• Rebecca Manson Jones

    Artistic Director/ CEO

    Rebecca joined Spare Tyre in 2019 and just before Lockdown in 2020 started work on We Will Be Happy Here co-creative workshop with our then brand new partners BPCA in Tower Hamlets. The project continued in development despite Lockdown and Long Covid and was first produced with BPCA in 2021 and then on tour, with a new iteration created with Lewisham Mencap for the London Borough of Culture at the Albany. Rebecca is now working on a new sensory touring show On The Beach for people living with dementias their carers for 2023. In 2022 Rebecca launched the Covid Cafés a new strand of participatory work for Spare Tyre, supporting people living with Long Covid (and other long term conditions); and the inclusive practice laboratory Tyre Pressure.

    Previous to Spare Tyre she founded award-winning participatory theatre company Just Jones &, was Interim Director of Oily Cart where she is still a Trustee. She has held senior roles at Exeter Northcott and The Almeida Theatres, and was the first UK winner of an Ibsen Scholarship for her immersive gender-swapping production of An Enemy of the People in 2012. 

    Having been one of the inaugural London list of candidates for the Women’s Equality Party in the GLA elections in 2016, Rebecca was the first-ever local council candidate for the Women’s Equality Party.

  • Amanda Castro

    Executive Producer

    Amanda has over 10 years' experience of producing and making creative work with and for communities. Prior to joining Spare Tyre in September 2023, she was Executive Producer at Futures Theatre, and has previously worked at Company Three, Bush Theatre, Told by an Idiot and Clean Break, and as an independent producer. She is part of Terrifying Women, a collective of theatre makers dedicated to producing horror for the stage.

  • Rose Chorlton

    General Manager

    Rose joined the Spare Tyre team in April 2020, after spending 5 years working for the Forward Trust charity. While working as a social enterprise manager, she provided support, training, and employment for ex offenders and those in recovery from substance misuse. As well as empowering disenfranchised and marginalised individuals, she forged strong relationships with other social enterprises and local businesses. Prior to moving into the charity sector, she spent over 15 years in hospitality, which included managing premises for highly recognisable names. 

    Rose studied Film & American Studies at the University of Nottingham, and hosted weekly radio shows on the award-winning University Radio Nottingham. She is a camping and festival enthusiast, and a PADI Advanced scuba diver.

  • Nur Khairiyah

    Touring Producer

    Nur Khairiyah Bte Ramli (Khai) is a London-based Muslim-Malay independent producer from Singapore. She graduated with a Masters in Creative Producing (Distinction) in 2019 at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She runs a platform called RUMAH to empower Asian diaspora creatives in the UK. Her work with RUMAH has been supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Metroland Cultures, and Arts Council England. In 2022, she was nominated for the Asian Woman of Achievement by NatWest. Her recent producing credits includes Departure Lounge Festival for In Good Company, Assistant Producer at Complicité and Guest Curator for Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield.

  • Lisa Muten

    Facilitator

    Lisa is an Associate Artist with Spare Tyre who has worked on a number of participatory projects including, as part of the touring show On the Beach, facilitating series of sensory based workshops for people living with Dementia and Sensory Interaction Training Workshops for Carers and Support Workers.

    From 2017-2022 Lisa led on the Together Project, working with elderly persons and their carers living with Dementia in collaboration with another artist, Jacksons Lane Theatre and the Haynes Centre Haringey. With the onset of Covid this developed into the Spare Tyre ‘Through Your Letterbox’ project devising and making creative pack that were posted to elderly persons both living at home and in care settings.