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Meet the committee

Chair - Alan Rickett

Alan’s glorious debut for GLOC came as a swashbuckling Cornish pirate. His logical progression from posturing, pinheaded, pirate to pioneering, powerhouse, producer is not purely based on his addiction to aimless, alliteration as an artform. Alan has in the past, produced a fair-to-middling Spaghetti Bolognese as well as an Ikea bedside table direct from flatpack! Alan also has a daughter, although he does acknowledge that this is probably more relevant to reproduction than production.


Really, what could possibly go wrong?


Secretaries - Laura Burgoyne

Laura joined GLOC in 2013 as a lovesick maiden in Patience and was immediately hooked. An enthusiastic chorus girl but probably stronger on the admin side hence her co-secretary role in the committee, she's also dedicated to incorporating ukuleles into as many GLOC productions as possible.


Her most embarrassing moment occurred in the Mikado Act I finale when her wig was unceremoniously ripped off, exposing her wig cap and sweaty hair. Her favourite GLOC moments are all the other ones.



Treasurer - Vicky Simon


Publicity - Bekah Ashworth & Al Kirby

Bekah and Al's professional relationship began at school. As the naughty girls at the back of KoKo's English class, they began to hatch schemes to bring the word of GLOC to the masses, and have been partners in crime ever since. Under their watch, they hope that GLOC will take over the world*.


*Of amateur light opera


Follow Al on Twitter: @thekirbs


Production Managers - Jon Lo

After enjoying their first year in GLOC, with this summer’s production of Pirates of Penzance, and being welcomed into the GLOC flock family with such open and friendly arms, Alan and Jon have taken on the responsibility together of producing Sleeping Beauty and Iolanthe. We are very much looking forward to working together and with the rest of the committee on these shows.


Jon has only been performing G&S for the last 2 years and has already found himself bitten by the “bug”, producing Patience last year for KCL’s student G&S society. When he isn’t singing about pirates, fairies, Japanese culture or jokes about the law, Jon can be found at King’s College London doing a PhD in Transplantation Immunology.



Fundraising/Social Secretaries - Ellis Knight & Mary Matthias

Mary joined GLOC for Patience in 2013 and has never looked back. Whilst her theatre related skills in most areas are probably lacking, she does know how to have a good time! She can usually be found organising ceilidhs, carol singing, pub quizzes, parties - or generally just luring people to the pub... So, if you're feeling social come see Mary - she might even give you some of her wine!








Always wondered who makes the GLOC cogs keep turning? Look no further - here's the merry band of misfits who make up your GLOC Committee.


Need help? Have a burning question? Email us on admin@gloc.org and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

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