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LUCY IBBETSON:


Lucy has been a member of CLOGS for 7 years, during which time she has taken on many roles, both on stage and behind the scenes! Lucy has always had a keen interest in the arts and is thrilled to be part of another fabulous CLOGS production!


Lucy has performed in Shakespeare, many musicals and dance shows, most memorably, performing in an under 19’s version of ‘Les Miserables’ in Warminster and performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End. She has helped choreograph several shows including various pantomimes, showcases and concerts.


GARY IBBETSON:


Gary has enjoyed playing all sorts of roles from straight plays & farce, to Shakespeare and pantomime. Having started life on stage in Surrey, he quickly gained a reputation & therefore had to move to Wiltshire some 10 years ago! He joined the Malford Players as a forgetful old codger in 'Jack & the Beanstump' & hasn't looked back since, having suffered from a stiff neck!
Gary's 1st role with CLOGS was as Alfie Doolittle in 'My Fair Lady,' a great show & a wonderful experience.


PAUL CULLEN:


Paul has been around the wheels of musical theatre a number of times since his appearance as Gabriel Oak in Far From the Madding Crowd in 1995. Having joined CLOGS in 1998 he played old man Cairnes in Oklahoma (hard to believe with his youthful good looks). His favourite role is that of Bill Sykes in Oliver! It's the most fun you can have as a bad man without actually being bad.


RICH LUCEY:


Rich has been performing in musical theatre since 2006, when he stunned the critics on his debut with his sensitive portrayal of ‘3rd cowboy from the left’ in ‘Crazy for You’. Since then it has all been downhill with several leading roles: Wild Bill in ‘Calamity Jane’ and Joe in ‘The Matchgirls’, as well as Bob Cratchit in ‘Scrooge the Musical’. He recently played the part of Malcolm in The Full Monty and is  delighted to be performing as Rooster in Annie. 




PAUL WHELEHAN:


When he  is not appearing in his main role as a kitchen designer for a local company in Marlborough, Paul regularly performs with the Malford Players and sings with Devizes Chamber Choir. He appeared with CLOGS in ‘South Pacific’ and more recently in ‘The Full Monty’.






ADRIAN PUGH:


Adrian has been involved in Amateur Dramatics for the last 5 years and with the last 4 shows with CLOGS. His is his biggest role to date was in ‘The Full Monty’.


EXLEY EDWARDS:

Exley has been involved in the entertainment industry for over thirty years. Jobs have included working in the film and television location catering business. He has predominantlydoing music and production work. Exley is currently involved with 'Encore Pro-Productions,' a company which does all kinds of live music. He also performs in swing sets known as 'Live and Swingin' and the 'Great American Songbook’.




JOSH HOLMES:


Joshua's first performance with CLOGS was in the 2012 production of ‘The Full Monty’ though he is no stranger to the stage. He played Bugsy in Bugsy Malone and regularly performs with Act Now theatre group in Corsham. He has completed his Bronze Arts Award.  Joshua is a pupil at The Corsham School.  His hobbies include Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, playing the guitar and of course acting.







JANE CLARK:


Jane has been in amateur and professional theatre for over sixty years from singing ‘Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers’ to her recent West End debut in ‘Churchill - The Musical’ at The Lyric Theatre. Jane has appeared in hundreds of plays, many musicals, and several pantomimes. Professional credits in UK repertory tours include Lady Bracknell in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, Yente in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Aunt Eller in ‘Oklahoma!’ and the Duchess in ‘Me and My Girl’.

Other credits include Hermione in ‘The Winter's Tale’, and Jean Brodie in ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’

Jane has directed six productions for CLOGS - her most recent were ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘Beauty and The Beast’ and ‘The Sound of Music’.  



SANDRA MAYO:


Sandra joined CLOGS in 1995 in the leading role of Magnolia in ‘Show Boat’. Other leads  include Sarah Brown in ‘Guy and Dolls’, Laurie in ‘Oklahoma’, Marion in ‘The Music Man’, Jane in ‘Calamity Jane’, Anna in ‘The Merry Widow’, Nellie in ‘South Pacific’, Mrs Lovett in ‘Sweeney Todd’, Carrie in  ‘Carousel’ Mme. de la Grande Bouche in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and Mother Abbess in the spring production of ‘The Sound of Music’.

Sandra has been involved with many other local operatic groups in North Wiltshire including
Swindon Gilbert & Sullivan, Cirencester Operatic and Swindon Opera. Sandra also teaches singing and piano at Hardenhuish School, St Francis School in Pewsey and recently became Principal at Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Bath.


JUDY DAVIS:


Judy studied at Trinity College of Music in London where she trained as a classical singer and most of her roles have been on the opera stage. They include Lady Macbeth in ‘Macbeth’, Musetta in ‘La Boheme’, Senta in ‘Flying Dutchman’ and the title roles in ‘Aida’, ‘Carmen’ and ‘La Gioconda’. Other  favourite theatrical roles are Queenie in ‘Honk’, Widow  Corney in ‘Oliver’ and Duchess of Plaza-Toro ‘Gondoliers’.

