Tingewick Firm 2021

Picture of Tara

Tara Madsen

Director

hover to read more

Vision? Check. Dramatic flair? Yaaaas. The Queen's English? Why of course. If you think Tingewick isn't going to have its best year yet with Tara at the helm, you'd be Mad(sen). Imagination flows freely with this drama dynamo, so you'd better prepare for a panto like never before!

Picture of Meirian

Meirian Evans

Producer

hover to read more

Meirian definitely feels hEvans-sent with her meticulous organisation and boundless enthusiasm. Somehow, she fits this in around her degree, working seemingly full time in staff testing, rowing and captaining the blues sailing squad. No wonder nobody knew her in preclinical…

Picture of Gayatri

Gayatri Tadikamalla

Treasurer

hover to read more

Treasurer of Tingewick is a big task, and we're so lucky to have Gayatri looking after it, with her experience in organising an incredible number of student-run charities, initiatives and committees. Our aim this year is to raise so much money that even she can't keep count, Gaya-try as she might!

Picture of Arun

Arun Somanathan

Assistant Director

hover to read more

Assistant director? He's the Assistant To the Regional Director, thank you very much. No idea is too crazy, no pop culture reference too obscure for Arun to run with and turn into a plan for a laugh-filled caper. Two of his passions are raising money to build wells in Sri Lanka, and campaigning for the whole of firm to wear pink scrubs. Rita would approve of both.

Picture of Emily

Emily O'Boyle

Assistant Producer

hover to read more

What's the secret behind a good assistant producer? If you ask us, it all O'Boyles down to being a bit more like Emily. As Tingewick's resident fixer, enthusiasm, organisation and a penchant for pink elephant teddy bears comes naturally, and we're so lucky to have her aboard!

Picture of Jack

Jack Wilson

Musical Director

hover to read more

Why can't Jack go near electricity? Because he's a great conductor! With dodgy eyes but a cracking ear, our Musical Director has big ideas for Tingewick. Unfortunately, he often talks about them in levels of music theory that only he understands, meaning the mere mortals of firm may never know what they are.

Picture of Beinn

Beinn Khulusi

Head Writer

hover to read more

"Acclaimed". "Inspirational". "Legendary". These are just a few of the words the man responsible for writing the bios for the Tingewick website uses to describe himself when given the opportunity to do so anonymously and in the third person.

Picture of Charlotte

Charlotte Rose

Writer

hover to read more

The writing team's resident, well, writer, Charlotte has experience in everything from fiction to student journalism. If writing about the drama of JCR meetings doesn't prepare you for pantomime, nothing will. Also an all-round good egg, Charlotte fills her time with welfare and access work in college and beyond. Something tells us the writing team will fare well (sorry) with Charlotte around!

Picture of Rosaline

Rosaline De Koning

Writer

hover to read more

As our resident pun consultant (with a special interest in innuendo), Rosaline has a lot of work to do leading up to the pantomime. Other areas of expertise include working classic pantomime catchphrases into conversation during meetings. She's behiiiiind you! She's also from Alpine Switzerland, a fact that she almost never brags about by posting picturesque Instagram stories when everyone else is locked down in the likes of Slough, Scunthorpe, or Milton Keynes.

Picture of Lucy

Lucy Denly

Writer

hover to read more

With a mind that moves the speed of her tennis serves, Lucy's imagination has already given rise to several scenes deemed "too out-there" for Tingewick. Which is saying something. If a Rita Tingewick origin-story-turned-horror-film hits the cinemas any time soon, you'll know who to thank.

Picture of Desson

Desson Au Yeung

Vocals

hover to read more

Some say it was his commitment to vocal range which punctured his lung in first year. Others say that his dual roles as president of the Oxford Alternotives and a member of classical quartet the Jesus Four are eclipsed only by his organisation of the most "surprisingly not awful" dissection drinks during his tenure as MedSoc events rep. All we know is: he's called Desson.

Picture of Maddie

Madeleine Dale

Vocals

hover to read more

Anyone can tell you that Maddie is suitably vocal for this role, especially on the year's group chat. But don't let her apparent lack of administrative capacity fool you: she brings a great Dale of experience to the firm, including playing about 27 different instruments, running her own tutoring company, and horsing around in her spare time as a member of the university equestrian team.

Picture of James

James Alden

Music

hover to read more

Plays piano AND trumpet? Completed it mate. James is combining his passion for music with his drive for fundraising, having powered through mud runs, sponsored concerts, and even 24-hour ergathons over the last few years. With skills including an outgoing and charming personality, and the ability to offer subpar chat from the brass section, James is the type of person who would make even the toughest night shift on a rowing machine bearable (although you might take that back if he's practicing his trumpet during your nap time afterwards!).

Picture of Yva

Yva Petit

Music

hover to read more

Her surname may be small, but her musical abilities certainly aren't. Yva prides herself on her talent to coax musical performances from even the most reluctant of friends, and she is excited to step outside her comfort zone and harness the "enthusiasm" (an unfamiliar concept) of the rest of firm to raise some money for fantastic causes. She already plays clarinet, sax and ukulele, and has so far taught herself to play 3 songs on guitar. But anyway… here's Wonderwall.

Picture of Harriet

Harriet Taylor

Music

hover to read more

A violinist, a classical singer and ceilidh musician walk into a bar. They're all Harriet. Always running at top speed and always with a smile, and our Taylor-made solution to all of our Scottish dance needs, we can't wait to work with this multi-talented maestro over the year to come! She loves cats, an occasional (frequent) negroni, and is currently learning another language. Unsure which one though; it might make sense to Harriet, but its all Greek to the rest of us!

