The Societies
The Societies

An alphabetical list of organisations and groups, and dates of Cassie's involvement with them. Hyperlinks are shown to websites where known.

Bretton Hall Bretton Hall College of Higher Education 1981-84

Cassie's degree was in Drama & Theatre Studies at Bretton.

BROS Barnes & Richmond Operatic Society 1989

South West London society, performing since 1908.

College AOS College Amateur Operatic Society 1980-82

Walthamstow society, performing since 1938.

Greenleaf Road Greenleaf Road Adult Education Centre Drama Groups 1974-81

Three groups meeting at the above AE centre on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, mostly directed by Dick Williams and Don Hart. See also Willow Cottage, below.

Ideas Unlimited 1992 and Spin-Off 1990

Both musically directed by Peter Roberts, a popular MD with many London and Surrey groups, involving performers from a variety of local societies.

Imperial Opera Imperial Opera 1991-2005

Originated in the Imperial College of Science & Technology, performing variously in London and Budleigh Salterton since 1979.

Maddermarket Maddermarket Theatre 2009-date

An excellent venue in the heart of Norwich, creating shows since 1911, using its own company of amateurs plus additional performances from visiting companies.

RSS Richmond Shakespeare Society 1999-2005

Based at the Mary Wallace Theatre on the Embankment, Twickenham. Performs around 10 shows each year.

Sewell Barn Sewell Barn Theatre 2008-date

A unique, intimate venue in Norwich, producing eight shows each year in a wide range of theatrical styles.

Siddons Siddon's Music Hall 1993-1995

Adult pantomime and music hall, created by Don Worts (aka Neil Kendon) and Alan Coleman. Toured for six months each year, autumn to spring, most weekends; hard work, kids-behind-the-bike-sheds humour, and the best fun in the world. Now operating as Shenannigan's, organised by Dave Hannigan.

St Paul's Church St Paul's Church, Leyton 1975

Parish church of Cassie's baptism, linked with her early schooling - now sadly demolished.

Spectrum Spectrum Theatre Group 1986-87

Led by Marc Boisselle and Richard Fisher, pro-am company.

TW4 Theatre West Four 1994

Chiswick based society.

WALOP Wallington Operatic Society 1996-98

South London based society, performing traditional and modern musicals since 1903.

Walthamstow HS Walthamstow High School 1977-81

Cassie's school, ages 14-18.

Warwick HS Warwick High School 1974-77

Cassie's school, ages 11-14.

Warwick HS OS Warwick High School Operatic Society 1975-1977

A group of performers - staff, senior pupils and junior pupils - from Warwick Boys, Warwick Girls, Walthamstow High School for Girls and George Monoux School for Boys, all in Waltham Forest. Directed by Christopher N Ruff. Entirely responsible for Cassie's love of musical theatre.

Willow Cottage Willow Cottage Theatre 1974-1978

The open-air theatre at the idyllic Essex venue (Curtis Mill Green, near Stapleford Abbots) belonging to Dick Williams. See also Greenleaf Road, above.