Harlequin Players Committee
Want to know who helps to run the Harlequin Players Club behind the scenes? Meet the team below!
Mike McDonald - Chairperson, Bar and theatre licensee and Maintenance Manager
I am Mike and have been looking after the theatre maintenance and helping Gordon Hamlin build sets for many years. I have also looked after the bar and in 2015 took over as licence holder for the premises.
Malcolm Barker - Vice Chairperson
My name is Malcolm Barker and I have been a regular at the Harlequins, usually directing a frothy comedy. I have also appeared regularly on stage, most notably in "Treasure Island" and "Moby Dick" this year. I am actively involved with Kingsley Players and take the role of Rene in their "Allo, Allo" roving show.
Iain Bennett - Secretary
Kerry Hulme – Box Office, Newsletter and Hire of the Theatre
I am a new member of the committee and responsible for the Box Office and the Hire of the Theatre. I have spent many years supporting my performing family, Mike, Amie-Leigh and Paige, and I am much more comfortable as an audience member rather than on stage. You will find me on the front door, behind the bar or on the end of the Harlequins Phone line.
Laura Elizabeth - Youth Theatre Leader and website
I have been a member of the Harlequins for many years. At the theatre I’m known for directing, stage managing, acting and doing lighting and sound. I have recently returned to the theatre after a short break to manage the Youth Theatre Section. I set up the Youth Theatre in 2013 and am pleased to see it is still going strong. Away from the theatre I am usually seen working with other theatre companies including my own Urban Trendz Theatre.
Iain Bowley - Technical
I have been coming to the Harlequin Theatre for many years, being an active Folk Club member, both performing and assisting with technical support to visiting artistes. Angie Orme persuaded me to help out on "Remember Them" and it was not long before I was another member co-opted on to the committee, to provide technical expertise, especially on sound.
Caroline Guard - Costume