East Midlands - Committee
Nanette LovellRegional Councillor / COUNCILLOR
I have been Councillor for the East Midlands for 6 years. Prior to this I was a representative and secretary for the East Midlands. I first knew of NODA when I joined Northampton Amateur Operatic Company (now Northampton Musical Theatre Company) in 1974. I was in numerous musical theatre productions starting in the chorus and moving through the ranks to playing leading roles – my favourite being the classic “Mrs Higgins” in “My Fair Lady”. I still enjoy performing as well as seeing so many wonderful productions throughout the East Midlands.
Alison RobertsREGIONAL SECRETARY / REGIONAL SECRETARY
Keith Scott-SavageREGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (District EM01)
I have been involved with the local amateur theatre scene for over 50 years, starting with the local youth club performing pantomimes, and then joining my present company where I am now President. I have also appeared in many productions by a number of local companies. My experience is both on the stage and behind the scenes, in production, and every other aspect of theatre life.
Joyce HandburyREGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (District EM02)
Martin HoltomREGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (District EM03)
Martin first experienced performance as part of the South Humberside School’s Brass Band playing for the Queen and Prince Philip at ‘Brigg Fair’ as part of the 1977 Silver Jubilee celebrations, before moving into drama at school and 6th form college. This included acting, directing and writing his own material in several end of term ‘satirical revues’ which ‘have luckily have never since seen the light of day…’
Martin has subsequently appeared in and directed, a variety of plays and musicals from ‘Little Shop’ to ‘Much Ado’ with his one claim to fame being the ‘face’ (well silhouetted body), of the 2012 RSC Open Stages National Showcase in Stratford where he played Oberon in ‘The Pocket Dream’ at the Swan Theatre.
In June 2015 he became NODA East Midlands Region 3 District Rep and is very much enjoying this great opportunity to experience the different types of theatre across Nottinghamshire and is constantly delighted by the quality and enthusiasm he sees in all the productions throughout the year.
Liz WilliamsREGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (District EM04)
Liz comes from a family steeped in the performing arts . Her mother is an advanced member of the Royal Academy of Dance . Liz's first appearance on the stage was at the age of 5 in Carousel . Since then she has taken many leading roles in both Musicals & plays - currently producing Matchmaker .
She has directed Retford Operatic society for many years with only few gaps and is also Director of the MOB the junior branch of the society who have won NODA best musical in District 4 for the last 3 years in a row. Her youngest daughter a previous member of the MOB progressed to the most prestigious performing arts schools - Tring & Arts Education & is now a professional performing both in the WEst End & touring productions . Several other of her previous members have also moved into the profession
Liz continues to both perform & direct in addition to her roles as school governor .
Peter BreachREGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (District EM05)
I have spent many years acting with several groups in various locations, staging shows, plays, pageants and parades. Acting is all about communication - being involved in it is a great way to acquire and develop this skill, as well as providing much pleasure. I have been a Regional Representative since 2008 and am pleased to regard the members I represent as friends who share my interest.
Christine ClarkeREGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (District EM06)
Chris Clarke began her time as a NODA rep representing area's 6A & 6B which have now become 6 and has been associated with the amateur movement for over 50 years .
Caroline JervisREGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (District EM07)
I have been involved with amateur dramatics since 1977, as a performer with Kettering Youth Theatre Group, Kettering Operatic Society, Kettering Hillside Theatre Group, Corby Amateur Theatrical Society, Market Harborough and Bonkers Theatrical. I have also been a Properties Mistress and Assistant Stage Manager. I was the Treasurer for Kettering Youth Theatre Group for five years and their Chairman for three years. I love all genres of theatre and am very proud to represent East Midlands District 7. I am also Regional Treasurer.
Peter BeddallAWARDS SECRETARY
I have been a member of Nottingham Operatic Society for over six decades and proud to be a Life Honorary Member and Past President. I first became involved with NODA in 1960, spent two periods as Regional Representative and now my present position. Through my involvement with the Association I have been able to observe and take part in all aspects of Amateur Theatre, make many friends along the way, and be made Life Honorary Member of both Worksop and Erewash Musical Societies. It was with great pride I received Life Membership of the Association, and also to attend both the 75th Birthday celebrations at St James Palace, and later the Centenary.
Amanda HallYOUTH ADVISER / Youth
Phil WilliamsMEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Alex WoodWEBSITE EDITOR / Magazine Editor
Is a retired teacher who got the theatre bug while working front of house as a teenager at Northampton's Royal Theatre. Has performed a number of roles in amateur theatre, on stage and offstage, most recently as Jim in Humble Boy and played The Heavy in the Royal's production of Insignificance. Favourite plays include Black Watch and favourite musical, Into the Woods - though he would say that no visit to the theatre is wasted. Also Regional Webmaster.