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About Us

Discarded Nut Theatre Company (est. 2006) is led by Artistic Director Noël Jones and Producer Harriet Morris. What started as weekly youth theatre workshops and outdoor summer Shakespeare productions, has swiftly evolved into one of the most prominent theatre companies in the south of England.  

We place our emphasis on having fun, inspiring people and making brilliant work. We believe in developing and nurturing each individual because everyone can contribute something of value if they are given a chance to shine. As a result, we build inclusive companies made up of unique, confident and talented people.

Perhaps most importantly our work reflects the stories that connect and unite us all. Our aim is to continue learning while creating thrilling theatrical experiences that inform and evolve the communities we work within, through classic texts, new adaptations, new writing and new music. 

But Discarded Nut has always been about more than just the work on stage and believe in collaboration being the key to success. As such we seek to engage newly qualified performers, practitioners and technical staff in their first professional engagement, and offer interesting and stimulating work-experience placements at our local secondary schools and sixth form colleges as well as mentoring for newly formed theatre companies.

Discarded Nut has so many great opportunities for people of all ages, so why not get involved and experience what it is like to work with a professional theatre company!


I never understood Shakespeare until you brought it to life. Brilliant!


Our Team


Noël Jones

Artistic Director


Harriet Morris


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Beth Iredale

Administrator & Writer

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Beccy Stickland

Workshop Leader

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Mike Dorey

Workshop Leader


Jacob Love

Workshop Assistant


Alice Livingston

Workshop Assistant


Kizzy Rowland-Stevens

Work Experience


Cerian Evans

Work Experience