Brigid Larmour

Brigid is Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Watford Palace Theatre.

Productions directed for the Palace include: Coming Up by Neil D’Souza; Jefferson’s Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Best New Play 2015); Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran’s Love Me Do (co-directed with Shona Morris) and Von Ribbentrop’s Watch; Fourteen by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti; Gary Owen’s Perfect Match (part of WPT’s 2013 ‘Ideal World’ season about the human impact of the digital revolution: the other plays were Override by Stacey Gregg and Virgin by E.V. Crowe), as well as Gary’s We That Are Left, and Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian; Ronald Harwood’s Equally Divided; Charlotte Keatley’s Our Father, and My Mother Said I Never Should; Alan Ayckbourn’s Time of My Life, and Absent Friends; Shakespeare’s As You Like It; and pantomimes Mother Goose, Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty (co-directed by Shona Morris ) and Dick Whittington, all by Andrew Pollard.

Brigid is a producer, director, dramaturg and teacher with experience in the subsidised and commercial theatre and television.  From 1998 to 2006 she was Artistic Director of West End company Act Productions, and adviser to BBC4 Plays. From 1993 to 1998 she directed a series of promenade Shakespeares, Shakespeare Unplugged, for RNT Education.

From 1985 to 1987 she was Associate Director at Contact Theatre, Manchester.  She directed a range of classic and contemporary plays, including Mustapha Matura’s Playboy of the West Indies, with a cast including Diane Louise Jordan, Eddie Nestor and Sharon D Clarke, the first play to be produced outside London with an all Black cast.  She championed and directed the premiere of Charlotte Keatley’s groundbreaking play My Mother Said I Never Should: having been rejected by the RSC, NT, Royal Court, and all the major theatres, it became a worldwide success and a GCSE set text.  For decades this play, with its cast of four women, made Charlotte the most produced female playwright around the world after Agatha Christie. 

From 1989 to 1994 Brigid returned to Contact as Artistic Director, directing Joseph Mydell in Brecht’s Galileo and commissioning the first British plays responding to the rave scene (Excess/XS), and the implications of virtual reality (Strange Attractors, a multimedia promenade production, by Manchester poet Kevin Fegan, with digital technologies provided by Granada TV). She trained at the RSC, and as a studio director at Granada TV.

Executive Director

Jamie Arden

Communications Director

Dan Baxter


Tel: 01923 235455

Administrator/PA to the Directors
Samantha Ford
Sophie Curtis
Buildings Facilities Manager
Sergio Steagall
Maintenance Technician
Brian Penston

Project Manager (Imagine Festivals)
Celine McKillion
Head of Finance  
Andrew Phillips
Finance Assistant
Katrina Tepper


Tel: 01923 810307

Head of Participation
Hema Teji

Resident Director (Participation)
James Williams

  Participation and Engagement Producer
Roisin Walsh

Participation Assistant
Gemma Wilkie


Tel: 01923 235455

Head of Production
Jessica Harwood
Technical Manager
Richmond Rudd
Head of Electrics
Francis Johnstone
Head of Stage
Chris Taylor
Daniel Frost

Company Stage Manager
Maddie Baylis
Wardrobe Supervisor
Mark Jones
Head of Construction
Tip Pargeter
Construction Assistant
Gillian Dessent


Tel: 01923 810309

Development Manager
Alisha Kadri 
Marketing Officers
Vanessa White
Cerys Beesley
Sales and Events Manager

Julia Yelland 
Sales & Membership Assistant
Peter Shelton 

Front of House & Bars Manager
Allen Gray 
Cleaning Supervisor 
Sharon Hunt 
Cleaning Staff 
Craig Ewer
Mohammed Fahim
Ankomah Koduah
Christina Pavely

Customer service team

Hamze Ali
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Morgan Bebbington
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Josh Kelly
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Bradley Lawrence
Joe Learmonth
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Fynn Levy

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Lewis Marshall
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George O’Dell
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Tom Scarborough
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Janet Semus
Ellie Shrimpton-Ring
Martin Spellman
Charlotte Spencer
Natalie Spencer
Maya Spencer-Jacobs
Doreen Tora
George Wakely
Charlotte Wallis
Jack Whitney
Tameera Williams -Simpson
Imara Williams-Simpson
Tom Wilson
Joseph Winer

Honorary Archivist
Ian Scleater