Who we are

The core team

Andy Routledge
Andy Routledge

Founder, Director

Andy is a theatre director from Northampton. In 2018 he interviewed over 100 people and directed the preview performance of 60 MILES BY ROAD OR RAIL at Royal & Derngate. Further directing credits include WHEN WE DIED written and performed by Alexandra Donnachie (Carbon Theatre, VAULT Festival 2020), YOUR STORIES (Royal Exchange) and YEAR TEN (Just Add Milk, Tabard Theatre). Consultant director credits include LOOP (Theatre in Black/Carbon Theatre; National Tour) and SWIM (HOME; Pleasance). He devised VENTOUX with 2Magpies Theatre (Curve; Summerhall) and directed the remounted production, which has toured to over 120 venues nationally. Assistant directing credits include NEAPTIDE (reading, National Theatre), B!RTH (Royal Exchange, Wellcome Collection), HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT (Sherman Theatre, Theatre by the Lake, Royal Exchange), TWELFTH NIGHT (Royal Exchange) SWEET CHARITY (Royal Exchange), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Royal Exchange). He is an Associate Artist of National Youth Theatre, and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Northampton. He is a script reader for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and Royal Exchange. He has previously read scripts for Theatre Uncut, Young Vic and Royal & Derngate. Andy trained in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck, during which he was the resident director at Royal Exchange in 2016/2017, and English with Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham.

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Photo credit: Ben Gregory-Ring

Courtenay Johnson
Courtenay Johnson


Courtenay is a Creative Producer working on arts, community and heritage projects both locally, in the East Midlands, and nationally. She founded Carbon Theatre in 2018 to produce new work centred around equality, feminism and accessibility www.carbontheatre.org.uk . Previous productions include: WHEN WE DIED by Alexandra Donnachie (VAULT Festival 2020); LOOP (Theatre in Black; Tour 2019); BLODEUWEDD UNTOLD by Jo Blake (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2019); SEA GIRL by Isla van Tricht (in development); MISSION ABORT by Therese Ramstedt (Edinburgh Fringe 2017, VAULT Festival 2018 and London/Sweden/UK Tour 2018-19); 60 MILES BY ROAD OR RAIL (Royal & Derngate, Northampton 2018); BABY DADDY by Elinor Coleman (Assembly, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018); WELCOME...? by Lily Lowe-Myers (Hatstand Productions; Nottingham Playhouse and Bridewell Theatre); and HEAD ROT HOLIDAY by Sarah Daniels (co-produced with Weighed in Productions at the Hope Theatre, Islington). Courtenay also works as a general manager for the AURAL DIVERSITY project by Andrew Hugill based at the University of Leicester, sponsored by GN ReSound (2019). Assistant Producer credits include: THE GLAD GAME by Phoebe Frances Brown (in-development, assisting Pippa Frith) and THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING by Joy Wilkinson (Southwark Playhouse, assisting Ashley Cook, Troupe). Courtenay trained at Mountview, graduating with an MA Creative Producing in 2017, and completed placements with Finborough Theatre, Royal & Derngate Northampton, and Fuel.

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Photo credit: Ben Gregory-Ring

Photo credit: Adam Blakemore (Strelka)

The team

The Show
Subika Anwar-Khan, Jo Blake, Helen Crevel, Davin Eadie, Ryan Leder, Dan McGarry and Joshua Val Martin
Subika Anwar-Khan and Ryan Leder
Your Story
Eight Engines
Old Town New Town
Sabine Coady Schäbitz and Bob Colenutt (New Town Heritage Research Network)
Project Evaluator
Christopher Elmer Gorry (Warts and All Theatre)
Adam Blakemore (Strelka)
Ben Gregory-Ring
For all press and media enquiries, please contact Chloé Nelkin Consultancy

Want to join the team?

60 Miles by Road or Rail is delivered by dozens of Northants-based professionals. 

There are additional roles we will be recruiting to help deliver the 2020 project. These range from management roles to volunteering positions. We will be releasing further information about these on our website in March. If you would like further information sooner, you can contact Courtenay Johnson at courtenay@60milesbyroadorrail.co.uk

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