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Happy Meal

Touring 2023


"Wise, tender and joyous" Fest Mag

Winner: Fringe First Award 2022

We're Roots

Roots is Yorkshire's queer touring theatre company, staging ambitious collaborations between citizens and LGBTQIA artists.

Our work includes UK and international tours of the Fringe First Award-winning hit Happy Meal, Tadcaster's Queer Spaces and Theatre Queers.

We're Roots
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Theatre Queers

A showcase of new queer writing talents

Take Part
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Take Part

We partner with queer communities of citizens, artists, 

charities and places to create unique theatrical projects.

Roots is a registered charity committed to celebrating the creativity of queer people in Yorkshire and beyond. Our projects develop the talents of everybody; from emerging artists and life-long theatre-goers, to people who have never before participated in the exciting life of their local theatre. Our legacy lives on long after a tour through our networks of participants, artists, venues and charity partners. 

Are you interested in taking part? Join our newsletter to be the first to hear when a Roots project is coming to your local area.

We invited Yorkshire writers to reimagine the return of life to cities following the pandemic with York Theatre Royal. 



Contact Us


Roots Offices:

4-6 Bridge Street, Tadcaster,

North Yorkshire, LS24 9AL

Roots Venue Partner:

York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD

Roots People

Roots People

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Steven Atkinson
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He/him | Producer

Steven founded Roots and is our CEO. He produces all our productions and leads the company.

James Drake

He/him | Trustee

James is a consultant for EY and focuses on operations, accounting and risk management.

Francesca Hutchinson

She/her | Trustee

Francesca is a producer and works in communications and development at HighTide.

Rico Johnson-Sinclair
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He/they | Consultant

Rico is a filmmaker, festival programmer, and Race Equality Lead for the BFI.

Nisha Oza

She/her | Trustee

Nisha is the founder of The Lot Productions. She worked previously for the National Theatre.

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Priya Roy

She/her | Trustee

Priya is a publicity director at Vintage (Penguin Random House). Previously she worked  in publicity at the Young Vic.

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Shivaike Shah
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He/him | Trustee 

Shiv is the founder of Khameleon Productions, and also works in production at Netflix.

Lizzie Vogler

She/her | Trustee

Lizzie chairs Roots and is an independent producer and consultant. Previously she has worked for ETT and Futures Theatre.

Our Partners

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York Theatre Royal
Backstage Trust
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