Season 65
Season 65 (2012/13) Cast Members

Below are photographs and penpics of all the players who appeared in our Season 65 productions, together with a list of the roles they played.

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Caroline Auty

Sister Mary Leo in
Nunsense2

Caroline first appeared with BLT in The Good Companions but has had much previous experience with Ilkley Upstagers and Yeadon Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society in musicals which include The Witches of Eastwick, Oliver, Guys and Dolls and Beauty and the Beast. Last October she played Sister Mary Leo in Yeadonís production of Nunsense and is looking forward to playing her again.

Andrew Bailey

Gilbert Fleet in Things we do for Love

Andrew has been involved with Bingley Little Theatre, on and off, for many years and will be no stranger to many of you. He performed in the very last Green Room production in the old theatre, and also as a choirboy in Vivat Vivat Regina, BLTís first production in the Arts Centre. He has been associated with many productions both on and off stage and has a particular fondness for The Gingerbread Man in which he played a singing salt-cellar!

His last role was as a downtrodden servant in Macbeth, which he enjoyed immensely. He is a keen and active member of BLTís studio group and is delighted to be back in the fold after a prolonged absence.

Sam Ball

Sister Robert Anne in
Nunsense2

Samanthaís association with BLT spans three generations. Her Grandfather, Sydney Cross, was amongst the very earliest members and her father, Tony, is a former President of BLT. Her first appearance was in The Wizard of Oz and since then her BLT credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Theyíre Playing Our Song, Victor/Victoria, Gypsy and Spiderís Web. She appears regularly with Yeadon and Bingley Amateur Operatic Societies. Last autumn she appeared in The Sound of Music with her daughter, Francesca Ė maybe the fourth generation?

Vicky Bandy

Grechen in
A Night of Dark Intenet

Vicky has been involved with BLT for a number of years, initially as a member of Kaleidoscope; she has also appeared in several productions. She was ASM for their production of Shakespeareís A Midsummer Nightís Dream and was make-up artist for The Would-Be Gentleman (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme) by MoliŤre.

On the main stage her acting experiences include Charlotte in The Weekend in 2007, Leah in Jane Eyre in 2009 and most recently Sarah in The Accrington Pals in 2011.

Vickyís most recent stage performance was with Baildon Players as Maureen in The Time of Our Lives.

Peter Berry

Barnes in The Game

Peter appears regularly for Bingley, Ilkley and Baildon Westgate Players, where he is heavily involved. He has been Stage Manager here, for Underground, and most recently for Lovers at Versailles. In 2011 he directed a Studio Play for BLT. His appearances include The Magistrate, Role Play, The Weekend and Pride and Prejudice. However, his favourite appearance at Bingley was as Private Godfrey in Dadís Army in 2012.

Julie Boldy

Mrs Metherill in The Game

An actor, singer, dancer, choreographer and teacher, Julie has been involved in many plays and musicals in the district. Her most recent performance here was in The Good Companions, which she also choreographed, and since then she has been in Chess with Leeds Amateurs and Ladiesí Day with Calverley Players, although in a different role from when she appeared in that play with BLT. She has recently directed Be My Baby for Calverley Players and sings regularly with the Inspiration Choir in Leeds.

Nicola Brook

Sister Mary Hubert in
Nunsense2

We last saw Nicola in our production of Pack of Lies in February 2011, prior to which she had appeared in Lucky Sods, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Pygmalion. She has been in many musical productions with Bingley Amateur Operatic Society, Leeds Amateur Operatic Society and Ilkley Upstagers and is now involved with the newly formed Swan Street Theatre Company which performs at the Leeds City Varieties.

Jim Brooks

The Reverend Edward Peck in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Jim has appeared in Underground (2009) and It Runs in the Family (2010). He has worked tirelessly behind the scenes particularly as lighting designer and operator and creating effects.

He says his biggest challenge at the moment is as Technical Liaison for Bingley Arts Centre, inveigling helpers for the Duty Technician responsible for visiting companies. He says any offers of help would be gratefully received.

Mark Brown

Director for
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Mark gained a reputation as a comedy actor in such plays as Dead Funny (2008) and as the Verger in Dadís Army (2010). Recently he has taken more serious roles in All My Sons (2011) and The Accrington Pals (2011). He also appeared in Calendar Girls with the Brassneck Theatre Company.

