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Tethered Wits Theatre Company, founded in 2019, was set up by two Durham University graduates to unite together likeminded people who are passionate about theatre; a collaboration, and a tying together of minds to produce art.


  • To bring vibrant takes on classic shows to our local and surrounding areas, which both excite and challenge audiences.

  • To promote the arts and the powerful experiences they can evoke.

  • To encourage and support other young creatives to take on roles which advocate theatre.

  • To offer theatre for everyone.


  • Creativity

  • Responsibility 

  • Collaboration




Gabriella is a producer who specialises in work created in alternative theatre spaces and has recently been awarded a prestigious Stage One Bursary. She is a Director of Tethered Wits, focusing on open air touring productions, and Gabriella Sills Productions, focusing on new writing in the Off West End. She also works extensively with the Offie Award winning Saltire Sky Theatre, having won Best Scottish Production at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with the immersive-rave show Bits ‘N’ Pieces. She is proud to have presented work at Leicester Curve Studios, Theatre 503, The Cockpit and amphitheatres across the country. Gabriella has worked as a Management Team Coordinator at the National Student Drama Festival and completed placements with ATG theatres (Piccadilly Theatre) and Theatre Royal Bath. She is also currently working in theatre marketing on Olivier Award nominated shows such as SIX, The Play That Goes Wrong, and The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Gabriella is a Durham University Graduate, having studied with a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for the Arts and been President of Durham Student Theatre, the UK's largest student theatre society; she graduated with a First Class Degree in English Literature.


Amy co-founded Tethered Wits Theatre Company with Gabriella Sills in 2019. She currently works as a Create and Sing Artist at the Royal Opera House and is a member of the prestigious Glyndebourne Academy (2023). Amy has accepted her place at The Royal Academy of Music to begin her MA in Vocal Studies (2024-2026).


Amy is a director and performer, with a keen interest in both theatre and music and has performed in venues such as: The Royal Albert Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Gala Theatre, the Bacon Theatre, and The Playhouse Theatre, Cheltenham. She was honoured to sing with the award-winning and internationally renowned chamber choir Tenebrae in Perth, Scotland, under the direction of Nigel Short. Subsequently, she was delighted to join Tenebrae again, this time on tour to Germany, where she performed in three concerts in Bremen Cathedral. Amy developed a great love of opera in her time at Durham as a member of the Durham Opera Ensemble. She was delighted to play Hermia in their production of Benjamin Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Durham’s Gala Theatre and Second Lady in Mozart The Magic Flute. Amy graduated from Durham University with a First Class Degree in Music, where she held a Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for The Arts. 

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