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Howard Coggins


Howard Coggins

Co-founder, Writer, Performer

Theatre: Mother Goose (Salisbury Playhouse) Peter Pan, Treasure Island, Short Fuses, Around the World in 80 Days, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Beasts & Beauties, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Up The Feeder Down The ‘Mouth, Babes In the Wood, Jack & The Beanstalk, Aladdin, The Great Big Story Mix Up, Myrtle On The Mainline. (Bristol Old Vic)The Wind in the Willows, Treasure Island (Watermill) The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse) Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk (Watford Palace) Cinderella (Roses, Tewkesbury) City of One (Myrtle Theatre Company) The Magic Carpet (Lyric Hammersmith); The Wizard Of Oz (Hall For Cornwall), Aladdin (Reading Hexagon),Elsie & Norm’s Macbeth (Tobacco Factory), Still Waters (Theatre Gwent) Aladdin (Cheltenham Everyman) A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Watchers Of The Night Sky (Theatre Iolo)

​Television: The Lost Honour, Siege in the Sahara, Waking the Dead, Law and Order, Sherlock-The Great Game, Beautiful People, Moses Jones, Being Human, Doc Martin, Doctors, Jam and Jerusalem Trevor Island, Beau Brummell, Bleak House, Dream Team, Much Ado About Nothing, The Giblets, Walk Away & I Stumble, Worst Week Of My Life, Casualty, Patrick’s Planet, Every Time You Look At Me, Teachers, Black Books, Dalziel & Pascoe; Mister Charity, Othello, The Bill, Undercover Customs​


Film: Dope Opera, The Ghost Of Greville Lodge, La Comtessa Di Castaglione


​Radio: The Martin Beck Killings, She, A City Full of Swindlers​

Howard made his final appearance on stage in Living Spit's One Man and His Cow at The Theatre Shop, Clevedon on 1st April 2023



Stu Mcloughlin

Co-founder, Writer, Performer

Stu is a writer, producer, performer, co-director, composer, musical director and co-founder of Living Spit in 2012. He has co-written and performed in The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Adolf and Winston, The Devil and the Shopkeeper parts 1 & 2, One Man and his Cow, The Fabulous Bacon Boys, Tortoise V. Hare, The Living Quiz, Giants of Science, Elizabeth I: Virgin on the Ridiculous, Living Spit’s A Christmas Carol, The Nativty, The Odyssey, Beauty & the Beast, More Than a Feline, In Cider Story, Frankenstein: The Musical and Swan Lake.


Other theatre credits include:

London Calling (Salisbury Playhouse) Peter Pan (Bristol Old Vic) The Odyssey (Bristol Old Vic/ Lyric Hammersmith), Coram Boy (National Theatre), A Matter of Life And Death (National Theatre/ Kneehigh), Brief Encounter (Kneehigh West End/ USA tour), Suspension (Bristol Old Vic) and The Wild Bride (Kneehigh Asylum/ UK tour/ Berkely Rep/ New Zealand International Arts Festival)


Television credits include:

The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, The Outlaws, Waking The Dead, Little Dorritt, Trevor Island and Clone.


Film credits include: Elizabeth:The Golden Age, The Deep Blue Sea and Made In Dagenham.


Craig Edwards

Co-founder, Director, Performer

Craig co founded Living Spit with Howard and Stu in 2012 and has directed all the shows. He has also performed in Living Spit's Adolf and Winston and A Christmas Carol.

Other acting credits include Further Than The Furthest Thing (Minack Theatre), Five Children and It ( the egg) and Jane Eyre (National Theatre/Bristol Old Vic).


Fiona Trim

Stage Manager

Fiona has been Living Spit's Stage Manager since their first tour of ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ in September 2012. She has  previously worked as Assistant/Deputy Stage Manager for companies including Opera North, Opera Holland Park, the Royal Court Theatre, and as Company Manager for English Touring Opera and Grange Park Opera. She is Venue Manager of The Theatre Shop in Clevedon, set up in 2015 as a joint project between Living Spit and Theatre Orchard and now Living Spit's home base.

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Ali Robertson


Ali has led or co-led venues, festivals and companies including the Cork Midsummer Festival in Ireland, the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol – a regular haunt of Living Spit – and the much-missed Kneehigh in Cornwall. He has produced over 200 shows that have travelled to every continent except Antarctica. The majority of these have been theatre and among them have been plays that have won or been nominated for awards including Off-West End, Oliviers and Sky Arts. Recently he has produced steadily more dance work, including the globally touring Samsara, and he seems to be getting away with that. He loved programming Living Spit shows when he was at the Tobacco Factory and jumped at the chance to start working with them in 2018.

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