Lucy Hirst

Kaleider Resident

I am a freelance theatre director that specialises in youth development and cross-medium productions. I am committed to investing my energy into the South West and have worked closely with the Theatre Royal Plymouth, the Northcott Theatre, and MED Theatre as well as founding The Young Pretenders Theatre Company.

My aim is to work side by side with young people, raising participant aspirations and audience expectations by establishing new networks for aspiring, emerging, and established artists in Devon and by being bold in our explorative work. I love my job.

I also love making a mess on stage. The highlight so far was covering the NT’s swanky Dorfman Theatre stage in paint. And lots of it too.

The Young Pretenders Theatre Company (TYP):
Established in January 2015, The Young Pretenders Theatre Company (TYP) is a home-grown social enterprise that has developed into an award-winning company. For further details on past and present projects, please visit their website: