The Team

Please scroll down to meet the Aqueous Humour core team and the talented group of associated artists who bring their individual talents to specific projects.

Tom Hogan – Artistic Director

Tom Hogan – Artistic Director

Tom Hogan is an Artistic Director and experienced Project Manager, as well as an actor, performer and drama facilitator. He trained with Stockport MBC in Community Arts Management from 1995 – 1997, managing the Forum Company Youth Theatre and Romiley Forum’s Adult Drama Group. This work included 3 productions which where showcased as part of […]

Nerissa Cargill Thompson – Designer

Nerissa Cargill Thompson – Designer

Nerissa Cargill Thompson is a freelance Designer and Community Artist with over 15 years experience of working in professional, community and education settings as a designer, maker and facilitator. She studied Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University. Since graduating in 1995, she has been based in Manchester, working as a freelance set and costume designer […]

Jennifer Riding – Drama Therapist

Jennifer Riding – Drama Therapist

Jennifer has worked with Aqueous Humour for many years in different guises (literally). We first met her as a member of the youth theatre at The Octagon, Bolton, when she was part of our street theatre project that saw the creation of Quantified. She went on to become Participation Manager at The Octagon and has […]

Cathy Crabb – Writer

Cathy Crabb – Writer

Cathy Crabb is a north-west based award winning writer and performer. She has written over 20 plays including- Beautiful House, Roots of Love, Fifteen Minutes With You, The Bubbler and Moving Pictures. Her plays, sketches and poetry have been performed at Contact, Theatre In the Mill, Royal Exchange, Lowry, Library Theatre, Green Room, The Black […]

Carmel McCourt – Vocal Coach

Carmel McCourt – Vocal Coach

The band formed in Manchester when two students, Carmel McCourt and Jim Parris got together with drummer Gerry Darby (Parris’ cousin). Their debut single, “Storm” reached No. 1 in the UK independent chart and Carmel was signed immediately to London Records. Their second album The Drum is Everything (produced by Mike Thorne) drew some praise. […]

Dr Vicky Jones – Scientific Consultant

Dr Vicky Jones – Scientific Consultant

Vicky Jones graduated from Salford University in 2003 after completing an honours degree in Biochemistry. During the later stages of her degree, Vicky was unfortunately witnessing the deterioration of two of her grandparents, who were both suffering from dementia. This experience deeply influenced Vicky’s decision to study for a PhD in neuroscience at the University […]

Phil Smethurst – Video

Phil Smethurst – Video

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