Katie Pesskin - Director

Katie Pesskin is a stage and screen director based in London. Katie is currently developing a television adaptation of Pickle Jar by Maddie Rice with NBCUniversal, alongside a number of other screen projects.


Katie’s work as Director includes Cash Cow (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs); Pickle Jar (Soho Theatre, London & Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Ken (Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival Fringe/The Bunker Theatre); NewsRevue 2017 (Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Canal Cafe Theatre); Sam Bailey: Live in the West End (Lyric);  NewsRevue 2016 (Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Canal Cafe Theatre); British Musical Futures (St James); The New Musical Project (Leicester Square); The Last Five Years (Greenwich Theatre); 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Greenwich Theatre/Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Macbeth (Bristol Museum & Art Gallery) and Dinner (Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol).


Work as Associate/Assistant Director includes Uncle Vanya (Hampstead Theatre); I And You starring Maisie Williams (Hampstead Theatre); The Strange Death of John Doe (Hampstead Downstairs); Prism (Hampstead Theatre); Mrs Henderson Presents (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); All's Well That Ends Well and She Stoops to Conquer (both Changeling Theatre); Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (Kings Head) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Changeling Theatre). 

Jude rehearsal small.jpg

Tom Foskett-Barnes - Musical Director

Tom Foskett-Barnes is a composer, sound designer and musical director based in London and Berlin.


In 2016 Tom was appointed Composer in Residence with keyboard manufacturer ROLI as part of Sound and Music’s Embedded_Innovate Scheme, resulting in MIDWAY, for film and string quartet. Then in 2017 Tom was selected to be part of the Old Vic 12. In 2019 the BBC broadcast his audio documentary Living with the Light On about the UK’s leading LGBT+ helpline, as part of the ICA’s New Creatives scheme, commissioned by the Chisenhale Gallery.


Film credits include Academy Award-nominated Black Sheep (dir. Ed Perkins, 2017), BAFTA TV- nominated toni_with_an_i (dir. Marco Alessi, 2019) and Four Quartets (dir. Marco Alessi, Berlin International Film Festival, Special Mention from the Crystal Bear Jury, 2017).

For stage, Tom was ‘Offie’-nominated for Best Sound Design and Broadway World Award-nominated for Musical Direction for Anna Bella Eema (Arcola Theatre). Other theatre credits include FITTER (Soho Theatre), Pufferfish (VAULT Festival), work.txt (VAULT Festival), Treasure Island (Arts Ed) and All’s Well That Ends Well and The Two Gentleman of Verona (Changeling Theatre).


Tom trained at the Royal College of Music as a Soirée d’Or Scholar, generously supported by a Clifton Parker Award and was also the recipient of a prestigious BAFTA UK Scholarship. Tom was a participant in the 2019 BFI Network x BAFTA Crew programme and in 2020 was nominated by the Arcola Theatre for Audio Design for the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund. 

Tom Barnes musical director of musical youth london

Evelyn Hoskins - Patron

Evelyn Hoskins is a hugely successful stage and screen actress.

Evelyn's theatre credits include Waitress the Musical (West End); Assassins (Watermill Theatre); Mrs Henderson Presents (Toronto); Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal&Derngate); Carrie (Southwark Playhouse); Hero's Welcome (UK Tour, Off-Broadway); This Is My Family (Sheffield Crucible, UK Tour); The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Peter Pan (US Tour); The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep) and Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith, West End).


On television she has starred in The Sound of Music Live (ITV), Casualty, Holby City, Doctors (BBC) and Misfits (E4).


Other work includes Bonnie & Clyde (The Other Palace), Christmas with the Stars (Royal Albert Hall), Peter Pan (Adelphi), Cool Rider (Lyric, West End),  The Light Princess, Microwave, Falklands (National Theatre Studios)