Don is a retired Army Officer who has been involved with Amateur Theatre for 65 years. He was a professional theatre administrator at Nottingham Playhouse, Plymouth Theatre Royal and Lighthouse, Poole over a twenty year period. Subsequently he was Chairman of Bournemouth Little Theatre for fourteen years and recently rejoined the committee to work on the Centenary projects and represent our core audience on play selection.
Gwen Jones - Treasurer
After 43 years working in banking, finance and corporate tax in Central London, broken by three years in the mid 1980’s in Singapore teaching English as a second language and being heavily involved in the Singapore Stage Club; Gwen stopped all that (so she thought) and she and her husband moved to Poole for a no-cares life of relaxation and little responsibility. In the summer of 2018, she joined the very friendly people at the Bournemouth Little Theatre Club and was soon asked if she was interested in becoming Treasurer as the then current incumbent (Noel) wanted, after 25 years in the role, to “retire”. “Easy job, little to it”, he said. They are all pretending in Theatre – some to be someone else on stage, and some – she is finding out – to grossly underestimate their role in the club! Since joining she has had great fun painting sets, walls in the BLTC Green Room, and the stairwell; as well as becoming involved in the Club’s Archiving Project, and, slowly, getting to understand the full range of the Treasurer role! She encourages all members to be active in the Club, there is lots to do, whatever their skills are, and to those who haven’t joined yet, to do so and meet many potential friends of varying ages who are very welcoming to newcomers.
Hayley Tucker - Marketing Co-ordinator
Hayley has had an active interest in theatre since a young age, both on and off stage, from acting to dancing, singing to directing. Having worked in the area with some fantastic companies, she thought she would take a step into 'committee' work for the lovely Bournemouth Little Theatre. With over 20 years in administration, office management and a little smattering of marketing thrown in, Hayley is looking forward to assisting the committee in moving the theatre forward and in to its centenary year! A very exciting time to come on board. Hayley believes that theatre should be accessible to all and that the Arts, as a whole concept, is important. Promoting the benefits of theatre and working within, and for, the community is high on her priorities and what a beautiful base to work from and utilise; a theatre steeped in history and culture.
Lindsay has had a long-standing interest in the media, having performed, written and directed in both an amateur and professional capacity in theatre, radio, television and film. After a long and varied teaching career, both in this country and Singapore, he retired from his post as Head of Drama in Brentwood School, Essex in 2015. After travelling around the Far East for three and a half months, he and his wife moved to Poole and the warm embrace of The Bournemouth Little Theatre! The last few months have been a whirl of rehearsing, decorating the club and making plans for its continued creative and financial prosperity. His interests (apart from acting) include music, travel, wine, food, SCUBA diving and photography.
Kerry Newton - Secretary
Kerry joined Bournemouth Little Theatre in 2007 as part of the Virginia Harrington's Workshop which concluded with her theatre debut as Bertha Reed in The Rose and Crown by J B Priestley and the Christmas pantomime. Kerry joined the Committee in September 2013 and is currently Honorary Secretary, newsletter editor, membership secretary and Designed Premises Supervisor. Whilst Kerry prefers to remain in the background as 'Properties' or 'Stage Manager' for many productions, she is keen to try acting but needs to build her confidence; most recently had a small part in The Bed Before Yesterday directed by Don Gent.
Mo is a retired Social Worker who has been involved in Amateur Theatre over a period of about 40 years, firstly with the Quay Theatre in Suffolk and now with BLTC. Over this period she has been happy to participate wherever required, from working backstage, organising props and costumes, treading the boards and also sweeping them!!
- Fri 22nd Mar 2019
Social play reading at 7.30pm
- Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Social play reading at 7.30pm
- Mon 11th - Sat 16th Feb 2019
Performances of Nocturnal at 7.45pm
- Fri 25th Jan 2019
Unrehearsed play reading at 7.30pm