The Team

CHIEF EXECUTIVE & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

MARK MAGILL

Mark joined LOST Theatre in 1989 and became Artistic Director in 2006 when he helped the company move into its new purpose built venue. He is proud to have directed various shows with the company including ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘Oliver!’, ‘Last Call’, ‘Heart of Darkness’, ‘To the Woods’ & ‘Blue Remembered Hills’. Outside of LOST he has worked consistently on the London & Edinburgh Fringe. He established his own theatre company during the nineties staging over a dozen new plays and gaining a Time Out Critics Choice in the process.

PRODUCTION MANAGER 

MARTIN JOHN BRISTOW

Martin John Bristow studied at the RSAMD in Glasgow and the Actors Studio Drama School in New York.  As Company Stage Manager Martin has worked on two UK tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company; Dickens Abridged UK Tour (Newbury Productions); Aladdin (Polkadot Pantomimes) - as well as 2 seasons with The Urdang Academy where he has worked on Sister Act, 9 to 5, Jane Eyre, Sweet Charity, Rent, Legally Blonde, Drowsy Chaperone, and The Pyjama Game. He has been Stage Manager for UK and Germany on Julius Caesar (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts), the UK tour of Shhh! (C-12 Dance Theatre) and Dick Whittington (Those Magic Beans), as well as Production Stage Manager for the UK Tour of Celestial Beings with IJAD Dance Company, and the Edinburgh and London runs of The Curing Room (Stripped Down Productions).  Lighting Design credits include StringFever - (UK Tour, Shaw Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre and The Electric Theatre); Simpatico (Tabard Theatre); Strawberry Starburst (Brockley Jack); It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol… More or Less, and Another Night Before Christmas (Bridgehouse Theatre); Isolated Incident (Dance Attic); True Brits (Bush Theatre); Amaka (Brockley Jack).  Lighting Design Credits for Stockwell Playhouse includes, Cinderella, Romeo And Juliet, Boys, Three, Teeth 'n Smiles, A Christmas Carol, Hamp and The World Goes Round.   

 

DUTY MANAGER

HUGH HASTIE

Hugh (also known affectionately as "Shug") has had a wide and varied career in the Performing Arts spanning over 25 years which has included acting and crew for Stage, Theatre, Film and Television.  He has worked in both Front of House and Backstage regularly in Glasgow and London (as well as the odd tour).  He has a passion for all things Classical, and regularly collaborates with companies in a Dramaturgical context.  He has worked in Arts Administration and Building Management, and is delighted to be combining his previous roles at the LOST Theatre.

Trustees

CHAIRMAN

JULIAN ENGLAND 

Julian is a writer, actor, director and comedian. He joined the LOST Theatre Company in 1987 as part of the student group and is delighted to be still involved with a company so close to his heart.   As an actor his credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Three Sisters, Hamlet, What the Butler Saw, Noises Off and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. He has also directed several plays including Our Country's Good, The Seagull, Hedda Gabler, Leonardo's Last Super, Cinderella and Babes in the Wood for LOST.

Julian has written and performed in several sketch comedy shows including The Leisure Virus, Spasm and the OXYshow, as well performing stand up comedy and running his own comedy night, Date Horse Comedy.  Outside the theatre he teaches Under 10's fencing (the sport not the crime) and runs workshops helping people suffering from social anxiety. 

TRUSTEE BOARD MEMBER

YVONNE I’ANSON

Yvonne has enjoyed a long and varied career spanning more than 40 years, working as Publicist at York Theatre Royal; Publicity Officer at the Swan Theatre Worcester; Assistant and Acting General Manager at Watford Palace Theatre and Marketing Manager at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage.

She worked as a Junior Agent for seven years and she was a freelance Publicist/Marketing/General Management Consultant for 8 years. She was Marketing Manager at the New End Theatre in Hampstead before joining Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts as Head of Marketing, where she stayed for 13 years.  In 2012 she joined the Associated Studios as General Manager, a position she held for two years before returning to freelance work. In September 2017, with  business partner Samuel Fox, she launched a new talent agency, F & I Associates, representing actors across a broad range of media.

TRUSTEE BOARD MEMBER

JAMES McMEEKIN

James is a civil servant working in the Department for International Trade. Prior to that, he spent time working across a variety of policy areas at the Department for International Development, Department of Transport, and Department for Work and Pensions. He lives in Stockwell and is a regular patron of the Stockwell Playhouse.  

TRUSTEE BOARD MEMBER

ALAN LEIGHTON

Alan is a National Secretary of the Trade Union, Prospect, which incorporates BECTU, the media and entertainment Union. He has expertise in negotiations, industrial relations, mediation and team management. He also served for 12 years on the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee which involved interviewing potential magistrates.

Alan is a local resident living in the same block as the theatre and regularly attends theatre performances. He also enjoys jazz and regularly donates platelets. He has no direct experience of acting, production or theatre management but is looking forward to the new challenge of being a Trustee.

 

TRUSTEE BOARD MEMBER

CLIVE EVANS

Clive spent his working life in the IT industry. In his spare time he performed with an amateur Operatic Society, which was often directed by Cecil Hayter, the founder of LOST.

He has previously been involved as Chair of a local school PTA and Chair of a Young Musician Club which offered group tuition to children on Saturday mornings.  He has been involved with LOST for many years and helped with the running of the company while it was based in Fulham.  He is totally committed to the ethos of LOST and especially the support and development of young talent and is delighted to be back as a trustee.    His experience and skill-set is invaluable to the LOST Board.  

Clive lives in Ealing with his wife, but without his four grown-up children.