Our Committee

Like most amateur theatre groups, we are run by a group of volunteers who are members of our group. You can reach them by emailing committee.carlton@gmail.com or using the form on our Contact page.

Chair - Joe Dillon

Marketing and Publicity - 

Joe has been Chair of Carlton since July 2019, following on from his previous role as Media Communications Officer.


Following an audition for November 2018’s production of The Winter’s Tale, Joe joined Carlton to play the part of Cleomenes, a lord of Sicilia sent to the island of Delphos to consult Apollo’s Oracle. His other roles with Carlton include Roger, a ploughboy turned jittery servant, in She Stoops to Conquer, and Thomas Killigrew, the often stressed and exasperated theatre manager, in Nell Gwynn.


Away from the stage, Joe enjoys a drink in the pub after rehearsals (or at any time really), watching a variety of sports such as football and snooker, playing video games and board games and (of course) performing Chair duties for Carlton.

Stage Management - Jackie Chapman

Membership -

Jackie joined Carlton in 2012, looking for a friendly amateur theatre company for whom she could help backstage. Carlton certainly delivered, and she has made lasting friendships within the group. 

She has been Stage Manager for the majority of Carlton's productions since 2012. There have been many laughs along the way, and experiences that could not have happened anywhere else, including having to take responsibility for First World War guns for Accrington Pals, helping an actress disappear from the stage in The Seance, and handling and tracking a total of 96 separate props for Calendar Girls


Jackie would encourage anybody to get involved backstage if, like her, you love theatre but acting is not your thing. It's very rewarding to be part of a creative team.

Vice-Chair & Secretary - Patrick Briône

Social and Fundraising - Dan Rhodes

Patrick has been a member of Carlton since the 2015 production of Pandemonium, since which time he's played roles including the Fool in Wyrd Sisters, Jeffrey Fairbrother in Hi-de-Hi, Malvolio in Twelfth Night and King Charles II in Nell Gwynn. He also directed the Spring 2019 production of She Stoops to Conquer.


His interest in theatre dates back to his school days when, in Year 3, he was cast as the arch-villain, 'Norbert Nick-it', in his school production of Tom Thumb.


By day he works as Employment Policy and Law Specialist at the House of Commons Library and has a love of tabletop role-playing and other board games.

Treasurer - Andy Perch