ArtsGroupie CIC

Promoting and Providing Access to the Arts

ArtsGroupie People

Samantha Alton


Samantha has been performing for over 6 years both on stage and on screen. She has had the honour of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe on several occasions, and in 2019 performed at Glastonbury Music Festival.

Her last 18 months of work have also included two separate one woman shows and she is currently appearing on TV in the British Legion Poppy Lottery ad. Samantha is represented by Eaglestone Management.
Contact her via her Spotlight page

Margaret Connell


Margaret has worked in theatre, both as a director and a lecturer in higher education for over 30 years, beginning her career at The Liverpool Playhouse Youth Theatre. Her most recent productions have been Broken Biscuits, Ball of Fire, Scouse a Comedy of Terrors, Kitty: Queen of the Wash House and Weave.

From 2011 to 2016 she was Artistic Director at
Lantern Theatre Liverpool.

John Maguire


John is a Liverpool based writer who has had ten plays professionally staged to date. His work includes Arts Council England  funded “Kitty: Queen of the Washhouse”, which was critically lauded.

John champions community engagement,
working with MyClubmoor to help deliver activities that benefit the welfare of the local community in Clubmoor, Liverpool, including providing access to the arts. He is Director of ArtsGroupie CIC, and Weave was the company’s second ACE funded project in 2019.

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