Open Air Theatre productions of Literary Classics

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.

Daniel Hutchinson


Suffolk-born Daniel came to Lincoln in 2004 to read History & Politics at the University of Lincoln, eventually becoming President of the Students’ Union. He fell in love with the city and settled here. For 10 years he worked at an auction house as a researcher, valuer and auctioneer before joining Chapterhouse in 2021. He assists with many aspects of Chapterhouse administration to ensure the cogs keep turning.

Daniel has a myriad of interests outside of work: volunteer at the East Anglia Transport Museum since the age of 14, past presenter and producer of Say It With Music at Siren Radio, regular attendee of Edwardian and 1940s events across the country, devotee of classical music, amateur historian on railways and liners… the list goes on!

Daisy Lochhead


Daisy joined Chapterhouse Theatre Company in May 2021 after 4 years of study in Event Production and Event Management at Access Creative College in Lincoln. She has recently enjoyed touring with 21st Century ABBA with Chapterhouse and is looking forward to working on even more events, strengthening her skills, and seeing more amazing places across the country. Her favourite part of planning events is working in a team, bouncing ideas around the room, and watching it all pay off as the show begins.

Daisy’s interests include long walks with the dog, digging though Dad’s record collection, and gaming with friends.