Three new lakeside associates

Published: 6 September 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Melina Barnett
Lee Mattinson
Louie Whitemore

Theatre By The Lake in Keswick welcome three associate artists: playwright Lee Mattinson, designer Louie Whitemore and director and artistic facilitator Melina Barnett.

During their time as Associate Artists, TBTL will support them to explore areas of interest, develop their craft and inspire new creative projects.

Lee is an award-winning playwright originally from Workington. His most recent play Hares was shortlisted for The Bruntwood Prize, and he is currently under commission by Theatre by the Lake, Southpaw Dance, The Letter Room, Kielder Observatory and Elevator Productions.

Louie is an Olivier Award-nominated theatre designer from Ullswater, Cumbria. She has designed numerous productions for TBTL in the past including Tom’s Midnight Garden (2022), Single Spies, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Dear Uncle (2018) and Handbagged (2017)

Melina is a creative facilitator, producer and director who first engaged with TBTL whilst working with local communities on Jacaranda in 2021.