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 all the arts together in Guildford every July as part of The Fringe.

Guildford Fringe is also made up of Guildford Fringe Theatre Company which runs through out the entire year, Guildford Fringe Festival which runs throughout July, Guildford Fringe Events who supply entertainment for weddings, corporate events and private parties and Guildford Fringe Performing Arts who 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 eventually promoted to Dance Captain and Production Manager.

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







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.






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 heavily involved with promotion and marketing of events.







Amanda Masters – Board Member


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 (the BID for Guildford).

Amanda is a director of Guildford Fringe Festival and her roles include business advising and promoting The 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 quality video.

Chris is also a published author and playwright.