Generator Programme 2023

The Generator programme is a new project that aims to offer support and professional development to a selected group of young creatives between the ages of 18 and 25.

This year the team are creating a new musical which will be performed in August 2023 at the amazing 53two Manchester. Keep checking back here for more details on how you can see the show or connect further with the programme.


Beth Lily-Banks

Hailing from Darwen, Lancashire, Beth is a Manchester-based Actor and Writer and recent graduate of the Manchester School of Theatre. Prior to this she trained on her Foundation Degree at RADA, London. She recently performed in ‘Things That Divide Us’ as 53two in Manchester, and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Hope Mill Theatre, where she was granted the opportunity to write a ‘Shakespearean monologue’





in amongst Shakespeare’s own words – something that gave her a real sense of fulfillment. This gave her a much needed confidence boost, igniting a passion to develop some of the writing she had been working on in private! She decided to apply for the generator project to create something special with a team of like-minded people after a long period of isolation in during the pandemic. Being working class, she feels it’s hard to find roles that represent real people and she is really keen to explore this on a new level. She is really excited to get started and is grateful to have been given a platform to develop in a really supportive environment! Thankyou OTW!


Calvin Thomas

Calvin Thomas, a recent graduate of Xaverian College in Manchester with top results in Music Composition, Theatre Studies (and Mathematics!) has been involved with Oldham Theatre Workshop as a performer/music composer since 2019. He has gained a coveted place at Huddersfield University in 2023 to continue his musical studies. He lives on the edge of the Pennines with his families, four pianos and three cats.


Arisha-Jane Marsh

Arisha-Jane Marsh (they/them) is a theatre maker, performer and creative producer from Stockport. They hold an MA in Arts Management from the University of Manchester and trained in Music Theatre from Oklahoma City University. Recent credits include Assistant producer “Too Much World at Once” Box of Tricks, Assistant Director “Titus Andronicus” Cream-Faced Loons





and they currently sit as Entertainment Coordinator for Stockport Pride.


Charlotte Hammond

Charlotte is a 23 year old graduate from the University of York where she completed her degree in Theatre, Writing, Directing and Performance. She has been studying and taking part in the industry since a young age, and has a great love of musical theatre, which she also studied at the Professional Performance Programme at Runshaw College achieving triple distinction star at the end of her time.





She has taken part in musicals such as Rent, Les Misérables and West Side Story




and completed her dissertation on the musicals of the 1970s and 80s. She is very excited to put her hard work to good use and apply her skills as a designer to all aspects of our brand new musical.


Fletcher Davies Rushton

Fletcher is an actor, designer, technician and theatre maker based in Manchester. He is a final year student studying Drama and Contemporary Performance at Manchester School of Theatre. He is a technician at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre in Chorlton and technical manager at MAYT Theatre in Manchester, as well as an actor at Oldham Theatre Workshop. Fletcher has a passion for theatre




and loves being involved in many different aspects of it.

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