Meet the Team

Matthew Hewitt – Producer

Matthew trained at The London Academy and later at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has worked extensively in musical theatre and television acquiring West End credits as Sammy in Blood Brothers, Rooster Hannigan in Annie and Joe Vegas in Fame.

Other professional work includes national tours of Walking on Sunshine, From a Jack to a King, Wake up Little Suzie, In the Midnight Hour, One Step Beyond, Art, Audacity, Bouncers and Misery.

Mainstream television for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 include A Very Peculiar Practice, Help, Soldier Soldier, Sophia and Constance and Vanity Fair.

Matthew has also produced over a hundred productions including Evita, Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors, Hair, Fame, Grease, The Buddy Holly Story, A Chorus Line, Oliver, The Wedding Singer, Into the Woods, Spring Awakening and the widely acclaimed Les Miserables school edition 2009/2015 and Miss Saigon school edition 2016.

Matthew has also recently produced and directed ‘A mid-summer Night’s Dream’ for Wyndham Parks ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ season and will continue as Creative director for this seasons ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ with ‘Romeo and Juliet.’

I am delighted that we have been granted a performance licence by The Really Useful Group for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’ We have already met with our production designers and technical team to discuss plans for this incredible show, it’s all very exciting

Jane Hewitt – Dance Teacher

Jane studied at Birmingham University, where she gained a BA hons in Dance and Theatre arts, then later she went on to study at the ‘London School of Musical Theatre’. Jane’s  Choreography Credits include Mamma Mia, Wizard of Oz, Hair, Les MisÈrables School Edition, Aladdin and UK Tours of High School Hits. Jane’s performing credits include: Joyce in No Place Like A Home (UK National Tour), Gemma in Audacity (Lyceum, Crewe), Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (Octagon, Yeovil), Performer On Board P&O’s Cruise Ship Oriana, Karaoke Girl Sony Playstation 2 game Karaoke Singstar as well as many summer seasons and pantomimes including Wendy in Peter Pan (Theatre Royal Lincoln) Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Lincoln Drill Hall) Cinderella in Cinderella and Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (Consett and Lincoln Drill Hall)

Lee Harvey – Musical Director

Lee Harvey has been working as a professional performer for almost fifteen years. He has performed all across Europe and in many theatres in the U.K. His versatile skill range has seen him sing as a soloist at Birmingham symphony Hall, dance at the London Palladium and work as a Musical Director on numerous professional shows. Lee is still performing as part of the biggest Queen tribute band in the world “Mercury” in theatres throughout the country utilising his singing and piano skills. With a B.A.(Hons) degree in Music and Dance and a P.G.C.E. Lee teaches in schools and colleges throughout Lincolnshire.

Adam Slepowronski – Choreographer

Adam Slepowronski is a freelance theatre director, choreographer and teacher, based in Lincoln. Currently, Adam is a Lecturer in Drama at Lincoln College, and runs ‘Classes With Adam,’ dance/fitness classes for adults. Most recently, Adam choreographed CAODS’ production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the New Theatre Royal, in Lincoln. Also, he is the Associate Director of Cross Cut Theatre, an internationally renowned, award-winning theatre company. For Cross Cut, Adam has directed Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, which toured the UK and Moon Mission 54321, collaboration between Cross Cut and Moon Mission Theatre Company in London. He directed two pieces of new writing at the Greenwich Theatre for Vertical Line’s ‘Line Up’ showcases. Adam has worked for companies including Stagecoach Theatre Arts, ICU Transformational Arts and SO Academy. For The Lincoln Company, he directed Russell’s Blood Brothers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, taking the show to Poland by special invitation. Adam’s first dance film, The Silence, premiered in Covent Garden, before being broadcast internationally on Tendu Tv. It was shortlisted in the top 11 Essential Dance Films of 2012. Recently, he was the Movement Director of Green Fields Beyond, produced by BBC Lincolnshire and Fete Day Ltd. In 2015, he was the Movement Director of Jesus Christ Superstar at The Lincoln Cathedral.

