Matt
Rebecca
Lois
Elliot

Red Rope Theatre is a Bristol based company formed in 2012 and is dedicated to bringing celebrated plays and playwrights to a wider audience. We passionately believe that theatre is an experience that enriches and educates and should be accessible to as many people as possible.

We strive to create high quality productions that begin with exceptional writing and carry that quality through into every aspect of the show.

Great theatre can have an appeal across demographics and as a company we strive to tell stories which speak to their audience regardless of age or class.

Matt Grinter is co-founder and Artistic Director.

Matt has worked as a writer/director in both film and theatre and is currently forging a career within both media.

He trained at The Arts Institute on the Film Directing BA and then went on to get his Drama Directing MA at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

He is a 2015/2016 Open Session writer for Bristol Old Vic and his work has appeared in a number of prestigious venues accross Britain, earning him a number of accolades including a Kodak Award and an honorable mention at the New York Metropolitan Film Festival. His play Angel won The Lost Theatre Company's One Act Play competition.

"Matt Grinter's direction of the actors in his graduate show of Orphans was fine, detailed, and inteligent. He is a director to look out for." - Tom Morris

Rebecca Robson is one of the co-founders and producers of Red Rope.

Originally trained as an actress at Drama Studio London, Rebecca has also worked in other areas of theatre including stage management and production. She has co-produced all Red Rope productions to date.

Other work includes co-writing and performing in lottery-funded children's project 'The Tudor Trail', reading for 'The Asylum Monologues' (Ice&Fire) and playing a lead role in a national tour of Harold Pinters, 'The Lover' with European Arts Company. For Red Rope she has performed in 'Two Way Mirror' and 'Dracula', and will be in 'A Taste of Honey' this October.

Lois Baldry joined the company in 2013 as Tour Manager/Producer and has co-produced all Red Rope productions.

Lois graduated in Acting and Contemporary Theatre from East 15 Acting School in 2011 and since has worked on a range of theatrical productions as a writer, actress and producer from performing as Helena in A Midsummer Nights Dream at The Actors Church, Covent Garden to producing and writing her own 4 week run for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Lois joined the cast in our production of Dracula in November 2015.

Elliot Chapman joined Red Rope as a co-producer in 2015.

He had already played roles in both 'Two Way Mirror' and 'Look Back in Anger' for the company.

Elliot trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked in theatre, television and radio in productions that include 'Yes Prime Minister', 'The Fear' and 'Doctor Who - The Early Adventures.'

Red Rope Theatre is a Bristol based company formed in 2012 and is dedicated to bringing celebrated plays and playwrights to a wider audience. We passionately believe that theatre is an experience that enriches and educates and should be accessible to as many people as possible.

We strive to create high quality productions that begin with exceptional writing and carry that quality through into every aspect of the show.

Great theatre can have an appeal across demographics and as a company we strive to tell stories which speak to their audience regardless of age or class.

Matt

Matt Grinter is co-founder and Artistic Director.

Matt has worked as a writer/director in both film and theatre and is currently forging a career within both media.

He trained at The Arts Institute on the Film Directing BA and then went on to get his Drama Directing MA at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

He is a 2015/2016 Open Session writer for Bristol Old Vic and his work has appeared in a number of prestigious venues accross Britain, earning him a number of accolades including a Kodak Award and an honorable mention at the New York Metropolitan Film Festival. His play Angel won The Lost Theatre Company's One Act Play competition.

"Matt Grinter's direction of the actors in his graduate show of Orphans was fine, detailed, and inteligent. He is a director to look out for." - Tom Morris

Rebecca

Rebecca Robson is one of the co-founders and producers of Red Rope.

Originally trained as an actress at Drama Studio London, Rebecca has also worked in other areas of theatre including stage management and production. She has co-produced all Red Rope productions to date.

Other work includes co-writing and performing in lottery-funded children's project 'The Tudor Trail', reading for 'The Asylum Monologues' (Ice&Fire) and playing a lead role in a national tour of Harold Pinters, 'The Lover' with European Arts Company. For Red Rope she has performed in 'Two Way Mirror' and 'Dracula', and will be in 'A Taste of Honey' this October.

Lois

Lois Baldry joined the company in 2013 as Tour Manager/Producer and has co-produced all Red Rope productions.

Lois graduated in Acting and Contemporary Theatre from East 15 Acting School in 2011 and since has worked on a range of theatrical productions as a writer, actress and producer from performing as Helena in A Midsummer Nights Dream at The Actors Church, Covent Garden to producing and writing her own 4 week run for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Lois joined the cast in our production of Dracula in November 2015.

Elliot

Elliot Chapman joined Red Rope as a co-producer in 2015.

He had already played roles in both 'Two Way Mirror' and 'Look Back in Anger' for the company.

Elliot trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked in theatre, television and radio in productions that include 'Yes Prime Minister', 'The Fear' and 'Doctor Who - The Early Adventures.'

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