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Michael Tonkin-Jones 

Co-Artistic Director

Michael is an actor and director from Cornwall. He a started working with the company in 2017 and is now a partner. Mike trained at East15 drama school and Aberystwyth University and has been working in theatre for over 15 years.


He has a wealth of experience and is forever stepping into different roles; more recently he has created and toured independent work, such as his 2018 show Hyde and Seek, Assistant Directed Trifle Gathering’s Endless and performed with Pipeline Theatre in Spillikin: A Love Story.


Mike has predominantly worked with Coppice as a director, having directed Science Adventures, Tales From A Haunted Bookshop and Jack Frost 1, 2 and 3. He has also written stories for Coppice, dramaturged scripts, lead workshops and created unique and innovative tech for each show.


“Children’s theatre doesn’t have to appeal to just children. Like a good Pixar film I’m forever doing my best to make sure each show has just the right blend of humour, accessibility, innovation and originality for children and adults alike.”

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