The Team

Sue Allatt

Co-Chair Shaftesbury Fringe

Looking after: Production & marketing


About: Living and working between Shaftesbury and London, production is her passion. Producing high end advertising campaigns for the last 20 years for her stable of international photographers and artists.

Teresa Hatcher

Financial Director

Looking after: The Fringe budget, grants and financial awards


About: Teresa lives and works in Shaftesbury and after enjoying the 2016 Fringe quickly signed up to join the team.

Keri Jones

Looking after: Press & publicity


About: Keri has a long track record in media management, running several award winning local radio stations. He lives in Shaftesbury and currently produces and presents a weekly radio travel and holiday programme – The Great Destinations Radio Show – which airs on seventy UK radio stations.

Dave Martin

General Enquiries


About: Dave has a background of project management and currently works at Swans Yard in Shaftesbury, with the help of his dog Luna. In his spare time he is an itinerant musician and photographer and is powered by mindless optimism and copious amounts of coffee.


Rob Neely

Co-Chair Shaftesbury Fringe

Looking after: Venues


About: Roberto is Master Of Venues. In fact we’d be surprised if there’s any potential venue in Shaftesbury that Rob hasn’t visited or signed up! Artist and garden designer, Rob is also owner of the very beautiful The Dorset Store, a treasure trove in the centre of town.

Rose Ouston

Looking after: Volunteers


About: Rose has lived in Shaftesbury for almost four years, where she is involved in a number of groups – fertile ground for recruiting volunteers! Having grown up near Edinburgh, she knows how much a Fringe can bring to a town and is delighted to be involved in it happening in Shaftesbury.

Andy Tebbutt-Russell & Samantha



About:  Andy and Samantha were principal organisers of Shaftesbury Fringe 2016. Andy is a theatrical producer and manager and Samantha is a singer/actress.


James Thrift

Looking after: Photography


About: James has been involved in running community events in Shaftesbury for the last decade or so. He spends far too much time staring at computer screens in his role as the Dorset Mac Man, including the creation of this website.