His first foray into directing was as assistant to the director, Gilly Rogers, in Iíll be Back Before Midnight (2009). His first solo directing was in a Studio production of Cruise Missile (2011) and now he is working with Gilly once more.He is a member of the Reading and Casting Committee.

Mervyn Button

Director for A Night of Dark Intent

Not only is Mervyn a talented actor, he is also an accomplished Director and Stage Manager. On this occasion he directs the play and is ĎThe voice of Sheriff Watkinsí.

He was last seen at BLT playing Macduff alongside his partner Louise (Lady Macbeth) in our 2012 production of Macbeth.

Well known throughout the area, after Macbeth he went on, not only to direct, but also stage manage Under Milk Wood for the Ilkley Playhouse Green House. In Mervynís words ďI had a ball, loving every second of it. Canít get enough of Dylan ThomasĒ.

Laura Campbell

Leonora Stark in A Night of Dark Intent

A fine actress, well known to local audiences, Lauraís involvement with BLT and Keighley Playhouse began several years ago. After a temporary break in 2007 when her son, Fraser, was born she has acted in a number of plays for both theatres. Her most recent performance in this theatre was playing Maggie Stratton in the 2011 production of Fatal Attraction.

In 2012, for Keighley, Laura played the part of Ruth in Calendar Girls Ė baring all!

In 2006 when ĎAllo ĎAllo was staged at BLT Laura played Mimi. She was flattered to be invited to replay the role in Keighleyís recent production of the play.

Rhiannon Cawthorne

Olwen Peel in Dangerous Corner

Rhiannon is a valuable member of Bingley Little Theatre; she currently teaches the senior Kaleidoscope group, and also can often be seen managing front of house. However, on stage, her considerable acting talent will be remembered by audiences, particularly in her most recent role as the glamorous Miss Short in Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime. Previously she has appeared in a variety of roles both in Main House and Studio productions. She has also appeared at Keighley Playhouse as Gloria in their production of Brassed Off.

Dale Chadwick

Flight Lieutenant Graham in Flare Path

And King Henry VIII in
A Man for All Seasons

We welcome back Dale to the BLT stage where he last appeared in Death of a Salesman with David Elliot as his brother. Since then he has been very busy playing roles in The Flint Street Nativity, Role Play, Brassed Off at Keighley Playhouse and Sky Masterson for Guiseley Operatic Society's production of Guys and Dolls.

He is currently studying for a theatre studies degree at Rose Bruford College.

Paul Chewins

The Common Man in
A Man for All Seasons

Paul is very involved with Amateur theatre locally, both in musicals and plays, as an actor and director. He was Macbeth in BLTís production last May and since then has directed Nunsense for Yeadon Amateur Operatic Society and was Max Harkaway in London Assurance for Ilkley Playhouse in March 2013.

Sandra Chewins

Miss Evelyn Whitchurch in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Sandra is another accomplished and experienced actress who played Kate Keller in All My Sons (2011) and in December of the same year appeared in Cruise Missile, a Studio production. Sandra says she had a ball as Miss Edith Pilchester in The Darling Buds of May (2012).

Anna Clarke

Sister Mary Paul aka Sister Amnesia in
Nunsense2

Anna makes a welcome return to Bingley Little Theatre. Since her last appearance in Present Laughter she has been very busy playing a variety of roles with Yeadon Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society and the Bradford Catholic Players, with 42nd Street, Fiddler on the Roof and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Her BLT credits include The Taming of the Shrew, Sweet William and Somethingís Afoot. Her first BLT role was Sister Amnesia in Nunsense.

Anna Clarke's alter ego

Sister Marie-Annette in
Nunsense2

Following her long television run with the Muppets, Sister Marie-Annette has joined our theatrical group for this one show. It would not have been the same without you.

Helen Clarke

Sister May Regina (Mother Superior) and
DIRECTOR for Nunsense2

Helen wears two hats in this production, that of Director and the Mother Superior. She is a very experienced Actress, Director and Choreographer and has been involved in Amateur Theatre for over 30 years.