Judy sang professionally for many years all over the UK and in Europe.  She combines a busy singing schedule with teaching voice at Bath Spa University.


DEBI WEAVER:


Debi studied at the Italia Conti Academy where she gained qualifications in drama, dance and singing. Theatre Credits include: Sarah in ‘Guys and Dolls’, Ann in ‘Half a Sixpence’, Lois/Bianca in ‘Kiss me Kate’, Hodel in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, Yum Yum in ‘The Hot Mikado’ and understudy for Mabel in ‘Mack and Mabel’. Debi played Sister Berthe in CLOGS production of the ‘Sound of Music’ and Pam Lukowski in ‘The Full Monty’.

Choreography Credits include: ‘Lady Be Good’ and a musical review for Geoids musical theatre and more recently for CLOGS the young persons showcase.



ELEANOR FORTUNE:


Elly played one of the three Silly Girls in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and took the part of Estelle in ‘The Full Monty’. She has taken part in dance and drama and taken examinations in Musical Theatre.



GILL POWELL:


Gill is a founder member of CLOGS and over the years has served the group in various roles, both on and off the stage including Chairman, Secretary, Committee Member and Wardrobe. She has been fortunate enough to have appeared in every CLOGS production since 1979 and has enjoyed the immense wealth of experience and professionalism brought to the Group by a variety of Directors and Musical Directors.



ANDY PETT:


Andy's first time performance for CLOGS was Keno in ‘The Full Monty’. Andy plays guitar in various bands including Riffs Traveling Dance Band, a funky covers band and The Listening Device, a moreart rock project.

Andy is the co-owner of Riffs Bar in Greatfield, near Royal Wootton Bassett, voted the UK's music pub of the year three times. Andy presents The Late Gig, Sunday nights on Swindon 105.5FM.





DAVID POWELL:


David was one of the founders of the group and has enjoyed performing in every CLOGS production. At various times he has been Chairman, Musical Director and Chorus Master. During the last 45 years he has performed a wide range of roles in opera, musicals and G&S for societies in Swindon, Bath and Devizes as well as Chippenham. After a career in primary education, David enjoys his part time job as Education and Arts Officer for Chippenham Borough Lands Charity. He is a Chippenham Town Councillor and completed his year as Mayor in 2011.



JOHN CALVERT:


John Calvert by trade is a professional Voice Over Artist. Although he is heard on commercials and narrations by millions of people across the globe, The Full Monty was John’s first venture into acting and stage work.




PHIL TEUNON:


Phil has been a member of CLOGS since 2005. Phil has taken on several walk on and dance parts and his most recent role was as Teddy in ‘The Full Monty’. Phil originally joined CLOGS as a Cossack in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and was  quickly bitten by the bug!






LUCY DAVISON-SMITH:

Lucy started singing at an early age - taking singing lessons when her piano teacher diplomatically pointed out that she sang much better than she played!  She has been a member of several societies over the years including Shrivenham Choral, Cirencester Operatic and Swindon Gilbert and Sullivan Society.  The roles she has played include Pitti Sing, Iolanthe, Tessa, Phoebe Merryl, the Fairy Queen, Lady Angela and Dame Hannah. 


Lucy’s first production with CLOGS was 'Sweeney Todd' and has since played Cousin Nettie in 'Carousel', Mrs Potts in ' Beauty and the Beast' and Elsa Schroeder in ‘The Sound of Music’.


GRAHAM DAVISON-SMITH:


After starting singing at the age of 7 with the Kentwood Show Choir in Swindon, Graham had the privilege of touring with them as a principal soloist in Europe and North America as well as the UK.


Graham has played a variety of leads with many local societies in productions from Rock Opera to Grand Opera and has performed most of the Gilbert & Sullivan baritone roles with the Swindon Gilbert & Sullivan Society. He was persuaded by his wife to join CLOGS and help augment the male chorus for Carousel in 2009 and played the Beast In our production of Beauty and the Beast in 2010 and played Captain Von Trapp in last year’s production of ‘The Sound of Music’.


LUCY MAYO:


Lucy played the part of Ngana in ‘South Pacific’ and one of the Silly Girls in 'Beauty and the Beast' for CLOGS. She has taken part in many other musicals including 'Swindon Opera's 'Carmen' at the Wyvern Theatre and took the part of Maud the Maid as well as a member of Fagin's gang in the Chippenham Microchipps' production of 'Oliver'.


ALICE HARDING :


Alice has enjoyed singing and dancing from a very early age.  She is an active member of her school choir who have won Last Choir Standing, a local choir competition, 2 years running.  In December she enjoyed singing with them at the LG Arena as part of the Young Voices Concerts, where she sang alongside Connie Talbot from BGT and the African Children's Choir who performed at the Jubilee concert.  


