Niki Woods

I am the Artistic Director of the New Adelphi Theatre, responsible for programming a diverse season of events that responds to student-facing curriculum and staff research.

I have been an associate artist with Blast Theory for over twenty years, touring nationally and internationally with Blast Theory, Plane Performance and Reckless Sleepers. In addition, I am a board member for Reckless Sleepers theatre company. 

I am a Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Practice at the University of Salford, and recently co-edited with Dr Tracy Crossley an online book for Digital Theatre+: Making Postdramatic Theatre – A Handbook of Devising Exercises.

Sam Ingleson

I am the Associate Dean of Engagement, Enterprise & Partnerships in the School of Arts and Media.

I love being part of this team and I support the theatre through: writing funding bids, developing community events, and working with industry to create new partnerships.

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Mark Fox

I am the New Adelphi Theatre Venue Manager. I manage contracts, finance and external hires of our spaces. I’m also the Performance Coordinator within the Directorate of Performance, English and Creative Writing. I have worked at the University of Salford since 2006, in a variety of roles such as theatre technician and academic fellow. 

I also work with my own Children’s Theatre Company Colour The Clouds, and have worked with various Manchester based companies on shows such as Yesterday When I Was Young (HOPE Theatre), The Boy With Tape on His Face (Gag Reflex) and Hidden (Black Toffee). I was also the technical manager for 24:7 Theatre Festival from 2010 to 2015.

I look forward to welcoming you to our venue.

0161 295 6019

Hannah Briggs

I am the Box Office and Marketing Coordinator for the New Adelphi Theatre, managing the Theatre’s ticket sales online and operating our Box Office in person for external shows. I also operate as our Graphic Designer and handle the Theatre’s statistics.

I graduated from the University of Salford in Drama and Creative Writing, and am a published author, poet, and aspiring playwright. I am currently undertaking a Masters degree in Visual Communication to develop my graphic design practice. 

You can find out more about myself and my writing here.


Georgia Lynch

I am the Performance and Front of House Coordinator, working as part of the New Adelphi Theatre team and within the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies. 

I coordinate Front of House for, and the logistics behind, the curricular events and festivals undertaken by our Performance, Technical Theatre, Media and Comedy students. 

I also coordinate Front of House for our professional season of work, and the many other events that we host at the New Adelphi Theatre. 

Outside of the university, I am an Ensemble Assistant for the Onstage section of The Lowry’s Stage Directions programme. Through this theatre making programme, I support young people as they learn new skills and grow in confidence as performers. 

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Charlotte Cropper

I’m Charlotte, the Front of House and Audience Development Assistant for the New Adelphi Theatre.    

I work closely with Georgia to support the Front of House delivery for our many eclectic events, both in the logistics and practical on-the-ground running of the theatre alongside our Ushers.   

The other side of my role is managing the New Adelphi Theatre and UoS_Performance social media accounts. The UoS_Performance Instagram highlights the work of emerging artists from Media, Theatre, Comedy and Technical Theatre you can follow us here. I am responsible for promoting our shows and reaching as many audience members as possible through our online output and our internal University systems, such as our Blackboard Site.   

I also work outside of this role as a Stand-Up Comedian, Presenter and Comedy Club Facilitator.

Laurence Boot

I am the Technical Manager for Performance, Music & Dance at the University of Salford. I lead a fantastic team of technical staff who operate and maintain all of our live performance spaces, and I work with the wider Theatre team in the development of our venue.

Outside of the University, I love creating music and have been playing for almost twenty years.

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