Adlib is a theatre and arts podcast for creatives in or entering the industry - or anyone else who’s interested! We talk to professionals in various roles across the industry about career paths, tips and tricks, and anecdotes. Launched at York Theatre Royal in 2019, Adlib is now produced independently by Henry and Jessy.

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Jessy Roberts

Producer | Host

Jessy was Artistic Director of York Theatre Royal's TakeOver Festival in 2018, where the original idea for the Podcast came from. After graduating from the University of York, Jessy co-created teastain theatre, making devised theatre and new writing, exploring contemporary feminist issues. She has worked as a director and assistant director at East Riding Theatre, the Rondo Theatre, the egg Theatre Royal Bath and with New Old Friends. She is currently completing an MA in Directing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is an associate writer with Middle Child.

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Henry Longstaff

Producer | Host | Editor

Henry is a co-founder of The Adlib Podcast and currently co-hosts, produces and edits the episodes. He is a recent graduate from the University of York and currently works as a product manager for a global telecoms company but spends much of his time involved in or seeing theatre. He was head of marketing and communications for the TakeOver Festival at York Theatre Royal for two years and worked in the theatre's marketing team. He has experience in producing, directing, lighting & sound design and marketing and enjoys getting sh*t done.

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