Amanda Laidler has directed musicals and childrens’ theatre as well as opera, and has written and directed several pantomimes. She directed the Sibford Millennium Pageant written by RSC actor David Ryall, for a cast of over 100 including horses and a flock of sheep; Oliver! for Stratford Amateur Operatic at the Swan Theatre and l’elisir d’amore, The Medium, Trial by Jury,and La Clemenza di Tito for Midland Music Makers and Arms and the Man, the Fifteen Minute Hamlet and The Winter’s Tale for Second Thoughts The Taming of the Shrew for Caramba Theatre Company, 90 Years of the Musicals for Guildhall Operatic Society. Read more
Andrew Holtom plays piano and percussion and is in demand as an accompanist and organist. He taught singing and musical theatre at the Hadland School.
He was Musical Director for the Hadland Schools six Summer Schools and Phoenix Players’ The Wizard of Oz, Falcon Productions: Elves and for Alcester Operatic Society’s production of Singin in the Rain, and Deputy Musical Director for Stratford Operatic Society’s recent production of Crazy for You, conducting one of the performances, and My Fair Lady. He has been musical director for several productions for Second Thoughts. Andrew was Musical Director for Stratford Operatic Society’s 42nd Street, and Guildhall Operatic Society’s 90 Years of the Musicals and Oliver! Read more