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Carolyn Lloyd-Davies, Artistic Director

Carolyn is the founder of Living the Drama Ltd, and as a professional actor, playwright and  experienced teacher, she brings a mix of knowledge and experience to all her projects.   Working closely with her creative team, her role is to lead, manage and develop the company's vision and ensure its values are upheld.  Carolyn trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in London, and is now a Trustee.   She has written three full length plays (one with Stephanie Connell) plus two short screenplays.  In 2016/17, she was attached to the Oxford Playhouse for a year, and has published over 30 articles.


Jo Boston, Production Manager

Jo is our production manager and makes sure our productions run smoothly with minimal disruption.   Jo originally trained as a dancer and clown, performing in the UK and France and now is a Pilates teacher.  She shames us all by walking or cycling everywhere, regardless of how many miles.


Stephanie Connell,  Creative, Casting and Marketing

Stephanie is an actor, playwright, roleplayer and web designer.  She has played numerous theatrical roles, appeared in commercials, films and corporates.  She joined Living the Drama after appearing as Gemma Briggs in Carolyn's play Silent on the Matter in 2015.     When she's not acting, she takes on the creative role of design, casting and marketing for Living the Drama.


Fran Godsal, Director

Fran is a story magpie on a mission to bring untold odysseys to the world through theatre and puppetry.  For the last 10 years she has made great theatre in the guise of a Drama teacher, and is now pursuing a freelance career as facilitator and director.   After training with the National Youth Theatre, Fran directed and performed in numerous plays in Edinburgh, York and London whilst moonlighting as an English student.  Fran then worked alongside refugee-run organisations on the Burmese border using theatre.  She won an Arts and Humanities Research Board award to complete a Masters at the Central School of Speech and Drama where she studied with the likes of Alecky Blythe, Adrian Jackson and Jatinder Verma.  Most recently Fran’s play ‘Project Q’, has toured schools in Oxfordshire, and has been filmed for wider distribution and used by the charity Stonewall.