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Allison Sharpe

Allison Sharpe

Hon. Secretary

It’s the diversity of the Quince Players that Allison finds so appealing and interesting.

Allison has acted on the Cordes Hall stage since 1982.  She has played a variety of comedic and dramatic roles over the years.  QPs have given Allison the chance to direct a total of 7 productions, stage manage, learn about stage lighting and sound, try her hand at set design and painting, welcome audiences front of house and be taught theatrical make-up skills, comedic trickery and sword fighting.

Allison has been Hon. Secretary since 2000 and has found her former roles as Chairman of the Society and committee member extremely useful and has applied much of what she has learnt to running her own business – although she hasn’t yet put sword fighting into professional practice!

Contact Allison allison@asamail.co.uk

Victoria Lander

Victoria Lander

Hon. Treasurer

I’m Victoria Lander, but you can call me Toria if you like. I’m the current Hon. Treasurer for the Quince Players – which basically means I am money monitor. I consider myself an active member: since joining at the open evening of The Wind in the Willows in January 2014, I’ve been involved in most productions, be it on stage or spending an evening behind the bar. There’s so much to get involved with, so many people to meet and fun to be had.

Andrew Darling

Andrew Darling

Chairman

A member of 30 years and in that time involved with back stage, lighting, managing the bar and currently co running the box office at Sapphire Estate Agents. Andrew has appeared in plays and pantomime and has directed a number of shows for the society.

Contact Andrew – andrew.w.darling@btconnect.com

Sarah Matthews

Sarah Matthews

Vice Chairman

Sarah has been a member of the Quince Players since the early 1980’s.  Appropriately, her association with the society began when she ran the bar for the local pub, The Three Jays.  Coerced from behind the bar by Jimmy Matthews, she then became a more active member and has now been just about everywhere; in every position!  Sarah is very happy to have benefitted in so many ways from the Quince Players and has done her bit to ensure the future of the society by providing three fully active daughters!

Jenny Hooper

Jenny Hooper

Member

Jenny has been part of the Quince players since she was eight years old when
she began treading the boards alongside her mother Diana Mineck.
She has directed several productions for the Quince players including A
woman of no importance and The country wife. Most recently she has directed
absent friends. Jenny is trained as a performing arts teacher most recently
found her passion in supporting children with special educational needs.
She is looking forward to directing again in the very near future!!

Simon Hurry

Simon Hurry

Member

Simon joined the Society in 2002. He has appeared on stage in a variety of plays and pantomimes and taken on some quite interesting roles in that time. Helping with back stage activities including set building as well as being a regular member of the front of house team and have served in the bar numerous times.  By day he works as a Technical Director for a Fragrance company.

Mark Holliday

Mark Holliday

Member

I have been a member of the Quince players since 1990 and during that time
have appeared in many plays and pantomimes. I have always been heartened by
the enthusiasm and dedication of the members over that time and their desire
to produce the best quality entertainment possible. I’ve also been lucky
enough to be able to indulge my love of directing. Working with some really
talented people over the years, it has been a pleasure to have been involved
in some great theatre. My daily work involves bringing to life situations in
business environments. Using professional actors to help people improve their
management skills and bring their learning to life. A great crossover between
work and pleasure.

Judith Jones

Judith Jones

Member

Judith has been a chaperone with the Quince Players for a number of years and also head chaperone for various other theatre companies that have played at Windsor Theatre, Shaftsbury Theatre in London, South Hill Park and a few others. Full time employment is a special needs one to one teaching assistant and I also run a youth discussion group.  Judith acted and sang for a few years but now leaves all that to her son.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Member

Steve has been a member of the society since 2012. He has appeared in a number of pantomimes and plays and has enjoyed the variety of parts he has played. In addition Steve has worked at Front of House and at the bar, ‘Quince Players is a friendly and welcoming society and was delighted to join the committee earlier this year.

Molly Matthews

Molly Matthews

Member

Molly graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in June 2016 and is thrilled that she is able to join the Quince Players Committee and give her the opportunity to keep up her passion for drama and live Theatre.  Having participated in numerous shows and pantomimes for The Quince Players in Sunninghill, making her debut performance when she was just 5 years old as the Fairy Godmother’s assistant in ‘Dick Whittington the Panto’ (year 2000) who ironically got hit with stage fright and then forgot to fly! (“Fly Molly Fly” being shouted from the lighting box where Molly’s Mum was sat still haunts her to this day) Since her first ever performance, Molly’s love for Theatre has grown and she likes to think her stage fright isn’t as bad as it was either! Performances for the Quince Players include: Ding Dong the Tap Dancing Reindeer (Snow Queen the Pantomime, 2010) Max The Dog (Cinderella the Pantomime, 2012) Daisy the Cow (Robin Hood The Panto, 2016) and Edna the Eco fairy (Jack and the Beanstalk the Pantomime,2017)

Tracy Corbett

Tracy Corbett

Member

Tracy joined the Quince Players back in 1979 aged just 11, and started her amateur dramatics life as a jewel in Aladdin’s cave. Since then she has performed in numerous plays and pantomimes, as well as directing a number of shows. Away from the QPs, Tracy is a published author and works part-time for a local charity. She joined the committee in early 2017.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE QUINCE PLAYERS PERFORM NEXT?
We would like you to tell us what you would like to see the Quince Players perform in Spring 2019...Comment your thoughts below. #Sunninghill #Berkshire #Ascot #Theatre #Drama #AmDram

We are excited to be attending the NODA London Festival on 24 June to see if either of our @NODA_London Awards for District Winner (DW) elevates to become an Award...
Sabrina Capes for her role as Eliza in #Pygmalion & #LittleTommyTucker for the “It’s Behind You” Award 🤞

You are duly invited to the #readthrough and #auditions for the forthcoming Quince Players production
Little Grimley presents …………. #StrictlySexFactorOnIce
📆 26th June ⏰ 7:45pm 📍 Cordes Hall #Sunninghill
#Berkshire #Ascot #Theatre #Drama #AmDram

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