Our Committee

John Whelan

People's Company was founded in 2014 by John Whelan.

John continues to share his passionate for theatre alongside industry professionals and locals alike, bringing the Southwark community together.

Melissa Lock

Melissa has been performing since she was 9 then continued to study and perform through to university and is now a qualified drama teacher. She has been performing at the Southwark Playhouse since 2015


Stephanie has a history in the Performing Arts, and has explored different performance spaces including stage, film, and pageants. Looking for a new creative outlet, she was delighted to join the company in 2019.


Joining as a complete novice in 2014, Mina feels she has learnt so much from others’ experience & expertise. “Highlights  have been different historical characters throughout Walworth and performing Puck in Elephant Park in 2019.”