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Anthology Theatre began its life in 2002 when Bob Benton started supporting and investing in productions. Since then, we have grown into a full-scale production company, producing and managing its own work under Managing Director & Executive Producer, Lil Lambley.
Having enjoyed a 30-year career in broking and investment banking, Bob transferred his expertise to the development and production of media content. He founded Bob &Co in 2010, which rebranded as the Anthology Group in 2018. Bob has executive produced multiple productions across film, theatre, and television.
Before joining Anthology, Lil worked as a general manager in the West End, most notably at Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group. Lil has also worked as a theatre consultant with an emphasis on business affairs, budgeting and financial analysis, and contractual support and sits on the board of Headlong Theatre Company and Cranleigh Arts Centre.
Matt joins Anthology having worked previously with Ambassador Theatre Group Productions as General Manager. In recent years he has been part of producing some of the West End’s most successful musicals, but comes originally from a drama background as a company manager, director, and actor - having worked extensively in repertory theatre throughout the UK, internationally and for many years as the lead associate to Steven Berkoff.
Dom joined the Anthology team in 2016 to provide investment analysis for the Cultural Capital Fund. In addition, he now focusses on the creative development and packaging of new projects. He is also an actor with over 10 years’ experience on the stage in the West End, around the UK and internationally.
Caitlin was the first employee of Bob & Co, the original name of the Anthology group, and has worked with Bob Benton since 2010 across media operations, investment, development and production. Originally from Los Angeles, Caitlin has a background in talent management,television production and theatre.
Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Sarah started her Theatre career at Edinburgh Fringe. She then moved South to work on London 2012 Ceremonies, then as Deputy General Manager at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, alongside other Projects. She joined Anthology in December 2022 as part of the General Management Team.
Maddy joins the Anthology team from Selladoor Worldwide, where she was Creative Producer. During her time there she led on an array of national and international tours including We Will Rock You (Global Tour), Footloose (UK Tour) and Avenue Q (UK Tour). Maddy’s background is eclectic, having been brought up in dance, she initially pursued a career in choreography, before branching into various management positions. Alongside her work within organisations Maddy produces independently and has recently received a bursary from Stage One.
Originally from Italy, Martina studied Tourism and Management in Como. She studied in Spain for her last year at university and then moved to London in 2020. In July 2021 she joined the Anthology team to support the Executive Producer and the Director.
Gift is a British-Nigerian producer/director whose work focuses on new writing and stories that represent the Global-Majority. While completing her MA in Creative Producing at Mountview (2022), she was a producing intern at the Park Theatre (2021) and the National Theatre’s Hamlet for Young Audiences tour (2022). Currently, she is one of producers on Stage One’s Bridge the Gap programme.
Beth joins Anthology having just completed a Clore Fellowship in Cultural Leadership. Before that she was Head of Creative Programmes and New Work Associate for Leicester Curve specialising in the development of new work and talent. She is an experienced dramaturg and director and recently the official runner up for the Royal Theatrical Support Trust Sir Peter Hall Director’s Award and Stage One’s Bridge the Gap programme in commercial producing. She works on the creative development of new projects.
Iva L. Šimić is a producer and an actress, a recent graduate of London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has a diverse acting background, having held leading roles in the Croatian National Theatre's repertoire. She was also a part of the production teams of the International Theatre Festival MESS, Postfest Festival and the Sarajevo Film Festival, one of Europe's largest film festivals. Iva is passionate about bold and thought-provoking storytelling.
Originally from Mumbai, Surabhi has worked at the National Centre for the Performing Arts as an assistant producer, curator and stage manager. In London, she has worked at Jamie Wilson Productions and at the Shaftesbury Theatre. She is currently on the final leg of her Master's in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London. She joins Anthology as a part of Stage One's Trainee Producer Placement Programme.