The Team

With Seasons Theatre Company being a not for profit, community interest company, our team of volunteers are an integral part of the group. From technical roles and wardrobe assistance to administration and marketing, our volunteers help our members from rehearsals through to performance, giving up their time every week to help.

Barbara Jones

Business Director / Production Manager / Artistic Director

Barbara's theatre experience first began at Kingsmead School on a production of The King & I. As Seasons Artistic Director, Barbara has also taken on on the roles of Production Assistant and Stage Manager. Having worked on many productions, her favourite is My Fair Lady and feels her main skills are staging and direction. Barbara thinks Seasons is an amazing group of talented people with everyone supporting each other.

Paul Jones

Musical Director / Rehearsal Pianist

Paul's early experience of theatre was playing the Tin Man in a school production of The Wizard Of Oz. Coincidentally, this was the second major production that Paul worked on as Musical Director with Seasons; South Pacific being his first at The Prince of Wales, Cannock. It gives Paul great pleasure in assisting with the music for the multi-talented Seasons family and he enjoys the tea and cake at rehearsals!

David Foster

Assistant Rehearsal Pianist

At Kingsbridge Town Hall, South Devon in 1959, Dave's first theatre production was Gilbert & Sullivan's "Mikado". He has worked at many theatres throughout the UK as well as oversees in Singapore, with roles including actor, soloist, set design and stage management. In Dave's words "Seasons incredible talent makes it so enjoyable. There is a great feeling of comradeship. They look after each other and are led by an inspirational director".

Helen Mann

Property Master / Paint Crew / Stagehand

Helen first started her theatre work with Seasons in 2015 and soon cemented her role as property master. She worked on our performance of The Wizard of Oz at The Rose Theatre, Rugeley and says that Seasons is a fantastic opportunity for many people.

Cerys Mann

Paint Crew / Stagehand

At the age of 16, Cerys is our youngest team member. Studying technical theatre at Dudley Evolve, Cerys has worked on shows such as The Woman in Black, Cats, The Education of Skinny Spew and The Wizard of Oz. Her roles have included lighting operator, AV operator and Duty Stage Manager. Cerys likes the enthusiasm and friendliness of the group.

Scott Spragg

Sound Designer & Operator / Special Effects Designer / Projection Designer

As Seasons sound designer/operator, Scott has also worked as a carpenter and stagehand for The Wizard of Oz. First working on The Little Shop of Horrors at the Prince of Wales, Cannock in 2005, he has also worked on shows such as Oklahoma, My Fair Lady and Summer Holiday. For Scott, Seasons is about fun, inspiration and socialising.

Lauren Draper

Choreographer

Lydia Bain

Hair Designer / Make-up Designer

Lydia has worked in theatre for the last 5 years. As well as her performances with Seasons, she has also sang in a Help For Heroes concert. Having worked at the Prince of Wales, Cannock and The Rep, Birmingham, Lydia has had active parts on stage, as well as being Seasons Hair and Makeup designer.

Ann Clutterbuck

Costume Director & Designer / Wardrobe Supervisor

Coincidentally, Ann's first show was Annie Get Your Gun at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock in 2000. Working in the wardrobe department, Ann has worked on productions such as My Fair Lady, Little Shop of Horrors and Oklahoma. Ann loves the challenge of putting costumes together and the feeling of a job well done. She loves being part of a great team!

Diane Foster

Costume Designer / Paint Crew / Wardrobe Assistant

Diane's first production was The Firebird at Birmingham Town Hall in 1964. Like husband David, Diane has worked at numerous theatres throughout the UK. She has also had roles in classics such as The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, My Fair Lady and Oklahoma as well as working as Producer in Hello Dolly and Sweet Charity. Diane majored in Drama at College and has skills in choreography, producing/directing and scriptwriting.

Alison Myatt

Refreshment Supervisor / Wardrobe Assistant

Having worked in learning disabilities for over 20 years, Alison is a great asset to the team. As well as being refreshment supervisor, she also assists with wardrobe during performances and has worked on both South Pacific and The Wizard of Oz. Alison enjoys the family atmosphere and team effort.

Helen Clarke

Wardrobe Assistant

Working on shows such as Annie Get Your Gun, Little Shop of Horrors and South Pacific, Helen first started working in theatre in 2000. As a wardrobe assistant, Helen enjoys the friendliness of the people and a place where everyone is equal.

Nancy Cornwell

Wardrobe Assistant

Nancy's experience in theatre first started at the Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton as a chaperone. Now working in Wardrobe, Nancy thinks Seasons is amazing, like one big family. She has worked on classic productions such as Babes in the Wood, Grease and Summer Holiday and believes that Seasons should be on Britain's Got Talent!

Gary Challinor

Stagehand

As one of our newest Stagehands for 2016, Gary loves the community atmosphere and the talented people he will be working with at Seasons.

John Myatt

Treasury / Administration / Logistics

John is Seasons treasurer and has been with the group since it first formed. His first production was South Pacific in which he helped organise materials and transport for scenery. For John, Seasons is a community group for people to take part in artistic performances.

Verity Kingston

Administration

Verity first performed in a Christmas show at the Prince of Wales, Cannock in 1996. Having many roles over the years, Verity has sang as part of a choir at The Royal Albert Hall, London and has also worked with Lee from Steps. Verity says that it's great to work with such a close group.

Diane Challinor

Administration / Front of House

Joining us in 2016, Diane has taken on the rules of Administration and Front of House. For Diane, Seasons is an exciting and educational place to be and like all the friendly people and how they all mix.

Michael Drake

Committee Member

Having played lead characters such as Freddie in My Fair Lady and Emile De Becque in South Pacific, Michael first started working in theatre in 2006, in a production of Oklahoma at the Prince of Wales Centre, Cannock. He has also performed at The Rose Theatre, Rugeley and thinks that Seasons is a bundle of madness (but in a good way!)

Adam Britton

Committee Member / Administration / Social Media

Adam is also one of Seasons actors and first started in theatre in the play Oedipus. He has also worked in theatre on lighting, prop management and prompt. Adam has also performed in The Twelth Night and The Wizard of Oz. He feels his strongest skills include combat choreography and script writing.

Laura Podmore

Committee Member / Administration / Marketing

Laura joined Seasons in 2014 appearing in her first show, South Pacific. She then went on to play the lead role of Dorothy in Seasons 2015 production of The Wizard of Oz. She enjoys attending rehearsals every week, seeing everyone smiling and enjoying the drama sessions.

Bradley Priddey

Committee Member / Marketing / Social Events

First appearing in Fiddler On The Roof at The Prince of Wales, Cannock, Brad has also played roles in shows such as South Pacific, Bugsy Malone and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Like many of our team members, Brad sees Seasons as one big family, where people are not judgemental and everyone is accepted.

Michael Oakes

Treasury

Music plays a huge part of our worship at St. Francis. The major musical performance during the past year was our Christmas Extravaganza.

The Church Choir sang Christmas songs with Seasons and the evening raised £500.

Some of the highlights of the evening were the choir singing Santa Baby, Seasons and the audience singing The Twelve Days Of Christmas with actions and Seasons gave a fantastic performance of “Scrooge

— Royston Orme, Director of Music, St. Francis Of Assisi Friar Park —