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Season 67 (2014/15) Cast Members

Below are photographs and penpics of all the players who appeared in our Season 67 productions, together with a list of the roles they played.

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Ian Atkinson

Mr Cook in
Inspector Drake's Last Case

Ian is another member of this cast who played together in A Month of Sundays in April 2010. He also played parts in A View from a Bridge and Jane Eyre. Since then he has performed in pantomime with Bingley Amateur Operatic Society on several occasions. He is pleased to be back acting for BLT in this serious play! Ian has also worked backstage, operating the lights and building sets.

Caroline Auty

Vickie Martin in The Thrill of Love

Like Emma, Caroline cut her theatrical teeth in musical theatre. She appeared in Glusburn Youth Theatre at a young age, followed by several years of appearing with Ilkley Upstagers, and more recently with Yeadon and with Bingley Amateurs where she appeared in Hello Dolly. Her debut with BLT was in the 2011 production of The Good Companions. She is looking forward to the challenge of The Thrill of Love, after which she will go on to appear with Calverley Players in their summer production, Lilies on the Land

David Brett

Constable McDonald in
The Ladykillers

David may well be a new face to many in our audience but regular BLT members will have enjoyed his Studio performances in both Duets and Brothers in Arms. David’s second career was as the Keighley News photographer and we have benefited greatly from his talents in that direction when he has been our play photographer. He has acted many times at Keighley Playhouse and appeared for Keighley Amateurs where he is a committee member. A very warm welcome indeed.

Julie Boldy

Mrs Wilberforce in
The Ladykillers

It is two years since we last saw Julie on our stage in The Game. A most versatile lady, Julie not only sings acts and directs, but recently choreographed Ilkley Amateurs’ production of The Pirates of Penzance, Broadway Version. Her most recent acting role was with Calverley Players in Lilies on the Land. Let’s hope she can keep The Ladykillers under control!

Mark Brown

Director and Mr Jenkins in
Cash on Delivery

Mark has had several roles in the last few years at BLT, before turning his hand to directing.  He has been seen most recently as George Deever in All My Sons (2011).  He has also performed with other societies, taking part in Calendar Girl swith the Brassneck Theatre group and in productions with the Knaresborough-based Northern Academy of Performing Arts.

Since then he has been occupied in a directorial role, first taking the helm for the Studio production of Cruise Missile, then jointly directing The Happiest Days of Your Life in 2011. 

Rhiannon Cawthorne

Miss Duck in
Inspector Drake's Last Case

Rhiannon is pleased to be involved in an Inspector Drake comedy again, having played Miss Short in the last case in January 2012. She then played Olwen Peel in Dangerous Corner (January 2013) but has not appeared here since then. We welcome her back. Rhiannon has, however, been busy elsewhere, having played Gloria in Brassed Off at Keighley and parts in Flare Path and Calendar Girls at Ilkley Playhouse. She is also one of our Kaleidoscope tutors. She also played the nurse in A Month of Sundays along with three other members of this cast!

Paul Chewins

Director for The Thrill of Love and
One Round in The Ladykillers

Paul is a hard-working and prolific member of BLT, being an accomplished actor and a widely experienced director. He will be well remembered for his most recent performances as Everyman in A Man for All Seasons, and as many varied characters in the very memorable production of The 39 Steps. In May 2014 he directed the Pinter play The Birthday Party. He also directs and appears in plays and musicals in other local societies such as Yeadon, Keighley and Ilkley, where, last December, he appeared as Norman in the play Murderer. Whatever his role Paul brings great knowledge, energy and commitment to a project, achieving high standards, for the benefit of the audience.

Rosie Crabb-Wyke

Brenda Dixon in Cash on Delivery & Phillipa Haymes in
A Murder is Announced

Since joining BLT in 2011 Rosie has proved herself an invaluable asset both backstage and treading the boards. She has been wardrobe mistress for numerous productions, designed the sound effects for two plays and co-directed the studio radio play Round The Horne.

She has also acted as Maudie Miller in Flare Path, as Margaret More in A Man for all Seasons and as one of the German guests in Fawlty Towers. She has much theatrical experience from school and university and dances with the Persephone Women’s Morris group. 

Gabrielle Cross

Mitzi in A Murder is Announced

Gabrielle is well known in the area as a singer and has played many roles in musicals including Josephine in White Horse Inn, Lady Thiang in The King and I and Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music.

Her most recent role was at Bingley as Helga in Deathtrap (2014).

