The Founders

  • Matt Geake
    Matt Geake
    Founder / Producer / Musical Director
  • Keryie Vickers
    Keryie Vickers
    Founder / Producer / Artistic Director

The Production Team

  • Ellena Clements
    Ellena Clements
    Assistant Producer
  • Tom Silverson
    Tom Silverson
    Assistant Producer
Matt Geake
Founder / Producer / Musical Director

Originally from Cornwall, Matthew moved to Sussex to study his degree in Musical Theatre at Northbrook MET. Whilst training, he Musically Directed local shows and taught singing at various stage schools in the Sussex area. That was the start of his career and now Matthew is the onsite Vocal Coach for Northbrook Metropolitan College, teaches at Dance Industry Littlehampton and The Brighton Academy, is a Private Vocal Coach, and has Co-founded Sussed Theatre Company and Kompact Theatre Company. Matthew has various qualifications and courses under his belt including training in the Estil Vocal Method and gaining his Associate to London College of Music Qualification. Matthew is passionate about raising money for charities through theatre and hopes Live It can carry on doing its little part towards the great work that charities do.

Keryie Vickers
Founder / Producer / Artistic Director

Training: Arts Educational Schools, London

Whilst training Keryie performed in many productions including; ‘Fiddler on the roof’  ‘Pal Joey’ and ‘ Sweeney Todd’ at the Arts Educational School and ‘And the world goes round’ at The Criterion Theatre, London.

Keryie’s performance credits also include dancing for Raymond Gubbay at The Barbican and singing with the JSS Singers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

In her final year of training Keryie won the Arts Educational award for outstanding choreography.

Immediately after completing her training Keryie took a position in Japan running the International Dance School of Tokyo and on her return completed a tour of Italy and Barcelona with the JSS Singers for whom she was resident choreographer for 13 years.

Keryie’s directorial/choreographic credits include The Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival Hall , Earl’s court Olympia and London’s Excel. She has directed / choreographed over 15 musicals for the Northbrook MET at the Northbrook Theatre including ‘Carrie, ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘The Wild Party’ South East Premiere, ‘Bare’ (Southern Premiere ) and ‘ Rent’ . She also creates agent showcases for the musical Theatre students at the MET in a variety of venues across Brighton and london . In 2009 Keryie founded Kompact Theatre a Contemporary musical theatre company taking on the  role of artistic director / producer responsible for the co creation of numerous cabarets in venues across london and the south coast including the Leicester square Theatre, Kings head Islington, Battersea Barge and Bar Broadway.   

Keryie is currently Head of Musical Theatre Fda at Northbrook MET She is excited by the opportunities that this position brings and loves getting to work with such talented and dedicated people.

Ellena Clements
Assistant Producer

Ellena has been studying at Northbrook MET MT for the last 3 years and has just completed her B.A. Hons in Theatre Arts.

Tom Silverson
Assistant Producer

Tom first met Keryie and Matt whilst studying at Northbrook College now Northbrook MET. Tom studied Theatre Production at college and then went on to study Lighting and Sound design for Theatre. Following this he completed his BA in Theatre Arts in 2014.

Whilst Studying Tom started working Glyndebourne Opera House as a Casual Stage Technician for the festival season and this progressed to an Assistant Stage Technician role for future seasons.  He has worked on such shows as; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Cunning Little Vixen, Le nozze di Figaro, Béatrice et Bénédict and Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Tom also works as a Technician at Worthing Theatres working on various shows in their four venues including Worthing’s pantomimes.

Tom first worked with Keryie and Matt on their 2012 Live It Productions Charity Event, operating sound and following this worked with their company Kompact Theatre.

In February 2017, Tom became a father to twin girls who were born prematurely at 28 weeks. They were born at Worthing Hospital and transferred to the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton. Eva and Una were only 2lbs 7 when they were born but each day they grew stronger. The twins were transferred back to Worthing Hospital Special Care Baby Unit a month after they were born. Unfortunately, Eva fell ill just 3 days after arriving back in Worthing and subsequently Eva was transferred to TMBU in Brighton where she was diagnosed with Necrotising Enterocolitis, a condition where the intestine becomes inflamed and begins to die. Tragically Eva lost her life to NEC at just 5 ½ weeks old. Una continued to grow strong and healthy and was able to go home at the end of April.

Tom is passionate about the important work the Special Care Baby Unit in Worthing and the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton do and is eager to use his backstage and technical knowledge to help raise as much money and awareness as possible.