Llandovery Theatre Company Founders
The theatre company was founded by Simon and Jacky Barnes in 1976, who opened the Llandovery Theatre in 1978, and have written, performed, produced and directed over 100 new plays and scripts, working with professional and community actors and hundreds of children, specialising also in literacy and drama workshops for children and young adults with learning disabilities.
Llandovery Theatre Company Trustees.
Jaqueline Harrison Barnes, actor, writer and director with the Company since 1976. First Festival performance – the Queen in Who’ll Feed the Horses? by Simon Barnes. Directs drama workshops and performances with community and youth actors. Recent productions: Aladdin; Dick Whittington; Sinbad Sailor; and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Founder Trustee – 1976.
Janet Thomas, first performed with the company when ten years old, playing Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Played in numerous pantomimes and Festival plays, even taking her holidays from working on ‘Newsnight’ to appear in Festival productions – including ‘Swallow the Devil’, ‘Land of Cockaigne’ and the long running radio on-stage saga – The Poisoned Boot – Simon’s play about a penniless Repertory Company trying to survive in the Wild West.
Appointed to the Trust – 1997
Robert Barnes has been associated with the company for many years. He is the brother of Simon Barnes. In 2004 he set up and sponsored the Theatre Web Page, which he still supports and edits for the company. He is also one of Llandovery Theatre Company team who are involved in typing and printing the 100 plays, scripts and programmes written and produced by the company, from 1976 onwards, in order to release them for performance. He has been advising on editorial for DARKLY FLOWS THE TAFF, which is now about to be published.
He was appointed and welcomed to the Trust – 24 April 2010.
Llandovery Theatre Company is a Registered Charity No. 504679.
Tel: 07814 121 827