About Us

Board of Trustees

Chair

Sharon Scotton has been involved in Orbit Shed since it began. She was a part of the team who set up the charity and after a spell as a Workshop Leader joined the Board.

Secretary

Norma Leadbeater was the inspiration and instigator for the formation of Orbit Shed after she saw Chickenshed Perform at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and set the ball rolling by calling them to ask how we could create such a group in our area.

Treasurer

Rev Anita Colpus is the Vicar in Charge of St Luke’s, where we meet each Tuesday. She has been a great support for many years and keeps our finances in good order.

Board Members

Phil Littleford joined the board through his child being a member of Orbit Shed and has given many years of support and service on the board. He manages our website and is one of our Licensed Chaperones.

Bronach O’Callaghan joined the board through her children’s membership of Orbit Shed and has given many years of support and service in fundraising events and membership recruitment.

Susan Tucker joined the board through her connection with St Luke’s Church, for many years she has attended Orbit Shed weekly to help with administration and book keeping.

Jane Rochford joined through her children’s involvement with Orbit Shed. She is our Child Protection Officer.

Della Torra joined through hearing about our new Little Theatre and does great work in membership recruitment and marketing.

 

Organisers

Workshop Director

Vicki Rennles
Vicki joined Orbit Shed as a Workshop Leader when we began in 2004 and has been leading and coordinating workshops and performances with Orbit Shed ever since. Vicki trained at Arts Educational and the Sylvia Young Theatre School. She was a professional actor and dancer before starting her family.

Workshop Volunteers

Doug and Julie Kilborn
Doug and Julie started volunteering with us in 2008 when Doug retired from Youth Work and Julie from the NHS. Both are Licensed Chaperones.

Harry Scotton
Harry joined Orbit Shed as a member of the Childrens’ Theatre when we began in 2004 and has been with us ever since. He started volunteering in the Childrens’ Theatre while he was a member of our Youth Theatre and now volunteers with all three of our groups. He uses his HND in Sound and Music Production to help create our performance soundtracks and is an accomplished musician and composer.

Sharon Scotton
Sharon trained as a Workshop Leader with Orbit Shed when it began and has continued leading and coordinating workshops and performances as a volunteer ever since in addition to serving on the Board of Trustees. She has been singing and acting since she was a child and set up a successful theatre company while at the University of St Andrews. She serves on the Boards of two other local arts organisations and works in a local school in the English and Performing Arts Departments.

Jenny Wilson
Jenny has been volunteering with us for several years. She trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and The University of Reading, where she has gained experience in Acting and Sign Theatre. Since graduating, Jenny has been involved with a variety of professional theatre companies, where she has both taught and performed. She runs workshop activities, facilitates devising and directs parts of our performances as well as teaching sign language to all our members.

Sam Allsopp
Sam joined Orbit Shed as a volunteer in 2009 and uses his skills as an actor and musician to lead workshops and direct performances with us. He has a degree in Drama from the University of Winchester and has worked abroad at summer camps in America as a performing arts leader.

We also have Youth Theatre Supports who are members of the Youth Theatre helping run the Children’s Theatre workshops.

 

Workshop Administrators

  • Norma Leadbeater
  • Susan Tucker