The Board

Our Board:

Nick Wyschna – Managing Director

Nick Wyschna trained in Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music where he graduated in 2006. As an actor he has performed in London, on UK tours, International Tours, in TV commercials and various cabarets around the world.

Nick set up Guildford Fringe in 2012 and has been producing theatre, comedy clubs and burlesque cabarets ever since. He is passionate about bringing the arts together in Guildford every July as part of The Fringe.

Guildford Fringe is made up of Guildford Fringe Theatre Company which runs through out the year, Guildford Fringe Festival which runs throughout July, Guildford Fringe Events which supply entertainment for weddings, corporate events and private parties and Guildford Fringe Performing Arts which bring the West End to Guildford with kids workshops.




Charlotte Bateup - General Manager

Charlotte Bateup – General Manager


Charlotte trained in at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. She made a career as a dancer on cruise ships for 1o years where she was promoted to Dance Captain and Production Manager.

Charlotte joined Guildford Fringe in January 2016. Her role includes managing Guildford Fringe Theatre Company, Guildford Fringe Festival, Guildford Fringe Performing Arts and Guildford Fringe Events.







Liz Kirk - Director

Liz Kirk – Director


Liz Kirk’s background is in Education.  She has 14 years teaching experience in secondary education, but now works independently helping students with choices about what to study at university.

Liz joined the Guildford Fringe team in 2016 and is involved with the day to day running of the company.









Amanda has worked in Guildford since 2006 for Eagle Radio and Surrey Chambers of Commerce but most recently as the General Manager of Experience Guildford.

Amanda is a bad member of Guildford Fringe Festival and her roles include business arising and marketing and promotion of Guildford Fringe.






Chris Towndrow - Board Member

Chris Towndrow – Board Member


Chris Towndrow is a video marketing specialist and has extensive experience in writing, producing and promoting professional video.

Chris is also a published author and playwright and writes the Guildford Fringe Theatre Company Adult Panto each year.








Jenny Seagrove - Patron

Jenny Seagrove – Patron


Jenny Seagrove is a much loved English actress who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Jenny rose to fame playing the lead in a TV dramatisation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s A Woman of Substance and the 1983 film Local Hero. She is now well known as the character of Jo Mills in the long-running BBC drama series Judge John Deed.

Jenny is also a trustee of Mane Chance Sanctuary which she set up in 2011 and is one of Guildford Fringe Festivals chosen charities.