Tony Cross

Director for The Spirit of Annie Ross

Directing plays for BLT for some 47 years, Tony’s first memory of BLT, is helping to carry rubbish from the basement of the old theatre building in Waddington Street to make room for the scenery workshop. His first appearance was as a rabbit in the 1948 production of Toad of Toad Hall. His road to taking adult roles on stage was a slow and painful one – he was proud to accept the title role in Whatever Happened to George, until he discovered that he only appeared on the first two and the last page of the play. His small stature meant that he was still being offered child parts until his mid teens! He has lost count of the many productions he has appeared in and is particularly grateful to have played in The Miser, Sleuth, Fantasticks and Stop the World.

Jan Darnbrough

Miss Jane Marple in
A Murder is Announced

The last play Jan directed was The Darling Buds of May (2012) and her last appearance on stage was in The Cemetery Club (2013). Deborah Mouat was also a member of the cast in this.

Jan is still the Studio Chairman and co-directed The Prince of Denmark with Rosemary Grainger as part of the Kaleidoscope Showcases (July 2014). She has been office manager of the Arts Centre since BLT took it over in January 2012.

June Driver

Mrs Gardner in
Inspector Drake's Last Case

June is a very active member of BLT, both behind the scenes and on the stage. She helps with the social events, organises prompts for plays (members have been known to hide when she approaches with what looks like a booking sheet!) and loves serving behind the bar on Thursday evenings, joining in with the quizzes after play week. Her most recent acting role was in the thriller Deathtrap in January last year, and before that acted, along with Gordon Sugden, in Entertaining Angels in 2012.

David Elliott

Dean Snaith in If I Were You

David divides his talents between BAOS and BLT. His most recent appearances have been in ‘The Right Thing’ for BLT and ‘The Pajama Game’ for BAOS. Immediately following this play David’s wife will be appearing in ‘The Full Monty’ – not surprising, therefore, that they are grateful to the family for all that baby-sitting!

Frank Etchells

Mr Forbright for Cash on Delivery

Frank has been very busy acting at BLT recently, appearing in three plays last season. He played a leading role of Sir Charles Cresswell in Cat’s Cradle, followed by Charlie in The Right Thing and Mr Wareing in Fawlty Towers. Before that he was Edward Sowter in The Happiest Days of your Life in January 2012. To add to two dramas and playing exasperated characters in the two comedies he now tackles farce. But Frank likes to make people laugh. In what time he gets between acting and working, he performs as a stand-up comedian.

Emma Jane Fearnley

Ruth Ellis in The Thrill of Love

This is Emma’s first play with BLT and she is delighted to have been asked to take the role of Ruth Ellis, and looks forward to bringing the play to the stage alongside such a talented cast and crew. However, she is no stranger to performing, as she has made many appearances since the age of eight, mainly in musical theatre. Her most recent roles have been in Our House, Me and My Girl, Hairspray and The Pajama Game. Her favourite part to date is that of Sister Amnesia in Nunsense.

Julian Freeman

2nd Lieutenant Trotter in Journey's End
and
Harry in The Ladykillers

Julian is very well known to Bingley audiences but has been resting and recovering since his stirling performance as Stanley Webber in The Birthday Party (May 2014). He was Pa Larkin in Darling Buds of May (2012) and repeated the part at Yeadon the following year. In March 2014 he was in Me and My Girl also at Yeadon.

Tim Gatti

Victor Gagrin in
Inspector Drake's Last Case

Tim has a wealth of experience in theatre, but joined BLT relatively recently. He appeared in Duets in the Studio production and in The Happiest Days of Your Life in December 2012. Since then he has been much in demand and impressed with his performance in The Birthday Party in May of this year. He runs a boat building and repair business in Shipley and spends some of his leisure time sailing dinghies. We hope he enjoys being involved with a very different type of play to his previous one!

Liz Hall

Doris Judd in The Thrill of Love

It is good to welcome Liz back to the BLT stage after an absence of three years. She has appeared in many plays here, and was last seen as Debbie in The End of The Food Chain. Since then she has appeared in Baildon in A Different Way Home, at Ilkley as Florence in a female version of The Odd Couple and as Susannah in Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn. Last summer, she prompted for Shakespeare in Hollywood which went on tour to a venue in North Wales.

Peter Hall

Inspector Craddock in
A Murder is Announced

Peter is very well known in the district at theatres including Keighley Playhouse, Bingley Little Theatre and local amateur operatic societies. He recently played another inspector in the Keighley Playhouse production of Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest.

