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RTC Board Members

Get to Know Us

RTC is pleased to announce our Board members for 2023. Each member has contributed their time and passion for the ongoing success of the Rockingham Theatre Company.  Please feel free to ask them any questions if you see them. 


Robert Walker


Rob has been part of the Rockingham theatre for many, many years and been on the Board for at least 12 years. 
He is a very accomplished actor and a great set-builder.

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Sue Lawson

Vice President

Sue has been involved with professional and community theatre for over 20 years.  She has committed herself to the RTC Stage Manager role since 2009 and has mentored many of our community group members to become efficient stage and prop managers themselves. Sue joined the RTC Board in 2019 and is responsible for all aspects of Front of House staff, show productions, stage management and decoration.


Alison Gibson


Alison Gibson is our current Treasurer and a Life Member of the Theatre. Alison joined the Theatre when she emigrated from England in 1988 and her first major production in 1989 was "My Fair Lady" in which she played Mrs Pearce, the housekeeper of Professor Henry Higgins. This production won a number of "Finlay Awards" in 1989 including "Best set". Alison has had many roles in RTC productions over the years - both on and off stage.

Alison has directed some of the Theatre's most successful productions including two versions of "Allo Allo", "Dad's Army", "Ladies Night" and recently "Calendar Girls"


Michelle Smith

Board Member

Michelle is pleased to be able to serve the community on the RTC Board.
She has been associated with Rockingham Theatre since 2009 - both on and off the stage. 
She is our newest Board Member who was accepted late 2022 and is taking on much of our administrative tasks.


Jackie Hiscox

Board Member

Jacqueline Hiscox  (Jackie) started at the Rockingham Theatre in 2003 as a prompt. From that point on, she was hooked.

Jackie has been the Sound and Lights person for the majority of plays performed at RTC, and loves the challenge of the "offstage" roles. Jackie has been on the board since 2005, first as a board member and then as Secretary up to 2014. She was re-elected and made an RTC Life Member in December 2016. Jackie is responsible for managing all aspects of Technical Staging, Bar and Ticketing.

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Helen Brown

Board Member

Helen joined RTC in 2009 and has since been a regular on-stage. More recently she began directing some shows and has also tried her hand at stage managing. She was accepted onto the Board in late 2021 and is in charge of the website and Newsletters.

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Callon Leam

Board Member

Callon has been an asset to the Rockingham theatre for several years and has given his time both on and off stage.
He brings youth and a differing perspective to the Board and it is great to have him here in charge of managing the kitchen and Front of House

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Michelle Lawson

Board Member

Michelle can create just about any prop needed for a show and many of our recent productions have benefitted greatly from this ability. She has been a great addition to our theatre family and it is wonderful to have her enthusiasm and 'can-do' attitude on the Board.
Michelle is in charge of maintenance

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Past Presidents

Past Presidents of RTC

David Heckingbottom 2004-2019

Eileen Frith 1986-2003

Roy Frith 1971 -1985

We are very proud to acknowledge the hard work by the following:

Life Members

Mary Deeming
Carol Fisher (dec)
Eileen Frith OAM (dec)
Roy Frith (dec)
Alison Gibson

Reg Hall

David Heckingbottom

Larraine Heckingbottom

Jackie Hiscox

Edna Jeffrey (dec)

Irene Jones

Beverley Margaret

Betty Shipton

Andy Walker

Rob Walker

Susan Walker

Get in Touch
RTC Board: Team
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