Company Members

Collette Knowles.  Artistic Director.
Maker, performer workshop leader and musician.

As well as playing Alice in our current two person show “Alice in Wonderland”, Collette designed, co-wrote and composed music for the piece.  She also has one person shows “Jabberwocky” and “Edward Lear’s Nonsense”. Other work includes roles as Miranda, Ariel and others in “The Tempest

Check out her Puppet Blog for projects in development.


Tim Austin.  Performer and Writer.

Currently starring in “Alice in Wonderland” as Lewis Carroll and a host of other characters, Tim also co-devised and wrote the play. A freelance actor and Dramaturg, Tim also performs in “Clueless & Wuffles - The Case of the Missing Jewels”, “Hansel & Gretel”, “Fred Fettler’s “Pony 3000”...” and our children’s party package “The Adventures of Jolly Rodger”.

Leo Nolan. Performer & Consulting Director.

Since co-founding Midland Red Theatre company in the late seventies, Leo has had an eclectic career as a composer, teacher  and performer.  He plays Prospero  in “The Tempest” and is the play's original composer and director.  He also performs in our Christmas show “Ralph the Elf and Mrs Santa” and our beginners French show “Nursery Rhymes with Monsieur le Fou”.


David Lloyd. Performer.

Musician actor and workshop leader.  David played the role of Prospero / Storyteller in “The Tempest” in 2005. He also assisted with devising improvements/modifications to the play.