Ted Rodgers

Ted has been a very supportive member of the society for many years.

Coming to us from the Match Theatre Company, he recreated his production of ‘Dennis and the Donkey’ for WTC. Ted has also appeared as a very glamourous Lady Macbeth in the ‘Farndale Macbeth’, Tony in ‘Abigail’s Party’ and as the chairman in our ‘Old Time Music Hall’.

He has also played the part of a henpecked husband, in ‘Sailor Beware’ and Mr Lawson in ‘Not Now Darling and as Bill in ‘Straight and Narrow’.

Ted is known for his farce! In 2000 the adjudicator said this about his performance in ‘Opposite Sex’:

“Depite a faulty memory, the character was convincingly boorish with well sustained energy and effective signalling of thought processes with facial gesture and good comic timing.”

Ted was the society treasurer for many years and we appreciate all his hard work in this area.

Ted specialises in farce and comedy as an actor and director. Ted directed the excellent ‘Shut Your Eyes and Think of England!’ (2004).  In 2006 Ted sucessfully directed the period comedy ‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’.  This production was triumph and was particularly important to the Company because of the return to the newly refurbished Palace Theatre.

One thing is always certain… it is always a fun production and with Ted at the helm – laughs are guaranteed!

Ted’s most recent roles for the Company include the 2nd Lieutenant Trotter in our 2008 production of ‘Journey’s End’.

As Director

As Director

2006 Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Role : Director

1999 Cash On Delivery
Role : Director

1998 Move Over Mrs Markham (1998)
Role : Director

1996 Two Into One
Role : Director

1990 Dennis and the Donkey
Role : Director

1989 An Olde Tyme Music Hall
Role : Director

As Cast


2013
Dad’s Army
Mr Yeatman (Verger)


2011
Murdered to Death
Bunting (the Butler)


2008
Journey’s End
2nd Lieutenant Trotter


2002
Party Piece
David Hinson


2000
Opposite Sex
Eric


1994
Confusions
Harry (Drinking Companions)


1994
Confusions
Martin (Between Mouthfuls)


1993
Alfie
Sharpey


1992
Not Now Darling
Mr Lawson


1991
Sailor Beware
Henry Hornett


1988
Pack of Lies
Peter Kroger

As Cast

2013 Dad’s Army
Role : Mr Yeatman (Verger)

2011 Murdered to Death
Role : Bunting (the Butler)

2008 Journey’s End
Role : 2nd Lieutenant Trotter

2002 Party Piece
Role : David Hinson

2000 Opposite Sex
Role : Eric

2000 Straight and Narrow
Role : Bill

1994 Confusions
Role : Harry (Drinking Companions)

1994 Confusions
Role : Martin (Between Mouthfuls)

1993 Alfie
Role : Sharpey

1992 Not Now Darling
Role : Mr Lawson

1991 Sailor Beware
Role : Henry Hornett

1990 Abigail’s Party
Role : Tony

1990 Dennis and the Donkey
Role : Haystack

1989 An Olde Tyme Music Hall
Role : Performer

1988 Pack of Lies
Role : Peter Kroger

1987 Farndale MacBeth
Role : Henry

As Crew


2013
Dad’s Army
Director Deadly Attachment


2005
Lost in Yonkers
Front of House


2001
Man of the Moment
Producer


1998
Deadly Nightcap
Set Design


1997
Suddenly At Home
Set Design


1994
Rose
Set Realisation


1994
Steel Magnolias
Set Construction


1993
Alfie
Assiting Set Construction


1990
House Guest
Stage Manager

As Crew

2013 Dad’s Army
Director Deadly Attachment

2005 Lost in Yonkers
Front of House

2001 Man of the Moment
Producer

1998 Deadly Nightcap
Set Design

1997 Suddenly At Home
Set Design

1994 Rose
Set Realisation

1994 Steel Magnolias
Set Construction

1993 Alfie
Assiting Set Construction

1991 Sailor Beware
Set

1990 House Guest
Stage Manager