For 2 years Alice was in the chorus of Chippenham Hi-lights in their annual panto.  In March last year she joined CLOGS and had her first taste of acting playing Marta Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.  Alice is delighted to be playing Annie for her first principal role.


DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER:


Dexter to his friends, is 5 years old, he is an Australian Shepherd X Border Collie, he has been an active competitor in Heelwork to Music (doggy dancing) for over 2 years and competes at the very top Advanced level. He makes regular appearances performing demos at country fetes and charity events, his last TV appearance was as an auditonee on ITV's That Dog Can Dance. Dexter loves being the centre of attention and is very excited about his acting debut.


CHRIS HOWLETT:


Chris has just found his way back to musical theatre after a ten-year absence following his last role as "Ghost with a Sword" in a Cambridge University production of Ruddigore at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall. Other parts have included the Artful Dodger; Parchester the solicitor, in Me and my Girl; and any number of pantomime heroes and villains. When not acting, he enjoys strategy boardgames; but his biggest role is as dad to his two young children.


PETER FRENCH:


Peter's love of musical theatre began with listening obsessively to his parents' records of The Pajama Game and Salad Days when he was far too young to understand the plots. However, he didn't become involved with shows until the late 20th century, when he played for several Box Pantos. Until then. his musical leanings were indulged by singing in and accompanying local choirs, playing the organ at Ditteridge church, and spending huge amounts of time listening to music of all kinds.

 

Peter has been involved in musical groups in the North Wilts area for the past 12 years, especially CLOGS and CAOS, the musical theatre group in Colerne. He has been MD for several shows in that time, including The Merry Widow and South Pacific for CLOGS. He is also a regular rehearsal pianist for Bath Opera and BODS, and has recently been delighted to accompany members of Opera Sulis in various operatic settings.

 

He had a moment of fame in 1998 when he won that year's series of Counterpoint, the Radio 4 music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin. His ambition is to be MD for any Sondheim show.  


MATT HEATON:


This is Matt’s first time directing CLOGS, though he feels he has known them for longer as his eldest son, Owen took part in their recent productions of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Sound of Music’. Matt has spent most of his time in Amateur Theatre with Trowbridge AOS, both back-stage and on-stage (usually ending up playing someone called Bill or Will or Charles) and more recently as a director, including ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in 2011. He also helped to set up their youth group – ‘Trowbridge Youth Theatre’ in 2007. As well as this, Matt is the Regional Editor for the South West Area of NODA (The National Operatic and Dramatic Association), to which CLOGS are affiliated.


Matt would like to thank everyone on and off-stage at CLOGS for their dedication, enthusiasm and ability throughout the production and also their faith in him as director. It has been a pleasure! He’d also like to thank his wife, Helen and boys Owen and Aled for their support and patience with ‘Annie’ over the last 6 months - he’ll not be out every evening very soon!!

MARY BARNES:

Mary has been performing with CLOGs for 4 years now and her first principal role was in the 2010 production of Beauty and the Beast as Belle, and followed this up in 2012 playing Cosette in Warminster School’s production of Les Miserables.  She passed her Grade 8 classical singing exam in 2010, and achieved her Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre last summer after a year on Bath Academy of Musical Theatre’s foundation course. In December, Mary filmed in London alongside her idol, Sheridan Smith, to appear in upcoming feature film ‘Powder Room’ which is out later this year.


NICOLA ASTON:

This is Nicola’s first performance with CLOGS and she is really enjoying being back on stage after a five year break. Nicola has most recently played the parts of Alma in ‘Summer Holiday’ amd Meg in ‘Damn Yankees’.


ANNABEL HOWE:

Annabel is 11 years old and goes to Hardenhuish School. This is her first

CLOGS production and she is really excited about it! She has enjoyed learning

the songs and dances, and has made lots of new friends, including Dexter the

dog. She is a member of Chippenham Youth Theatre, and was in their

production of 'Alice in Wonderland' at the Cove Theatre in December. Her

previous stage appearance was as a robber in a school production of 'Little Red Riding Hood' last year.


ANNE HOLME:

Anne has enjoyed being a member of CLOGS since 2007 and performing in both concerts and shows.  Normally a chorus member, (2nd villager on the left!) she is stepping into the shoes of Mrs Greer and Perkins.  


Anne is currently serving as Chairman.

KATY POWELL:


Katy has been performing with CLOGs for 3 years; this is her 4th production she has been involved with, including having the opportunity to be the Stage Manager for the groups October production of ‘The Full Monty’. She also completed her Grade 8 Musical Theatre singing exam in 2010 and is currently working towards her Grade 8 classical singing exam.  Katy is currently a Year 13 student at Hardenhuish School, studying for A Levels in; ICT, Sociology, Government and Politics.