We invest in stories (any stories), then readjust them.


Push to Shove Theatre are four physical theatre practitioners based in Lincoln with one common aim: To (re)capture moments.


We unearth gestures, thoughts, mannerisms that, when partnered with words, can often go amiss.


Our theatre immerses you in a world where physical language surpasses words; Become inquisitive, Be focused, Feel challenged.

Push to Shove Theatre

12 Clinton House

Picton Street


LN6 7FR 

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Alice Saxton CO-DIRECTOR 

Alice is a performer and theatre maker based in the East Midlands. Alice has experience in a variety of arts roles, most recently producing for the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. She has successfully created and performed in 3 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016/2017. She also has a background in dance and musical theatre and has toured with the Lincoln Company in Steven Sondheim's 'Company' as 'Amy'. Having worked as a teacher, Alice regularly facilitates workshops at schools and colleges and is the Head of Singing at Majestic Theatre School in Retford.

Mark McCredie CO-DIRECTOR 

Mark is a performer and theatre maker who trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.  Mark’s credits include performing as a lead vocalist at Royal Albert Hall, Windsor Music Festival and Aida Cruise Line. He has also acted for touring companies and performed in festival work with companies such as Zest Theatre. Alongside his work with Push to Shove Theatre, Mark also has created his own solo work with his first show The Revelation of a Sad Christian Boy set to begin touring late 2019. Mark also facilitates Musical Theatre and Performance workshops and has done so in schools, colleges and University settings.

Emily Cartwright   CO-DIRECTOR 

Emily regularly uses her stage management experience to support local artists and has a keen interest in how technology supports theatre. She has frequently worked alongside the Lincoln Company both as Stage Manager at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and director on a number of shows for both their Edinburgh and Louth Riverhead Theatre Project. Her other technical stage management credits include tours with Eggbox Theatre, Flickbook Theatre and most recently Prototype theatre as Stage Manager for ‘The Audit (or Iceland a modern myth’ and ‘A Machine they’re secretly building’. Emily is Push to Shove's technical designer and is currently working on Mark McCredie’s solo show ‘The Revelation of a Sad Christian Boy. Emily also regularly facilitates workshops with schools, colleges and theatre groups and is the Head of Drama at Lincoln Academy of Theatre Arts and Majestic Theatre School in Retford.

Tom is a dancer, choreographer, writer and manager. He has choreographed and performed in a variety of shows for Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (Encore!; Making the Edit; Cymbeline; When You See It; Dracula), The DanceBox (Homegrown) and as an associate artist for BigFish Dance Company. For When You See it, Tom also worked as Marketing and Press Manager. He has a particular interest in physical theatre and a passion for choreography, both of which he specialised in during his second and final year at the University of Lincoln. He now lives in Sheffield reading far too many books and trying to write his own.

Thomas Hitchen CO-DIRECTOR 






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