Michael Greenman graduated from East 15 Acting School with a BA Honours Degree in Community Theatre. He has worked for several theatre companies including “The Fabulous Old Spot Theatre Company”, “Fair Game Theatre Company”, “Jenny Wren Productions”, “Gloucester Theatre Company” and co-founded “Subject2Change Theatre Company” in London. In 2009 he founded “MPG Community Theatre” an organisation dedicated to delivering drama workshops both in mainstream schools and pupil referral units. Michael has been working closely with the “Youth Achievement Foundation”, “Splat”, “The Everyman Theatre” outreach department in Cheltenham, “Toolbox Theatre Company” and “The Olympus Theatre” in Gloucester delivering workshops throughout the county. Michael has worked for a number of organisations in Gloucestershire including The Cheltenham Everyman Theatre & The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury.
Michael’s passion is helping young people explore their individuality, identify goals and forge careers within the arts; developing performance skills as well as nurturing social skills all while providing opportunities for young people to showcase their talents.
Elise Heaven is a professional actress from Cheltenham. She trained at Loughborough University and graduated with a degree in Theatre & Performance. Elise joined the MPG Theatre group in 2010 bringing an exciting new dynamic to the work we are able to offer. Elise is highly experienced in physical theatre, puppetry and Commedia Del Arte and brings an inspiring level of enthusiasm and energy to her work. Having worked with numerous theatre companies including “Gloucester Old Spot” and “Jenny Wren Productions” Elise is an established actress and has been running theatre workshops on behalf of the “Everyman Theatre”, “Fairgame Theatre Company” and “Found In The Forest”. Elise is an experienced director having directed shows for MPG as well as forming her own production company “Grey Cat Productions” writing and directing performances for family audiences. Grey Cat’s “The Rabbit Roundabout” and “The Hare and the Minotaur” are two of her more recent credits.
Joe Hackett has been working in Drama and Education for the past five years, including working with: the Parabola Arts Centre and Cheltenham Ladies’ College; The Everyman Theatre; The Everyman Young Company; and the Pauline Quirke Academy in Evesham. Joe has a wide breadth of theatrical knowledge including physical theatre, musical theatre performance, puppetry, technical theatre, and film and television work. He has worked locally with ‘Jenny Wren Productions’, and less locally has been involved in filming with The History Channel and S4C, and has experience workshopping Frantic Assembly techniques.