He last performed on the Bingley stage as Sir Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons (2013) and Petey in The Birthday Party (May 2014)

Laura Hawkyard

Chrissie Snaith in If I Were You

Laura’s last appearance for BLT was in The Shop At Sly Corner but she has recently appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar performed in Durham Cathedral. In August last year Laura climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the Charity Crisis, an amazing achievement. It’s good to have her back with us.

David Helliwell

Inspector Drake in
Inspector Drake's Last Case
and Mal Rodale in If I Were You

David is a very familiar face around the Theatre serving on the Publicity, Arts Centre and Management Committees. He has also assisted in the building of several sets over the last 12 months. Most recently, of course, we saw David reprise the role of Inspector Drake in January’s production of ‘Inspector Drake’s Last Case’. Let’s hope he’s recovered from his many encounters with the low hanging warming pan!

Patricia Henny

Letitia Blacklockin
A Murder is Announced

We welcome Patricia back to the Bingley stage after quite a long absence. She is very involved with Keighley Playhouse and has just finished playing Lady Bracknell in their production of The Importance of Being Earnest, in which Kathryn Mitchell played her daughter.

Julie Hinton

Sally Cessington in Cash on Delivery

Julie is really pleased to be back acting at BLT having had a spell away from the stage. We forgive her as the break involved getting married! She first appeared here as Belinda in Bad Blood (2009), followed that with Katarina in Tom, Dick and Harry (2009), in which she had to speak Albanian throughout the play, Charlotte in Pride and Prejudice (2010) and last played Mary Hassell in The Accrington Pals in 2011. Julie was involved with drama in Leeds University productions and even directed a play when aged 17. We hope she enjoys her time performing in this farce.

Rick Hoddy

Private Mason in Journey's End

Rick is very busy at the moment. He is currently Chairman of Bingley Amateur Operatic Society. He is their resident pantomime dame. He was last seen in March as one of Cinderella’s ugly sisters, and in November had parts in their production of The Pajama Game.

For BLT he was Richard Rich in A Man For All Seasons (2013), which Sandra Williams directed.

Joann Holbrough

Mrs Swettenham in
A Murder is Announced and
Mrs Tromleyton in The Ladykillers

Joann was originally a wardrobe mistress but has now taken to acting and is very much enjoying the experience. She has had parts in Macbeth (2012), A Man For All Seasons (2013) and most recently she was the glamorous Mildred in The Cemetery Club (2013).

She has also taken part in some Studio performances. She still finds time to work in wardrobes and has also been an assistant stage manager and done props.

Phill Holbrough

Eric Swan in Cash on Delivery

Regular Bingley theatregoers will not need introducing to Phil as he has played many comedy roles here, the latest being Basil in Fawlty Towers only two months ago. Before that he impressed playing many characters in The 39 Steps last December. He has appeared in more serious roles too, as Charles Stanton in Dangerous Corner (2013), as Lennox in Macbeth (2012) and Tony Lombardi in Fatal Attraction (2011). Phil has acted with other groups too but feels most at home here – saying “Bingley audiences are the best!” In between acting roles he manages to find time to enjoy playing golf.

Jacquie Howard

Director for The Ladykillers

Jacquie has been an active member of BLT for over 40 years and although her original involvement was as an actor, we now think of her first and foremost as one of our most popular and sensitive directors. The care and thoroughness with which she approaches the script always shines through, clearly evident in her last two productions for BLT, Pack of Lies and Flare Path. Her most recent production was Time and the Conways for Ilkley Playhouse, as she says “A very different play from The Ladykillers”! We are delighted to welcome Jacquie back and hope that her involvement with us here at BLT lasts for many more years.

Phil Jordan

Mr Butler in
Inspector Drake's Last Case

Phil has been a popular member of BLT’s acting team since joining the theatre over ten years ago and has appeared in many productions, some serious and many comedic His latest role was as Doctor Abbott in Fawlty Towers in July. Prior to that he played Thomas Cranmer in A Man for All Seasons (May 2013) and Angus in Macbeth (May 2012).

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Gordon Lakin

Sergeant Mellors in
A Murder is Announced

Gordon is not only stage managing this play but he is also taking the part of Sergeant Mellors. He first joined BLT in 1970 and his first performance was in Vivat! Vivat Regina!(1974).

He is taking an active role backstage these days. He stage managed The Happiest Days of Your Life (2012) and played Signor Chapuys in A Man For All Seasons (2013).

