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

Katie Welford
Katie Welford
Digital Community Engagement Producer
Katie is a Creative Producer living in South London. She delivered two national artworks for interactive theatre company non zero one – put her forward (2018) and DAWNS (2020), which were commissioned by Heritage Open Days and the National Trust respectively. In 2015, she was co-Director of the Small is Beautiful Festival, held at the Centre for Alternative Technology in mid-Wales. This creative weekend engaged the public in low-carbon technology and practical solutions to climate change. Katie worked in the charity sector for a decade, most significantly as Communications Manager for Publish What You Fund – an open data organisation campaigning for transparency in international aid. She also led GoodGym Lambeth, a running group that volunteers in the local community and supports isolated older people, from 2016-2019.
Katie grew up in Northamptonshire and is enjoying learning more about the history of her home county with the 60 Miles project!
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The team

Core Team
Andy Routledge (Project Manager, Director)
Courtenay Johnson (Project Manager, Producer)
Katie Welford (Digital Community Engagement Producer)
The Show
Subika Anwar-Khan, Jo Blake, Alice Boyd, Helen Crevel, Davin Eadie, Claire Humphires, Courtenay Johnson, Ryan Leder, Lizzy Leech, Dan McGarry, Andy Routledge, Joshua Val Martin
Subika Anwar-Khan (Northampton) and Ryan Leder (Corby) 
Oral Histories
Andy Routledge, with training from Oral History Society
Further Recruitment to commence shortly
Documentary Film
Eight Engines
Photo Stories
Christian Sinibaldi
Old Town New Town
Sabine Coady Schäbitz and Bob Colenutt (New Town Heritage Research Network)
Consultant Project Evaluator
Christopher Elmer Gorry (Warts and All Theatre)
Website and Poster Design
Adam Blakemore (Strelka)
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 freelance creatives, the majority of whom are based in Northamptonshire.
You can check out the roles we are currently recruiting on our Jobs page.
There will be numerous ways you can get involved in the project, from paid positions, volunteering and sharing your stories.

Photo credit: Adam Blakemore (Strelka)

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