Throughout the years we have had many people support our Youth Theatre and they are recognised in every programme and kept up to date with the latest news.
Back row left to right – Deb Brook, Diane Hudson, Tony Pickard, Carly Taylor, Sue Mackay
Front row left to right – Judy Petty, Jane Griffiths, Tracey Miah
Deborah Brook – Chair/Administrator Sue Mackay – Membership Liaison & Props
Tony Pickard – Business Manager/Treasurer Carly Taylor – Publicity/Website/Fundraising/Programme
Judy Petty – Ticket Booking Manager Tracey Miah – Member Welfare/Licences/Chaperones
Jane Griffiths – Costume Co-ordinator Diane Hudson – Scenery
Deb Brook – Director
Debs loved performing from an early age, playing Dorothy in a school production of “The Wizard of Oz” when aged 6
She joined Bilston Operatic Society in Wolverhampton as a teenager and then went to Birmingham University to study Music, Drama and Dance. Having gained a PGCE she went into primary school teaching and has spent the last 11 years as a Head Teacher. She has recently left Headship and is now supply teaching and has opened her own performing arts business called Inspire, providing training in acting, singing and dancing for students aged 5 to 25.
Debs maintained her interest in performance by joining BMOS in 1989. She took on the roles of Administrator and Director of BMOS Youtheatre from 1989-2002 and then founded Youth On Stage in 2002 with 4 of the committee members. Since 1989 she has directed 2 youth theatre shows a year and has also directed 2 shows with the Solihull Theatre Group.
Debs has loved every show and pantomime that she has worked on as each production has had its own challenges and then successes. Having damaged her own singing voice in 1984, she has lived her passion through the children and young people she has worked with and it is her ambition to see as many past members performing in the West End or touring professionally as possible. Through them she can live her own dreams and she is very please and proud that the list just keeps growing with past members now performing both in the West End and all over the World.