Debbie Linton

Ms Cowper in Cash on Delivery

Debbie is a very busy lady indeed. Besides performing with BLT, where her last part was as Mrs Catt in The Shop at Sly Corner, she is one of our Kaleidoscope tutors, performs with Bingley AOS, plays clarinet in the Hot Aire Concert Band and is training to compete in the Ilkley Triathlon (with fellow BLT member Rowena Gillow) on the day following this play! She still finds time to be our Wardrobes Manager, costuming this play and several others in the course of a season. We are very grateful for her energy and commitment to BLT.

Josh Longbottom

Rudi Scherz in
A Murder is Announced

This is Josh’s first appearance in a Main House play but he has had lots of experience on stage as he has been a member of Kaleidoscope for 11 years.

He is very sad to be leaving it at the end of the season as he has enjoyed it so much. He was a clown in Thes Winter’sTale (2013) and Foster in Around the World in 80 Days (2014).

James Margerrison

Patrick Simmons in
A Murder is Announced and
Major Courtney in The Ladykillers

James first appeared at Bingley in 2000 in Dead Guilty alongside Patricia Henny. His most recent productions at Bingley have been: The House at Sly Corner (2012), as Leo in The Game (2013) and most recently as Danny Brown in Fawlty Towers (2014)

Stephen Mason

Doctor Chapman in Cash on Delivery

Many of you will recognize Stephen welcoming you to the theatre as he regularly acts as The Front of House Manager for BLT plays. He also works behind the scenes and in the past has designed sets, built them, assembled props and been assistant stage-manager. Stephen has also acted here for many years, recently taking the part of the Town Clerk in Dad’s Army, The Reverend Arthur Humphrey in See How they Run and as The Porter in Macbeth in 2012. Before that he appeared in Spider’s Web, Jane Eyre and The Taming of the Shrew.

Kathryn Mitchell

Julia Simmons in
A Murder is Announced

Audiences will know her as Kathryn Tonks but she was married in July and is now using her married name. Kathryn is Artistic Director and Leader of Act Two, Bradford Youth Players. She has taken many leading roles with local amateur societies, including Buttershaw St Pauls, Idle and Thackley and Skipton AODS. She plays regularly at Keighley Playhouse and is very pleased to be appearing at Bingley for the first time.

Anthony Morton

Jack Gale in The Thrill of Love

Anthony is looking forward to working with Paul Chewins again, although in different circumstances to last time, when they appeared together on stage in the frenetic production of The 39 Steps. Since then he has been taking time out to rest and recover! Previously he has appeared as Charlie in The Darling Buds of May and as Peter in Flare Path, where he was on stage with Jill Whitehouse. We hope the recovery from this production will be shorter than last time!

Deborah Mouat

Director for A Murder is Announced

Deborah has been very busy around the area as an actor and director. At Bingley she has also worked backstage, prompted and done the lighting for 3 years. In 2013 she played in Steel Magnolias with Baildon Players, and also had cameo roles in Dorian Grey and Christmas Belles and directed We’ll Always Love Paris and Bus Stop, both at Keighley.

For Bingley her last 2 plays were Cemetery Club (2013) and Ayckbourne’s play Things we do for Love (2012). She performed as the mother in a one act play in the Studio as part of the WW1 remembrance evening. Her husband Graham took the photographs for tonight’s play.

Jeff Peacock

The Colonel in Journey's End

Jeff is a past Chairman of BLT and has been very involved as House Manager, since the theatre took over the running of the Arts Centre.

He has also been Chairman of Bingley AOS and appeared in many of their productions, including pantomimes.

Ben Pearson

Sam Rodale in If I Were You

Before leaving Kaleidoscope Ben took the part of the professor in Around The World in 80 Days. Since then he has appeared in the BAOS production of The Pajama Game and the Studio production of Brothers In Arms. He also had a non-speaking part in Fawlty Towers – an experience he really enjoyed. Recently he helped backstage with A Tale Of Two Cities. We wish him well in his first main house role.

David Pedrick

Edmund Swettenham in
A Murder is Announced

David is working hard as a Bingley Arts Centre technician, currently responsible for gathering quotes on future BAC technical updates.

He is also employed at Keighley Picture House as Assistant Manager/projectionist.

Gilly Rogers

Director for
Inspector Drake's Last Case
and Jill Rodale in If I Were You

Gilly is delighted to be back working on another Inspector Drake case, having had great fun directing the previous play. She is an experienced director, having been at the helm for the thriller Deathtrap in January 2014. She has also directed at Keighley and Ilkley Playhouses. But Gilly is probably better known here for her numerous memorable acting performances, the latest of which was playing Meg in last May’s production of The Birthday Party. Before that she acted the roles of Lady Macbeth (May 2012) and Anna in Lovers at Versailles in March 2011. She has also played numerous roles at other theatres.

