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Stage Committee 2013-2015

The Stage Committee advises the Equity  Council and  takes appropriate action on any matters relevant to the professional employment of Equity members working in all areas of live performance, other than variety, including West End theatre, commercial theatre, national and regional subsidised repertory theatre, independent theatre, street theatre, fringe theatre, outdoor and overseas touring, theatre-in-education and young peoples’ theatre, opera, ballet, dance and role play. The committee also has the power to submit industrial claims to an employer and to settle industrial claims.

This committee is made up of representatives of actors and dancers all of whom have recent experience of working on stage. It comprises 11 elected members, plus the Chairs of the Audio, Singer, Stage Management, Opera Deputies and West End Deputies' sub-committees and three representatives from the Creative Team sub-committee along with a Council Observer. The current members of the Stage Committee are listed below:

Two Equity officials work closely with this Committee:  Hilary Hadley  and Lorne Boswell.  Please contact them if you want to get in touch with any of the committee or want to know more about its work.

  • Ian Barritt (Chair)
  • Hywel Morgan (vice Chair)
  • Bertie Carvel
  • Viva Cassidy (Singers)
  • Jackie Clune
  • Marilyn Cuts
  • Esther Ruth Elliot
  • Bryn  Evans (Opera Deps)
  • Peter Forbes
  • Natasha Gerson (Dance)
  • David Horovitch
  • Renny Krupinski (Creative Team)
  • Rebecca  Louis
  • Sheila Mitchell (Audio)
  • Graeme Reid (Stage Management)
  • Jessica Sherman
  • Edmund Sutton (Creative Team)
  • Tim Walton
  • Faynia Williams (Creative Team)