Emma: No One But Herself

5 - 8 Jul

Book and Lyrics by Meghan Brown | Music by Sarah Taylor Ellis

Emma: No One But Herself

5 - 8 Jul

Directed by Jenny Sawyer
Musical Direction by Llŷr Simon
Choreography by Steve Kirkham
Set Design by Alison Taylor
Lighting Design by Mark Dymock
Sound Design by Matt Mackenzie

Amidst the swirling society scene of Highbury, Emma – a self-deluded young woman with the leisure and power to interfere in the lives of her neighbours – busies herself with social scheming.

With its energetic book and soaring score, this new musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel offers a fresh take on an enduring story of meddling, matchmaking and the  making of meaningful connections.

This amateur production is staged under licence from Uproar Theatrics.

Booking Info


Wednesday 5 July, 2.30pm (Westbury Cast)
Wednesday 5 July, 7.30pm (Eastbury Cast)
Thursday 6 July, 7.30pm (Westbury Cast)
Friday 7 July, 7.30pm (Eastbury Cast)
Saturday 8 July, 2.30pm (Eastbury Cast)

Saturday 8 July, 7.30pm (Westbury Cast)

Standard £18
Concessions (under 18/student/over 65) £12
Southwark Present Cardholder £10

The Mack, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

020 8881 2201
Our box office hours are currently Monday-Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. Online booking is 24 hours, but phone and in-person bookings should be made within these times. Tickets are booked subject to Mountview's terms and conditions.

Industry Bookings

If you are an agent, casting director or industry colleague looking to view this production, please contact Neil Rutherford - neilrutherford@mountview.org.uk

Jenny Sawyer

Jenny has a career spanning over 40 years as a West End performer, choreographer, movement director, and associate/resident director.

Work as Resident Director includes CATS (London/international productions), Grease tour, The Rat Pack and Dirty Dancing (West End), Batman Live (World Arena tour), Sound of Music and Ghost (international productions), and Shrek The Musical (UK tour).

Directing credits include Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and The Producers (Bermuda). Recently, the Australian Premiere of Shrek The Musical and Movement Direction of the current tour of The Commitments (UK tour).

Llŷr Simon

Musical Director

Llŷr is a pianist, vocal coach and MD based in London and Cardiff and holds a BMus from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and a PgDip in Opera Accompaniment at the Wales International Academy of Voice.

He has worked as a freelance répétiteur with Welsh National Opera and BBCNOW, and as Opera and Musical Theatre Vocal Coach and MD at WIAV, ArtsEd, LSMT and Italia Conti.

He has also worked with an array of distinguished artists such as Sir Bryn Terfel, Dame Kiri te Kanawa and John Owen Jones. @llyr.simon

Steve Kirkham


Steve is a movement director, working in film, TV, theatre.

For film and TV: Heart of Stone, Andor, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, World War Z, His Dark Materials, The Alienist. Theatre: Spelling Bee, Dogfight, Into the Woods, Made in Dagenham, Sweeney Todd and Betty Blue Eyes (Mountview). Steve will be Movement Associate on Hadestown in 2024.

Steve works with Frantic Assembly, was Movement Associate on The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time.

He was a dancer with Matthew Bourne for over 20 years, creating roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Play Without Words and Edward Scissorhands.


Alison Taylor

Set and Costume Designer

Alison trained in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University and has worked in theatre and theatre production training ever since.

Her extensive career as a set and costume designer has included work for West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hull Truck Theatre, Perth Theatre, Bolton Octagon, and the role of Head of Design at Colchester Mercury Theatre.

Her work in higher education has included a decade working at East 15 Acting School as Deputy Director of Technical Theatre before joining Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in the role of Head of Design for another 10 years. Alison left Mountview last summer to focus on various creative and freelance projects.

Megan Ayrton

Having worked at Mountview for nearly four years as a costume supervisor, this is Megan’s debut as Costume Designer.

Outside of Mountview, Megan has worked on revivals of musicals such as Bill Kenwright’s Saturday Night Fever and Peter Pan (National Theatre), and opera festivals such as Garsington Opera.

In May of this year, Megan worked as Wardrobe Assistant for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, and hopes to do more work for television in the future.

Mark Dymock

Lighting Designer

Credits include: TONY! Tony Blair the Rock Opera (Leicester Square Theatre), Once (first national tour), Clybourne Park (first national tour), Return to the Forbidden Planet (25th Anniversary tour), Don’t Look Now (nominated for Offie Best Lighting Design – Queen’s Theatre), Betty Blue Eyes (first national tour), Ken (Terry Johnson and Hampstead), House and Garden (Watermill Theatre), Michael Morpurgo’s Butterfly Lion (Kenwright), Dell Computers Gala (Buenos Aires), The Full Monty, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Oliver!, (Bermuda City Hall), working with Willy Russell on Educating Rita, Breezeblock Park (Liverpool Playhouse) and Shirley Valentine (Royal Court Liverpool), Farm Boy, The Hired Man, Kissing Sid James (New York E59).


Matt McKenzie

Sound Designer

Matt’s West End sound design credits include: The House of Bernarda Alba, Journey’s End, When She Danced, Misery, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Macbeth, Nicholas Nickleby, and for Sir Peter Hall: Lysistrata, The Master Builder, A Streetcar Named Desire, Amadeus(West End/Broadway).

He was Sound Supervisor for the Peter Hall Seasons (The Old Vic/The Piccadilly). His West End musical work includes Blues in the Night, Love Story, Singin’ in the Rain and Sunny Afternoon for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award.

Emma Creatives

Intimacy Coordinator
Ruth Naylor-Smith

Voice Coach
David Jarzen

Assistant Director
Jared Scott (he/they)

Assistant Musical Director
Maggie Yu
MA Musical Direction student

Associate Lighting Designer
Tahleesha Stone
Production Arts student

Emma Crew

Production Manager
Cory Duffill

Deputy Production Manager Laura Mann

Stage Manager Elysia Beaumont† (they/she)

Deputy Stage Manager Abbie Kell† (she/her)

Assistant Stage Managers Rob Brown
Lois Sime

Production Electrician Jack Goodwin† (he/him)
Production Sound Engineer Ollie Brennan
Lighting Programmer Chloe Palmer† (she/her)
LX 1 & Followspot Jasper Anderson† (he/him)
LX 2 & Followspot Yann Rigotti† (he/him)
Sound Operator Phil Michael
Sound 2 Alec Whyborn†
Sound 3 Amanda Davies
Lead Carpenter Hannah Smith
Scenic Art Manager Steven Peters
Lead Scenic Artist Megan Elliott‡
Scenic Artists / Prop Makers Alison Drummond ‡
Megan Elliott ‡
Leonie Elliott ‡
Emily Gray ‡
Alex Holl ‡

† Theatre Production Arts student
‡ Scenic Art and Prop Making student

Emma Band

Musical Director/Conductor/Keys
Llŷr Simon

Assistant Musical Director
Maggie Yu
MA Musical Direction student

Julia Hart

Pippa Mason