We are a Canadian theatre company based in London, England dedicated to sharing stories and theatrical work from our home country with audiences in the UK.
Little Lion Theatre Company was first established by Kerry Ann Doherty and Michael Chaisson in 2017 with their production of One More Time, produced by Alice Greening and presented as part of the Goldsmiths' Take Note Festival at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Since then, the company has produced several Canadian classics in London, such as Tuesdays & Sundays at Theatre N16, The Drowning Girls at Hen and Chickens Theatre, and Mustard at the Drayton Arms Theatre.
With a focus on bringing Canadian theatrical work to a UK audience, Little Lion Theatre Company strives to continue its collaboration with artists from all over in a creative dialogue on being members of an international community of theatre practitioners.
Kay Brattan, Artistic Director
Kay is director, dramaturg, producer, and actor from Toronto, Canada. Kay’s theatre training comes from the prestigious Theatre Performance programme at Humber College in Toronto where she studied as an actor. Kay is a graduate of East 15’s Directing Programme where she was awarded an MA with distinction in theatre directing. She has also studied with GITIS International in Moscow, Russia, in partnership with East 15 Acting School. Directing credits include Lysistrata (how.dare.collective. Toronto Fringe 2017, Best Ensemble Nominee, My Entertainment World Awards 2017), Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (LowDown Theatre Company), The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Alumnae Theatre Company, New Ideas Festival 2018), CARMILLA (Montreal and Toronto Fringe, 2018), Mustard (Little Lion Theatre Company, The Drayton Arms Pub Theatre, 2020) and What You Will, or Twelfth Night (Little Lion Theatre Company, Tea House Theatre, 2020). As an assistant director, she has been a part of The Things That Were There (Valerie Christiansen, Theatre Festival Pending at The Hen and Chickens Theatre, 2019), King Lear (Jeremy Mortimer, East 15 Acting School, 2019), Brazen Head (Matt Harrison, East 15 Acting School, 2019), The AB Project: The Return (David Glass, David Glass Ensemble, 2019), and as an associate director on Accidentally Muslim (AMP Productions, Edinburgh Fringe 2019). (kaybrattan.com)
Alice Greening, Executive Director
Alice Greening officially joined Little Lion Theatre Company in October 2017 as the producer for Tuesdays & Sundays at Theatre N16 and was appointed Executive Director in January 2018, although she produced their inaugural production, One More Time, at the Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Goldsmiths' Take Note Festival in September 2017. Alice has worked in various backstage theatre roles for the past eight years, and has a strong background in both music and theatre. She is currently studying for a PhD in Drama at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is focusing on the roles of LGBTQ women in musical theatre.
Kerry Ann Doherty, Founder
A professional theatre creator for over 25 years, Kerry Ann has performed and directed across Canada and in the UK. Specializing in Physical Theatre, Shakespeare, Musicals and Collaboration, Kerry Ann has directed or assisted with Carousel Players (The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh), Studio 180 (OSLO), Queens Theatre Hornchurch (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Goldsmiths University (the new musical One More Time) and University of Essex (Tenderloin, Like a Memory Lost, Asking For It). She is the Founding Artist Director of Little Lion Theatre in London, UK (where she directed Tuesdays and Sundays and The Drowning Girls) and the Founder and current Artistic Director of theatreSix where she recently directed the Dora nominated Grounded. She holds a BFA with a major in Drama and minor in Dance from the University of Calgary and a MFA in Directing from East 15 (University of Essex). (kerryanndoherty.com)