Who’s Who

The Bear Pit Theatre Board

Our Board is chaired by Simon Allen and is made up of 6 directors, chosen for their skills and experience. They work closely with our volunteers and Associate Artists in leading and steering the company.

Patron of The Bear Pit

Actress Kim Hartman is our Patron. For more information about Kim, please click here

KIm Hartman

Kim Hartman


The Bear Pit Theatre Company

The Bear Pit Theatre Company is led by our Artistic Director David Mears, who has extensive experience as a performer, producer and director. David works closely with a team of Associate Artists, including directors, writers, actors and designers – who help to determine our artistic programming.

Key biographies

Our Board of Directors:

David Mears, Artistic Director

Simon Allen, Chairman

Pamela Hickson, Vice Chair

David Derrington, Finance Director

Charlotte Froud

Natalie Danks-Smith

Roger Ganner

The Bear Pit Theatre Limited is a not-for-profit company and a registered charity no: 1156259.