The Team

David Lockwood


David co-founded The Bike Shed Theatre in 2010, having trained as an actor and director in Exeter. In the first three years of the organisation’s history, he directed most of the productions, focussing on new writing. He has just completed a Clore Leadership Fellowship.

David leads the organisation and curates the programme. He is managing the capital project for the creation of the Boat Shed. He can be contacted here.

Kelly Johnson

Director of Strategy & Communications 

Kelly joined The Bike Shed Theatre in 2015, having worked for Soho Theatre, the Royal Court, MJE Productions and, most recently, Exeter Phoenix. Alongside her work for the Bike Shed, she is a consultant for Kaleider.

Kelly leads on Communications and Strategy for the Bike Shed, as well as overseeing the operations of the organisation. She can be contacted here.

Bérengère Ariaudo De Castelli

Theatre Manager 

Bérengère (AKA ‘B’) joined The Bike Shed Theatre full-time in 2017 having volunteered since 2016. She has previously worked for Playful Productions, DV8 Physical Theatre, National Theatre Productions and Theatre Royal Stratford East and co-founded London Grey & Green Theatre Company for whom she still consults.

Bérengère is responsible for the operational management of the Bike Shed. She can be contacted here.

Justine Bock

Bar Manager 

Justine joined The Bike Shed Theatre in 2011, having graduated from the University of Exeter. She initially worked in the theatre in technical and directing roles, before moving behind the bar. In 2015, Justine became Bar Manager. She has a passion for cocktails and unusual spirits, and is often found behind the bar tinkering and trying out new things.

Justine is responsible for the management of the bar and private hires. She can be contacted here.

David Williams

Music Promoter 

Often referred to as the ‘Other David’, having been at the Bikeshed since 2011, is one of the longest standing members of the team, literally as well chronologically. Being involved with the Bike Shed in many ways, including Bar Manager, he knows the heart and soul of the place well.

David is the music booker & promoter  for the Bike Shed Theatre and he can be contacted here

Alex Jackson

Marketing and Sales Officer 

Alex joined The Bike Shed Theatre in 2015, having completed a Digital Apprenticeship at social enterprise Cosmic, where he subsequently worked. Alex has a strong interest in theatre and is involved in several amateur theatre groups in East Devon.

Alex is responsible for the day-to-day management of marketing and sales. He can be contacted here.

Emily Souter Johnson

Framework Producer 

Emily joined The Bike Shed Theatre in 2016, having worked for various festivals and arts organisation in Bristol and London.  Emily initially trained as a fine artist but now performs comedy, clowning and cabaret.

Emily is responsible for the artist development opportunities at The Bike Shed Theatre.  She can be contacted here.

The Trustees


In 2013, The Bike Shed Theatre became a charity, with a board of trustees.

They are Andrew Macbean, Anna Matthews, David Prescott, Penny Scott, Emma Stenning (Chair) and Neal Whitfield.