Chapterhouse open air theatre

Introducing The Chapterhouse Team

Richard Main


Under Richard’s ownership, Chapterhouse has toured significant historic venues and theatres throughout the UK, Europe, and China for over twenty years. His background is in event management and performance, having worked with and for companies ranging from The National Trust, English Heritage, Sony, and GlaxoSmithKline. Richard was a member of avant-garde/jazz band 4,000,000 Telephones, releasing several acclaimed records and touring the UK and Europe. In the 90s, he produced for the Lincoln Mystery Plays, the Lincoln Shakespeare Company, and numerous regional East Midlands music and theatre events.

In 1999 Chapterhouse was created specifically to tour Shakespearean productions, but it has grown to be one of the foremost classical literature touring companies in the UK.

John Maven


After training in IT and Administration, John joined the company in 2001, and has since become a valuable member of the office team. He currently designs the publicity material, turns the office PCs off and on again when they go wrong, and gets to be involved in all aspects of office admin. Away from work, he enjoys listening to an eclectic mix of music, watching films, reading science fiction, trawling the internet, League of Legends, football, and pondering the vastness of the universe. John is currently working hard at cultivating a beard, which has been described as ‘kingly’ by interested observers.

Andy Mullins


Andy trained as an actor at the University of Glamorgan and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Since graduating, he has gone on to perform in a wide range of theatre, from performing Shakespeare at the National Theatre’s Watch This Space festival to playing the Pantomime Dame in several national seasonal tours. As well as performing, he has a strong interest in the production side of theatre. He has worked as a production manager for national tours and has also assistant directed for various productions over the years. He first worked for Chapterhouse in 2004, performing in their national tour of As You Like It, and is thrilled to now be part of the production team.

Sandra Staniszewska


Sandra joined Chapterhouse Theatre Company in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant having completed qualifications in Extended Diploma Art & Design at Lincoln College. During her time with the company Sandra has successfully instigated and promoted a Fine Art and Print company Isabella Arts which has helped to raise money for Chapterhouse during the pandemic and has also developed her skills in theatre management to now become Marketing and Administration Manager. Sandra is looking forward to working with all our venues to make summer a huge success. She continues to progress her own artwork and is developing as an artist, she particularly enjoys painting in the open air.

Simon Nicholson


Simon is a freelance designer based in Lincoln. He has been involved in web development for many years but he started out as an illustrator for a chocolate company and designed greetings cards for both the U.S. and British markets.

Most of his spare time is devoted to drama of one kind or another as he is a Trustee and committee member for Lincoln Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.