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Associate artists

At MAST Mayflower Studios we work with artists on many different projects and in many different ways. 

Our associate artists are outstanding in their fields. They are committed to our aims and share our vision to create inspiring experiences for all. We believe in them, and they believe in us. They support us as we nurture new relationships with emerging artists.

Jacquelyn Ockwell

Theatre Director

Jacquelyn has a wealth of experience creating work with and for young people. 

Her empowering style celebrates her casts’ energy and outlook while enhancing their skills as performers. Jacquelyn has delivered an impressive programme of large and small cast productions for MAST Mayflower Studios and Mayflower Theatre for many years. 

Jacquelyn’s director credits at MAST Mayflower Studios include Peter Pan, An Awfully Big Musical Adventure Alice, A Musical Adventure in Wonderland and A Christmas Carol, A Youthful Musical to Raise Your Spirits. At Mayflower Theatre she has directed many of the Summer Youth Project shows run by Mayflower Engage.


Mark Dymock

Lighting Designer

Mark has designed numerous shows throughout the country. Credits include: Once (First National Tour), Tony! Tony Blair the Rock Opera (Harry Hill and Stephen Brown), Sizwe Banzi is Dead (Mast Mayflower Made); The Standard Short Long Drop (nominated for Offie Best Lighting Design- The Vanguard, Camden); Ken (Terry Johnson and Hampstead), House and Garden (Watermill Theatre) Clybourne Park (First National Tour), Return to the Forbidden Planet (25th Anniversary Tour), Don’t Look Now (nominated for Offie Best Lighting Design – Queen’s Theatre); Betty Blue Eyes (First National Tour); Michael Morpurgo’s Butterfly Lion (Kenwright); Dell Computers Gala (Buenos Aires); The Full Monty, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Oliver!,(Bermuda City Hall); working with Willy Russell on Educating Rita, Breezeblock Park(Liverpool Playhouse) and Shirley Valentine (Royal Court Liverpool); Farm Boy, The Hired Man, Kissing Sid James (New York E59). 

Simon Slater

Composer | Musician | Sound Designer

Simon has composed over 400 music scores for theatre, television, film and radio. 

Composer credits: Private Lives (Donmar 2023), Black Water (BBC Radio 3), Constellations (Vaudeville Theatre 2021 – Olivier winner), Scandaltown (Lyric Theatre Hammersmith 2021), Amadeus (National Theatre 2017/18) and And Then Come the NightJars (Feature Film due to release 2023).  

Acting credits: Simon made regular appearances in Holby City (as Russ Faber 2022/23), and has performed in Bloodshot (Watermill Theatre 2021), Factfulness (Audio Book Top 10 Times Recommendation), Wolf Hall (Audio Book Audio Awards).