meet the team

Unsung Collective was born when some female theatre-makers from Leeds came together to create a piece of theatre exploring the stories of brilliant women from British history: our inaugural production, 'Unsung'.


we create theatre that tells the stories of unsung women - from those whose stories have been forgotten by history, to those whose stories are unfolding now.

meet the team below...


Alice barber

ARTISTIC producer


Alice is a theatremaker, producer and feminist killjoy from yorkshire, based in leeds. She runs unsung collective day to day, so if you drop us an email, it'll be alice that you reach.


She is also the Associate Producer at Red Ladder Theatre Company, Creative Producer at Front Room Productions, and often works with wrongsemble. 


she loves dogs, yorkshire tea, and jackets that the 90s have vomited on. 

elvi piper



Elvi Piper is a Leeds-based theatre director and dramaturg.


She is Artistic Director of family theatre company Wrongsemble, alongside working as a freelance director and facilitator for some of the country’s most prolific producing theatres.

An adopted Northern native, Elvi lives with her two cats (and husband) in Leeds, and is able to consume unhealthy amounts of coffee on a daily basis!

lisa holdsworth


Lisa Holdsworth is an award-winning writer from Leeds.


She has written for many TV shows including 'Ackley Bridge', 'Call The Midwife' and ‘Midsomer Murders’. She is also the chair of The Writers’ Guild.


Lisa is responsible for many fictional homicides including the brutal bludgeoning to death of Martine McCutcheon with a giant cheese.

We are not a core funded organisation, and rely on subsidy to make our work. if you would like to make a donation (thank you!) you can do so here: