BareWater PRoductions

BareWater Productions is a small scale production company based in the North West of England. Whether it be in theatre, film or music, BareWater has the vision of inclusivity and places value on experience for both the audience and the creatives and crew involved. This means that with every production, we endeavour to create a sense of positive involvement and a powerful piece of entertainment for an audience that may not normally experience theatre.


As a company we place greater value on the strength of the art produced than the financial outcome of each project. This means BareWater acknowledges the work each person involved does, and emphasise their importance within the company and the project itself. This leads to a better flow of creativity and ultimately a better overall production. 

BareWater Productions proudly holds the mission statement:

“To create entertainment experiences for communities who may not normally involve themselves in the theatrical world and harvest a collaborative working environment where everyone involved in the production process is equally valued and appreciated.”


This mission statement is what sets BareWater Productions apart from other production companies. The company is not only creating theatre opportunities for those who don’t experience it as often, but also valuing and involving each person in the entirety of the production process. BareWater welcomes all suggestions and feedback not only from those involved, but from the community and this is what creates such powerful productions.


Now going into our third year of work, we hope to be pushing ourselves and other artists from the north west to be creating more amazing work on stage after the incredible first two years of responses and reviews that we had.

Please have a look below for our wonderful team of creatives and producers we have in house.

Ben Rivers

artistic director

An aspiring young director and actor born and bread in Warrington. Introduced to acting at age 14 and has since worked all around the UK and Europe. Over time he developed a keen interest in in establishing a company that would create opportunities for collaboration on influential projects. Some of his favourite directing credits include: When The Rain Stops Falling, Midsummer Night's Dream, Immaculate, Ordinary Days, and West Side Story. He is a graduate of the BA Acting course at LIPA and previously trained at Rare Liverpool.


Ben directed The Lion In Winter last season and made his producing debut with the incredibly well received 6Teen: Our first ever piece of dance theatre. 


Ally Arnold


Ally is a graduate of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in the faculty of management. She was lucky enough to develop the company with Ben Rivers, who holds a lot of the same business values and aims as her. After producing over 6 pieces in their first year, the company has been a success and Ally found her abilities as a business runner valuable in kick starting her career in the industry.


She has worked as a Production Management Assistant at The Walt Disney Company, a Production Coordinator for 9Story Media Group and has been trialling her career in the television industry alongside developing BareWater Productions. She is an enthusiastic Canadian with the drive to take this production company forward and produce some very exciting pieces in years to come.


Faye Jones

Executive Producer

Faye is currently in her second year at LIPA studying management. With a massive passion for all aspects of theatre and dance performance, Faye hugely enjoyed being a part of BareWater's first year as a company. Her highlights include producing an adaptation of The House of Bernarda Alba and being marketing manager for the company's debut at Ed Fringe. Now as the Executive Producer of the now 8 strong team, Faye is loving overseeing the creation of this season's brilliant work. She is thrilled to have seen the company grow and produce incredible works of art. 

Faye also founded Glas creative with Clara Kerr and Meg Batchelor in 2018 producing their debut show "Caillte" at Liverpool landmark The Bombed Out Church, which went on to work with the Irish Festival in 2019.

Amber Buttery

Associate Director

Amber is an aspiring young actor and director born in Mansfield, United Kingdom. She is the Founder and Director of children's entertainment company; Storybook Princesses. Having been a part of BareWater Productions for over a year, aiding in the artistic creation of four of last season's productions, her creative knowledge and love for directing is highly valued and continues developing. She couldn't be more excited for next season.


Last season Amber took on her first big solo project with "All The Little Lights" by Jane Upton. As well as assisting Ben on The Lion in Winter and being Movement director on new writing This Is Your Captain Speaking.


Alice Winter

Technical Director

Alice is a Stage Manager and Prop Maker and recent graduate from studying Theatre at Performance Technology at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. She is a huge advocate for D/deaf & disabled representation and accessibility within theatre, and is currently starting to learn British Sign Language. In the autumn of 2017, Alice joined the BareWater team as Technical Director. Since, she has worked as Stage Manager on Book for their production of The House of Bernarda Alba and for their recent debut at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival with The Meeting.

Last season, Alice will continue her work as Technical Director across the year's productions as well as organising and facilitating BWP's very first Access Awareness Workshops. 


Michaela Munden

Associate Producer

Michaela is in her second year at LIPA studying Management, she has a passion for producing theatre and dance performances. Last season her highlights included producing her first production of ‘This Is Your Captain Speaking’: a new piece of writing from Mica Young. Also, in October 2019 Michaela project managed Liverpool’s first ever dance fringe festival ‘LEAP Fringe’ which took place in various venues and found spaces across Hope Street.


Michaela is super excited to apply her new skills and knowledge to this season’s productions and is enthusiastic about the new direction BareWater is taking as a company this year.


Anya Winful

Associate Producer

Studying theatre at the BRIT school for 4 years, Anya fell in love with the process of devising theatre. Now studying management at LIPA she's keen to gain more experience producing shows, with a focus on telling the stories of people who have less of a voice in society. She's delighted to be joining a company full of people who are just as ambitious, brave and passionate as she is!

Last season Anya worked with our Associate Director, producing All The Little Lights with a strong female cast at a brand new venue in the fabric district, Scale.

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