Her first appearance at BLT was in her production of Nunsense in 2002 and since then we have seen her in Jane Eyre, Dadís Army and The Darling Buds of May. In November 2013 she is to revive the role of Ma Larkin in a production by Yeadon Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.

Patricia Clough

Mrs Thurmin in
A Night of Dark Intent

Patricia says that her role of Church Secretary is sort of type casting as she is Secretary for Bingley United Reform Church. There are few jobs in this theatre that Patricia has not undertaken, being a past President, Chairman (twice), Treasurer, and Trustee, besides helping with wardrobes, props and prompting.

However, it is as an actress that she is best known to Bingley audiences. In a career spanning 50 years from Dandy Dick in 1963 to this current play she has played a wide variety of roles. Favourite parts include When We Are Married, Stepping Out and Noises Off.

Patricia is renowned as a raconteur and well known throughout the area for her humorous speeches.

Jude Connelly

Hopcroft Minor in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Jude joined Kaleidoscope last year and this is his first Main House production. He did have parts in the Kaleidoscope production of Arabian Nights in April so has some experience of the main stage.

He achieved Grade 4 in the LAMDA exams last year.

Rosie Crabb-Wyke

Maudie Miller in Flare Path

And Lady Margaret More in
A Man for All Seasons

This is Rosieís first part with BLT although she has been recently involved in our wardrobe department working on The Good Companions and The Shop at Sly Corner.

This season she has been wardrobe mistress for Night of Dark Intent (2012), co-directed the Studio performance of Round the Horn (2012). She was sound designer for the last play The Game and is set designer for the next play Nunsense II. She has also prompted 2 plays.

She has had acting experience at school in Billaricay and at Dundee University with the LIP Theatre Company. She also dances with the Persephone Womenís Morris Dancers.

Jan Darnbrough

Lady Alice More in A Man for All Seasons

Jan, a past chairman, is another long-standing, talented and hardworking member of BLT. She last appeared on stage in The Good Companions (2011) and in the Studio performance of Cruise Missile. She also directed The Darling Buds of May (2012). She is Chairman of the Studio committee and has also been Office Manager of the Arts Centre since BLT took it over in January 2010.

David Elliott

Squadron Ldr. Swanson in Flare Path

Davidís first appearance at BLT was in Dolly Westís Kitchen in 2005 followed by roles in Death of a Salesman, Jane Eyre, Dadís Army and Intent to Murder. Having had a yearís Ďretirementí he is very pleased to be back on stage particularly as his father Godfrey, is part of the Workshop team who are responsible for the memorable sets we have seen recently.

Frank Etchells

Edgar Sowter in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Frank was in Underground (2009) and See How They Run (2010) and is currently tackling the Stand Up Comedy Circuit.

Stuart Farrell

Rainbow in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Stuart is a very experienced actor who has played many varied parts. He was last seen at BLT in It Runs in the Family in 2010.

Stuart has been a taxi driver in Skipton for many years and says he gets his punters to help him learn his lines!

Tim Gatti

Rupert Billings in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

We welcome Tim to BLT in this his first appearance on stage for 25 years! He has, however, acted recently with the local company ĎDial M for Murderí along with Gerard Kennedy. We hope he enjoys his experience with us.

Tanya Gillow

Joyce Harper in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Tanyaís first performance for BLT was as Lydia Bennett in Pride and Prejudice (2010). Since then she has been lighting designer for Fatal Attraction (2010) and It Runs in the Family (2010), and operated the lights for See How They Run (2010).

This year she was lighting designer and operated the lights for Macbeth (May) and The Darling Buds of May in June.

Joanne Gray

Elsie Whitworth in The Game

Last seen at BLT in Accrington Pals, Joanne is one of our ďhome-grownĒ actors who joined Kaleidoscope at the age of 13. She made her debut with BLT in We Happy Few in 2005 and went away to University to study Drama and Theatre. Joanne works with children in the school holidays writing and delivering Arts Workshop Programmes in association with the YHA. She works in a local school with the aim of becoming an English and Drama Teacher.

Robin Green

Director for Things we do for Love

Robin made his debut as a director at BLT last season when he took the helm for The Shop at Sly Corner, for which he also designed the set. He has much previous experience of directing and designing, having undertaken both roles in the last decade at Ilkley Playhouse. Prior to that he acted and directed plays with four Little Theatre groups in Warwickshire.

