Performance alum from Reading Fringe 2019, Deborah Tobin-Byrne returns this year to the festival production team to manage finance, administration, and the Reading Fringe website. Resident of Reading for 22 years, Deborah looks after her two cats, Mandu and Miso and enjoys listening to the Giles Peterson show on Radio 6.


Sarah is a Fringe veteran. She is producer for the first time in 2022, but started as a steward for the first ever festival and has worked her way up through venue management, volunteer management and artist liaison. She also works on other events in the Reading area and is the coordinator for the Children’s Book Award for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups.


Tom has been working in events for a decade and communications for two (started young). When not helping Reading Fringe, Henley Literary Festival, Jewish Book Week, Henley’s Santa’s Grotto (and previously the Kenton Theatre & London Press Club) to break records (attendance) he likes to listen to records (music).


One of the three founding members of the Reading Fringe Festival, Zsuzsi thought it might be a good idea to see it through to the 10 year mark. One of the best decisions she ever made despite the grey hairs. When not working on the Fringe Zsuzsi supports Culture Development and Placemaking in Reading.