What do they do?
The Honiton Community Theatre Company committee manage the society and all performances, fundraising, investments and creative direction. For each production the committee help select a director for the next production in Honiton. The final decision is then opened up to our membership at the AGM. You can find out more about being a director of one of our productions here. They also organise other roles in the productions such as choreographer, set designer, costume designer, backstage, lighting, sound, fundraising, sponsorship, venue and front of house.
We are always look for new talent and often have members join the Honiton Community Theatre Company from all over East Devon and particularly our friends at Axminster, Seaton and Sidmouth. We always look for collaboration opportunities with other local societies and often mutually lend props and costumes to other productions across East Devon.
How to join the committee
To join the committee you must put yourself forward at an Annual General Meeting where the committee is elected by the membership every year. Committee members generally join the committee for a three year period but can stay longer or leave if they need to. More details on how this works can be found in the Honiton Community Theatre Company Constitution.
The 2017/18 Committee
Shaun joined the society over 10 years ago and was a key part of our productions as Stage Manager for many years. For Shaun, the Honiton Community Theatre Company is a family affair as both his wife Tracey and most of his family are involved either on stage or in supporting backstage roles. More recently Shaun has played many main roles on stage including a Spanish frog, the evil fairy Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Shaun is delighted to be Chairperson and is looking forward to taking the group forward from strength to strength.
Vice Chairperson & Marketing Officer
Alex joined the group through some friends of his parents for our 2009 production ‘The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe’ and since then has played many lead roles on stage and backstage. More recently he has directed Jack and the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Twelfth Night and Urinetown. In 2016, Alex played the dame Mrs Smee in Peter Pan and returned, as Widow Twankey in our 2017 Pantomime; Aladdin. Alex’s role on committee is to design, arrange and promote all marketing materials including everything from posters to press releases, also to support Shaun in his work as Chair. He played a key role in the group’s move to The Beehive and our move towards different and more varied productions throughout the year.
Richard Maddox joined the society following in the footsteps of his daughter Samantha, not as a dancer but as the King (Richard) in his first Pantomime Cinderella. More recently, Richard stepped into Barbara’s shoes as treasurer keeping a keen eye on our finances and takes a major role in the organisation of all productions. Richard’s responsibilities on committee involve looking at the short term and long term state of the groups finances, invoicing, collecting subs, making payments and keeping an eye on budgets for each of our productions throughout the year.
Jo initially joined the society in support of her youngest son Ryan who is regularly involved in our shows. She found us to be a friendly bunch and has since taken on more responsibility as a committee member and has made a fair few friends in the group too! Jo’s responsibilities on committee involve being the point of contact for junior members’ parents and the sign post for any safeguarding requirements which we as a group adhere to. Jo also looks after our Front of House requirements on show-week as well as acting as a chaperone though we are yet to get her up on stage… yet.
The most recent addition to our committee, Sally was co-opted on in December 2015 to fulfil the role of ‘social secretary’ which we have recognised as a key area for improvement within the group over the next year or so. Sally joined the group for our 2011 Pantomime ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Theives‘ having done plenty of performing and trained professionally before having her two beautiful girls. Sally has fabulous organisational skills and can also be found teaching at a local special educational needs school; another passion of hers.
- Charlie Charles
- John Gregory
- Beth Hibbert
- Amelia Kyriacou
- Ryan Hutter