Equus Productions - meet the team

Who try to create Theatre without the Drama

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We are a local amateur dramatics company, but we like to think we are that little bit different. Unlike most societies, we are not based in a particular place and very much enjoy taking our productions to different venues.   To date we have performed in village halls including, Hastoe, Long Martson, Pitstone, Little Gaddesden, Chesham, Great Missenden and Lacey Green; a 200 seat theatre in Tring, a 400 seater in King's Langley, an Arts Centre in Berkhamsted and two outside venues in Wendover.

Our auditions are open to all and whilst we have a number of people who appear with us regularly (hopefully because they enjoy it) membership is not necessary and nor do you have to live in a particular area, be a particular age, have specific experience or "prove yourself" in any way. A love of theatre, an enthusiastic approach and the willingness to go with our sometimes crazy plans and join us on our adventures is all we ask.

If you are interested in performing, working backstage, on costumes, props, lighting, sound or welcoming our audiences front-of-house or at the bar we would love to hear from you. 

If taking part isn't your thing, but you enjoy a good night out watching what we hope is a high level of theatre, please come along and see for yourself, details of our shows are on our current production page. 

We are a non-profit making society governed by constitution and this is not how we make our living. Although many of us have worked professionally in the Performing Arts in various guises over the years, or are planning to move into the business professionally in the future, for now, this is a hobby!

Sometimes, profits are made more than we need to stage the next production or we raise money specifically for charities and causes. Over the years we have donated toLindengate Mental Health Charity,  #letsgetlynnestanding  and the Pepper Foundation. If you would like us to consider supporting your charity or cause in the future through our performances, do get in touch with us. 


The Dream Team

Not only do Fiona, Adrian and Mickey support each other (and the rest of the team) fully in all aspects of the company, they are very close friends and whatever role they have in a production, they work together and support each other in everything they do. 

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How it all Began

Equus Productions was founded by Fiona Quilter-Wood in 2014, the first show with Equus was Tim Firth's fabulous comedy,  "The Flint Street Nativity" which was staged at the Vyne Centre  in December 2014.    Personal commitments took over and Equus took a back seat for a while.   In October 2017, Equus was relaunched with a fabulous drinks' evening and Fiona has  now been joined by a highly talented and multi-skilled  management team and the company is going from strength to strength.    Fiona's aim  with Equus Productions was to create a company that produces quality theatre without any of the associated dramas!  Equus very much enjoy performing in widespread and varied locations and venues.  The team very much hope that you will become part of Equus Productions as a performer, member of one of their crews or as a member of their audience.


The Management Team

Who Create Theatre without the Drama

Fiona Quilter-Wood

Artistic Director

Fiona trained as a dancer and actor at the Arts Educational School in Tring.  Her first appearance on a professional stage was as a 4 year old milkmaid in Oliver at the Bristol Hippodrome.  She danced with London Festival Ballet,  and appeared in several TV shows and documentaries.   Fiona was the Head of Drama and Dance in Schools for 18 years and continues to teach Drama privately.  She has produced, directed and choreographed countless shows over the years and has a particular passion for musicals.  Her favourite roles to date have been Nancy in Oliver, Celia in Calendar Girls and Eliza in Pygmalion, she has loved directing so many shows, but her particular favourites would be "Me & My Girl" and "Made in Dagenham".  Her alter ego is as a florist and she has a flower and gift shop in Wendover. 

Adrian Burroughs

Finance Manager

Adrian, a Tring resident,  got the Amdram bug soon after he moved to the area and after being given a role with a dozen lines and died in the second scene! He has since appeared in murder mysteries and musicals for various local groups and in July 2017 landed his first solo singing role in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and the audience didn’t leave! When not juggling his acting and treasurer roles- he is treasurer for Chiltern Community Opera, he can either be seen on the archery field or shouting at the tv when watching his other passion, Tottenham Hotspur football club, which his two cats are not sure about”.  He has appeared in many Equus Productions and made his directorial debut with the Graduate in 2018. 

Mickey Gomm

Technical Manager

A former professional roadie, Mickey h​as been involved with local theatre for many years, since his son Jack appeared in production of The Wiz . He t soon became a part of the backstage and set building crew for many shows. Previously he has stage managed for TFC’s Stepping Out, 9 to 5, Made In Dagenham and Hot Mikado. He designed lighting for several MASH shows and has helped with sound for Tringe. Perhaps his biggest challenge to date was designing and building the hydraulic cross for Jesus Christ Superstar.  Mickey has stage managed all of Equus' performances and provides valuable technical knowledge to all that we do.  He only works if provided with plenty of coffee and a big jar of sweets though! 

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Extended Team

Grace Hardy

Casting Advisor

A professional actor and director, Grace has run many of our audition panels, to give that "unbiased" opinion.  She really puts our auditionees through their paces and is vital in ensuring that characters are challenged and interaction between cast members is authentic.   She has plans to direct for us soon although the imminent arrival of baby number 2 may have delayed that for a while!  Grace lives with her husband Matt and their beautiful son, Teddy and has been involved with theatre all of her life.  

Georgie Quilter-Wood

Charity & Community Liaison

Having been involved with Equus right from the start; painting sets, running front of house, helping with box office and marketing, we are delighted that, having finished her full-time studies, Georgie has joined us to become our charities and community liaison officer.  She has been vital in securing links and relationships with our local community and in researching  causes that might require our support.  

All this alongside a full-time legal career just shows how focused this young lady is!  

Rosalind White

Photographer

Rosalind is a fabulous local photographer who also has a passion for local theatre.  She was the assistant producer for our first production and has been a great supporter ever since.  She takes our head shots, poster images and often documents our rehearsals for us.  Ros does like appearing on stage from time to time herself and we hope to encourage her back from behind her camera very soon.  Ros lives with her fiance, Colin and is a full-time brand and wedding photographer. 

Peter Child

Lighting & Sound

Peter has become Mickey's right hand man!  He is currently studying theatre technology and has been responsible for running lighting and sound desks for many of our shows.  His sense of fun and willingness to help bring a welcome and safe pair of hands back-stage. Peter has been involved with local theatre for most of his life and we are delighted to have him with us - we even persuaded him to appear onstage briefly - not sure he will let us do it again, though! 

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Equus Productions is an amateur theatre company producing plays and musicals throughout the year in a variety of venues in Herts and Bucks for both children and adults.