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Who's Who?

The working management board



John E. Flay

John has been involved in the Performing Arts for over 40 years

John has covered most committee roles and been chairman of local societies. He was also an Area Councillor and Regional Representative for the National Operatic and Dramatic Association for 22 years. He spent many years and an Events manager organising performances and themed evenings

John has performed locally in many musicals and plays and has directed  both musical and drama for many societies including Youth societies



Situation Vacant





Graham Kershaw

Graham will be known to most of you as the voice and front man of Proscenium Scenery Suppliers but to us he is known as Graham.

Graham is a vociferous supporter of theatrical arts and is involved with many different local charities.


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Business Manager

Bob Howorth

Bob has been involved in the Performing Arts for over 50 years

Bob has been on various committees including as Chairman of the Theatrical Traders Association.  He is the Managing Director of Howorth Wrightsons Suppliers who supply properties to theatre and television and also owns Weapons UK who provide pyrotechnics for theatre and television

Bob has not appeared on stage however would be described as the ‘don’ of Stage Managing in his local area.

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Voluntary Arts Network Reporter

Joanne Koffman


Joanne joined PADOS (Prestwich Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society) in 1999. 

She enjoys the challenge of being on stage. In particular remembering lines, choreography and being with like-minded people. 

Her passion extends to photography and capturing an action, a moment which turns into a memory that can be seen by others at a later date.

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Lynn Smith

Lynn has been involved in the Performing Arts for over 40 years.

Lynn has belonged to two local musical societies and is a life member of her own Society where she served on the committee as Secretary for over 25 years, but covered numerous other roles. She also acts as Front of House Manager.

In between having three children Lynn also ‘trod the boards’ for some 30 years, mainly as a dancer, chorus and playing smaller ‘fun’ roles. She works for Greater Manchester Police in their legal department..

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Marketing / Publicity


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Events Co-Ordination

  • John Flay

  • Joanne Koffman

  • Gavin Chadwick

  • Glyn Neary

  • Elizabeth Flay

  • Lynn Smith

  • Andrew Marshall




Richard I'Anson