It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing this afternoon of Alan Parker. Alan was a long-serving member of the “Thesps” who besides being a member of the Front-of-House staff, was also a valued and versatile member of the “Monday Morning Gang”, our team of retired members who are responsible for the general maintenance and repair of our theatre as well as building the sets for both our own productions but also those of the other groups who use the building.
Alan had retired from active participation earlier this year along with his wife Christine, who was also a long-serving member of the society – both as a very talented actress (who will forget her domineering “Lady Bracknell”) and as long-serving secretary.
Alan was a real “character” who went about his work quietly and with the minimum of fuss. He had a very dry sense of humour and Monday mornings will not be the same without the banter between him and Ian Cartwright about the choice of music played during the work-session – Ian being an opera/operetta-lover and Alan firmly a lover of rock’n’roll!
He will be greatly missed by us all and we extend our sympathy and condolences to Christine and all his family.