Like most other amateur theatre groups, we are run by a group of motivated volunteers who are members of our group. You can reach them by emailing
Chair - Joe Dillon
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. Since then he has played Roger, a ploughboy turned jittery servant in She Stoops to Conquer, and Amersham, faithful lord of King Henry in Henry The Tenth (Part Seven), as part of Life After Shakespeare.
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, of course, performing Chair duties for Carlton.
Stage Management - Jackie Chapman
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 - Patrick Briône
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 and Malvolio in Twelfth Night. 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 Head of Policy & Research at the Involvement and Participation Association and has a love of tabletop role-playing and other board games.