Membership

Hessle Theatre Company is a non-professional community theatre company, and a registered charity, staging major productions with the highest regard for artistic excellence. We are affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association (Noda) and we class ourselves as an adult company (16yrs+).  *The exception to this is when a production calls for younger performers to audition. However, we are not a school or an academy and therefore do not run regular classes and workshops.

Our performers are engaged, for each production, through an open audition process and our backstage and front of house teams through an informal interview. We also encourage our acting members, when not performing in a show, to help out behind the scenes in either a back stage or front of house capacity.

We are always seeking new members (both performing and non-performing) and more information can be found in the joining section. We’re not just about putting on shows however; development of long-lasting friendships is also important to us, which results in members organising many social events.

2015

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Mark Jardine

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Michelle Metcalfe

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Sally Hague

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

James Galer

George Milson Plate
Junior

Olivia Hewitt-Jones

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

Jack Simmonds

Presidents Award
Non-Performing Contribution

Amanda Marshall

Golden Clipboard
Professionalism In The Face Of Adversity

Jack Simmonds & Richard Foot

2014

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Richard Foot

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Rachel Barnes

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Yasmin Roe

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Neal Edlin

George Milson Plate
Junior

Emily Hardy

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

Christian Brodie

Presidents Award
Non-Performing Contribution

Colin Thompson

2013

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Karen Todman

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Sarah Lazenby

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Kelly Lightfoot

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Christopher Holmes

George Milson Plate
Junior

Rachel Barnes

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

Luke Gillingham

2012

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

John Ainsley

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Martin Beaumont

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Nikki Skeer

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Katherine Fitzgerald / Shirley Watts

George Milson Plate
Junior

Harry Owen

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

Kevin Hickson

2011

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Jan Pryboda

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Elaine Windass

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Kate Wade

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Sarah Caley

George Milson Plate
Junior

Naomi Awre

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

Michael Waltham

2010

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Janet Phillips

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Emma Rokahr

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Bekki Grange

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Pauline Simpson

George Milson Plate
Junior

Georgia Roe

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

James Leeman

2009

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

John Drury

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Alex Boanas

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Elaine Windass

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Katherine Fitzgerald

George Milson Plate
Junior

Sarah Penny

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

Tom Walker

2008

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Rob Siddle

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Rachel Waters

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Rachel Millington

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Katherine Fitzgerald

George Milson Plate
Junior

Oscar Rodmell

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

Josh Meredith

2007

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Suzanne Oades

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Lionel Phillips

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Bernie Henry

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Laura Mould

George Milson Plate
Junior

Jack Costa Russell

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

Craig Elder

2006

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Elizabeth Carmichael

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Neil Collingbourne

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Ann Horton

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Richard Skelton

George Milson Plate
Junior

Lizzie Steel

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

Mark Jardine

2005

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Martin Beaumont

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Rob Preston

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Dot Gilchrist

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Clare Smith

George Milson Plate
Junior

Sebastian Pryboda

Trevor Blacksell Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Male)

Rob Siddle

2004

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Amanda Raleigh

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Brian Nickson

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Ron Powell

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Kathryn Hall

George Milson Plate
Junior

James Leeman

2003

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Bernard Dunn

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Brian Shaw

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Nicky Ince

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Richard Skelton

2002

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Andrew Burgess

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Trevor Blacksell

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Barry Kensett

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Shirley Watts

George Milson Plate
Junior

Michael Phillips

2001

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Rob Hunt

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Barbara Anson

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Jackie Porter

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

John Ainsely

George Milson Plate
Junior

Michael Wilkinson

2000

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Richard Carmichael

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Evie Arkwell

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

David Medd

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Gill Cowper

1999

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Kay Stevens

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Emma Burgess

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Steve Hunter

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Rob Preston

1998

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Nigel Beckett

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Nicky Bristow

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Bernie Henry

George Milson Plate
Junior

Charlotte Riby

1997

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Linda Burgess

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Steven Hare

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

John Downes

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Trevor Blacksell

George Milson Plate
Junior

Michael Jibson

1996

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Richard Skelton

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Kevin Blakey

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Kate Wade

George Milson Plate
Junior

Rachel Woodfine

1995

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Gill Cowper

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Martin Beaumont

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Steve Hunter

George Milson Plate
Junior

Emma Burgess

1994

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Barbara Anson

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

David Hilton

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Carol Bull

George Milson Plate
Junior

Paul Fisher

1993

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Edward Lainchbury

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Tracey Craig

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

David Whincup

George Milson Plate
Junior

Emma Burgess

1992

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Shirley Watts

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Dot Gilchrist

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Lee Robinson

1991

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Dennis Wright

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Rob Preston

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Rob Hunt

George Milson Plate
Junior

Sarah Woodfine

1990

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Jean Kiddle

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Brian Shaw

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Ann Horton

1989

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Mike Noddings

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Joanne Doyle

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Rob Preston

Graham Corless Shield
Comedy Performance

Sarah Woodfine

1988

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Eileen Hunt

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Julia Johnson

George Milson Plate
Junior

Gaynor Clark

1987

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

David Deakin

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Trevor Blacksell

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Steve Utting

George Milson Plate
Junior

Kim Boyeson

1986

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Jack Simpson

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Ben Goodman

John Goldsmith Trophy
Outstanding Chorus (Female)

Gill Cowper & Christine Smith

George Milson Plate
Junior

Belinda Allerston

1985

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Barbarah Carmichael

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Linda Burgess & Adam Desforges

George Milson Plate
Junior

Andrew Blacksell

1984

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Chris Kirton

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Richard Lawson

George Milson Plate
Junior

Tony Chapman

1983

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Bobbie Waddington

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Shirley Watts

1982

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

David Rowley

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Jayne Simpson

1981

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Geoff Annis

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Julia Kiddle

1980

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Jean Wanty

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Bobbie Waddington

1979

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Tony & Barbara Ainsley

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Ethna Matthewman

1978

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Stephanie Barnett

Ted Winley-Green Trophy
Character performance

Jack Simpson

1977

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Maureen Simms

1976

Bill Sellars Rose Bowl
Achievement

Trevor Blacksell