Meet the Team behind Five Star Theatre


Ethan J Smith

Owner & Founder


Ethan founded the company in 2008 and he is responsible for overseeing and producing all of our shows and projects. He has directed all of our productions to date, and has even performed in some of them, too!


Ethan is a notoriously messy worker and has not yet failed to lose the company glue gun during EVERY production get-in!



Sara Last

Finance & Promotions Director


Sara is in charge of the slightly boring business things like bills and accounts. She is also a whizz at marketing and development. 


Sara also runs the Front-of-House teams at our show venues. 





Danielle Boughey

Productions Manager 


Danielle is a dab-hand at most things theatrical, and is great at marketing and organising things Ethan forgets to do! Props and weird furniture are Danielle's thing...she also directs some of our shows, too!


She is easily lost, because she is usually wearing some sort of costume item!



Catarina Mendes

Productions Assistant


Catarina is a Five Star all-rounder...she's the one in charge of casting letters and lots of admin stuff, as well as fun things like prop shopping and arranging photo shoots!


Catarina loves milkshakes and chocolate and is ALWAYS singing.




Shane Kenny-Costello

Production Design Assistant


Having performed in the majority of Five Star shows since 2014, and having been heavily involved in the design process for our 2017 shows, Shane was recently made our Production Design Assistant. 


He is famous for juggling about 10 different projects at once (we thought Ethan loved the stress!) and making very fabulous things.