Malcolm G Bates (d 2000)
|So, if the Broadbents are the
parents of the Lindsey Rural Players, then Malcolm G Bates must be the
mid-wife! It was this man who, in 1969, wanted to stage Oliver!
and he approached the ailing Holton Players for help. When
Malcolm delivered this unique bunch of youngsters for this 'one off
production', it was the Broadbents along with five former members of
the Holton Players who decided to form LRP and thus ensure that this
newly born band of talented youngsters had a future.
Always one to step in and save the day, Malcolm is remembered for donning dress and wig and playing Mrs Corney in Oliver! when the original actress was unable to play it one night due to illness. He is said to have been so good that many of the audience didn't notice anything unusual!
|The Sport of my Mad Mother||Front of House||March 1980|
|The Music Show||Producer / Member of the Company||December 1979|
|Time and the Conways||Stage Manager||November 1979|
|Threepenny Opera||Narrator||March/April 1978|
|Victorian Melodrama and Olde Tyme Music Hall||Clarence||Nov/Dec 1977|
|Intimate Theatre: Still Life||Johnie||Sept/Oct 1977|
|An Evening of Intimate Theatre||House Management||February 1976|
|The Sleeping Beauty||Producer / Set and Costume||November 1975|
|My Wife's Family||Jack Gay||April 1975|
|Ghost Train||House Manager||Dec 1974|
|Annie Get Your Gun||Charlie Davernport / Set Design / Set Construction||March 1972|
|The Parker Plan||Tom / Set Design and Construction||May 1970|
|Oliver!||Producer / Set Design & Construction||November 1969|