Robin is pleased to be directing here again and making his contribution to the success of BLT at Bingley Arts Centre.

Peter Hall

Sir Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons

Peter has been an acting member of BLT since 1974 and in that time has played a wide range of parts in musicals, comedies and straight plays. He recently played Duncan in Macbeth (2012) and since then has appeared as Uncle Max in Bingley Amateur Operatic Societyís The Sound of Music.

David Helliwell

Godfrey Pond in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

David is a very experienced actor capable of playing a large variety of different roles. He was Jess Oakroyd in Good Companions (2011) and his last comedy role was as Inspector Drake in Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime (2011).

David is Vice Chairman of BLT and of the Arts Centre Committee as well as chair of the BLT Publicity committee. What a busy man!

Becky Hill

Deputy Terry in A Night of Dark Intent

Although this play will be Beckyís introduction to Bingley audiences, she is a member of Ilkley Playhouse, having prompted their recent production of Under Milk Wood, directed by Mervyn Button. They are re-united in this play.

With a break of over a decade, last summer Becky made what is for her, a welcome return to acting by taking part in Yorkís Traditional Wagon Mystery Plays, playing one of Noahís daughters in The Flood.

Rick Hoddy

Count Skriczevinsky in Flare Path

and Master Richard Rich in
A Man for All Seasons

This is Rickís first appearance on the stage for BLT but he was ASM for The Darling Buds of May in June. He is a member of Bingley AOS and appeared in last yearís production of Calamity Jane and earlier this year was in their annual pantomime.

He is particularly pleased to be in this production as his Grandfather served with 77 Squadron in WW2 being a Rear Gunner in the Halifax Bombers and he himself has served in the RAF.

Joann Holbrough

A Woman in
A Man for All Seasons

Joann is a member of the talented Holbrough family. She has appeared on the BLT stage in Lovers at Versailles (2011) and as a gentlewoman in Macbeth (2012). She is very involved backstage. She has been an assistant stage manager and has done props for many performances. It is, however, as wardrobe mistress she excels. She dressed the cast of The Game, which was the last play.

Phil Holbrough

Charles Stanton in Dangerous Corner

A longstanding member of BLT, Phil has taken a variety of roles; as well as being a past Chairman and Artistic Co-ordinator, he has also directed plays and worked back stage, especially in lighting design, and has in fact designed the lighting for this play as well as acting in it!

His most recent roles have been as Tony Lombardi in Fatal Attraction and more recently as Lennox in our production of Macbeth.

Jacquie Howard

Director for Flare Path

Jacquie has been an active member of BLT since 1971. she loves working here as she always receives such a warm welcome, meets with old friends and makes new ones. Her involvement with the local amateur theatre is very impressive and she has lost count of the plays (and one musical!) she has been involved with, but reckons it must be into three figures by now! Our audiences will remember her fine production of Pack of Lies in February 2011 and she recently directed he Real Thing at the Ilkley Playhouse.

Her husband John is well known for his expertise as a Fight Director and was involved in our production of Macbeth earlier this year

Gareth James

Sergeant Miller in Flare Path

Garethís last appeared in The Accrington Pals in October 2011 and prior to that was in The Taming of the Shrew (his first BLT part) A Flea in his Ear, Memory of Water and Silhouette.

His most recent TV credits are Coronation Street, Emmerdale and The Kingís Speech.

Ella Jeffrey

Florence Whitworth in The Game

We are pleased to welcome Ella to the stage as she makes her debut in a BLT Main House production. She is a member of the Kaleidoscope Advanced Group and took part in their Showcase in July 2012. As a Performing Arts sixth form student, she has experience of being in school performances, taking the part of Bea in The Exam, which was performed at St Georgeís Hall. She also took the role of Mrs Iger in Two.

Phil Jordan

Thomas Cramer, Archbishop of Cantebury in
A Man for All Seasons

Phil has made many appearances on the BLT stage over many years. He was in Dead Funny (2008), Underground (2009) and Dadís Army (2010). His most recent appearance was as Angus in Macbeth (2012).

