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Vaughan Prosser

Vaughan Prosser
Having played various roles since joining Woodhouse in 2005, Vaughan has now taken on the chairman's role since Salley stepped down in early 2010 email Vaughan

Colin Heinink in 'The Public Eye' (2007)

Colin Heinink
Secretary, New Members

Colin joined the group in 2005 and quickly made a name for himself in productions, most notably when he proposed to Anna Treadway in front of a packed hall at the end of Ali Baba. | email Colin

Cathy Love

Cathy Love

With the committee reorganisation of January 2010, Cathy now finds herself as group Treasurer having been with the group since 2007.

Vi Gostling, our President

Vi Gostling

Our President, who is also President of the Leytonstone Festival, has a wealth of experience in local drama, as well as a history with the group.

Gary Adams

Gary Adams
Play readings, forward planning

Gary joined the group in the title role of Galileo in 2006 and has acted in, written and directed many plays for Woodhouse since that time

Jackie Withnall at the Kenneth More Theatre  in 'Under Milk Wood' (2007)

Jackie Withnall
When Jackie isn't working tirelessly on publicity promoting the group in numerous places she spends her time wielding implements as a villager in Woodhouse productions email Jackie

Hilary Benson

Hilary Benson

Having started out as Nora in Ali Baba and the Four Tea Leaves in 2006, Hilary has acted in, produced and directed a number of plays for the group

Lesley Winterflood

Lesley Winterflood
Front of House
With her Woodhouse debut in 2007 in The Little Mermaid Lesley has quickly made a name for herself in the group with her most recent performance being Machinery of Government in 2009

Basil Clarke

Basil Clarke
Members Secretary
A Woodhouse member for many years, both on stage and in putting plays forward for production, Basil has now taken on the role of Members Secretary in the committee email Basil

Salley Rear

Salley Rear
Welsh Church Liaison

Salley has stepped down from the chairman role now but continues to liaise with the church elders and other hall users
email Salley

Sharon Trotter

Sharon Trotter
A member since 2007, Sharon has been in such productions as The Cemetery Club and The Crucible, and now has the job (non-committee) of dealing with social events within the group.

Phil and Liz together in 'Jekyll and Hyde - make mine a double'(2005)

Phil and Liz Braithwaite
Box Office

Not on the committee, but Phil and Liz look after the Woodhouse box office and programme production.

Pete at the back of the hall doing technical things

Peter Raggett

Also not on the committee, Pete maintains this very website you are looking at now and is generally seen at the back of the hall doing technical things on shows. | email Pete

Victoria Bettelheim

Victoria Bettelheim

Not on the committee, Victoria keeps track and looks after our collection of costumes

2008-9 committee >

 W H A T   W E   D O

The committee exists to support the members in pursuing their chosen activities and goals. We handle money and make operational decisions so that things run smoothly and the members get a good experience.

We meet every six weeks. Any member of Woodhouse can come to committee meetings. The dates of forthcoming meetings are listed in the diary.

 M I N U T E S

We meet roughly every six weeks. Download the minutes of our meetings here:

See minutes for 2008-9
See minutes for 2007-8
See minutes for 2006-7
See minutes for 2005-6
See minutes for 2004-5


If you need to claim expenses that have been incurred on behalf of the group, please complete a claim form and submit the costs to whoever authorised the expense (normally the treasurer or director of your production). Receipts, where available, need to be attached to the form.

 W A N T   I N ?

If you're interested in becoming a member of committee, you can stand for election at the AGM. For a quick rundown of this process, see here.

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