Picture of Jonathan

Jonathan Mallet

Music

hover to read more

Mallet by name but as sharp as a scalpel, this red-headed all-rounder has a repertoire spanning everything from choral to folk singing at the Half Moon, and wit for every occasion. His incredible range also includes wild swimming and cat-like goalkeeping at the annual Oxford inter-choir football tournament. His crowning achievement, however, is said to be one karaoke performance so legendary that he puts it on his CV. You're hired!

Picture of Lucy

Lucy Bland

Choreo

hover to read more

Jazz, hip-hop, tap, ballet, Lucy's done them all, shoeing the Tabs along the way after choreographing the Varsity ballet piece for the University Contemporary Dance team. There's only one extremely popular style of dance absent from her extensive CV, a void soon to be filled after choreographing Act Two of the pantomime!

Picture of Ellie

Ellie Ayre

Choreo

hover to read more

With her musical prowess matched only by her fundraising abilities, Ellie is ready to get stuck into all aspects of being on Tingewick firm. Combining the skills of dancing in competitions around the country (and winning them!), and the organisation of college access events, rest assured that this go-getter will leave nothing up in the air!

Picture of Nayanika

Nayanika Sreejith

Choreo

hover to read more

During lockdown, most of us learned to bake sourdough or solve age 3+ jigsaws. Not Nayanika though, who has taught herself to salsa for those occasions when performing to a high level in ballet, Bollywood dancing and hip-hop just aren't enough…! Her biggest task is to pass all of these skills on to 150 cheese-floor two-steppers, but with her sunny disposition and can-do attitude, we back her all the way!

Picture of Greta

Greta Economides

Head of Production and Tech

hover to read more

Following hot on the heels of her incredible winning streak as a college football captain, Greta's production team is sure to be squad goals. This small but mighty maestro has more experience of being in the wings than on the wards, having spent much of her preclinical life in the theatre (not the operating kind!); in terms of experience, organisation and general enthusiasm, you couldn't get any Greta than this stage-managing pro. With her in charge of production and tech, we all know that Tingewick will be back with a bang and more magical than ever!

Picture of Jamie

Jamie Marsh

Production and Tech

hover to read more

Woah woah-oh-oh woah oh-oh, mysterious grad… Being the sole graduate entry member of this year's firm, Jamie is a diplomatic bridge between two worlds, and an advocate for the fact that grads are Not All Old (he's 20 if you round down!). Jamie brings a combination of the energy and enthusiasm of a 6-year-old on Christmas, and the eye for set and prop detail of a man at least four times that age.

Picture of Harry

Harry Nuttall

Production and Tech

hover to read more

As Tingewick firm's resident skyscraper, there's quite literally no order too tall for Nuttall. He'll fix, he'll sort, he'll do it all whilst chairing twelve committees and grinning from ear to ear. Likes: being asked how the weather is up there. Dislikes: being asked if he rows. Actually, they might both be dislikes.

Picture of Helen

Helen Clay

Production and Tech

hover to read more

Ready to mould the perfect set and props at a moment's notice, Helen comes armed with zero shame and on first name terms with the staff at Mad Hatter karaoke nights. Come to think of it, the two might be related. Nevertheless, this formidable skillset sets Helen in good stead to be a part of Tingewick's biggest year yet.

Picture of Luke

Luke Moss

Production and Tech

hover to read more

With perhaps the most active imagination on the entire firm, our native Brummie also lives up to his name as the co-founder of Oxford University Foraging Society. He's also in charge of stash, so he's the man to talk to with your crazy ideas about Tingewick underwear. Biggest fear: rolling stones.

Picture of Ruby

Ruby Wolman

Head of Design

hover to read more

You may not recognise her without her trademark elaborate bop facepaint, but you're sure to recognise some of the incredible work Ruby and her wonderful design team are going to produce over the next year. With talents ranging from pottery to book binding, if you can dream it up, Ruby can make it. In fact, she'll usually do that first bit for you too!

Picture of Lizzie

Lizzie Daly

Design

hover to read more

Producing amazing illustrations on the Daly for student magazines and her popular art Instagram, Lizzie may be quiet but that's because she lets her art do the talking. She's also got something called "theatrical experience" (???), having designed the fabulous costumes for plays in college. We're all really excited to see what she can cook up for Rita over the coming year!

Picture of Maya

Maya Mendoza

Design

hover to read more

Science is astounded by the unique communication skills of this design whizz, who conveys her thoughts through a combination of art, lacrosse and quotes from The Office. When asked for comment, Maya simply said, "Somehow I manage."

Picture of Ines

Ines Rayment-Gomez

Design

hover to read more

The only member of firm who's name rhymes with Heinz, we've definitely bean lucky to get Ines on our design team alongside her busy schedule of crocheting. Rumour has it that a life-size knitted Rita Tingewick is on her to-do list…

Picture of Rory

Rory Naylor

Publicity Manager

hover to read more

Did You Know, Rory was in popular Oxford-based acapella group Out Of The Blue? You probably didn't, but don't worry, he'll remind you. He sometimes takes time away from his international stadium tours to manage the Tingewick website, and act as Rita's PA (an elephant so busy couldn't possibly write her own emails you know!).