Former bikini model, artist, chambermaid, hairdresser, cleaner, and caterer, Sarah has been in charge of finance and administration at Hope Street for several years now. Originally from Buckinghamshire, Sarah studied Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University. Sarah prefers to make her own tea, since other members of staff can't always be trusted to do the job properly. In her spare time, she likes to fly to Italy, play the piano and violin, listen to Puccini and dubstep - not always at the same time.
Sarah is frequently kept awake worrying that Hope Street and, indeed, the world, revolve around her.
Roisin is a proper Londoner, born and bred. She fell in love with the city of Liverpool having studied Drama at Liverpool John Moores University, 2011-2014. Straight after graduating Roisin took part in the Emerging Artists Programme at Hope Street, as the Emerging Director. However, this was a varied role as she also took part in performance, eg as a dog (literally) for 4 hours, and as a glamorous film noir lady in a short film. Roisin has worked and continues to work with Walk the Plank and The Kazimier Productions, as a freelance performance director and within production. She has a range of performance skills, including puppeteering for The Lantern Company and VIP Puppets. As a freelance director, Roisin produces her own work not only for outdoor events but also for theatre, including 'Scadán' as part of The Liverpool Irish Festival 2016.
Montserrat is a theatrical jack of all trades... almost. Trained as an actress in her native Spain and at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier in London, and combined acting and directing from early on in her (long) career. She has produced her own work, especially as joint-artistic director of the small scale theatre company Dende Collective and has been teaching regularly in places like East 15, Mountiew Drama School, National Youth Theatre of GB and venues like Contact Theatre in Manchester or Lyric Hammersmith in London to aspiring young actors. She managed to not put them off; some of them even have successful careers! She has recently made the move from London to the North and is passionate about Liverpool and Hope Street. In one of her many theatrical lives, she worked as a performer in a Japanese theme park... her love for sushi stems from those days.
The ageless Peter Ward has been been a slave to the development of emerging artists in Liverpool for quite some time... Born and dragged up in Sheffield, he decided he'd like to be a train driver when he grew up, but his hatred of grime put paid to that ambition. He then decided he'd like to be a solicitor so trained for one year in Nottingham. Realising that he wasn't clever enough to be a legal eagle, and that it was the wigs, dressing up and drama of it all that was what interested him in law, he moved to Liverpool at the tender age of n-n-n-nineteen to study Drama. A lifelong devotee of Bette Midler, Peter worships sun-god Ra, drives a big American car and mixes a mean cocktail. Favourite tipple: Rakı. Favourite food: Octopus. Favourite film: Waterloo Bridge. Peter occasionally calls Sarah in the early hours of the morning to reassure her that the world, and indeed, Hope Street don't revolve around her.