Meet our Directors

Hillbark Players has been very privileged to have had the services of many of the Wirral's finest amateur directors. The record number of productions directed is held jointly between Malcolm Ash and Patrick Gee, who have both directed five of our productions.

  • Malcolm Ash 1964, 1966,1980, 1988, 1994
  • Ursula Collins 1965
  • June Lancelyn-Green 1967
  • Bill Shaw 1968
  • Patrick Gee 1976, 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996
  • Henry McDowell 1982, 1986
  • Ann Warr 1992, 2001, 2003, 2011
  • Bob Forrester 1998
  • Frank Nance 2005
  • Andy Webster 2007
  • Nick Sample 2009, 2013
  • Martin Riley 2015


  • Malcolm Ash          1964 1966  1980  1988  1994

    Malcolm Ash Malcolm Ash         
              1964 - 'Much Ado About Nothing'                          1966 'The Taming of the Shrew'




                 1980    'Two Gentlemen of Verona'                                  1988 'The Tempest'

     

    Malcolm Ash
                               1994 'Romeo and Juliet'

     

    Malcolm also appeared in -
    1982   'As You Like It',    1990   'Much Ado about Nothing',    2005  'The Taming of the Shrew'


    Ursula Collins     1965

    Ursula Collins
                       1965 'Romeo and Juliet'

    June Lancelyn-Green    1967


        1967 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

    June presented open-air Shakespeare productions in the grounds of her home Poulton Hall in the 1950's
    and the 1960 production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' inspired Tom Gittins to set up Hillbark Players.
    See details of this production under Previous Productions - 1960.


    Bill Shaw   1968


                   1968 'Twelfth Night'

    Patrick Gee   1976  1978   1984   1990  1996


             1976 'A Comedy of Errors'                              1984 'Love's Labours Lost'                1990 'Much Ado About Nothing'                  
         1978 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
          

                              1996 'Twelfth Night'

    Patrick also appeared in -
    1988   'The Tempest',     1994   'Romeo and Juliet'


    Henry McDowell   1982  1986


                    1982 'As You Like It'                                       1986 'The Merchant of Venice'



    Henry also appeared in -

    1978    'A Midsummer Night's Dream'


    Ann Warr   1992  2001  2003  2011

      
               1992 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'                                     2001 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
                                                                                                                2003 'A Comedy of Errors'


           2011 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

    Ann also appeared in -
    1976    'A Comedy of Errors',      1978   'A Midsummer Night's Dream',     1998   'A Winter's Tale'


    Bob Forrester    1998

      
                  1998 'A Winter's Tale'

    Bob also appeared in -
    1976   'A Comedy of Errors',               1978 'A Midsummer Night's Dream',
    1980   'Two Gentlemen of Verona',     1982 'As You Like It',


    Frank Nance     2005


                     2005 'The Taming of the Shrew'


    Frank also appeared in -

    1980   'Two Gentlemen of Verona',     1982   'As You Like It',     1984   'Love's Labours Lost',
    1986   'The Merchant of Venice',        1988   'The Tempest',      1994   'Romeo and Juliet',
    1998   'A Winter's Tale'


    Andy Webster    2007

    Andy Webster                                                                                 2007 'As You Like It'

     

    Andy also appeared in -

    1984   'Love's Labours Lost',    1986   'The Merchant of Venice',    1994   'Romeo and Juliet',
    1996   'Twelfth Night',                1998   'The Winter's Tale',              2001   'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
    2003   'A Comedy of Errors'


    Nick Sample     2009       2013  


             2009 'Macbeth'      2013 'The Merchant of Venice'

    Nick also appeared in -

    2011   'The Merry Wives of Windsor' ,     2015   'Much Ado About Nothing'


    Martin Riley      2015  

                                          'Much Ado About Nothing'   2015

    Martin also appeared in -

    2007   'As You Like It',   2009   'Macbeth',   2013   'Merchant of Venice'