Caslte, moving to Warts and All Theatre soon after its closure. Ross was keen to fight inequality in his home area of Queensway, so he took a position on Warts and All's board. He demonstrated the value of lived experience and worked tirelessly to put forward a social mission.
This is what excited Ross at the opportunitiy to joing a CIC, focussing on making Wellingborough as space where young artists want to stay.