Kirsty and Philip Mead

Kirsty Mead Childrens Theatre

Kirsty Mead 
Artistic Director

Kirsty’s professional acting career began with Pimlico Opera, performing in prisons, schools and on the London Fringe. She trained in the performing arts at Middlesex University and toured to Edinburgh Festival, performing with companies such as Great Eastern Stage.

Returning to Lincolnshire, Kirsty set up Rhubarb Theatre with Philip in 2000, and has since been involved in a huge variety of roles for Rhubarb’s shows and projects – creating, directing, acting, prop & mask making, storytelling, making audio recordings and even writing children’s story books.

Phillip Mead Childrens Theatre

Philip Mead
Artistic Director

Philip has been treading the boards ever since he can remember, touring with numerous theatre companies and creating Rhubarb Theatre with his partner and fellow performer Kirsty.

As a professional performer, his skills include mask, physical comedy and improvisation. His personal highlights with Rhubarb include becoming the first ever Lincolnshire-based theatre company to be accepted onto the professional Rural Touring Scheme, and travelling to Australia to devise with, and direct, the award-winning theatre company KUSH CABARET which culminated in performances at the prestigious National Museum of Art in Sydney.