Our Team

Ann Turner

Owen Donovan

Company Director



Owen is a producer & director. He runs the day-to-day of Berk's Nest, and currently leads on all productions. He's hopefully more fun than this picture looks.

He has directed Richard Gadd's Monkey See Monkey Do, both of Tessa Coates' Fringe shows Witch Hunt and Primates, and is currently working with Lolly Adefope to develop Lolly 3.

Away from Berk's Nest, he develops scripted comedy for both television and feature films at Who’s On First Films.

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Phoebe Bourke

Founder & Company Director



Phoebe founded Berk's Nest with Katie in 2012. Initially a producer, she has moved into directing. 

Phoebe's directing credits for Berk's Nest include Rose Matafeo’s Horndog, Kieran Hodgson’s Maestro and Lance and Jayde Adams’ Jayde 31.

Outside of Berk's Phoebe has also directed Glenn Moore’s Glenn, Glenn, Glenn How Do You Like it? (Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2018) and Darren Harriott’s Visceral

Phoebe is now a development producer at Rockfleet, a scripted comedy/drama production company she launched with ex BBC producer/commissioner Emma Smithwick.

Judith Dominga

Katie Churchill

Founder & Company Director



Katie founded Berk's Nest with Phoebe in 2012 after producing shows alone at the Fringe for several years. She is now predominantly a director of shows for the company.

Shows Katie has directed for Berk’s Nest include Kieran Hodgson’s ‘75, Maestro, and Lance, Paul Mayhew-Archer’s Incurable Optimist, and Lola & Jo’s Focus Groupies.

She previously worked for CAA, and is now a Development Producer at Tiger Aspect. 

Edinburgh ‘19

Anthony Hernandez

Jenny Kassner



For Edinburgh 2019, we’ll be welcoming back producer Jenny Kassner and assistant producer James Alexander, both part of the team who pulled off last year’s festival.

They’ll be joined by another producer (TBA), a new Street Team Manager, and some other roles we’re currently advertising here

Mary Aiko

James Alexander

Assistant Producer



Our Collaborators

These are the people who really make our shows happen, a bunch of talented individuals who we're lucky to regularly work with. We'll vouch for their work & you can see it in action at our shows and across this website. If you're in a position to give any of them some paid work, you should - all their contact details are below.

James Deacon



Matt Stronge



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Inez Gordon

Comedy Producer


Anna Lavender

Tech & Stage Manager


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Georgie Donnelly

Comedy Producer


Patrick Turpin

Graphic Designer & Comedian


James Firth

Graphic Designer


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Charlie Dinkin

Director & Comedian