About Damn Cheek

With a passion for community, accessibility and inclusivity, we’ve been creating, laughing and playing together since 2013.

We champion bold new writing that challenges complacency. Our productions tackle a range of difficult and nuanced issues head on. Through compelling performances, we always seek to provoke, entertain and inspire.

Our goal is to involve and reflect the communities in which we perform. We reach out to diverse, often disenfranchised, audiences – inviting them to join us not as peripheral spectators but as central collaborators.

Our work takes us everywhere from community centres, libraries, parks, pubs and schools, to theatres, festivals and online into people’s living rooms.

Central to our work is building skills for everyone involved. We provide the experience of all aspects of creating theatre with an ensemble company. We do this through our co-creation projects and our wide range of workshops and training programmes.

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Our team

Mahsa Hammat Bahary

Associate Artist

Mahsa Hammat Bahary

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Darren Cheek

Artistic Director

Darren Cheek

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Debbie Christie

Founding Associate Artist

Debbie Christie

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Simone Dunn (Tout)

Communications Consultant

Simone Dunn (Tout)

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Willie Elliott

Associate Artist

Willie Elliott

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Maria McAteer

Associate Artist

Maria McAteer

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William Pine

Finance Manager

William Pine

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Susan Quilliam

Executive Director

Susan Quilliam

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Karen Spicer

Artistic Director

Karen Spicer

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Our Advisory Board

Lesley Alexander

Lesley Alexander

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Tony Earnshaw

Chair

Tony Earnshaw

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Doron Levene

Doron Levene

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Alison Pottinger

Alison Pottinger

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Rob Swinton

Co-Founding Director

Rob Swinton

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Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson

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