Committee 2016-2017


Richard Ould: President

13624908_10154965249944008_1325386818_nI was absolutely amazed and proud to be invited to become President of BSMTC last year, I joined Bishops Stortford Amateur Operatic Society as it was then known in 2002 and my first show was Annie Get Your Gun. I became Treasurer the following year, a post which I held for 6 years.

In my time with our wonderful company I have made so many lovely friends and that is what makes my 20 mile drive to rehearsals so worthwhile. We have an excellent committee running the group who work tirelessly to ensure that our shows are of the highest standard and that all members are proud to participate. My simple aim for the next 3 years is to care for our company and to ensure happiness and fulfilment for all our members.

Alex Outlaw: Chairman:

Joined BSMTC: 2006  Contact Alex on

IMG_4896Alex has performed in many Musical Theatre productions since she decided she wanted to ‘sing properly’ at the age of 16. Alex has enjoyed performing with BSMTC Seniors for over 10 years, being fortunate enough to have played roles such as Julie Jordan in Carousel, Laurey in Oklahoma, Hodel in Fiddler on The Roof, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance. She has also directed two of the BSMTC Seniors’ Spring Shows, previously been a committee member and Chairman and has now returned for a second term. She currently teaches singing both privately and at The Jenny Myhill School of Dance and Performing Arts in Bishop’s Stortford, where she also teaches Musical Theatre classes.

Emma Giibson: Honorary Secretary:

image1Hello, my name is Emma and I am the new Honorary Secretary for BSMTC from May 2016. I have been a member of the society since 2013; I joined just in time to take part in Carousel. This is my second year on the committee but my first as Honorary Secretary.

I have been involved in theatre and musicals since my early school days and have been involved with a number of different theatrical societies. My favourite musicals are The Phantom of the Opera and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

I can’t think of my favourite BSMTC moment, there have been so many to choose from and I’m looking forward to many more!

If you need to contact me with regard to the secretarial aspects of the society, you can contact me here.

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Charlotte Tarran: Honorary Treasurer:

Joined BSMTC: 2013

Hi, I’m Charlotte, BSMTCs Treasurer since 2014. When I’m not singing or treasurer-ing I’m studying to be an accountant and telling terrible jokes. If I could play any part in any show, it would have to be Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.

Best BSMTC moment: I don’t think I can pick just one. There have been so many. We had Les Mis workshop last year which was so intense and we learnt so much about acting, singing and feeling on stage. Also, the opening of a show every night is the best feeling ever!

If you’ve got any financial queries regarding the society I can be contacted here

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Committee members


Frances Worrell

Joined BSMTC: 2010

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Frances joined BSMTC in 2010 with the spring show, Happy Hour, being her first production. She has a long performing history; starting at the age of 8 she took part in church musicals, and was in every summer production at secondary school. Frances also joined BSMTC Youth, known then as, Bishop’s Stortford Amateur Operatic Society (Juniors) and took part in Copperfield & Co. as Mrs Micawber, the costumes were made by The Clothes Show. Frances appeared on TV sporting a fake plastic nose!

Frances was also a founder member of Cantate Youth Choir and currently sings with Coro94 (one of the Alumni Choirs). Recently they have recorded a CD of their most popular repertoire. Frances has appeared in the following musicals; Juggler of the Lord, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz, Oh What a Lovely War, The Boyfriend, The Beggar’s Opera, West Side Story, Copperfield & Co., Happy Hour, Little Shop of Horrors, Evan Elpus, Guys & Dolls, Box Office Romance, Carousel, various cabaret productions and many concerts with Cantate and Coro94 across Europe.

This is Frances’ second stint on the committee. She is known for her organisation and efficiency – the spreadsheet Queen!

Elsa Springham

20150526_111426-2Elsa has been a member of BSMTC since 2004 and performed in Oklahoma, 42nd Street, Crazy For You, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, Carousel, Jesus Christ Superstar(Dance Captain) and Wonderland (spring show). Last year she choreographed Pirates of Penzance and really enjoyed being on the production side of the show. This is Elsa’s second time on the committee having previously been on it 10 years ago. She is also enjoying being social secretary, organising theatre trips and workshops for the company.



Darrell Williams - Membership Secretary

Joined BSMTC: 2015

img_1129I have been performing for most of my life, but it is only recently that I got into the musical theater scene. I have been in 4 pantomimes over the years, Robin Hood, in Robin Hood, Wishee Washee in Aladdin, The Prince in Cinderella and more recently, Snoozy the Dwarf in Snow White.

My first show with BSMTC was Wonderland and I really enjoyed the role I played.

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Lorraine Berry

Joined BSMTC: 2014

img_4323Lorraine has been involved in musical theater for many years now, but is a relatively new member of BSMTC having joined in 2015. She has previously enjoyed playing many acting and dancing roles including Sweetheart, Alison and Molly, (The Canterbury Tales), Cinderella (Cinderella), Anna (Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens), Constant Ho-Hi-Hon (The Three Musketeers – Le Panto), Valerie (Class Act) and Isabel (Pirates of Penzance). She is delighted to be cast as Katie Brown in our forthcoming production of Calamity Jane. Lorraine is now enjoying playing a more active role within the society as a committee member, albeit a role that comes with a very steep learning curve!

Bob Wells

Joined BSMTC: 1990


Membership Secretary


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