Meet the Team

Natalie Adele Edward-Yesufu - Founder of Transition Stage Company

Natalie is an actor and producer and has over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry. She has worked both in front of and behind the camera, with a career spanning over a decade in the USA and UK. She has a passion for executive producing and artistic direction in production, especially in theatre, events and independent film.

Natalie completed a Masters in acting at the prestigious Birmingham School of Acting which has given her a springboard to work in award-winning BBC day-time TV dramas and theatre productions. She is a multi-award nominated entrepreneur for her endeavours in creating inclusion and equality of opportunity for creatives. Natalie is also an academic and applies her love of personal development and entrepreneurialism to coach and lecture students in various universities in the UK.

Karin Heslop - Director

Karin trained at the highly commended Birmingham School of Speech and Drama.

She has an abundance of knowledge of the industry drawn from her experience over the past three decades as an actor, a director of Mouthpiece Productions, agent for Mouthpiece Management and as an acting coach.

Since 2018 she has been an associate of Transition Stage Company and in 2020 directed all five plays selected for the finals of the Enter Stage Write competition. She is currently leading on a new project for the company to provide a research & development service to playwrights and scriptwriters for the reading of new plays, TV & film scripts.

She works with actors from the UK and abroad. "Finding the rhythm & music of the writing and bringing it to life is my passion," says Karin.

Tonia Daley-Campbell - Director and Casting Director

Tonia Daley-Campbell is an actress, writer, casting director, and director. As a mother of 4 and a foster carer, she's not shy of hard work.

Tonia owns her drama school ACTS and is also the young children's agent at Red Talent Management. She is committed to supporting hidden talent and has cast many short films, theatre projects and her TV Pilot Lucid - The Dreamwalker.

Tonia is currently producing A brand new Birmingham based TV series "Lucid - The Dreamwalker" a psychological thriller and story of discovery, and is the writer/director of "Dr King: The Aftermath", featured on BBC news. Tonia has published her first book "39 steps to 40" and recently won 2 x awards at the Enter Stage Write competition, which saw her short play Truth performed in front of industry professionals from BBC, Channel 4, writers Guild, and ITV.

Tonia managed to scoop both the audience award and the judge's award for her funny romantic short play Truth. She has recently opened up a brand new TV, Film and Theatre production company called Themis Creative limited with a Business Partner and friend Oraine Johnson.

Victoria Tew - Cinematographer & Editor

Victoria is a Midlands based cinematographer, videographer and editor, with a strong passion for film and television. She is currently working at Transition Stage Company, Themis Creative and Gazebo Theatre, where she is creating promotional videos, short films and exciting new content.

Glenn McGivern - Production Assistant

Glenn McGivern is a Northern Irish stage and screen actor, he trained at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and is currently based in Belfast. He has been involved with Enter Stage Write events as Production Assistant and Administration for Transition Stage Company.

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