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Amy Bonsall

co-Artistic Director

Amy has worked as a freelance director for 15 years and has directed productions for Bilimankhwe (in Malawi and the UK), as well as touring productions throughout the UK and Ireland.  She specialises in contemporary adaptations of classical text, but has also developed and directed new work, most recently a production of Oysters (UK tour and Australia).  

Brian comes from Cork, Ireland, and has worked extensively as a director and performer, touring work in the UK, US and Ireland. He has directed and developed mainly new work, specialising in the areas of storytelling theatre and clown/comedy. He began working with Bilimankhwe in 2019.  

Brian Desmond

co-artistic Director


Associate ARTIST

Shyne is a Zimbabwean choreographer and movement director living in London. He has worked throughout Africa and Europe, and in Malawi for our sister company, Nanzikambe Arts. 

Kate Stafford

Associate ARTIST

Kate founded Bilimankhwe in 2006, and was the company's Artistic Director until she stepped down in 2019 (see Company History for more details on her work with the company). She is delighted to remain part of the company as an Associate Artist.  



Originally from Wales, Charlie is a freelance Lighting Designer. His work spans from multiple musical productions to the West End, immersive theatre, dance and opera on the National and International stage. For more info on Charlie’s work click here

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