The Company



Artistic Director

Florence trained with Fourth Monkey Theatre Company and the National Youth Theatre. Her work for the company includes creative development, access, bringing new projects into realisation, casting, managing venue relationships, funding and developing the company’s growing engagement work in schools, community groups and alongside venues. 

Florence is also a freelance director with recent credits including Assistant Director for Inside Pussy Riot by Les Enfants Terribles. She has also been a Production Assistant for Jamie Wilson Productions and shadowed Improbable‘s rehearsal process for ‘The Bear’, going on to gain ongoing mentoring from co-artistic director, Lee Simpson.

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Fleur Rooth


Principal Artist + Events Coordinator

Fleur has trained with The National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Film Academy.

Since then she has played leading roles in multiple film projects, including ‘The Sampson Killings’ which was released in Autumn 2013.

Fleur’s work for The Zoo includes playing ‘Sara’ in The Hive, Scarlet in ‘The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon’, and as part of the ensemble/ devising team for Monotone Man. Fleur also co-produced Zoo Co’s Halloween Spectacular at Groombridge Place’s Enchanted Forest and manages other events for the company.

Fleur is also an accredited Personal Trainer, and will have the Zoo Animals whipped into shape in no time!

Timothy Kelly

Technical Manager and Associate Artist

Timothy Kelly is a technical theatre creative, specialising in lighting and projection design. He also works as a production manager, stage manager, production electrician, and as a photographer. He can sometimes also be found on stage, most recently with his solo show ‘Two Thousand Tims’.

Tim first worked with Zoo Co in early 2018, as the touring technician for Giant, and since then has designed the projection and built a bespoke captioning engine for Sirens, oversaw the technical install of Theatre on the High Street, and even developed an app for Perfect Show For Rachel!


Hedley (Jimmy) Roach

Associate Artist

Hedley trained (Choo Choo) at the Wessex Academy Of Performing Arts in sunny Weston-Super-Mare and at the BRIT School in even sunnier Selhurst.

Hedley first joined Zoo Co Theatre Co. for Monotone Man, and continued working with them in The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon and GIANT.

Over the last few years he has been a puppeteer in the Bafta Nominated MANoMAN, toured the UK in several productions, and appeared in several short films.


Marissa Beatty

Board Member + Co-founder


Charlotte Driessler

Associate Artist


Andy Skipper

Associate Artist


Freddie Crossley

Associate Artist


Rosalind Hoy

Creative Producer

Rosalind joined The Zoo Co during the development of The Hive in 2013. Since then she has taken on the role of Creative Producer and performed in every production.

In her producing role for Zoo Co, Rosalind is responsible for company management, marketing, liaising with venues, scheduling, accounting, casting and creative producing. Rosalind also curates the programme for Caterham ArtsHouse and is currently co-directing The Tempest at Warwick School with Florence.

Alongside her work for Zoo Co, Rosalind is a freelance producer and arts administrator. Credits include Austentatious West End transfer and The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company.

For bookings, press and any producer related enquiries, contact Rosalind at:


Nick Gilbert


Principal Artist + Writer

Nick’s work for The Zoo includes playing ‘Koto’ in The Hive, which he co-wrote with Flo, and ‘Clive’ in ‘The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon’, which he also co-wrote and devised with the company. Nick played the title role in ‘Monotone Man’, Zoo Co’s outdoor show at Lyric Hammersmith.

Nick performed in ‘The Herd’ as Simon, the play’s central character, and was awarded with The Best Young Actor Award for his portrayal.

Nick is also a professional fire performer, specifically working in Fire Poi performance. This came in particularly handy during The Zoo’s Halloween spectacular at Groombridge Place, where Nick played a fire spinning mutinous pirate! He is currently training in acrobatics at NCCA whilst leading a solo project exploring masculinity, supported by Zoo Co.


Mark Aspinall

Associate Artist + Composer

Musical Director credits include: & JULIET (Shaftesbury Theatre); GUYS AND DOLLS and SWEET CHARITY (Royal Exchange Theatre); TITANIC (UK tour, Charing Cross Theatre & Toronto); THE BAND (UK Tour); THREE PHANTOMS (Parisian Theatre); TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT (World Premiere, Chichester Festival Theatre); THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH (World Premiere, UK tour); THE WICKER HUSBAND (Workshop); MACK AND MABEL (Southwark Playhouse); CINDERELLA (Qdos, Cliffs Pavilion). Musical Supervisor credits include: TITANIC (Charing Cross Theatre) Musical Supervisor & Orchestrator credits include: RAGTIME (Charing Cross Theatre). Assistant Musical Director credits include: CITY OF ANGELS (Donmar Warehouse); THE PAJAMA GAME (Shaftesbury Theatre). Keyboard credits include: Keyboard 1, STEPHEN WARD (Aldwych Theatre). Composition for theatre includes: MULTISTORY (RSC Workshop); OF MICE AND MEN (UK Tour); SIRENS, GIANT; and THE GIRL WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH THE MOON (ZooCo). Mark is Music Associate on the 2019 Universal film adaptation of CATS.


Liberty Bliss

Associate Artist + Choreographer

Liberty has trained at Fourth Monkey Theatre Company and The National Youth Theatre. Since then Liberty has focused her attention in devised and physical theatre with credits including movement choreographer for ‘The Blind Truth’ at The Lyric Hammersmith and movement choreographer and actor for Messy by Zoo Co.

She also works a a performer for The Flying Seagull project and has clowned her way through Europe bringing smiles to those in need.
Liberty came on board with Zoo Co straight out of school and has loved watching the company grow and develop through the years. She continues to enjoy coming onboard for any project or opportunity they may throw at her.

Folarin Akinmade

Associate Artist + Photographer


Jason Nolan