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bsDrama Agent - Brian Seymour

Brian Seymour has been involved in over 200 plays as actor or director and has done some work as an extra in many T.V. productions. He has broadcast on local radio on various aspects of amateur theatre and reads and tells stories to children in schools, libraries etc. for Book Weeks and similar activities. He has worked at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, the Octagon in Bolton and has directed at the Buxton Opera House. A former adjudicator for Greater Manchester Drama Federation and All England Festival he has been recipient of the G.M.D.F. Best Director Award on three occasions. ACT is so please that Brian has joined the "ACT Reporters”


ACT Drama Reporter

Meg Cooper

MCMeg's first appearance on stage was 60 years ago in a school nativity play, playing a fairy, resplendent in tinsel-decorated dress, star headdress and wand, but still wearing her woollen school socks and brown lace-up school shoes
Her first appearance in a proper show – 55 years ago, was in the local boys’ school summer G and S production (they invited girls from the local school sixth form to take part) as a lovesick maiden in Patience.

I have performed in a variety of venues – church halls, a theatre with a stage so narrow and long that it was more like playing on a mantelpiece, small theatres, large theatres, the magnificent Gaiety Theatre on the Isle of Man, and I have also had a walk-on part in a professional production at the Royal Exchange.

I have also been heavily involved in publicity for many years, though believe me, it is infinitely easier nowadays with computers, email, smartphone cameras and social media; heaven only knows how we coped before these were invented.

As a contrast to appearing on stage, the role of Club Secretary is very much behind the scenes, trying to ensure that everything runs in a smooth and timely manner – not always easy to achieve but very necessary if everyone else is to be able to do their jobs effectively – and very satisfying when it works.

To contact Meg with your drama news, her email address is

ACT Musicals Reporter

Scott Lees

Scott began his am-dram career 25 years ago with Ashton Operatic in its production of My Fair Lady. His first important part was as a
“ table” for Eliza to sit upon. The bug hit and he went into rehearsal
for Dukinfields production of Fiddler on the Roof where, after arriving early at a rehearsal, was given lines to deliver as Sasha. Since then he has performed for many local societies in more than 80 musicals, plays and pantomimes. He has been in the chorus, played principal parts and been a dancer.

If he couldn’t be in shows, he was front of house, on props or
dressing. He especially enjoys comedy roles.

To contact Scott with your musical news, his email address is