Sarah Penney and Danielle Harris join the team

By 1 September 2023Uncategorised

Middle Child welcome a new senior producer and general and production manager to the team

Sarah Penney, who has been working as interim senior producer part-time since February, takes on the role full-time from 12 September.

Danielle Harris will also join the company as general and production manager, starting in January 2024.

Sarah Penney

Sarah Penney. Photo by Matthew Booth.

Sarah is the previous producer for Absolutely Cultured, part of fierce, feminist, fun company The Roaring Girls and chair of Hull-based theatre company Concrete Youth.

She is also a graduate of the University of Hull’s theatre and drama programme.

Sarah said: “I feel very privileged to join Middle Child permanently as their senior producer during this pivotal time for the company, as it looks forward to developing more brave, brilliant work and supporting local artists to reach their potential.

“Being both an audience member and an actor supported by Middle Child in the past, I know first-hand the impact that they have on the local and national arts ecology.

Sarah will also star in this year’s panto, Red Riding Hood, taking a short break from producing duties to appear on stage at Social.

Danielle Harris, general and production manager

Danielle Harris. Photo by Matthew Booth.

Meanwhile Danielle Harris has worked with Middle Child in the past as deputy stage manager for Modest, There Should Be Unicorns and The Canary and the Crow, as well as various pantomimes.

Her other recent work in a variety of production roles includes Dante (From Below), Mumsy (Hull Truck Theatre) and The Awakening (Leeds 2023). She is also a graduate of the University of Hull theatre programme.

Danielle said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team as general and production manager in 2024. Middle Child are a brilliant company whose work and ethos I truly admire, so I’m very excited to become a part of it all on a permanent basis.”

Sarah added: “Bringing Danielle on board as general and production manager is also super exciting, and I can’t wait to work together on some really explosive upcoming work.”