Ashley Judge

Dick Tassell in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Ashley has recently returned from a successful summer season as an entertainer in Mallorca. He studied stand up comedy at Salford University.

He is a former member of Kaleidoscope, along with his brother Bradley and sister Chloe.

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Gerard Kennedy

Hamish Alexander in Things we do for Love

Gerardís first appearance at BLT was as Charles in Lust in the Dust in 2010. In May this year he played Menteith in Macbeth and, given the playís reputation for bad luck, duly fell off the stage on the first night when the lights went off! Gerard also directed the studio performance of Relative Relations, written by Kenneth Edwards. Later in the season he will be directing another studio production of Nasty Things Murders.

He regularly appears with Keighley Playhouse and acts with the ĎDial M Murder Mysteryí group.

Becky Kordowicz

Ingrid in A Night of Dark Intent

Making her debut with BLT in Entertaining Angels in 2012, Becky says she is thrilled to be back on stage playing Ingrid in this production of A Night of Dark Intent.

Having begun acting at the age of twelve, her love of theatre led her to study English and Drama at university, where she performed in numerous plays and musicals.

Becky also chaired the University Drama Society, and after graduating in 2004 joined Ilkley Playhouse. Her roles there included Roz in Moon Over Buffalo, Raina in Arms And The Man, Mary in The Flint Street Nativity and Shelley in Ladiesí Day.

Gordon Lakin

Signor Chapuys in A Man for All Seasons

Gordon first joined BLT in 1970 and played Darnley in Vivat! Vivat Regina! (1974) his first performance in the Arts Centre. He acted infrequently after that and not at all for the last 20 years. This is his first acting role since rejoining the theatre although he has been active backstage as assistant stage manager and stage manager of The Happiest Days of Your Life (2012).

Dan Lane

Percy in Flare Path

This is Daniel's first apperance on the BLT stage but he has had great success with Kaleidoscope winning the Outstanding Performance Award at the Wharedale Festival of Theatre for his performance as the Little Beggar in Tales from the Arabian Nights. He is now studying for Grade 5 inhis LAMDA exams having received a merit in Grade 4.

He is a pupil at St Bede's Grammar School and wants to be a pilot or a detective when he leaves school!

Neil Lloyd

Robert Caplan in Dangerous Corner

This will be Neilís second successive role as a Robert! He played Dr Robert Graham in The Shop at Sly Corner last February. He has also appeared here in Death of a Salesman, All My Sons, and as the hapless Pike in Dadís Army. Neil has a wide experience of acting in the region, being a past member at Saltaire Youth Theatre and Bradford Playhouse, although it was in Bingley Little Theatreís Green Room that his acting experience began back an the 1970s. Neil also works backstage in props from time to time.

Alison Main

Rupert Billings in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

It is a little while since Alison performed on the main stage. She was involved recently with the Studio play My Mother Said I Never Should (October 2012) in which she played Margaret.

Her last appearance was as Mercedes in The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomenís Guild Dramatic Societyís Production of A Christmas Carol.

James Margerrison

Leo Whitworth in The Game

James last appeared at BLT in our production of Macbeth in May 2012. In February last year to he took the role of the sinister Corder Morris in the play The Shop at Sly Corner. His debut here was in the 2007 production of Sweet William, also directed by Jonathan Scott. In addition to his Bingley appearances, he has had a wide experience of acting in theatres in Guiseley, Leeds and Bradford.

Robin Martin

Director for Dangerous Corner

Robin is a familiar face to Bingley audiences, having appeared in many Main House plays, most recently and memorably in Pack of Lies, last year. He also appeared at Keighley Playhouse in November 2012 in Gone Up in Smoke. He has directed many plays for BLT, the two most recent being The Good Companions and Entertaining Angels. A man of many parts, Robin is a member of the Arts Centre Committee and the editor of the Newsletter. The final word must rest with Robin, a proud son of the West Midlands, who says, "Robin is delighted to note that at the time of writing West Bromwich Albion are 6th in the Premier League"!

Mike McCarthy

Gordon Whitehouse in Dangerous Corner

We welcome Mike to the BLT stage, as he takes his first acting role with us since moving to Yorkshire from Bristol. He appeared in several productions there, including Dangerous Liaisons, Romeo and Juliet, The Changeling, Twelfth Night and Nicholas Nickleby. However, he has already worked in a technical role for BLT as he provided the lighting for the Studio production of My Mother Said last September.

