Member Profile:

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!


LRP Productions
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
Noah Shem November 1972
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