About Us

We make musical theatre, but different.

Argosy Arts Co. is an emerging theatre company formed by recent graduates from the University of Exeter. We met making musicals for various societies at university, but when we left, we wanted to carry the collaboration on further.

We make musical theatre, but different. Our shows experiment with the musical format, inverting and exploiting the bond between music and drama to tell stories you don’t expect. As a company, we want to produce shows that don’t just appeal to musical theatre lovers, but also to those who normally hate the genre.

Our first show, The House of Edgar, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2016.

Meet the team


Beth Clarence

Artistic Director

Beth is an actor, singer, director and theatre maker. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with an MA in Musical Theatre in 2017, and prior to this attended the University of Exeter. When not onstage or in the rehearsal room she can often be found baking.


Thomas Arnold

Musical Director

Tom is a writer and musical director who graduated from the University of Exeter in 2017. He likes horror books, craft ales and Richard Curtis rom-coms – but he’s too embarrassed to admit the latter.


Jack Dryden


Jack is an emerging producer who makes things happen. He studied Law at the University of Exeter, graduating in 2017, but spent most of his time there producing shows! Outside Argosy, he works as a Marketing Assistant at New Wimbledon Theatre.