With any show, professional or amateur, a huge backstage team is needed to allow the show to go ahead and Stride On is no different. From props to publicity and from sound and lighting to keeping the cast well refreshed, the team are there working their socks off making sure the show is as good as it can be.

Behind The Gang

For Stride On 2017, the Backstage Team was as follows:

  • Chairman: Graham Monk
  • Vice Chairman: David Tapsell
  • Director: Jan Thurnell
  • Secretary: Helen Cosans
  • Treasurer: Debbie Newell
  • Organist: Len Whittaker
  • Pianist: Janet McCheyne MBE
  • Drummer: James Green
  • Musical Assistant: Lewis Markham
  • Assistant Choreographers: Jacqui Kitchenham and Samantha Barnfather
  • Stage Manager: Terry Mead
  • Stage Crew: Dennis Ray, Trevor Gilbey, Brian Townsend, Glenn Webb, Gary Barnfather, Ross Bibby, Michael Gore, Peter Gore, Danielle Clifford and Ashley Hampton
  • Props: Debbie Newell
  • Wardrobe: Sandy Ray, Jane Gore, Sandra Smith, Mel Lyon, Tracey Mead, Rita Poyser, Helen Cosans and Maggie Clarke
  • Photographer: David Henderson
  • Box Office: Tracey Clay and Sophie Clay
  • Cast Reps: Sam Barnfather and Scott Kitchenham
  • Welfare Officer: Sue Rogers and Janet Tidman
  • Make-Up: Karen Outten, Denise Cable and Hayley Newell
  • Stewards: Nina Kitchenham, Grant Kitchenham, Hayley Newell and Liam Pattullo
  • Refreshments: Kerrie Green, Janet Thomas, Paula Newton, Sue Smith and Trudie Pavitt
  • Publicity: Ian Newell and Andrew Gilbey
  • Advertising: Lucy Hill
  • Front Of House: Lucy Hill, Joyce Stock, Lynn Taylor, Charlotte Webb and Amy Gore
  • Stage Lighting & Effects: Neil Ashurst, Cliff Rozee and the Thameside Theatre Staff


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