Rebecca Mitchell

Betty Whitehouse in Dangerous Corner

Rebecca is currently splitting her time between Keighley, her home, and Hull, where she is in her final year at University studying for a BA (Hons) in Drama and English, specialising in costume and costume construction. A very busy young lady, during the rehearsal period for Dangerous Corner, she has also been Costume Designer and Supervisor for a production of Anthony Minghellaís Whale Music, produced collaboratively with the University and Hull Truck Theatre Company. Rebecca is looking forward to the challenges presented by the characters in Dangerous Corner. She last appeared here in Pride and Prejudice in 2010.

Nikola Morrison

Patricia Graham in Flare Path

Nikola was last seem in our production of The Darling Buds of May in June of this year and is now reunited with Anthony Morton once again.

Our audiences will remember her in All My Sons and, Inspector Drake and the Perfeckt Crime. Her first role with us was in a Studio production of Plain Eyre, a spoof play based on Jane Eyre.

Anthony Morton

Peter Kyle in Flare Path

Having just appeared in The Darling Buds of May in June, Anthony is back on stage reunited with Nikola Morrison once again and very relieved that this time he doesnít have to take his clothes off!

His credits at BLT include Iíll be back before Midnight, The Servant of Two Masters, A Flea in her Ear and Sweet William. In his spare time he keeps fit with the Craven Triathlon Club.

Deborah Mouat

Barbara Trapes in Things we do for Love

Deborah has impressed in a wide range of roles in recent years at BLT. Her last performance on this stage was as Aunt Mathilde in The Shop at Sly Corner in February. She also appeared in two studio productions in 2011. Deborah is also in demand at Keighley Playhouse where she played a French Maid in Murder on the Nile and a minerís wife in Brassed Off. She is an experienced director and next January will take the helm of Weíll Always Have Paris at Keighley.

Deborah likes to do her share behind the scenes here and has helped with sets, props, wardrobes and has been a member of the reading and casting committee.

Pam Nellist

Mrs Sowter in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Newcomer Pam has much stage experience as an actor. She has directed and produced the St James Church, Bolton Junction, pantomimes for the last 8 years.

She is a member of the Community Arts Academy and played in their productions of The Card, Brassed Off and Calendar Girls and for the last 2 years has been involved with Bingley Amateurs pantomimes.

Jeffrey Peacock

Hugh Martin in The Game

Itís amazing how much Jeff manages to fit in to his life! He is at present the very hard working Chairman of Bingley Little Theatre. He also is the House Manager of the Arts Centre and since BLTís acquisition of the Arts Centre his workload has increased massively. He is also past Chairman of Bingley Amateurs and appears on stage for them. He last appeared on stage for BLT in The Good Companions and was also in Brassed Off for Bradford Arts Academy.

David Pedrick

William Roper in
A Man for All Seasons

Since spending 4 years as a Kaleidoscope member, David has gained a First Class Honours degree in Film Production at Bournemouth Arts Institute and is currently trying to build up a business as a freelance location sound man. His favourite rolls at University were Benny in Rent and Shrank in West Side Story.

Elizabeth Poynter

Freda Caplan in
Dangerous Corner

Elizabeth is a long-standing member of Bingley Little Theatre. In fact, she was a member of the Green Room in the old theatre building. She has shown her theatrical versatility by writing a play, Dream Holiday, which was performed in the Studio here.

She has also operated lights for Main House productions a couple of times. Elizabeth has appeared in many productions over the years, both Main House and Studio, her most recent appearance being as the matron in the farce, It Runs In The Family, two years ago.

Jenny Reavill

Mrs Wilmot in The Game

Jenny has appeared on Stage at BLT in several productions, including Sweet William, Memory of Water and, most recently, Pride and Prejudice. However, we have more frequently seen the results of her talents as Wardrobe Mistress. Most notably she provided the costumes for Pride and Prejudice, Victor Victoria, The Good Companions and Dangerous Corner. She is also a member of the Aire Valley Singers and is the Choir Leader at Eldwick Church.

