You will see from all of the Princess Management Committee, that every one of our Councillors has a personal journey with the Princess. From attending as a child, meeting their forever partner to raising tons of money.
Theatre and Arts Centre’s are not just about buying a ticket but are places you build relationships and experiences – this is the key to our success!
Cllr Sharon Perry (Chair)
Sharon is the Chair of the Princess Management Committee, which oversees the management and use of the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre. Her experience of the theatre itself ranges from bringing children from local schools to participate in the Highbridge Festival of the Arts, watching her own children perform in local productions and even appearing on stage herself. She believes in the Council’s vision of the PTAC as being a centre for the creative arts in our towns, offering opportunities for our community to enjoy performances and exhibitions, and to pursue activities that support better health and well-being. She has seen the positive impact that access to and enjoyment of the arts has on individuals, increasing their confidence, resilience and feeling part of the community and will work hard to ensure that the PTAC continues to offer opportunities to meet these needs.
Cllr James Warren (Vice Chair)
James is a keen concert goer and can often be found listening to live music somewhere. Having worked for Thomas Cook as an entertainments representative and within leisure management and sport development for Nottingham City Council, he has many skills that can be utilised within the arts and culture sector.
Cllr Peter Clayton
Previously the Chairman, Peter has been a huge influence on the Princess’s story for over 30 years and instrumental in all of its reincarnations. Peter pushed for Sedgemoor District Council to refurbish and redesign in 1995. On behalf of BOSHTC he negotiated the purchase of the building for £1, personally paying the £1, and achieving £170000 to reinvent the building once again.
Peter has not only worked on the business end but has put blood, sweat and tears in to the Princess; including painting the car park gates, performing at the theatre, operating lighting and sound and installing a big screen TV in the gallery. His fundraising efforts have helped the Princess to replace antiquated sound and lighting equipment, put in a commercial standard kitchen and the purchase of kurling equipment.
Cllr Cath Searing
Over the years I have attended numerous shows in the West End and other local theatres including the Princess and I look forward to visiting many more in the future. I love to witness first hand the variety of arts and culture produced in theatres around the country.
I particularly love pantomime and the way it brings the community together it’s great to watch the joy it brings to grand parents watching their grandchildren participate as well as the enjoyment of the public.
I hope that with my management and catering background I can bring some of the many skills acquired to be utilised for the benefit of the Princess Theatre.
Cllr Roger Keen
Cllr Ross Baker
Cllr Julie Flurry
Cllr Barbara Vickers