BROS Current Committee Members

Patron - Alan Titchmarsh

To say that BROS Theatre Company changed my life is no idle boast. I joined in 1972, for Half a Sixpence. Over the course of that year I met the girl I eventually married, and the handful of folk who were to become my best friends. Forty-four years on, they are still there – wife included.

President - Bob Salter

I joined BROS in 1974 and have completed 40 years as chorus member, principal, director, committee member, Chairman and now President. Complete failure as back stage crew. Sadly, I will never now play Higgins in My Fair Lady.

Email – president@brostheatrecompany.org

Chair - Louise Ellard-Turnbull

I joined BROS back in 1996 for Chicago, a rare joy for amateurs these days because of it’s incredibly successful West End and Broadway modern incarnation. As one of a fairly large chorus of cell block girls, I twirled my tassels alongside another newbie, Lizzie Brignall, who definitely outdid me as far as twirling of tassels was concerned. But it didn’t put me off and since then I have had the pleasure of being in a total of 25 shows – 6 Richmond, 4 Minack, 12 Hampton Hill, and 3 other small but perfectly formed venues.  I’m proud to have contributed to the backstage dressing room drama by helping to create the hair and make- up designs for so many shows, which are too numerous to mention. I’ve also had several stints on the committee over the years, been nominated for 2 Swan awards (it’s fine that I didn’t win, honestly, it’s fine), and most prestigious and highly prized of all, I have a grand total of 3 BROSCARS! I’ve also managed to meet my husband with whom I have had two very gorgeous children, have made the best friends anyone could ever wish to have, and met the British legend that is Alan Titchmarsh! All as a result of joining BROS! So I am particularly proud to be Chair for a society that has truly enriched my life over the past 21 years.

Email – chair@brostc.org

Deputy Chair - Andy Yeates

I’ve performed in over 35 musicals with BROS and more recently directed two shows in what might be described as a ‘varied career’. As a lawyer working in television and other creative industries, I hope that my experience helps in delivering the work of the Committee.

Email – andy.yeates@brostc.org

Treasurer - Helen Lowe

I joined BROS in 2005 for the fantastic production of Chess and have enjoyed singing and dancing my way through shows at Hampton Hill and the Minack ever since. It’s been fantastic to make some great friends whilst performing in productions of a really good quality. Please do get in touch if you are interested in being part of this friendly and dynamic group of performers!

Email – Helen.lowe@brostc.org

Secretary - Emma Hosier

Having joined the company in 2014, I have enjoyed performing in several BROS shows, with my favourite role to date being Rosemary Pilkington in ‘How To Succeed In Business’. I would strongly recommend joining the company on one of its biennial ‘family holidays’ to Cornwall for a chance to perform at the unique cliff-side Minack theatre (not to mention all the pasties!)

Email – emma.hosier@brostc.org

Website Editor - Darren Moss

I joined BROS in 2013, and my first show with the company was City of Angels. Since then, I’ve performed in Pippin, Carousel, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, 42nd Street, The Producers and most recently Made in Dagenham. I’ve loved every show I’ve done with BROS, and made so many new friends in the process.

Email:  darren.moss@brostc.org

NODA Liaison - Matt Madeley

I joined BROS back in 2014 after recently moving to London from Sheffield. My first production was playing the titular role in Pippin. I’ve gone on to perform in many fabulous shows since then at Hampton Hill, Minack and at the prestigious Richmond Theatre. I’m always amazed at the quality of the productions, the endless talent on offer and the ever supportive and friendly nature of our membership. BROS has provided me with so many great opportunities to develop my theatre skills and maintain my passion for musical theatre. It is great to be able to contribute back to the society in which one of my primary roles is to act as the NODA (The National Operatic and Dramatic Association) liaison.

Email – mathew.madeley@brostc.org

Technical Advisor - Meg Hird

I’ve been with BROS for a few years now, and while you can usually find me in blacks behind one desk or another, I have had the pleasure of being backstage with the company for three years now. My favourite shows have been Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Minack, Made in Dagenham and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Hampton Hill Theatre, and 42nd Street at Richmond Theatre. I’m really enjoying being on the committee and giving something back to a company that has always made me feel welcome, valued and part of the family.

Email – meg.hird@brostc.org

Social & Events - Rachel Williams

Having flirted with other companies as both a performer and choreographer, I joined BROS in 2013 playing a cagelle in La Cage Aux Folles. I loved every minute and have been a member of BROS ever since. I am particularly pleased to have fulfilled my tap-dancing dreams on stage at Richmond Theatre in 42nd Street, and to have ‘belted’ out the part of Ulla in The Producers for which I won the Swan Award for best female performer in a musical.
Social & Events - Lizzie Brignall

I have been a member of BROS for 21 years. I have performed in 28 BROS productions, and hope to do a few more! I have also been on the committee on and off for most of my time at BROS. Socials tend to be in the White Hart pub after rehearsals, every night during show week and throughout the year we have theatre trips, Christmas and summer parties and other one off events – please see the BROS website or Chorus Lines for upcoming events.

Email – lizzie.brignall@brostc.org

Committee member - Sian Walters

I joined BROS in 2004, but my love of theatre began after my stage debut (aged 5) playing a snowflake!
As well as performing I also enjoy helping out behind the scenes. When working with the backstage crew I can usually be found looking after the set and searching for Narnia at the back of the props cupboard. When not treading the boards I have a day job in TV-land. I have been a member of the committee during most of my time with BROS and over the years I’ve edited the newsletter ‘Chorus Lines’ and done a stint as Secretary.
Committee member - Gemma Melhuish

Since joining BROS for the brilliant production of Chess in 2004, I have enjoyed dancing in a vast array of shows. Without doubt the highlight has been performing at the magical Minack Theatre in Cornwall. BROS is a huge part of my life and I have made great friends and many fantastic memories.
Archivist - Wes Henderson Roe

Joined in 1989. Much of my life revolves around theatre – musical theatre in particular. I first worked with BROS as Stage Manager for ‘Trial by Jury’ and ‘HMS Pinafore’. If I could play any part I’d be Jacob in ‘La Cage Aux Folles’

Email – archives@brostheatrecompany.org