Centre Stage Committee Members 2018-19

Chair: Nathalie Fitch

Secretary: Hazel Lewis

Treasurer: Alice Bennett


  • Joe Worrall

  • Jon Powell

  • Emily Coles

  • Linda Connor

  • Steve Baker


Centre Stage Committee

Get to know the Committee.

Each member was asked the following questions:

  • What was your first Centre Stage Show?

  • What has been your favourite part so far?

  • Who would you like to play you in a film?

  • What show would you like Centre Stage to put on in the future?

Here are their answers:



  • Hickory Dickory Dock, January 1998

  • Ruth in Calendar Girls and Steph in Time of my Life for plays. Tink for panto.

  • Miranda Hart or Liv Tyler.

  • I would love to do Les Miserables or Mamma Mia!


  • The first show I was involved with was Santa in Space.

  • I really enjoy being backstage and can’t act, but from a costume point of view, the favourite part I had to dress was Joe Casey in Our House – there were a lot of very fast costume changes.

  • Helena Bonham Carter – nothing like me, but I really like her kookiness.

  • I really like murder mysteries and musicals. However if I had to choose one it would be Les Miserables.


  • My first Centre Stage show was Gimme Gimme Gimme ……an idea!, an original musical with the music of ABBA written by Yaz in 2012.

  • My favourite part so far was Fairy Fury, the pantomime villain in Sleeping Beauty last year.

  • In a film I’d like to be played by Emilia Clarke or Meryl Streep, if it was an older more sophisticated version of me.

  • I can’t think of any specific shows, but I would love for us to do another musical soon!


  • My first Centre Stage show was Gimme, Gimme Gimme an idea!

  • My favourite part(‘s, cheating I know!) were the Peters, both Peter Pan and Peter from The Railway Children. Seems to be something with the name!

  • Chris Hemsworth, because we obviously look alike….

  • Jersey Boys because the songs are amazing and I would love to learn to sing them!


  • I’m not sure what my first show was. I know I joined after seeing Beck as Cinderella. It may have been the next panto, I was one of the Bisto kids – God knows what panto it was.

  • A tie between Pussy Willow in Peter Pan or Capt Alberto in Allo Allo

  • Timothy Spall – would love it to be Hugh Jackman, but think he may struggle with the accent and the physique.

  • The Greatest Showman maybe or The Full Monty!


  • My first show was Cinderella and the Magic Beanstalk.

  • My favourite show was probably Triple Cross, although it was the most terrifying part I had too!

  • Zooey Deschanel

  • A show I would love Centre Stage to do would be Steel Magnolias. I believe they did this some time ago, but it was a very long time ago and it would be a great on to do again.


  • My first Centre Stage show was King Arthur in 2001. I played Merlin.

  • Definitely Rene Artois in Allo Allo. I’ve played him three times now, so I’m guessing I should refer to it as my signature role.

  • Who would play me in a film? I would.

  • Not very politically correct I know, but one role I’ve always harboured an ambition for is the King of Siam in The King and I. (I’ve got the hair for it these days) It might also be interesting as a group to tackle a full blown rock opera such as Tommy or The War of the Worlds.


  • My first appearance for Centre Stage was as Captain Dick Daring in Santa in Space in January 1997.

  • Playing Annie in Calendar Girls. It was  both funny and moving, and a huge bonding experience for those of us who had to strip off.

  • Joanna Lumley or Meryl Streep.

  • A Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn or, failing that, something involving snow!!