Our Committee of Trustees
The society is run by the committee of St Nicolas Players who are a very friendly and easy going bunch of people. Although the day to day running and key decisions of the society are made by the committee, all members are encouraged to put forward suggestions and ideas.
The committee is elected every year at the Annual General Meeting, where the incumbent committee all resign and will either stand for re-election or step down. Any member may stand or nominate another for election and all members are entitled to vote.
Trustee Committee Members
Anthony Fell President
Nigel Hancocks Vice President
I started Amateur Theatre over 60 years ago and performed in Birmingham Gang Shows. This led to being Stage Manager for the Old Birmingham Rep. In 2004 my wife and I moved to Spain where I was part of the founding members of 'Dramatic Licence' an amateur group situated south of Alicante. Following my return to the UK I joined another group where I trained 6 young set builders 3 of which are now occupied in Professional Theatres in London. I joined St Nicolas Players having been cast for the role of 'Jim Trott' in the 'Vicar of Dibley'. Other roles at St Nicolas Players have been plenty and now includes Vice President.
Arline Evenden Chairman
A member of St Nics for nearly 30 years & on the committee for more than 20 of those, Arline first became involved in amateur dramatics as something to do after the birth of her first child 38 years ago.
Since then she has sung, danced, acted, directed, produced, made costumes, built sets, found props, worked front of house and generally been involved as many productions as possible
"I never cease to be amazed at the enthusiasm, innovation, all round theatrical competence and sheer guts required to take on challenging productions which St Nics display year after year."
George Ogden, President
Steve stays firmly behind the scenes for each St Nics production, only taking centre stage as chef at the annual summer barbecue.
His knowledge of technical theatre and the challenges of staging a show, mean that since he joined the society in 2009 he has been in demand for each production.
Wendy joined amateur dramatics to indulge in her love of singing and dancing, and has taken part in many musicals, Pantos and even small speaking roles in plays over the years.
Wendy has been a member of St Nics for over 20 years and during that time she has not only appeared on stage, she has worked backstage and also front of house, but it is her amazing work on the committee and as Treasurer for the past 10 years that has made her invaluable to the society.
Jules has been involved with local amateur acting or singing groups for most of her life and a member of St Nics since 2007. She has taken roles both on and off stage and derives great satisfaction from both.
Directing for St Nics for The Darling Buds Of May 2019, Old Actors Never Die (2018) & Blithe Spirit (2016) her work is recognizable by the elaborate sets and attention to detail. Always receiving rave reviews.
Jules ambition is to write a play for St Nics to perform to extend her skills and find her own voice through exploring the creative writing process.
update on it's way
Stella is relatively new to St Nics she joined us last year as Producer for Spirit Level, although she was born in the area she moved to Hertfordshire in 1980 where she was involved with various Amateur groups. Singing, dancing,acting, producing, directing, backstage, costumes, props ,scenery, front of house. She moved back to Spalding in December 2020 and is looking forward to being involved with St Nics.
Information to come.
Nick came to St Nics late in life with no previous experience of amateur dramatics, but for the past 14 years he has been involved in every production, either acting or directing (Bouncers, Wind in the Willows, Disposal of the Body), and has been on the committee for about a decade.
Despite being told he has a good strong singing and speaking voice, Nick has a horror of dancing, make-up and getting into costume, which makes it hard to explain why he has suffered having his head shaved, wearing an ass’s head and putting on a dress for an outdoor Shakespeare production. He calls it suffering for his art.