Producer / Director
Suzanne is the daughter of the late Peggy Brierley, our previous long term producer, and has been part of LADOS since 1986, when she played one of the shop girls in 'Half a Sixpence', which was her mum's first show as producer for LADOS. Since then she has played many leading roles, some of the most memorable being Cassie in 'A Chorus Line' and Miss Adelaide in 'Guys and Dolls'.
Suzanne has been nominated in the "Best Artistic Direction of a Musical" category in the NODA North West Awards nominations for her work on our 2016 production of "The Witches of Eastwick".
Angela first joined LADOS in 1989 for the 1990 production of 'Hello Dolly' as the rehearsal pianist, and she has been a stalwart of the society ever since. In 2002 she was persuaded to take over the mantle of Musical Director, and she rapidly proved to be one of the best in the area, and we are very lucky to have her as a major part of our society. Angela has the ability to coax even the shyest of cast members to come out of their shells musically, and is always willing to put in extra hours to coax the cast to master the, often quite complex, harmonies. With many other local societies clamouring for her musical services, a full time job at Lancaster University, plus her teaching commitments, she is one very busy lady. Her little black book contains the names of some of the best local musicians, which is why she always puts together a fabulous orchestra for our productions.
As she proved in our 2015 production of 'Hairspray', Holly throws herself 100% into any production, and always gets into the thick of the routines right alongside the cast. Even those members with 'two left feet', soon find themselves being able to join in with everyone else in Holly's slick routines. Coming from a dancing background, with a mum who is the 'Read' in the Robinson Read School of Dance, it is no wonder that Holly is such a great dancer, which she has proved in previous LADOS shows such as 'Jesus Christ, Superstar' and 'Kiss Me Kate'. Having danced practically as soon as she could walk, she won many trophies and was offered a place at the prestigious 'Millennium Dance 2000', where she stayed from 2004 to 2007. She returned to the area to get married, and is now mum to two young children, as well as working in the dance school, and she also teaches at Diddi Dance.