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Theatre Makers in Huddersfield.

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Meet The Team

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Joe Geddes

Joe is an actor and theatre maker interested in Queer storytelling, Shakespeare and comic books.

He played 'The Groom' in A Respectable Wedding, 'Ben' in 18 Victoria, directed In The Bones and is a founding member of Root & Branch Productions. Joe is playing 'Tom' in our newest production Danny Echo.

Joe has performed up and down the country and has turned his hand at many things like flipping burgers, flogging iPhones and writing funny tweets.

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Prue Griffiths

Prue is an actor, communications professional, theatre director and theatre maker. 


A founding member of Root and Branch, she played 'The Wife' in A Respectable Wedding and 'Kate' in In the Bones. She is directing our new production, Danny Echo, and leads on all aspects of marketing and communications for the company. She does a bit of producing too.


Prue is passionate about the capacity of the arts to change how people feel about themselves. In her other life, she has worked in communications and marketing for decades. She loves being older, speaking up, and her greyhound Sadie. 

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Julie Root

Julie is an actor, director, lover of big dogs, house plants and haute cuisine.


She directed 18 Victoria, played 'Dee' in In The Bones, 'The Mother' in A Respectable Wedding and is stage manager for our latest production Danny Echo. She is one of the founding members of Root & Branch Productions.

In her former life she was a drama teacher crafting and inspiring the likes of Lena Headey, Jodie Whittaker and Daniel Kitson. 

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Lynne Whitaker

Lynne is an actor and director of a certain age.


She is an avid traveller to exotic places and bon vivant.

Also a founding member of Root and Branch she directed our first production A Respectable Wedding, stage managed both 18 Victoria and In the Bones and plays Dr Kane in Danny Echo our latest production.

Following a 40 year career as a civil servant, where she tackled spreadsheets and a variety of government ministers, she returned to her first love, theatre.

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