Deborah Sawyerr


“Upswing’s enthralling and innovative mix of circus and storytelling is why I became interested in the company and why I continue to be a trustee.”

Deborah Sawyerr is a talented planning and resourcing consultant and Deputy Executive Director at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Previously she was Executive Director at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East and at Talawa Theatre Company. She was General Manager at the Bush Theatre and production manager at Nottingham Playhouse and Palace Theatre Watford. She worked in stage management for a range of touring theatre companies and taught on the subject at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Deborah also has a range of experience in arts HR management and event management on corporate and public events.