About us

From the Mill Theatre Company formed in 2014 after the original members met at an evening class held at the Lowry Theatre, Salford.

We are proud to have had our work performed at venues including the Lowry, the Bluecoat, the Roundabout theatre, World Museum Liverpool and the Buxton Fringe festival.

We aim to produce new work that asks questions about our place in the world and tell the stories of ordinary people in extraordinary ways.

Our name is a tribute to the theatre that brought us together and L.S Lowry’s painting “Coming from the Mill”.

Jennifer Campbell

Jennifer is one of the founding members of From the Mill. Primarily an actor, Jennifer also writes, directs and produces for the company.

Jennifer is very passionate about acting, and has been performing from a very young age. After growing up in Macclesfeld, working with local theatre groups and the National Youth Music Theatre, Jennifer moved to Manchester, and performed in a range of productions with the Royal Exchange Theatre for a number of years.

Jennifer has also worked with Punchdrunk and Adam Curtis, while performing in ‘It Felt Like a Kiss’ in the 2009 Manchester International Festival. More recently, she has performed with Just Add Water Theatre Company at the Lowry, in ‘Bobby’.

Jennifer is also very passionate about physical geography, and is currently studying a PhD, researching past environmental change in Morocco at the University of Manchester. Her other hobbies include reading, swimming, going to the theatre and the cinema and going to see live music.

Matthew Forey

Matthew has pursued his love for acting for a number of years now. He attained a drama studies degree at De Montfort University whilst also performing in a number of shows at the Curve theatre in Leicester. He is a recent graduate of East 15 Acting school which is where he found his love of devising performances.

Recently Matthew has toured theatre in the UK and France and has also been collaborating with fellow students of East 15 in writing and devising new theatre.

Matthew is also passionate about teaching. Having gained a qualification in drama teaching, he has gone on to teach young people acting in academies

Lucy Hilton Jones

Lucy is an actor and writer based in Manchester. Since graduating
from Manchester School of Theatre (Man Met) in 2015 she has
been involved in a variety of projects and performances in this city
and across the UK.

Theatre: A Kidnapping (Hope Mill Theatre), I’m Standing Next To You (Whitworth Art Gallery and HOME), Women of Troy (Capitol Theatre) and Romeo and Juliet (HOME).  Lucy has taken part in educational plays and workshops for Odd Arts Theatre.

Lucy also writes and performs with film production company Orangudann.

Tom Hodson

As well as being one of the founding members of From the Mill, Tom also acts, writes, produces and directs for the company. Tom is originally from Cheshire; he was an active member of Cheshire Youth Theatre, National Youth Theatre and directed his first play “Bugsy Malone” whilst at St Nicholas’s Catholic High School.

Tom has undertaken periods of training with LIPA and LAMDA.

Writing; Life’s Witness (Lowry studio, Page to Stage festival and Buxton fringe), Factory (Grin theatre company, Liverpool), Manchester Story (#HEREANDNOW at The Lowry and Paines Plough) and I’m Standing Next To You (Whitworth Art Gallery and HOME).

Directing: Bugsy Malone, The Shape of Things, I’m Standing Next to You and Bedlam.

Awards : Best Director (Ludaas 2007), Most Innovative Production (GM Fringe 2016).

We can't forget two very special people who helped found From the Mill.....

Luke Helly

Peter Easterbrook