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Erica Hartley - Work In Progress Theatre Artistic Director


Artistic Director

Erica is a musician and composer based in Cheshire, London, and North Wales. Growing up performing in professional and amateur theatre productions, she has since found a love for creating her own theatre and music. Recent work includes new orchestral compositions, directing and choreographing virtual cabarets, and vocal performances including Handel's Messiah and Faure's Requiem. Erica teaches voice and piano as well as playing the oboe and organ.

Erica founded Work In Progress Theatre in 2020 and has been growing and driving forward the company ever since.

Joshua Clayton - Work In Progress Theatre Executive Director


Executive Director

Joshua is a musician and theatre producer based in North Wales and The Midlands. As a musician, he plays the Trombone and Percussion and works as a conductor. He also provides services as a Composer, Orchestrator, Teacher, Sound Engineer, and Video Editor. As a producer, he works across a wide variety of theatrical projects within the subsidised sector, alongside a large-scale summer festival and other live events.

Joshua handles many of the behind the scenes aspects of running the company, overseeing the production of shows, steering the company's work to ensure that it fulfills it's mission, and connecting with other creatives.



Music Supervisor & Director

Archie Alexander is a composer, director and performer based in North Wales. Whilst studying at university they found their calling as a contemporary classical and theatre composer. Archie’s recent work includes collaborating with Erica Hartley and Joe Ash to write ‘Dinner With Gatsby’ as well as a number of original chamber ensemble and orchestral pieces. Archie looks over the musical output of the company, including performances and written materials.

Mia Coss - Work In Progress Theatre Production Manager


Production Manager

Mia is a stage and production manager based in North Wales and the Midlands. They grew up performing in amateur productions but began working backstage during their time at university.


They enjoy working in all areas of the behind the scenes management of shows and also have experience in publicity and marketing, directing, producing and video editing. They are currently also stage managing multiple university productions.


Mia helps manage the production side of the company from pre-production to performance, this includes ensuring safe and efficient rehearsals, organising lighting and sound, and costume, prop and set management.

Meg Williams - Work in Progress Theatre Stage Manager


Stage Manager

Meg is an aspiring stage manager from Wales. She has a master's degree in film and TV production but has more recently found a love for theatre and is excited to be working on new productions with Work In Progress, across all of our new productions. 

Emily Pearce - Work In Progress Theatre Creative Assistant


Creative Assistant

Emily is an actor and director based in North Wales and South Wales. She is currently studying her undergraduate in Film Studies with Theatre and Performance, where she found her love for directing and behind the stage work. 


She is excited to do a bit of everything from costuming to writing, directing to producing. She also has experience in videography and editing. 


Her most recent experience was directing a university production of Peter Pan.

Alongside our core team of staff involved in running the company, we also have a brilliant group of creatives who work with us on developing shows. Whether that's our set and costume designers, our technical department, or our mentors; we couldn't function without the teams behind the scenes who support us in our journey from page to stage.

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