Joe Martin (Musical Director)
Julie Oldfield (Choreographer)
Julie made her debut appearance for Preston Musical Comedy Society in the 1995 production of ‘The Sound of Music’. Since then, she has appeared in many shows with the society including ‘Mack and Mabel’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘La Cage Aux Folles’, ‘Me and My Girl’ and most recently ‘Aspects of Love’. As a director, Julie has co-directed two pantomimes for the society – ‘Dick Whittington’ in 2012 and ‘Mother Goose’ in 2013. Julie even won a NODA award for the ‘Most Entertaining Performance’ as Priscilla the Goose! In 2014, Julie also won a NODA for ‘Best supporting actress in a Pantomime’ as Fairy Godmother in ‘Cinderella’. In 2014, Julie directed the box office hit ‘Annie’ at the Charter Theatre. When not in the midst of rehearsals, Julie has many other interests including a great love of the outdoors and travelling to the far reaches of the world. Julie is also a bit of an adrenaline junkie. She loves to ski and has done parachute and bungee jumping.
Dave Thomas (Arranger in Residence)
Dave began his career in music in the seventies joining a band that toured Germany, before settling into the “Palais” circuit in the Midlands. By the mid seventies Dave was leading his own band. Since then he has been involved as musical director, arranger or composer in every aspect of the business from cabaret, summer seasons, cruising, recording, and musical theatre. He has for many years had a continuing relationship as Musical Advisor to a London based author and composer and record label.
He returned to the Northwest in 2007, and since then has worked with many local societies in the Preston and Fylde area. Dave latest project was to arrange, rehearse, and record the songs to create a concept album for a brand new rock musical.
Having thoroughly enjoyed his involvement over the last few years with Preston Musical Comedy Society’s pantomimes, Dave is delighted to have been invited to work with Matt Williams as arranger for this great choir.