The Committee

Rachael de Courcy Beamish - Chairman

Rachael de Courcy Beamish - Chairman

Rachael cannot remember a time when acting and being on stage was not an intrinsic part of her life. Originally joining Bournemouth Little Theatre Club in 1994, Rachael has appeared in many productions, made her directorial debut in February 2017 and has supported many more productions over the years in a backstage or technical capacity. Joining the Committee April 2016, Rachael was subsequently voted in as Chairman & Chairman of the Play Selection Committee in September 2016. Part of Rachael’s goal is to introduce and build up regular new members and patrons to the joy and experience of live theatre.

Kerry Newton - Secretary

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.

Don Gent

Don Gent

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.

Mo Hamill

Mo Hamill

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!!

Gwen Jones - Treasurer

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.

Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones

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.

Lotte Fletcher-Jonk

Lotte Fletcher-Jonk

Lotte has been active in drama since the age of 8 with a variety of groups, in various countries and in a range of venues - indoors, open-air and on screen. She has done so next to the more serious “day jobs” and sometimes even for money! Before moving to the South Coast and joining Bournemouth Little Theatre, she was on the committee of the Windsor Theatre Guild, and has been a Charity Trustee of various registered charities, in various roles, including Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

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Important Dates

  • Tue 30th - Thu 1st Nov 2018

    ImpAct Theatre presents Iron at 7.45pm

  • Fri 2nd Nov 2018

    Social play reading at 7.30pm

  • Fri 16th & Sun 18th Nov 2018

    Play reading and auditions for Nocturnal

  • Fri 30th Nov 2018

    Social play reading at 7.30pm

  • Mon 10th - Sat 15th Dec 2018

    Performances of The Exorcism at 7.45pm

  • Thu 20th - Sat 22nd Dec 2018

    Arena Theatre presents She Kills Monsters at 7.45pm

  • Fri 25th Jan 2019

    Unrehearsed play reading at 7.30pm

  • Mon 11th - Sat 16th Feb 2019

    Performances of Nocturnal at 7.45pm

  • Fri 22nd Feb 2019

    Social play reading at 7.30pm

  • Fri 22nd Mar 2019

    Social play reading at 7.30pm

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