John Parkes

John joined us in 1989 and has become part of the furniture of the society! His enthusiasm and ideas have aided many productions. John always gives so much time to the practical aspects of the play and is much appreciated for this.

His versatility has been seen so many times on the stage for WTC. Some of his best roles were in Chorus of Disapproval, Confusions, Cash on Delivery, Not Now Darling, Season’s Greetings, Death Trap, House Guest, Deadly Nightcap… and the list goes on.

He really did enjoy his part in Silly Cow because it meant he could have a little sleep on stage. The cast were worried whether he would wake up again but sure to form – with big booming voice he did!

In 2006 John played the part of The Dean of Paddington in Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. Once again he proved himself as a wonderful comic actor with perfect timing.

John’s most recent portrayal was of the Duke of Glouster in the 2007 production of ‘The Dresser’. John also co-directed our fabulous production of ‘Journey’s End’ in 2008.

John was the Company’s President from 2005 to 2008. He was also the Chairperson of the society (1995 to 1997).

Sadly our dear friend John passed away in November 2015.  He was a real gentleman and will be greatly missed by all his Wythall Theatre Company family.

As Director


2008
Journey’s End
Assistant Director


1998
Move Over Mrs Markham (1998)
Assistant Director

As Director

2008 Journey’s End
Role : Assistant Director

1998 Move Over Mrs Markham (1998)
Role : Assistant Director

As Cast


2007
The Dresser
Glocester


2006
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
The Dean of Paddington


2003
Silly Cow
Douglas


2002
Lucky Sods
Vicar


1999
Cash On Delivery
Mr Jenkins


1999
A Chorus of Disapproval
Ted Washbrook


1998
Deadly Nightcap
Arnold Boston


1997
Suddenly At Home
Appleton


1996
Two Into One
Manager


1994
Confusions
Charles (A Talk in the Park)


1994
Confusions
Gosforth (Gosforth Fete)


1993
Death Trap
Porter Milgrim


1992
Not Now Darling
Arnold Crouch


1992
Sweeney Todd
Jonas Fogg / A Labourer


1992
84 Charing Cross Road
Bill Humphries


1991
Seasons Greetings
Bernard


1990
House Guest
Robert Drury


1990
House Guest
Philip Henderson


1990
Dennis and the Donkey
Widow Codstrangler


1989
Habeus Corpus
Sir Percy Shorter

As Cast

2008 Golden Jubilee Celebrations
Role : Contributor

2007 The Dresser
Role : Glocester

2006 Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Role : The Dean of Paddington

2005 Kindly Keep It Covered
Role : Hooper

2003 Silly Cow
Role : Douglas

2002 Lucky Sods
Role : Vicar

2001 Man of the Moment
Role : Ruy

1999 Cash On Delivery
Role : Mr Jenkins

1999 A Chorus of Disapproval
Role : Ted Washbrook

1998 Deadly Nightcap
Role : Arnold Boston

1997 Suddenly At Home
Role : Appleton

1996 Two Into One
Role : Manager

1994 Confusions
Role : Charles (A Talk in the Park)

1994 Confusions
Role : Gosforth (Gosforth Fete)

1993 Death Trap
Role : Porter Milgrim

1992 Not Now Darling
Role : Arnold Crouch

1992 Sweeney Todd
Role : Jonas Fogg / A Labourer

1992 84 Charing Cross Road
Role : Bill Humphries

1991 Seasons Greetings
Role : Bernard

1990 House Guest
Role : Robert Drury

1990 House Guest
Role : Philip Henderson

1990 Dennis and the Donkey
Role : Widow Codstrangler

1989 Habeus Corpus
Role : Sir Percy Shorter

1989 An Olde Tyme Music Hall
Role : Performer

1989 Farndale Murder Mystery
Role : Producer

As Crew


2015
The Vicar of Dibley
Front of House


2014
It Runs in the Family
Front of House


2013
Nobody’s Perfect
Front of House


2011
Murdered to Death
Front of House


2010
The Flint Street Nativity
Front of House


2009
Steel Magnolias
Set Construction


2009
Steel Magnolias
Front of House


2008
Run For Your Wife
Production Assistant


2008
Run For Your Wife
Set Construction


2008
Journey’s End
Set Construction


2007
A Murder is Announced
Set Construction


2006
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Set Construction


2006
Cemetery Club
Set Construction


2006
Cemetery Club
Front of House


2005
Kindly Keep It Covered
Set Construction


2005
Lost in Yonkers
Set Construction


2005
Lost in Yonkers
Front of House


2004
Memory of Water
Set Design


2003
Silly Cow
Set Assistant


2002
Curious Savage (2002)
Set Construction


2001
Blood Money
Assisted by


2001
Too Long an Autumn
Properties


2001
Sweet Caroline Sweet
Properties


2000
Opposite Sex
Assisted by


2000
Straight and Narrow
Assisted by


1999
Cash On Delivery
Set Construction


1999
A Chorus of Disapproval
Set Construction


1998
Move Over Mrs Markham (1998)
Assistant Director


1994
Rose
Assistant Stage Manager


1993
Alfie
Props


1991
Sailor Beware
Backstage Crew

As Crew

2015 The Vicar of Dibley
Front of House

2014 It Runs in the Family
Front of House

2013 Nobody’s Perfect
Front of House

2011 Murdered to Death
Front of House

2010 The Flint Street Nativity
Front of House

2009 Steel Magnolias
Set Construction

2009 Steel Magnolias
Front of House

2008 Run For Your Wife
Production Assistant

2008 Run For Your Wife
Set Construction

2008 Journey’s End
Set Construction

2007 A Murder is Announced
Set Construction

2006 Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Set Construction

2006 Cemetery Club
Set Construction

2006 Cemetery Club
Front of House

2005 Kindly Keep It Covered
Set Construction

2005 Lost in Yonkers
Set Construction

2005 Lost in Yonkers
Front of House

2004 Memory of Water
Set Design

2003 Don’t Dress For Dinner
Other Crew

2003 Silly Cow
Set Assistant

2002 Curious Savage (2002)
Set Construction

2001 Blood Money
Assisted by

2001 Too Long an Autumn
Properties

2001 Sweet Caroline Sweet
Properties

2000 Opposite Sex
Assisted by

2000 Straight and Narrow
Assisted by

1999 Cash On Delivery
Set Construction

1999 A Chorus of Disapproval
Set Construction

1998 Move Over Mrs Markham (1998)
Assistant Director

1994 Rose
Assistant Stage Manager

1993 Alfie
Props

1991 Sailor Beware
Backstage Crew