The Teatro Vivo Board are:

Anne Biggs

In her current role at Historic Royal Palaces, Anne Biggs manages the funding from trusts, foundations, livery companies, embassies and small statutory funding, across all six historic sites, across an enormous variety of projects, from First World War commemorations to textile conservation projects. Outside of her day job, Anne is on a university research conference steering committee, mentors through Mentoring Pathways, and is on the board of the Freud Museum, London. Previously, Anne was Trusts and Foundations Manager at English National Ballet, and has volunteered as an Enterprise Advisor within the Mayor of London’s Enterprise Network and as a Management Committee member of Angelshed, an inclusive theatre company. Anne is undertaking a part time history PhD, building on her MA research, focusing on ideas of selfhood and identity in early modern Spain and Peru.

Sarah Edwards (Treasurer)

Sarah is a chartered accountant and is currently finance director for a leading international theatrical production company.  She has worked in the theatre industry since 2014, and prior to that worked in corporate accounting roles after qualifying with one of the Big 4 accounting firms.

Cat Hooper

Catherine is the General Manager of TINA the Tina Turner Musical, which received its world premiere at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018.

During her time at MRL she has managed shows including Heisenberg for Elliott Harper Productions, several seasons of La Soireéboth in London and internationally, and the West End revival of The Dresser.  Catherine was also responsible for setting up the child company of the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot and assisting Beautiful – the Carole King Musical. Other shows include: the Korean transfer of ONCE the Musical, Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, the BAM transfer of A Doll’s House, and Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense.

Catherine has been on the Stage One Apprentice scheme and also worked at Sonia Friedman Productions assisting on the opening of The Book of Mormon and Old Times.

Jayson Mansaray

Jayson Mansaray is a print and broadcast journalist and presenter specialising in arts culture and entertainment. He co-presented the 2018 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition programme on BBC2 with Kirsty Wark and has over eight years experience working on air and as producer for outlets including TRT World, BBC5live, HuffPostUK and Reuters. 

Fran Pilcher

Fran is an in-house lawyer working in the charity sector. After training in the city and specialising in project finance she moved into the arts, spending four years as a fundraiser for theatre and youth arts organisations. She has now combined entertainment and the law in a role at Comic Relief.

Naomi Winston (Chair)

Naomi is a barrister at the Chancery Bar and a long term friend of the company.