Rochelle started the company in 1984. Having joined the National Theatre straight from school as Yolande Bird’s assistant and then working for Peter Stevens, the General Administrator, she was part of its move to the South Bank. In 1977 she became agent Clive Goodwin’s assistant. After marrying Peter Stevens in 1979, there followed 12 months in New York (running Judy Daish Associates Inc) and six months in Stratford, Ontario, where Peter was MD of the Festival Theatre. In 1981, Rochelle returned to the UK and worked as Verity Lambert’s assistant at Euston Films & Thames Television (and subsequently as a Story Editor) and in 1983 she was hired by Curtis Brown to build their list of dramatists.
Francis graduated in Textile Design, exhibiting at New Designers in 1988. She ran the Theatre Bar at Winchester’s Theatre Royal, spending summers travelling and teaching weaving in the US. Inspired by the work of touring companies such as Cheek by Jowl and Oxford Stage Company she came to work at The King’s Head Theatre in Islington. Frances was hired by Rochelle in April 1991 and quickly moved on to build her own list of clients from 1992. She is married with two children, two dogs and nine chickens.
Phoebe studied Textile Arts at Norwich School of Art and Design and eventually went on to do an MA in Curation. She was on the steering committee at OUTPOST Gallery, presented a radio show for two years and was a textile design assistant before before moving into theatrical and literary agency work. Phoebe joined as the team’s assistant in April 2015.