Jamie Rogers

2nd Lieutenant Raleigh in Journey's End

Jamie, son of Gilly, says he has been a member of BLT practically all his life. He was one of the first members of the reformed Kaleidoscope in 2000 and appeared in many of their performances. Since then he has obtained a degree in Acting and is qualified in Stage Combat. He is also a member of BAOS and was in Pajama Game last November.

Garth Rookes

Uncle George in Cash on Delivery and
Company Sgt-Major in Journey's End

Garth’s debut for BLT was playing the part of Sam in last season’s opener, The Cemetery Club. He is pleased to be back here acting in this farce as Uncle George. Garth has a wealth of experience in musicals, recently appearing with Bingley Amateurs in Hello Dolly and as Charles, the butler in Me and My Girl for Yeadon Amateurs.

He has taken many parts for these and other societies in recent years. Both his sons enjoy acting and Garth has acted with them individually but hopes to one day perform in a show with them both.

Harry Rundle

Lance-Cpl Broughton and
German Soidier in Journey's End

This is Harry’s debut in a play and we hope he enjoys the experience. He has been in Keighley and Oakworth Methodist pantomimes. He is currently studying GCSE Drama for which we wish him well.

Mark Rundle

2nd Lieutenant Hibbert in Journey's End

We welcome both father, Mark, and son Harry to the Bingley stage for the first time, but both are well known in the Keighley area. They come from a line of Rundles who were involved amateur theatre in Keighley. Mark’s dad, Geoffrey, co-wrote the Keighley pantomime, for 50 years. Mark has played dramas, musicals and pantomimes.

Lee Russell

Colm in The Spirit of Annie Ross and
Professor Marcus in The Ladykillers

Lee spends much of his time at Ilkley Playhouse, appearing in, amongst others, Death of a Salesman, playing Biff and Oberon in Shakespeare in Hollywood. His last appearance at Bingley was as Tony in Lovers at Versailles (2011), which is by Bernard Farrell, the same playwright as this play. He was also in the Terence Rattigan play Fatal Attraction.

Jacqueline Scott

Mrs Gagarin & Mary Ship in
Inspector Drake's Last Case

Jacqueline impressed us with her last performance at BLT, as Polly in the July production of Fawlty Towers, directed by her husband Jonathan. She also appeared with him in Canvas in April. She has, therefore, been very busy recently and will need her versatility here to play two contrasting parts. Prior to that Jacqueline played one of the witches in Macbeth (May 2012) and Wilma in the thriller The Night of Dark Intent (February 2013)

Johnathan Scott

Sergeant Plod in
Inspector Drake's Last Case
and Director for If I Were You

Jonathan is also reprising his role as Sergeant Plod after helping to solve the previous case! Jonathan is a long-standing member here and has directed and acted in many productions, the most recent being Fawlty Towers (July 2014) which he directed and played the part of The Major. Before that he appeared in Canvas (April 2014) and directed The Game (April 2013) for which he also designed the ingenious set. He is married to Jacqueline who also appears in this play.

Mike Smith

Captain Stanhope in Journey's End

This is Mike’s first play with BLT since he was the dentist in our production of Little Shop of Horrors. He was in Reservoir Dogs, along with Julian Freeman, with the Tripwire Company and this went to the Edinburgh Fringe. Mike’s last time on stage was with Yeadon Amateur Operatic Society in Me and My Girl (2013).

Alice Smithson

Aisling in The Spirit of Annie Ross

Alice was a keen member of Kaleidoscope before going to University where she graduated in acting. During her time at University she co-started the Scrunchie Theatre Company. They toured their first play around the country (including a stop off at our Studio one night) and finished up at the Edinburgh Fringe. Immediately after that she flew to Canada to become a ski instructor and also stayed on for the summer season. She is very pleased to be back on stage after a year’s absence.

Carol Southby

Linda Swan
in Cash on Delivery

We welcome Carol back to BLT and hope she enjoys being in this season-opening farce. She last appeared here in Things we do for Love in September 2012. Before that she appeared in Allo Allo and, in two of her favourite parts here, as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Viola in Twelfth Night. Carol has acted many times at Ilkley Little Theatre, most recently playing Ruth in Calendar Girls last November. Before that she played Diana in Absent Friends and Muriel Wicksteed in Habeas Corpus. When not acting, Carol says she enjoys walking, sport and eating!.

