Actor Caroline Sheen and playwright Barney Norris have been named new associates of the Watermill Theatre in West Berkshire.
They have been appointed by artistic director Paul Hart alongside orchestrator and composer Sarah Travis, choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves, composer and performer Tarek Merchant, designer Katie Lias and performer Sophie Stone.
All join existing associate artists including George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Rosalie Craig and Tom Attenborough.
Hart said: “The expertise, experience, talent and enthusiasm they bring is invaluable.”
Sheen, who appeared at the Watermill in Crazy for You, said she was “thrilled and honoured” to become an associate, while Norris described the theatre as “an inspiring place”.
“I hope to find ways of telling stories I care about by spending time there,” he added.
In addition, Wildcard Theatre has been made an associate company, giving it access to the theatre’s resources and artistic support.
Danielle Pearson, whose production of Jane Eyre runs at the venue from October, has been named playwright in residence, while Abigail Pickard Price has been named associate director of the venue. She previously directed Burke and Hare, which ran at the Watermill earlier this year.