Artistic Director – Lucy Linger
Lucy Linger studied drama at Exeter University, after a lifetime of directing her sister and her cousins in plays and sketches at family Christmas’. She pursued her interest in Directing during this course and completed a postgraduate diploma in Directing with Court Theatre Training Company. Lucy’s first professional production, Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist, received rave reviews and was so popular that it was brought “back by popular demand”. Following her establishment of Threadbare Theatre Company, she took 2 shows to the Edinburgh fringe festival in one year, one of which – Pete’s View – she also wrote. This was followed by other successful productions including Such Art Such Beauty and Wyrd Sisters. She has designed and costumed most of her own shows. As well as directing Lucy also runs workshops for all ages and has taught drama at G.C.S.E and A level. Recently she has been busy setting up a fancy dress and theatrical costume hire shop – Fancier Dress in Limpsfield High Street. This has been a huge success, and taken a huge amount of effort, as she has grown the business from its early days where she worked alone hiring costumes out of a farm warehouse, to her current fabulous retail premises, home to over 2,000 costumes and 3 staff. Now that the business is doing so well she is delighted to have more time to devote to her first love, theatre, and is very excited by Threadbare theatre’s new venture www.theplayinthepub.co.uk
Associate Producer – Richard Moore
Richard Moore studied drama at Oxted County school, where he met his then class mate, and now wife, Lucy Linger. He went on to study History at Exeter university and maintained his interest in theatre by supporting Lucy in her many productions. He’s waved a drill around, laid carpet, handed out flyers, and is Threadbare Theatre’s marketing and publicity guru. He works in marketing for his day job, at Fantasia Ceiling Fans in Westerham, and in his spare time dresses up in fancy dress for a local business he knows well.