Ned Sproston

Norman Bassett
in Cash on Delivery

After impressing us with his performance as Malcolm in Macbeth in 2012, we are delighted to welcome Ned back to BLT. He previously performed regularly with Leeds Amateur Operatic Society and was a founder member of the Tripwire Theatre Company. He also worked as a private tutor and dance teacher.

This is Ned’s first play for two years, having returned to university to study law. He was recently called to the bar, despite being teetotal!

Gordon Sugden

Mr Guest in
Inspector Drake's Last Case

Gordon has been an acting member of BLT since making his debut in 1969, in the play The Workhouse Donkey. Since then he has appeared in over 50 plays, the latest being Entertaining Angels in January 2012. He played the role of Aylott in A Month of Sundays (April 2010), with David Helliwell playing the other leading role of Cooper, which Gordon played himself in the previous production.

Lorraine Taylor-Parker

Helen in The Spirit of Annie Ross

Lorraine is delighted to be returning to the Bingley Stage after some years’ absence during which she has been teaching Drama in Harrogate and Leeds and directing various productions. She has appeared in many productions locally but the roles she will be especially remembered for at Bingley are the title roles in Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita and Thérèse Raquin. Lorraine is looking forward to taking direction from Tony Cross once more as she used to be his secretary. At least, this time she is relieved she doesn’t have to type!

David Thomas

William in The Spirit of Annie Ross and
Captain Hardy in Journey's End

David has not been on stage since he was Norfolk in A Man For All Seasons (May 2012). He was rehearsing with Baildon Players but had to withdraw as he suffered a heart attack. He has made an excellent recovery – thanks, no doubt to several holidays in the Caribbean, Majorca and Lanzarote. He is delighted to be well enough to make a comeback as William in Annie Ross.

Muriel Thomas

Dora Bunner in
A Murder is Announced

Muriel has been involved with amateur theatres as actor and director in plays and musicals since 1958. Her last appearance at Bingley was in Flare Path (2012) and Spider’s Web (2010). Muriel says her main claim to fame is that she has played every female part in When We Are Married by J B Priestley, a play she has also directed twice. She can now recite the entire play without using a script - a skill she wishes was transferable!

Laurie Toczek

Louis in
The Ladykillers

Since last appearing at BLT in The Right Thing Laurie has been busy running Spud Theatre, a Leeds based Theatre Company. He has both directed and performed in two of their productions – Dracula and The Hound of the Baskervilles which were presented in the Seven Artspace in Chapel Allerton. We are delighted that Laurie has found time to join us once again in The Ladykillers.

Jill Whitehouse

Sylvia Shaw in The Thrill of Love

Although it is a couple of years since Jill appeared on the main house stage at Bingley, she has been busy with projects around the area. Since appearing in Flare Path, she acted in the BLT Studio production, Duets, in May 2013. In the same year she took part in Christmas Belles at Keighley. She, too, has appeared with Yeadon Amateur Operatics in Me and My Girl and Stepping Out. This last play presented a real challenge, as first she had to learn to tap dance and then to learn how to teach it. Let’s hope this play has been slightly less challenging!

Ian Wilkinson

Larry in The Spirit of Annie Ross and Lieutenant Osborne in Journey's End

Ian claims that in his professional life he often speaks “A load of bull” as he is building up his own publishing business in which one of his publications is The Farmers Mart. Interestingly he also claims that his good looks are returning after recently losing a good deal of weight.
Ian says this is his favourite play and he can remember the previous BLT production in 1973 so is delighted to have a part in this production.
He plays at many of the local amateur theatres in the region and recently was in When We Are Married at Keighley. Immediately before that ,at the last minute, he stepped into the part of Larry in The Spirit of Annie Ross (October 2014), here at BLT.

Sandra Williams

Director for Journey's End

Sandra has been associated with BLT for many years, appearing in one of its last plays in the ‘old building’ and in one of its early productions in the Arts Centre! Whilst not giving up acting completely, over the last few years Sandra has tended to concentrate on directing. Her last production was Peter Whelan’s Accrington Pals, which was performed in Sandra’s local town, Ulverston, Cumbria, at the armistice to commemorate WW1. The production was rather ’different’ as she directed it ‘in the round’ and with ‘live music’.
Her last production for BLT was Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons: prior to that a trio of A View from the Bridge, Death of a Salesman and All My Sons



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