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We're on a joint mission to create positive change in the industry

Our close-knit community works collaboratively with some of the UK’s finest theatre, film and performance practitioners, directors and makers.

The Monkey House is a truly unique environment where individual creative expression is valued.

the Team

The Patrons

The Board

Ian has been a solicitor for over 25 years, and is a partner at the commercial law firm Temple Bright where he specialises in commercial real estate work, acting for a variety of organisations such as financial institutions, housing associations, developers and large retailers. He specialises in advising businesses on complex property regeneration work. Ian also served a director on the board of the Bath Business Improvement District for 4 years, where he was part of team that oversaw the management of Bath city centre.
In his spare time Ian enjoys indie cinema, DJing (badly), watching rugby and exploring abroad.

Sam has over 12 years’ experience working in higher education and is the Associate Provost: Student Experience at Regent’s University London. She has led the launch and delivery of a large suite of online courses for the creative industries, established several collaborative provision partnerships with a diverse range of industry and educational partners, and led new product development into new subjects and modes of delivery. She also has experience in strategy development, student voice, student advice & wellbeing, and developing a student community.

Coming from a non-academic upbringing, and being the first in family to attend University, Sam is passionate about widening participation and opportunities in Higher Education. She has also been involved in various charitable pursuits, including volunteering in schools, building houses in Kenya, establishing a community garden, being a parish councillor, and undertaking physical challenges to fundraise.

Terrie has been at the forefront of actor training for the past thirty years, most recently as Director of the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts at Falmouth University. Having originally trained as an actor at Drama Centre London, Terrie went on to pursue teaching, directing and leading roles across a range of conservatoires and universities, always seeking to expand opportunities for students and their development. Terrie was Head of GSA at the University of Surrey from 2011 to 2016 and prior to that, Head of Vocational Studies at ArtsEd London.

She has created and led innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses and was an executive board member of Drama UK. Terrie has combined her academic career with an ongoing passion for theatre directing.

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