About Us

About Northern Light Theatre Company

Northern Light Operatic Society was formed in April 1966 with the aim of presenting musical comedies and light opera to the people of the Northern district in the newly opened Shedley Theatre. Our first production was Quaker Girl and, since that first show, we have produced over 100 quality shows. The change to Northern Light Theatre Company came in the 1970s where we became an incorporated body.

Our Committee

The current Northern Light Theatre Company Committee consists of the following members:

President: Sue Pole
Secretary: Jan Powell
Treasurer: Sue Pole
Business Manager: Tom Howie
Publicity Officer: Kim Abbott
General Members: Cheryl Ford (Vice President), Lance Morgan, Delwyn Watts and Russell Ford

Awards and Nominations

Northern Light has had many award nominations and award-winning shows including:

ATG Curtain Call Awards 2005 winner for Best Show, Musical
Copacabana

ATG Curtain Call Awards 2006 winner for Best Technical
The Wizard of Oz – Anne Humphries, Costumes

ATG Curtain Call Awards 2007 winner for Most Popular Show
Singin’ in the Rain

ATG Curtain Call Awards 2013 winner for Production & Costume Design
Into The Woods (Damon Hill, Alex Ramsey, Chris Golding, Darren Sheldon, Anne Humphries & Fran Edwards)

TASA MUSical Award 2018 winner for Best Youth Female Performer
Holly Abbott for her role as Annie

Achievements of Past and Current Members

We are justifiably proud that we were the training ground for many talented performers and technical crew who have since gone on to work in professional theatre locally, interstate and internationally. The most notable of these are Andy Pole, who has appeared in Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Jekyll & Hyde nationally, Charisa Lynne (Barfoot) and Jaii Beckley.

Apart from these in full time musical theatre many of our past and current members are part time or semi professional.

Past and current members who have worked professionally include:

Andy Pole
Professional musical theatre, commercials.

Charisa Lynne (Barfoot)
Professional musical theatre.

Jaii Beckley
Professional musical theatre.

David Winston
Films, plays, commercials.

Neil McKinnon
Professional musical theatre, commercials.

Vaughan Harmer
Films, commercials.

Rob Syme
Theatre restaraunt, music, cabaret acts.

Sue Pole
Theatre restaraunt, choreography, television, promotional work.

Matt Byrne
Commercials, theatre restaurant, writing, directing.

Rodney Hutton
Films, commercials, TV, theatre restaurant.

Ceri Hutton
Theatre restaurant.

Jeff Lang
Promotional work, commercials, theatre restaurant.

Theresa Dolman
Commercials, film script, stand-up comedy.

Linda McCarthy (nee Brooks)
Professional singing engagements.

Darren Hassan
Promotional work, commercials, cabaret.

Adrian Dilger
Theatre restaurant.

Rick Williams
Commercials.

Anne Williams
Commercials, films.

Lisa Lacy (nee Bld)
Commercials, theatre restaurant.

Drew Webb
Promotional Work.

Shella Gee
Commercials.

Kurtys Ramond
Theatre restaurant, touring ships in Asia.

Rohan Watts
Theatre restaurant, MC and compere work.

Ian Barge
Professional theatre technician.

This list is not exhaustive, but just an example! The depth of talent in the company at present is a sign that many of our young members willl follow in their footsteps. We welcome performers of any experience level, and encourage those with little or no experience to make Northern Light Theatre Company their new home for theatre!