We are pleased to announce Bobby Trotter and Simon Pinkney as the co-directors of our upcoming production of West Side Story.

Bobby is a Dance Teacher at the Royalty Theatre Youth Academy in Sunderland. Her recent productions include Second Act Theatre’s RENT! and Spring Awakening at the Jubilee Theatre – she is also a facilitator for First and Second Act theatre. She was the Assistant Director and Choreographer for Tyne Theatre Productions Sweeney Todd in March 2016.

Simon is  a long time theatre secretary, producer and performer at the Whitley Bay Operatic Society. He has performed in West Side Story twice, last time being 2016 with Newcastle Musical Theatre Company. At the moment he performs with West End Operatic Society as Rico in Barry Manilow’s Copacabana the Musical, which is also his Tyne Theatre stage debut.