Jon joined the society in 2012 for The Sorcerer and never looked back, he then went on to do several shows for the society before getting in the Directors chair for the 2014 Nuffield Production The Pirates of Penzance. Along the way he acted as Chairman for the society for the period 2013-14 during which the society tripled in size. He also worked on several shows with LOpSoc's sister societies Showstoppers, Theatre Group and StageSoc.
In 2014 Jon won the Best Director award at the 21st International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival for his work on The Pirates of Penzance, which won five awards in total including Best Show, while also being nominated for a further two.
His 2015 Production of H.M.S Pinafore, co-directed with Joseph Hand received a five star review from the Soton Tab as well as two Daily Echo Curtain Call nominations including one for Best Director of a Musical or Opera. He received life membership in 2015.
-The one with the knobbly knees
-Like Ben, but more stick like
-Is scared of that song from Sweeney Todd
History of Roles
|Iolanthe 2015 (Harrogate)||Chorus (Fairy)|
|H.M.S. Pinafore 2015||Director|
|Iolanthe 2015||Chorus (Fairy)|
|Pirates of Penzance 2014 (Harrogate)||Director|
|Sweeney Todd 2014||Sweeney Todd|
|Pirates of Penzance 2014||Director|
|Pirates of Penzance 2014||Chairman|
|Ruddigore 2013 (Buxton)||Producer|
|Ruddigore 2013 (Buxton)||Dick Dauntless|
|Ruddigore 2013 (Buxton)||Chairman|
|Ruddigore 2013||Dick Dauntless|
|Double Feature 2013||Box|
|Double Feature 2013||Publicity Officer|
|Sorcerer 2012 (Buxton)||John Wellington Wells|
|Sorcerer 2012 (Buxton)||Publicity Officer|
|Sorcerer 2012||John Wellington Wells|
|Sorcerer 2012||Publicity Officer|