Member Profile:John Dring [Nov 2000]



John Dring (1949-2004)


Prominent Lincolnshire farmer, John, I had been told, was a fine actor during the late seventies and eighties and excelled particularly in pantomime.  We tried from time to time to persuade him to return and I am delighted that he finally accepted a small role as a peasant in the chorus in the 2003 panto, Cinderella.  Well... it was a small role when we gave it to him anyway...!

John enjoyed his return to the Broadbent stage and we were hoping that he might delight audiences with another appearance.  Sadly John died in November 2004 after a year long illness.

John was married to Janet and father of four: Nigel, Rachel, Ryan and James.  The whole family has been involved at the Broadbent in various capacities making 'Dring' one of the biggest names in the LRP history!


LRP Productions
Cinderella Peasant; Fear; Cinderella's Horse (front) February 2003
Mother Goose Bean Brain (the Squire's bodyguard) January 1989
Green Forms Lomax June 1988
The Legend of Bluebeard Prince January 1987
Robinson Crusoe Man Friday January 1985
Babes in the Wood Smart January 1984
The Importance of Being Earnest Lane May 1983
The Three Penny Opera Rev Kimball / Smith March/April 1978
Uncle Vanya Mihail Lvovitch Astrov (a doctor) March 1977
Playing with Fire / Shadow of the Glen Cast The Friend / Michael Dara February 1976