Welcome the Flintlock Theatre - an original theatre company in Oxford

Honorary Patron: Ian Ricketts

Robin Colyer | Co-Artistic Director

Robin trained at Guildford School of Acting. His work as an actor has taken him to some of the UK's most prominent venues, including the Barbican Theatre, Edinburgh Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe and many appearances at the Watermill Theatre. In 2010, Robin made his directorial debut remounting the award-winning production of Spend! Spend! Spend! at the Watermill Theatre.


Robin's career to date has been diverse, including work as a double-bassist, composition for theatre, fight direction and stage combat teaching (BADC & APC qualified) and the co-devising of several innovative pieces of installation theatre with Indra's Web for the Barbican Art Gallery.


His passion for passing on skills to the younger generation has led him to be involved with various youth theatre companies, and in 2010 Robin founded the Oxford Academy of Performing Arts, with co-principal Anna Glynn.

Anna Glynn | Co-Artistic Director

After studying English Literature at Durham University, Anna went on to train at Guildford School of Acting where she won the Sir Michael Redgrave Award and the Principal's Award for acting.


Anna's theatre credits include a UK tour with the Birmingham Stage Company's adaptation of the popular children's novel, Skellig; Belle in A Christmas Carol for Creation Theatre; Grusha in The Caucasian Chalk Circle for Blackeyed Theatre, and a series of literary cabarets for Scary Little Girls in association with The Theatre, Chipping Norton. Anna played the roles of Anna and Bobchinsky in Flintlock's 2012 production of The Government Inspector.


Together with Flintlock artistic director Robin Colyer, Anna founded the Oxford Academy of Performing Arts.

Associate Artists

William Alder
Stage Manager and Technical Designer: Don Q (2014-15); The Government Inspector (2015) Educating Oxford (2015)

Ben Ashton

Actor: Educating Oxford (2015)

Jeremy Barlow
Actor: The Governent Inspector (2012-15); Don Q (2014-15)

Francesca Binefa
Actor: The Governent Inspector (2012-15); Space to Think (2013); Don Q (2014-15), Educating Oxford (2015)

Samuel Davies
Actor: The Governent Inspector (2012-15); Space to Think (2013); Don Q (2014-15)

Carla Freeman
Actor: Don Q R&D (2014)

Christopher Hawes
Actor: The Government Inspector R&D (2012)
Workshop Leader: Commedia & Mask Work

Sarah Mardel
Actor: The Government Inspector R&D (2012)
Workshop Leader: Puppetry

Fergus Nimmo
Stage Manager and Lighting Designer: The Goverment Inspector (2013)

Katie Prosser
Actor: Space to Think (2013)

Emily May Smith
Actor: Don Q R&D (2014)

Amy Tweed
Actor: Educating Oxford (2015)

Anna Wheatley
Actor: Don Q R&D (2014)