Artistic & Executive Team:

Tim Cook (Artistic & Executive Director)


After graduating as an actor from RADA, Tim formed Broken Silence Theatre in 2013. He has since been involved in writing groups at the Royal Court Theatre, RADA and New Writing South, and was Literary Manager of the Drayton Arms Theatre. 

He is a producer, director and award-winning playwright. 

Sophie Drake (Resident Director) 


Sophie is a graduate of the University of Leeds and trained under Michael Grandage for his production of Red at the Wyndham's Theatre.


She joined the company as Resident Director after directing My Boys as part of Voices From Home (Volume Three) at Theatre503.

Creative Team:

Ella Dorman-Gajic (Creative Associate) 

Ella is a spoken word poet, writer and actor from Brighton. She joined Broken Silence Theatre as our first ever Writer in Residence, before becoming Creative Associate. 


She is currently developing a number of projects with the company, following the success of her short play Trust, which premiered as part of Voices From Home (Volume One) at the Old Red Lion Theatre.  

Alice Flynn (Writer in Residence) 


Alice is a recent graduate from University of Birmingham, now currently based in Reading. After completing her BA in Drama & English Literature, Flynn now writes reviews and features for Her first short play, We Need To Talk., was a solo show about menstrual blood, sex education, and Hollywood horror movies.

Mark Daniels (Writer in Residence) 


Mark aims to write scripts that tackle bigger topics through everyday, human stories – with a few laughs thrown in for good measure. Class and LGBT+ themes feature heavily. He’s had three full-length pieces produced on the London fringe scene: Tinderella (Canal Cafe Theatre), N89 (Matchstick Theatre) and The Institute of Nuts (Matchstick Theatre).

Lewis Wood (Script Reader) 


Lewis Wood is a playwright based in London, who focuses his work around mental health issues, using theatre and storytelling as a medium to talk about issues that are taboo elsewhere. He has had plays performed in London, Loughborough, the Edinburgh Fringe, and a transfer to Heidelberg in Germany.

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