Minnie Boardman

Minnie Boardman

Posted on: 14 Jan 2020


Minnie was an arts lover working in the monochrome world of desktop publishing, until she clicked her heels and joined the technicolour offices of Crying Out Loud. Since her epiphany she has also worked as a freelance administrator and project manager for organisations including ISAN, the British Library, Bill Gee Associates and Charles Wallace India Trust. A latecomer to… Read more

Rachel Clare

Rachel Clare

Posted on: 12 Jan 2020

Artistic Director

Rachel started her career mixing paint as a theatre designer but soon changed palettes for international touring with Ra Ra Zoo. To work her way up she assisted the GLC outdoor events team on her sit-up-and-beg bicycle in Battersea Park and Jubilee Gardens and, with Muldoon’s Cast New Variety, organized the Save the GLC 32 London Boroughs tour.… Read more

John Ellingsworth

John Ellingsworth

Posted on: 10 Jan 2020

Writer (Freelance)

Originally purchased as smart-casual shoes, the ravages of time have gradually and poignantly and near-absolutely eroded the smart component of John’s footwear. The casualness has deepened, like a vintage. John is a writer and editor who works for Total Theatre Magazine and runs Sideshow; he is complexly laced, orthopaedically augmented and coming apart at the seams.

Sarah Macnee

Sarah Macnee

Posted on: 7 Jan 2020

Executive Director

My new shoes – children’s size and therefore cheaper for the same quality! In essence, Sarah oversees the use of money and other resources for COL, reporting to the Board, and working with Minnie. Together, we are the back office. Starting from a passion for Mathematics alongside a love of the arts and their politics, Sarah has worked… Read more

Molly Nicholson

Molly Nicholson

Posted on: 6 Oct 2014

Producer (Freelance)

Molly, studied Managing Performance in the Yorkshire countryside residence of Bretton Hall. She worked throughout University developing work with artists and companies ranging from physical theatre and dance companies to new writing festivals and work with international producers. Having spent her time growing up in Yorkshire theatres (apart from the yearly pilgrimage to the Edinburgh Fringe), she downed… Read more


Posted on: 5 Oct 2014

Cat Harrison (Chair), is an artist and producer. As an Artists’ Producer at Artsadmin Cat mostly looks after socially engaged, participatory projects that take place in unusual settings, as well as organising tours of works across the UK and globally. Currently Cat has the pleasure of working with artists including Amy Sharrocks, Caroline Wright, Chris Dobrowolski, Curious, Stacy Makishi and… Read more

Previous Team Members

Posted on: 4 Oct 2014

Thanks to these invaluable past members of the team:

Anne Engel – interim General Manager in 2009, Anne continues to freelance and works as the UK Coordinator for PASS Circus Channel.

Axel Satgé – Touring Manager for COL and now working as Producer & Co-Director at Split Second.

Daniel Pitt – one of two Jerwood bursary Assistant Producers in 2010 and… Read more