Artistic Director – Lucy Linger
Lucy Linger established Threadbare Theatre Company in 2003, after a lifetime of directing her sister and her cousins in plays and sketches at family Christmas’. Her first professional production, Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist, received rave reviews and was so popular that it was brought “back by popular demand”. Since then Lucy’s shows have always received critical claim and often returned for follow up runs, including her sell out production of Jim Carwright’s TWO , which had to be brought back for 9 seperate runs with 2 different casts. Lucy’s directing credits include Shirley Valentine, TWO, Wyrd Sisters, Such Art, Such Beauty The Handbag Ladies and Chinamen. Lucy has written and directed 2 plays – Offroading, which she is now transforming into a screenplay, and Pete’s view which she took to the Edinburgh Fringe. She has designed and costumed most of her own shows helped greatly by her fancy dress and theatrical costume hire shop – Fancier Dress in Limpsfield High Street. Established in 2007 it has been a great 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. In 2011 she established her production company The Play at the Pub http://www.theplayinthepub.co.uk producing in house productions at The Crown Inn, Old Oxted and now also inviting visiting companies to come and perform for her loyal and lovely audience. As well as writing, directing, producing and running her retail business Lucy also runs workshops for all ages and has taught drama at G.C.S.E and A level. She wears many hats, juggling so many businesses – but that’s only to be expected, she’s got hundreds in her store room!
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.