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Production Team

Suzanne Ward

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", which just happens to be one of Suzanne's favourite parts.

Suzanne has been nominated in the "Best Artistic Direction of a Musical" category in the NODA North West Awards for her work on our 2016 production of "The Witches of Eastwick". Then going on to be nominated again in 2017 for "West Side Story" and "Best Musical" (NODA Region 11) in 2018 for "Kiss Me, Kate". Jess Turton, who played Kate, actually went on to win "Best Female Comedy Performance" at the NODA NW Region Awards.

As well as Miss Adelaide, one of Suzanne's other favourite roles was Lina Lamont in "Singin' in the Rain". Her favourite show has got to be "La Cage Aux Folles". Suzanne had the most fun in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and "Grease" whilst her favourite and most fun productions as Director were "The Witches of Eastwick" and "Kiss Me, Kate".

Anna Eddowes-Scott

Musical Director

Although this will be Anna's first show with LADOS, she is no stranger to the Am Dram world. Anna first began performing as part of her high school's yearly musical productions back in 1992, before relocating to Lancaster for university and joining the local am dram scene in 2002.

Since then, Anna has enjoyed being part of the ensemble, playing a number of roles, venturing into the pit as part of the orchestra and working as part of the backstage team. There isn't much that she hasn't turned her hand to!

However, Anna's favourite role in amateur dramatics has to be that of Musical Director, as it allows her to share her love of music & singing with other people. As an ex-primary school teacher, Anna loves the buzz that you get from helping others to learn a new song or master their harmony lines.

Anna is "excited" to be working alongside the team at LADOS on their latest production.

Holly Brown

Choreographer

Holly made her LADOS debut as one of the children in our 2002 production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and was a dancer in "Kiss Me Kate" in 2003. Fast forward 15 years and she choreographed our 2018 production of "Kiss Me, Kate". In fact Holly has been our Choreographer since 2014 and is working her magic once again for "Elf the Musical" in 2021.

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.