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The Committee

The committee is elected every year at our AGM, usually held in February or March.

The committee members are there to make sure that everything the society does
is for the benefit of it's members and to ensure the future success of WLOS.


Christopher Irving


I joined the WLOS committee in 2017 and can generally be found behind the scenes. I have stage managed or crewed for most WLOS shows recently and had the honour of co-producing and deputy stage managing The Wizard of Oz at New Wimbledon Theatre in 2019.

In day to day life I am an analytics manager so very much enjoy the contrast that WLOS and committee life brings although I can't resist analysing our ticket sales and budgets!



Nicola Wendel 

 Deputy Chair


Amy Matthewson


I joined WLOS for Summer Cabaret 2016 and was overcome by how friendly and dedicated the WLOS members are. It wasn’t long before I joined the committee as treasurer, taking over from the wonderful Paul after his 20+ year tenure.


As a finance manager for a living, I have a strange love for spreadsheets, and being on committee lets me combine my passion for organisation and process with my side-passion of dancing, harmonizing and generally being part of a show-family.


Alice Hudson Sheaf


I was introduced to WLOS in the year 2000 by a previous Musical Director who I met at Cambridge University G&S Society, and have been Secretary since 2016. I am a stalwart of the WLOS chorus and have been in over 20 shows, including 5 at New Wimbledon Theatre.


I feel that my role on the Committee is to be our collective memory and to make sure we stick to what we’ve said we’ll do! I now also work in Theatre Administration thanks to the experience I’ve gained on the Committee!

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Angela Daniel

Business Manager

I joined the committee in 2010 only taking a short break while I was directing Wizard of Oz which was staged at New Wimbledon Theatre in 2019. I have directed several shows for WLOS including ‘HMS Pinafore’, ‘Honk’, ‘Curtains’ (the first time round in 2012!), ’Fiddler on the Roof’ (co-directed) ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ and a couple of the summer Cabarets.


Before returning to live in the UK in 2009, l lived in Thailand for 20 years where I helped run a Community Theatre group and also co-founded and managed an independent dinner-theatre company.  I am also an Assessor for The Off West End Theatre Awards (The Offies) in London which celebrates the excellence and innovation of independent Off West End theatres.


Mo Rogers

Membership Secretary

I joined WLOS in early 2011, to dip my toes back into theatre after many years away from it, and specifically to be a featured dancer in ‘Singin’ In The Rain’. Having had a fantastic time and made friends for life in SITR, I’ve since danced or been in the Ensemble for more than ten shows, including Anything Goes, The Addams Family, Copacabana, Made in Dagenham and The Wizard of Oz, and thought it’s time to give back to WLOS, so joined the Committee in 2023.


Abbie Minnock

Social Secretary

I first joined WLOS for their 2016 production of Company and needless to say, the society has become a huge part of my life ever since. I've since performed in a further 4 WLOS shows and joined the committee family in 2017. A Communications Manager by day, my flair for puns and all things wordy, hopefully translates well as the online voice of WLOS.


Ema-Mae West

PR / Publicity


Janet Huckle

General Member


Lissa Floris-Watkins

General Member

I first joined WLOS for the Summer Cabaret in 2022 and had so much fun and felt so welcomed that I stayed and joined the committee! I started doing musical theatre when I was 3 and have since been a part of many shows including exactly 13 musicals.


Now going on to study Stage Management at uni, I found a way to combine my passion for theatre with my love for all things organised and colour-coded! Being part of WLOS has taught me so much and provided me with such a safe space to have fun, make friends and enjoy theatre!

Belle Casbarra


General Member

Belle Casbarra 

Introducing Ema-Mae as the Publicity Officer for the Wimbledon Light Opera Society since 2022. Ema-Mae joined WLOS for the Comback Cabaret in 2021 and is generally found making tea, being a tree, and taking pictures for WLOS. Ema-Mae has also been involved creatively within WLOS, as a director, lending her creative touch to "Anything Goes Cabaret" in 2021 and the musical whodunit "Curtains" in 2023. Seamlessly blending her passion for the arts with a strategic flair for publicity, Ema-Mae is the face behind the TikTok and social media pages and loves to spend time watching videos of otters and rugs being cleaned.


Samuel Franks

General Member

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