There’s always been something about theatre for me, and the desire to tread the boards has always been there within me… it just took me a while to pull my finger out and do it.
In early 2017, I saw a post on Facebook from a wonderful group called The Cat Lane players in Birmingham, who desperately needed a man for their upcoming production. Little did I know that the ‘man’ they were looking for was to be immediately parachuted into the lead role. Somehow, I managed to pull it out of the bag, and with that, I very much had the bug.
After a very happy couple of years with Cat Lane, I made the move to the URC Erdington Players. I’d been lucky enough to attend some of their shows over the years and been hugely impressed with the quality of their productions. To join a group so consummate in its approach, not to mention steeped in history, has been a genuine privilege. They even convinced me do the panto. And I bloody hate panto.
Treading the boards has been one of the best, most rewarding decisions I’ve ever made. I’d heartily encourage anyone to give it a go.
May 2017 – Cat Lane Players’ production of ‘Agatha Crusty and The Village Hall Murders, playing DI Twigg.
July 2018 – Cat Lane Players’ production of ‘Out Of Focus’, playing Wayne Bryant.
May 2019 – The Erdington Players’ production of ‘See How They Run’, playing The Bishop of Lax.
November 2019 – The Erdington Players’ production of ‘Peter Pan’, playing Chief.
November 2022 – The Erdington Players Pre-Christmas Special, playing The Mirror on the Wall.
April 2023 – The Erdington Players’ production of ‘Murder in Mind’ playing Maurice Barrasford.