Who's who?

Ian Tipping - Principal

Ian has been a professional bass player and composer for many years. He has toured all over the world including residencies at the Disney Parks in North America and performing at the casino in Monte Carlo . He has worked in theatre orchestras aboard high end cruise ships, alongside such performers as Bradley Walsh, Bobby Davro and The Osmonds, amongst many others. He has composed music for various classical ensembles including the Milton Keynes City Orchestra and the Alani String Quartet. He currently spends most weekend evenings playing with his indie-rock covers band ‘The Modern Fix‘ and can often be found playing bass in the pits of local theatres.

Ellen Tipping - Choreographer

Ellen studied at Bodywork Company Cambridge, graduating in 2003 with a diploma in professional dance. Since then she has been travelling around Europe performing as a dancer with various production companies in Estonia, Stockholm and Barcelona to name a few. Ellen decided to move into teaching dance and Pilates to share her passion for dance with enthusiastic students. She has choreographed several major productions and her work has been performed in the O2 and the Royal Albert Hall.

Josh Sinclair - Director, Junior group

Now Director of the MT Junior group, Josh has been a member of the Riverside teaching team since summer 2013, originally choreographing the highly praised Matilda workshop, and then returning to choreograph Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and Lion King workshops plus the junior production of The Aristocats. He is currently a BA Musical Theatre student at the prestigious Arts Educational Schools London.

Emily Wainwright - Musical Director, Junior group

Appointed as Musical Director for the Junior group in 2014, Emily has been in the performing arts industry for more than 10 years; on stage, on screen and around the local community. She is currently studying Music at Anglia Ruskin University and has been involved in Riverside Theatre Company since 2012.


Responsible for ensuring the charity is financially sound and meeting its aims of providing local children with a performing arts experience at an affordable price.

Bob Davies   Carol Patterson   Martin West



Chairman: Kevin Miles

Secretary: Carol Patterson

Treasurer: Kim Clegg

Child Protection: Jacqui Williams

Chris Glenton

Donna McShane

Juliet Lines

Lorraine Miles

Michelle Gilbert

Leanne Buckley

Sarah Reed

Production Committee

Production Manager: Chris Glenton

Simon Todd

Kevin Miles

Ian Tipping

Kim Clegg

Lorraine Miles