Sylvia Wimpenny - Director
Sylvia has long been a leading figure in amateur theatre in the Thames Valley.Whilst many will know her as a director, she was initially known for her acting roles in a wide range of productions, including as Barbara in Pack of Lies, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Miss Cooper in Separate Tables, Ann in Half a Sixpence, and Amanda in the Glass Menagerie. Sylvia's love of theatre took her into directing where she founded her own company, The Garden Studio, which attracted the best of local acting talent. Her work as a director includes A Doll's House, An Inspector Calls, Glass Menagerie, Brighton Beach Memoires, The Winslow Boy, Of Mice and Men, and many, many more. It is not just Sylvia's performances in Old Time Music Hall which have prepared her for this play!
Maggie Kearney - Stage Manager
Maggie has spent much of her life in the theatre. As an SRN, she was a staff nurse in an operating theatre! When it comes to the stage, Maggie has been involved in many amateur productions through the Thames Valley. Having acquired a post-graduate diploma in stage management at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Maggie has gone on to design and build sets, acquire and create props, and acted as stage manager for a very long list of shows, including Les Miserable, Fame, West Side Story, Art, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Side by Side, Sweeney Todd, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Tom Foolery, Hello Dolley, The King and I, and A Christmas Carol.
John Castell - Producer
John recently retired from a successful 40 year career in law. During that time he has lived in the shadow of an artistic family involved in theatre, film and music. John insists he has no talent in any of these areas (though no one chooses to believe him, as he is a man of many talents). However, he cites osmosis for the qualities that have contributed to help make the production of Scott Wright's first play a success in England and Wales. John acknowledges a great debt of gratitude to former colleagues at the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP for their support for this prodution, and to all those involved at various venues, and to those taking part in the post-performance panel discussions, and everyone who has supported this entire (ever-evolving and exciting) project that is 'Regulation 18B-No Free Man.'