Committee Members

Let us introduce ourselves!

This page gives you a bit of background on the members of the Cygnet Players committee, who run the society. We get together once a month to talk about what’s going on with Cygnets, and to make sure your society is being run in the best way possible. If you’ve got any comments or questions for the committee, then please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Adam Walker-Galbraith (Chairman)

Adam has been a member of Cygnet Players since 2012 where he played the lead in Footloose, after which he quickly joined the committee knowing this was a society he loved being a part of. After a year break to get married he rejoined the committee and now has risen to the terrifying position of Chairman. He has appeared in various Cygnet productions (Footloose, Sweet Charity, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray, The Full Monty and Top Hat) and has directed their productions of Rumours and 9 to 5 The Musical. He is very much looking forward to the exciting years to come!

Rosie Orchard (Deputy Chair / Secretary)

Gemma Miles (Treasurer)

Gemma has been a member of Cygnet Players since 2013 when she performed in Sweet Charity. It didn’t take long for Gemma to get the Cygnets bug and has since been in Beauty & the Beast, The Full Monty, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 9to5 The Musical and Top Hat. Not only does Cygnets keep her busy with shows and many rehearsals but it fills up her social life too. It's hard to remember 'Life before Cygnets'. Gemma is thrilled to be a part of the committee that keeps this wonderful society a buzzing, high quality Amdram group. Gemma joins the committee to take on advertising, fundraising and looking after the Cygnet Swans.

Alison Walters (Communications Manager)

As a founder member of Cygnet Players, Alison has been performing with them since 1997, and has appeared in over 30 productions with the society. Favourite Cygnet roles include Widow Corney (Oliver!), Madame Edith (‘Allo ‘Allo), Lady Bracknell (The Importance of Being Earnest), Sybil Fawlty (Fawlty Towers) and Dora Bunner (A Murder is Announced). She immensely proud of Cygnets and its portfolio of both musicals and plays, allowing all members a chance to shine, and to show off what a talented bunch of people we all are. When not occupied with things Cygnets, Alison runs her own business as an independent publishing professional, and follows her other passion – rugby.

Tom Cane (Marketing)

Rosie Miles (Assistant Marketing Manager)

Deborah Lowe (Social Media Manager)

Deb's first production with Cygnets was The Drowsy Chaperone in 2013. Since then, she's been involved with many subsequent shows, including Beauty and the BeastAvenue Q, and The Witches of Eastwick. She joined the committee in 2014 to work with Andrew on all things social - after all, a society's only as good as the opportunities it gives its members to have fun!

Laura Harrison (Social Events Manager)

Lizzie Kempson (Socials and Fundraising Manager)

Lizzie joined Cygnet Players to play Pam in The Full Monty. She has recently returned to performing after a 10 year break and is loving being back on stage again and getting to be involved with such a friendly company such as Cygnet Players. She was thrilled to find such a professional company that are so welcoming to newcomers, and when the opportunity came up to join the committee she couldn't wait to be involved. By day, Lizzie is personal travel manager so when she is not on stage she will be found in some far off country sipping a cocktail on the beach.

Russell Hughes (Website Manager)

Russell joined Cygnets in 2014 for Beauty and the Beast, and since appeared as a Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q, Luther Rosser in Parade, Glenn Cooper in Rumours, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels  and also in our productions of Hairspray, 9 to 5 and Kiss Me, Kate. By day Russell works in Landlord & Tenant Law.


Want to join us? 

Think you'd like to be part of the group of people who run the society? If you're interested in joining our committee, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Jeff Raggett (Honorary Life President)
In recognition of the hard work he put in over the first ten years to get Cygnet Players up and running, the company have awarded Jeff Raggett the title of Honorary Life President.

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