Who we are

A headshot of Jenny

Jenny Hughes


I am curious and passionate about theatre that aims to make a difference to the world and serving on the Common Wealth Board is part of that.

I’m interested in how theatre makes a difference, both in terms of small-scale changes in the confidence of a community, through to raising political awareness by telling stories that have been ignored or unheard. I am a teacher and researcher in the Department of Drama at the University of Manchester and work on activist performance, social and political theatre, and arts and economic justice.

A selfie of the Speakers Corner girls at the southbank centre underground skatepark, in front of some graffiti.