LAODS Committee ~ Behind The Scenes
LAODS Vice Chair - Production ManagerNicola is a veteran LAODS member, having performed consecutively in 17 years of shows - once whilst she was actually giving birth to her son! (pre-filmed Munchkinland Sun in Wizard of Oz) She has served on the committee for more than 11 years, taking on the role of Production Manager for almost all of the last 8 years' main productions. Costume and prop design is her most favourite area of responsibility and working with her best friends to pull together marvellous shows. The Christmas Show is also a labour of love, and she is proud to take a different role in being an assistant to those who make this annual event so musically beautiful and entertaining. Nicci works as a Service Manager within Local Government in Derbyshire and loves to escape the sensibilities to prance around on stage in something gorgeously handcrafted by our dedicated team.
Committee Member - Media BlokeSimon spends his days as a freelance designer and his nights... as a Dark Knight prowling the City with his small dog Phoebe. Simon originally joined LAODS in 1986 for Hello Dolly (1987), after which he moved out of the county to further his wanting education. Twenty-three years later In 2010, and as part of a mid-life crisis, Simon rejoined LAODS for Oklahoma! and has stuck around ever since. LAODS has offered him many opportunities to expand creatively into areas he might not have otherwise covered at work. Simon is responsible for art direction and production of LAODS' many design requirements such as the website, show programmes, leaflets, posters, social media and photo shoots. Lately he has had the pleasure of writing/directing the interval films which have been the cause of mirth and dismay in equal measure.
Watch INTO THE WOODS interval short here »