RTC Board Members
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RTC is pleased to announce our board members for 2020. 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 on stage or off.
Jacqueline Hiscox (Jackie)
started at the Rockingham Theatre in 2003 as a prompt. From that point on, 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 Secretary up to 2014, was elected again to the board and made an RTC Life Member in December 2016. Jackie is responsible for managing all aspects of Technical Staging, Bar, Ticket and Kitchen Management.
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 varied roles in Theatre productions over the years but her favourites to date include Lady Thiang in "The King and I", Madame Thenardier in "Les Miserables", Sybil Fawlty in 3 productions of "Fawlty Towers", and Mrs Slocombe in "Are you Being Served" and Madame Arcati in "Blithe Spirit". Alison is also one of our regular directors and has directed some of the Theatre's most successful productions including two versions of "Allo Allo", "Dad's Army", "Ladies Night" 1 & 2, "When did you last see your Trousers" and many more. One of Alison's ambitions is to play Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest" and also Mrs Bucket in "Keeping up Appearances" - let's hope she gets granted her wishes!
Board Member - Production & Media Manager
Sue has been involved in a number of productions at RTC since 2011. In addition, Sue has provided "off stage assistance" - working on the bar during show nights, providing costume, stage an prop options, and has organised several corporate functions. As Production and Media Manager, Sue's role is to provide the board with stage production options, assist each Director with social media posts, and handle the technical web related applications.
Board Member - Front of House Manager
Sue has been involved with professional and community theatre for over 20 years. Sue 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 has been nominated on the board in 2019 and is responsible in managing all aspects of Front of House staff management, stage management and decoration.
Board Member - Venue Manager
Peter has been heavily involved with RTC since 2010. Peter has committed hours of laughs on and off stage as an actor, a set designer, and director. Pete has been a huge assistance in ensuring our sets have a creative flair. Pete's role on the board is to ensure that the site is safe and secure. Pete is also responsible for set design and construction.
Casual Board Member - Social Media
Sharyn McCaskey has been involved with the RTC for over 2 decades. Her first production here was Les Misérables. During her time with RTC Sharyn has performed in quite a number of shows including playing Edith in Allo Allo - TWICE. Sharyn has been helping with our marketing for much of those two decades and has often been one of our red coat volunteers. Sharyn has been seconded onto the board for 12 months and is responsible for RTC social media.
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:
Carol Fisher (dec)
Eileen Frith OAM
Roy Frith (dec)
Edna Jeffrey (dec)