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Andrew McBride

Chief Technician

Andrew began his involvement with the Arts Centre in 1998. For over 20 years he has not only been involved in anything technical, but is also known as a general ‘fixer’ of things as an all-round handy man. Andrew provides technical support for all the hardware and software in the building, as well as managing the lighting rigs and sound equipment in the studio and main auditorium.

Susie is in charge of the children’s and youth theatres, scripting their productions, running groups and overseeing the team of leaders teaching the various groups. She has a passion for young people and continues to provide a nurturing environment for the children as they learn new skills and explore their gifts and talents.

Susie Pottinger

Children's and Youth Theatre Co-ordinator

Nick Osborne

Lantern Theatre Company Co-ordinator

Nick has recently taken on the role of co-ordinating the Lantern Theatre Company. He has been involved in the LAC for a number of years, starting off as a member of the children’s theatre before becoming a leader of one of the groups as well as joining the theatre company as an actor. His love of theatre and a desire to see social justice give him a heart to see the Lantern Theatre Company touch more lives with its shows.


Amy Phillips 

Artistic Director

Amy oversees all the creative output of the LAC, directs many of our shows and teaches 'First Act', our weekly acting class for adults. She is a professional actress, director and theatre practitioner who has worked extensively in theatre, television and film for over 25 years.  Amy is also a local mum to four children and created and runs our popular weekly toddler class, 'Once Upon A Storytime'.  Amy believes passionately that creativity is not the preserve of the few but important to everyone. 

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Steve Rees

Operations Manager

Once a teacher, then a debt consultant Steve now works not only with the LAC but also with The Lantern Methodist Church further developing an ever-stronger partnership. Steve has been involved in various productions at the LAC; on the stage, building set working and developing the marketing and front of house processes. Steve is a drummer playing in a local band and slightly late to the party, Steve became a dad for the first time in 2019 to daughter Millie, so things have changed a bit…

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Alice Hudson Sheaf
Marketing & Arts Centre Assistant

Alice is in charge of making sure as many people as possible have heard of the LAC, runs the box office, and helps out in the office. She has an architecture degree, and has worked in publishing and educational administration. She also has over 20 years experience of local community theatre, organising and performing in musicals. She loves to sing and is pleased to have passed her love of singing on to her two daughters.


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