Alan Hooper

Alan Hooper

Member from 1981 to present


Since joining in 1981, I have acted in 12 productions, directed 3 plays and can't remember how many times I've been in the backstage team. Directing was the hardest job but very rewarding until the first public performance when there is little to do. I played a butler in Rebecca. On the last night I waited alone on stage to instruct a maid who didn’t arrive. Eventually I ran off-stage to the dressing room. The Vicar described my expression on leaving as sheer panic. A friend’s 18 year old son still enthuses about the first stage comedy he saw, Players It Runs in the Family.

Appearances as cast

Alan has appeared in these productions.

Year Show Role
2003 The Odd Couple Vinnie
2002 Rebecca Frith
2001 It Runs In The Family Sir Willoughby-Drake
1997 When We Are Married Herbert Soppitt
1995 Party Piece Michael Smethurst
1990 Hans Andersen King Christian of Denmark
1988 Pack Of Lies Bob Jackson
1986 Parochial Problems Morgan Meredith
1984 On Monday Next Ambulance Man
1984 Playing For Time - A Revue Player
1983 The Vigil Saul - a Deputy
1982 Between Mouthfulls Martin
1981 Celebration Lionel Fuller
1981 Suddenly At Home Sam Blaine

Behind the scenes

Alan has worked behind the scenes of these productions.

Year Show Role
2006 Just Between Ourselves Director
2003 Happy Families Director
1999 Dawn On Our Darkness Director
1996 Absent Friends Director