Jade Goswell – Co-director

Jade currently works at the Guildhall Arts Centre Grantham as the Audience Development Officer/Box Office Supervisor, and also co-ordinates and directs their resident youth drama groups under the name, ‘D2E Youth Drama’.

She has previously directed The Addams Family Musical, The Little Mermaid Junior, RENT School Edition, High School Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Seussical the Musical, Evita and Sweeney Todd. She has also been assistant director On MJH production’s Les Mis School Edition and Miss Saigon School Edition.

Jade attended Brooksby Melton College where she did her BTEC in Acting, followed by an HNC in Performing Arts.

Jade has also done radio work for several adverts aired on GEM 106 in 2011.

Roxanne Campbell – Production Assistant

Roxanne’s interest in the theatre started with a visit to see Phantom of the Opera many years ago. Her love for all things theatrical was piqued and many more shows followed.

When her children joined GAPA (Grantham Academy of Performing Arts), she thoroughly enjoyed helping backstage looking after children of all ages. She has been lucky enough to continue her involvement with MJH Productions, now a Licensed Chaperone and also dealing with the varied and numerous administration tasks involved in bringing shows such as Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and her favourite, Phantom of the Opera to life.

Kevin Gillingham – Production Manager

Kevin has been providing stage management services for both amateur and professional theatre for  over 40 years. His professional shows include pantomime at Lincoln’s New Theatre Royal and the Drill Hall and he has also stage managed shows at Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral.

Recently, he has expanded his experience to include lighting and sound with several small amateur groups in Lincoln. Kevin was Production Manager for JCS @ St Wulframs.

Neil Martin-Lilley – Production Designer

Neil attained a first-class honours degree in Stage Management and Technical Theatre at Rose  Bruford College before working extensively in London’s fringe, the west end, regional stage management residencies and national tours. Favourite productions include ‘Grease,’ (Cambridge

Theatre), ‘Whistle Down the Wind’ (Aldwych), ‘Good Person of Setzuan’ (National Theatre) and ‘Blast!’ (Apollo Hammersmith). Local design work includes ‘The King and I’, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ (CAODS Lincoln, New Theatre Royal), ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ (Lincoln Cathedral), ‘West Side Story’, ‘Anything Goes’ (NAOS, Palace Theatre, Newark) and ‘Oliver!’ (Stroke of Genius Productions, Newark).

He is currently creating the marketing and staging designs for ‘EVITA’, to be performed at The New Theatre Royal Lincoln in November of this year.

Neil runs ‘The Complete’ which provides branding, marketing materials and websites for a huge portfolio of companies across the UK.

Lucy Wightman – Costume Designer

Lucy has enjoyed a lifelong interest in musical theatre. Although she has performed in numerous school and amateur dramatic productions, she prefers to work behind the scenes. Lucy was costume designer for JCS @ St Wulframs. She thoroughly enjoys rising to the challenge of dressing the production and realising her vision of bringing this spectacle to life.

Lucy believes that costume design is a vital art. It is a means for the communication of ideas.

Lucy is pleased to be part of this great production which has been exciting, challenging and highly rewarding and she is delighted to continue her involvement with MJH Productions.

Gemma Martin – Costume Designer/Prop’s Maker

Gemma is a keen theatre performer herself and is excited to combine her on stage and backstage knowledge to provide costumes that are comfortable, practical, and enhancing to each cast members performance. Gemma knows first-hand how costumes can enhance (or sometimes hinder) your movements, character and confidence and this was something she, and Lucy Wightman are always mindful of during the design process.

David Andrew Warman – Musical Director – Orchestra

David Andrew Warman is a Lincoln based musical director, musician, orchestrator and instrumental teacher. He started his professional career as a musician in the British Army.

Recently, David was the musical director for County Amateur Operatic Society’s production of The King And I at the New Theatre Royal, Lincoln, and orchestrator for the Northern Musical Theatre Orchestra’s debut performance, From Broadway With Love. David is the Musical Director at The Fame Academy and Musical Director for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Amateur Production for MJH Productions.

The Academy is a safe environment for students to work. All of our staff are fully CRB and police checked and we do have an on-site chaperone.