Stephanie Potts – Writer and Producer
Steph first got into panto at the age of 4 when The Cliffites were looking for Munchkins for their production of The Wizard Of Oz back in the late eighties. Since then she’s taken all sorts of roles but favours either principle boy or a baddy.
When we lost our original venue to fire in 2007 Steph decided to give writing a go so that we could save some money and we returned with her debut script of Mother Goose in 2010. We’ve now performed six of Steph’s pantos and love how she manages to keep the traditional spirit of panto while bringing the characters and storylines up to date for a modern audience.
Steph loves being involved with The Cliffites, especially now she gets to share the stage with her two children. And with her husband and parents heavily involved too it’s a real family affair.
Sarah Jones – Technical Lead
Sarah is one of our last remaining original members of The Cliffites and has been involved since our first panto back in 1985. Starting on stage Sarah took many lead roles and was on stage with her mum Sheila for many years. We’ll always remember Sarah’s dad, Irvine, who was a committed member of the stage crew and who was always in charge of ‘the curtains’.
Sarah has always taken an interest in the scenery and technical side of productions and in recent years has taken charge of the backstage area. Her lively and colourful sets bring our productions to life and her commitment to The Cliffites and our productions means we are in very safe hands.
Sarah is also part of The Huddersfield Make Up Team who help to make us look fabulous, just another of Sarah’s many talents.
Margaret Nelson – Musical Director
Margaret joined The Cliffites in 2013 when the vicar happened to mention to her that we were looking for a pianist. After years of playing the piano at a very high level, Margaret admits she was sceptical when she came to her first read-through but after hearing the script and seeing our enthusiasm, she was hooked! Since then our musicians have increased in number and we now have a drummer and a guitarist that add to our sound but it is Margaret who holds it all together and puts up with Steph’s ever-changing ideas!
Front Of House Manager – Karen Haigh
Ticket Sales – Stephen Morgan
Webmaster – Thomas Ramsden
Hon. Vice President – Kenneth Shaw
Chair – Stephanie Potts
Treasurer/Secretary – Jaimie Potts
Committee Members – Sarah Jones, Donna Morgan, Tracey Oliver, Thomas Ramsden, Audrey Shaw