Alice Roberts

Barbara Cahoun in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Alice joined Kaleidoscope earlier this year and has already had parts in the Kaleidoscope production of Arabian Nights in April. This is her first Main House production.

Gilly Rogers

Director for The Happiest Days of Your Life
and Miranda in A Night of Dark Intent

Gilly is very involved with different theatres, on stage and directing. This time she is sharing the Directing with Mark Brown. Her last performance at Bingley was as Lady Macduff in Macbeth (2012); this was her first Shakespearean role. In September 2012 she bared all on stage at Keighley Playhouse in Calendar Girls!

Last seen together on the BLT stage, on this occasion Gilly will be directed by Mervyn Button and will perform alongside Jacqueline Scott. In 2012 she co-directed The Happiest Days of Your Life for this Theatre. Having played Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit at Keighley last year, Gilly is once again cast as a psychic. Gilly is very active on the Reading and Casting Committee which takes up much of her time.

Tim Sanderson-Wellings

Jack Metherill in The Game

Tim originally had his sights set on a sports career, but after an injury, some great experiences with youth theatres around this area persuaded him to become a professional actor. A graduate of the Arts Educational Schools in London, he has appeared on TV, on stage in the West End and in films. Tim is grateful for the support of his friends and family, and has taken his Grandadís surname as his acting name, as he never got to see him perform. Now he feels his Grandad will be with him on his acting journey.

Jacqueline Scott

Wilma in A Night of Dark Intent

Jacqueline has played many roles, not only for BLT but also a couple for Baildon Players. Her most recent for Bingley was as one of the witches (Weird Sisters) in the 2012 production of Macbeth where she was directed by her husband Jonathan. Credits for BLT include My Boy Jack and for Baildon, Dead Guilty, both in 2010.

Jacqueline, along with Gilly Rogers, was a member of the group of actors representing BLT in the recent Sky Arts project which was set up to choose the nationís best amateur theatre. They reached the last eight in the competition.

Jonathan Scott

Director for The Game

Jonathan is a long standing member of Bingley Little Theatre, and he and his wife Jacqueline are frequently involved in productions here. He has worked as a director, actor, stage manager and set designer over the last few seasons.

In fact he is performing two of those roles during this play. As well as directing, he has also designed the set, and has previously designed the sets for All My Sons and The Happiest Days of Your life. He has directed Macbeth, Seasonís Greetings, Taming of the Shrew and Sweet William. His acting credits have included, amongst others, The Taming of the Shrew, Iíll be Back Before Midnight, My Boy Jack, and Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime.

Carol Southby

Nikki Wickstead in Things we do for Love

Carol is very pleased to be returning to BLT where she last appeared in ĎAllo ĎAllo in 2007. Her recent roles at Ilkley Playhouse include Muriel Wicksteed in Habeas Corpus and Diana in Absent Friends. Carolís favourite roles have been Titania in A Midsummer Nightís Dream for BLT, Andromache in Trojan Women at Ilkley and Enid in Albert Make Us Laugh for Otley Players.

In her spare time she enjoys walking, sports and eating! We welcome her back and hope she enjoys taking part in this production.

Brian Stoner

Cardinal Wolsey in A Man for All Seasons

Brian, a very experienced actor, only recently joined the Theatre and has already performed in Relative Relations in the Studio. This will be his first appearance on the main stage. He helps in the Arts Centre Office and is treasurer for the Little Theatre Guild.

Jack Summers

Signor Chapuys' attendant in
A Man for All Seasons

This is Jackís first role at BLT. At school he studied performing arts at GCSE O and A level. He is a member of Drama 2000 and Dramarama. He is a volunteer assistant Scout Leader with 16th Bradford South troop and is a keen Crown Green Bowls player.

Jonathan Tate

Thomas Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons

Jonathan is another talented actor who performs and directs plays and musicals. He played Chris Keller in the BLT production of All My Sons (2011) and since then has been Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (2012) for Bingley Amateur Operatic Society, and has directed La Cage aux Folles for Yeadon Amateur Operatic Society.

David Templeton

Dr Wells in The Game

Davidís last appearance here was in The Darling Buds of May in 2012, and prior to that in Pack of Lies in 2011. Recently he has appeared for Ilkley Players as Humphrey Bogart in their production of Play It Again Sam. He also directs and stage manages productions for BLT.

