Member Profile:

Paul Wetherby

Born in Cardiff in 1951, Paul read Drama and English at Exeter University. He was a working actor until 1977 when he became Travelling Drama Director for Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts. He formed the Lincolnshire Roadshow Theatre Company in 1978, directing and writing for them for the next three years. Productions included his adaptions of two of Thomas Miller's Lincolnshire novels, Gideon Giles and Our Old Town.

In 1982 Paul became Associate Director of Phoenix Arts Centre in Leicester, directing both touring and 'in-house' productions. In 1985 he became Director of the Palace Theatre in Redditch.

Paul returned to Lincoln in 1987 as a freelance director, writer and drama lecturer. His work included lecturing at Bishop Grosseteste College and writing scripts for Radio 4 Drama Department, notably Memoirs of a Sword Swallower, adapted from the book by Dan Mannix. Paul went on to become Chairman of Yorkshire-based arts charity EnACT and directed the Great Eastern Stage Summer School in 1990. Paul establised the Lincoln Mystery Plays Trust and is a member of the Director's Guild of Great Brittain.

Paul's lastest credit at the Broadbent was in the early 90's when he produced and directed Bob Hewis in Distant Voices which appeared there for one evening during it's tour. (Biography sourced from the Distant Voices programme)


LRP Productions
Mother Goose Writer and Director January 1989
Threepenny Opera Director March/April 1978