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At the time of going to press (to be updated) over 1,000 people have been involved in the 138 productions. Included in this are 40 full length plays, 33 Christmas Pantomimes/Musicals, 28 One Act plays / Revues/Music Halls, 35 Musicals. They have been performed at 19 different venues, ranging from the intimacy of the OMWA Clubhouse to the prestigious awe inspiring Globe, Bankside. We have used 46 directors, more than half have only directed one show and only 3 have made double figures, Martin Tyrrell - 20, Colin Warnock - 19 & Julia Ascott - 12. Of the 17 musical directors, Colin is way in front with 21, Mark Fleming 10 & Andy Rapps 7, once again more than half have only been MD for one show. For more details see our complete list of past shows

Choreography has been dominated by Joan Armfield with 31 productions dating back to 1974, of the other choreographers we have used Julia Ascott has done 12, Christine O'Brien 9 & Jo Richards 7. Despite holding a Gold Tap Award, Andy Thompson has still only choreographed one show - our first ever production! In recent years trying to teach Mitre Players to dance has proved too much for one person and the job has been shared, particularly for Christmas shows.

We have used few designers with Wiggy leading the field with 37 productions, Anne Morle designing 19 and Steve Humfress 16. Gillian Bartle has stage managed 64 productions since 1979, prior to that Tom Parke & the Richards, Heath & Winkworth, were mainly in charge and in the nineties we have had the benefit of Dave Richards, Colin & Lou Parrish and Alan Collins.

In the early years Graham Price, Andy Thompson & Richard Winkworth were our lighting technicians but since 1977 no one else has had a look in, and Alan Bishop has lit over 83 productions. Since 1990 he has been ably assisted by Julian Parsons, Dave Richards, Adam Tibbalds and Sue Carter.

Special Effects have been totally dominated by Andrew Thompson (in his tap shoes) to date and until 1985 he combined it with sound reinforcement and effects. Since his first show in 1985 James McLeod has been our sound man for most productions with Colin Marshall filling in the gaps apart.