Not only that, but he is the Box Office Manager for the Arts Centre, and he and his wife Yvonne (who is Props Manager and on the Props team for this play) are Season Ticket Secretaries.

Yvonne Templeton

Miss Gossage in
The Happiest Days of Your Life

Yvonne was last on stage for BLT in The Good Companions (2011). She has, however, been in Blithe Spirit at Keighley Playhouse and did props for The Darling Buds of May this summer.

She also hires out props for the theatre. Yvonne and her husband, David, were responsible for setting up the Arts Centre Box Office and season tickets for this present season. Yvonne helps to man the Box Office and Arts Centre Office as well as being a member of the Front of House Staff. Another very busy person!

David Thomas

The Duke of Norfolk in A Man for All Seasons

David has wide acting experience having been involved with the Spring Grove Players, Calverley Players, Pudsey Trinity AODS as well as the former Bradford Playhouse and BLT. He was Joe Brundit in BLTís The Good Companions (2011) and Ross in Macbeth (2012).

Muriel Thomas

Mrs Oakes in Flare Path

Muriel makes a welcome return to BLT since her performance in Spiderís Web two seasons ago.

She is an active member of Calverley Players where for the past two years she has concentrated on directing, her last production being Billy Liar earlier this year.

Nadine Walker

Mrs Norbury in The Game

Nadine is doing double duty in this production, being Assistant Stage Manager and taking the part of Mrs Norbury. She has been involved on, and back-stage, in various productions in Bingley and Keighley. She last appeared on the Bingley main stage in Ladies in Retirement in 2008, also appearing in The Graduate at Keighley Playhouse the same year. She took the part of Gladys in My Mother Said I Never Should in the BLT Studio upstairs.

Martha Wilson

Holly in A Night of Dark Intent

Martha is the fi rst of two actresses making their debut on the mainhouse stage. However, she has been a member of BLTís Youth Theatre and Kaleidoscope since the age of ten, and has appeared in their productions of The Beggarís Opera in 2011 and Arabian Nights in 2012. She is due to play Dion in this yearís The Winterís Tale.

She enjoys performing as both an actress and dancer. Her mother is also involved with the backstage team doing props for the Kaleidoscope productions.

Jill Whitehouse

Countess Skriczevinsky in Flare Path

Jillís first appearance was in Dadís Army in June 2010 and last season was seen in Jacquie Howardís production of Pack of Lies.

She has appeared with Yeadon AOS,Ilkley Upstagers and Keighley Playhouse where her recent roles have been in The Flint Street Nativity and Murder on the Nile earlier this year.

Peter Whitley

Austin Whitworth in The Game

A well known character actor in Bingley, Keighley and Harden productions, Peter last appeared for BLT in The End of the Food Chain in 2012. Since then he has directed the Keighley Pantomime and appeared as Rene in ĎAllo ĎAllo at Keighley Playhouse.

In Hardenís Panto he played the Sheriff of Nottingham. Peterís favourite play is Nevilleís Island, in which he appeared at Bingley several years ago. He is looking forward to recreating the role of Gordon shortly at Keighley Playhouse.

Ian Wilkinson

Edmund Whitworth in The Game

We hope that this appearance will be less painful for Ian than his last one Ė he had a car accident on his way to the theatre and appeared in his Rugby Club Pantomime with a badly cut head. Being a real trooper, he only went to A & E after his appearance as Fat Sam! Ian and his wife Gilly work tirelessly for BLT both on and off stage, and Ian is also involved in the promotion of Bingley Arts Centre.

Katrina Wood

Miss Mockridge in Dangerous Corner

Katrinaís last appearance at Bingley was as Elsie Longstaff in The Good Companions, where she was also directed by Robin. She first appeared on stage for BLT in Iíll be back Before Midnight in 2009. Since then, she has also appeared at Bingley in Lust in the Dust and See How they Run. Further afield, she has appeared in Sweet Charity at Yeadon and Happy Days at Keighley. She has a very wide acting experience in theatre and TV, and is an accomplished dancer and singer, appearing in plays and musicals in Leeds, Bradford, Halifax to name but a few!



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