About Us

Argosy Arts Co. aims to experiment with the musical theatre format and explore new ways in which we can invert, exploit and manipulate the bond between music and drama. We want to produce shows that don’t just appeal to musical theatre fans, but also to those who wouldn’t necessarily think that the format is their cup of tea!

The company is made up of recent graduates of the University of Exeter. We met while putting on shows as part of the university’s two main Musical Theatre societies and wanted to carry this collaboration further.

Our first show, The House of Edgar, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2016. A revised production of this show returned to the Festival in 2018.

Meet the team

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.

Thomas Arnold

Musical Director

Tom is a Writer and Musical Director who graduated from Exeter University in 2017. He was also a Producer
on the 2018 production of The House of Edgar.

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.