Who We Are

Rhema was founded in 2001 and became a charity in 2004. Since starting, we have performed to over a million people nationwide.  We are passionate about education and issues of justice and about making positive social change, and we currently perform to over 100 Primary Schools each year. Over the years, Rhema have been regular attenders at RE conferences and performed at many educational conferences. We have had our work televised by UCB T.V. appeared at Buxton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe and the Greater Manchester Fringe and numerous other events and festivals all over the country.

Creative Director & Co- Founder

Michael Peacock

Michael Peacock

Michael was born and bred in Manchester, where he trained at the Arden School of Theatre. After graduating, he spent the following few years working for the Royal Exchange Theatre Company, Riding Lights Theatre Company, Manchester Actors Company & Friargate Theatre, York. In 2001 he co-founded Rhema Theatre Company, which has since toured all over the UK – performing in schools, communities and occasionally theatres! He has spent an awful lot of time travelling!

As a writer, Michael has created over 20 different theatre productions of all shapes & sizes for Rhema Theatre Company. He has had work published for Riding Lights Theatre Company, written for the 24:7 Theatre Festival and also worked with Soho Theatre Company. His scripts have been performed on various different radio stations and a number of television channels both in the UK and abroad. They have also been used in Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania by the charity Act4Africa.

As a theatre practitioner and workshop leader, Michael has worked as far afield as Bosnia, Uganda, Slovenia and most recently, Iraq.
Recently he completed his 3rd short film ‘The Date’, which will be appearing in a number of different festivals later in 2014. Michael is currently writing a short film about anti-trafficking which will be shot this summer.

Mike and Becky enjoy being parents to Sophie (8) and Ruby (7).

Creative Director & Co- Founder

Rebecca Peacock

Rebecca Peacock

Rebecca grew up in Gloucestershire within a family of musicians and trained as a viola player at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Wells Cathedral School and as an actor and singer at the National Youth Music Theatre (Edinburgh festival, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Sadlers Wells, Royal Albert Hall). She went on to study performing arts at Middlesex University.

Acting credits include Florrie in Dracula (Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke), Hiawatha (Haymarket, Basingstoke), Riding Lights Theatre Company (various, UK tour), Les Blancs (understudy, Royal Exchange Theatre) and Manchester Actors Company (North-West tour). As a musician/actor she has toured as far afield as Argentina (Flying Gorillas Dance Company), Italy (Carducci Festival), Belgium, Slovenia and Hong-Kong. She has also used drama whilst teaching in Pakistan! 

Rebecca has designed set and costume for 20 different production with Rhema Theatre Company as well as short films Alicija, Into The Dark & The Date. As a composer she has written most of Rhema’s music to date. 

Rebecca plays the violin, viola, piano, recorders, percussion and Chinese flute! She enjoys creating atmospheres with music.

Rebecca has recently turned her hand to producing films.