Who We Are
After opening just over 30 years ago, the Sundial Theatre has continuously strived to provide our local community and surrounding areas with fresh and impelling performances of dance, theatre, comedy, and music of all genres and themes.
Meet the team
Molly started her career in the entertainment industry when she was accepted into the National Youth Theatre in 2010. After that there was no stopping her and she performed in professional theatre locally as well as in film and TV.
Her love of performing meant that there was really only one career choice and so a degree in Acting from Falmouth University, The No 1 Arts University in the UK, enabled her to combine her loves of acting, pasties and the beautiful Cornish countryside!
During her summer breaks from University, Molly flew to America where she was employed at a prestigious youth camp near Maine on the East coast, to teach acting and musical theatre. Three months of singing, dancing, and performing and Molly was responsible for choosing the show, directing it and choreographing it. Incredibly hard work but thoroughly enjoyable with friends made for life. Christmas breaks from Uni were spent as Assistant Stage Manager at The Roses Theatre for the annual Pantomime as well as being the understudy where she was regularly required to go on for one of the main characters, often with only a few hours notice! After graduation Molly secured a job back at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury as their Production Assistant and from there, she progressed to The Barn Theatre in Cirencester where she worked with Olivier nominated Producer, Jamie Chapman-Dixon.
Unfortunately, the Covid pandemic then came along which affected the entertainment industry as a whole so Molly diversified before she moved to the Sundial Theatre in February 2022 as the Theatre Manager. Since taking over as the Manager, Molly has been responsible for refurbishing the bar and foyer area; streamlining the booking system; and she has also brought a more diverse programme of shows to the theatre which has resulted in a tangible increase in bookings. Molly is looking forward to continuing to raise the profile of the Sundial Theatre as well as working to make it an important part of the local community.
She can’t wait to see you!
Jacob (They/Them) has been involved in theatre since they were 15 years old and possesses nearly 8 years of theatre technician experience working in a range of roles: Progressing from stage crew to a range of stage management positions and, in recent years, has been honing their skills as a Sound Engineer and a Lighting Designer and Programmer.
During their attendance of Royal Holloway, University of London, whilst completing their English and Drama BA, Jacob was deeply involved with a student-lead and department-funded theatre company, The Student Workshop, and helped run their platform for original work entitled Midnight at the Boilerhouse for 2 years. They also co-founded an independent theatre company during their second year which debuted a production at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2021 to rave reviews. In 2022, they attended the Edinburgh Fringe with Black Hound Productions as the Lead Technician on the creative team behind their flagship performance: Seeds of Memories. In their short run, they received numerous 5-star reviews and went onto a successful Southwest tour.
Since joining the team in late 2022, Jacob thoroughly enjoys being a member of the amazing team at the Sundial Theatre, and is deeply fulfilled by the work they do every day.
Rene is the Sundial Theatre’s Front of House Lead, responsible for box office duties, marketing and supporting the Theatre Manager and Theatre Technician in various tasks around the theatre. When the theatre is open for shows, you can find her in the Box Office ready support to audiences with ticketing and general queries.
Rene has a Drama degree, and has always been involved in theatre in one way or another, from previous jobs in theatre’s in London, to amateur dramatics, and volunteering in theatre care settings, a job in a college theatre is where she has found her happy place. She has been at the Sundial since the start of 2023 and is excited to continue to grow alongside the theatre as it constantly develops and expands in to new and exciting prospects!
Hi, I’m Pete and I work as a part-time technician at the Sundial Theatre helping to put on a wide variety of shows from all genres and themes. I really enjoy working and collaborating with new people to help bring their visions to life on stage. Part of my job is to ensure the production runs smoothly and that every performance is a success. I am committed to delivering the highest level of technical support possible and ensuring the audience has an unforgettable experience.
I specialise primarily in lighting, AV and sound and am working on broadening my skillset. Outside of the Sundial Theatre, I am studying for my degree in Theatre and Performance Technology. If you are interested in some of the other work I do outside of the Sundial Theatre, you can view my portfolio at peterbird.co.uk/portfolio.
Ruth is a valued member of our Bar Staff, who serves customers and restocks shelves. She readily offers her time in assisting audience members if they have any problems and helps the bar team work most efficiently with each other.
Ruth has always loved going to the theatre; whether it be watching Shakespeare, Mama Mia or Phantom of the Opera. She enjoyed taking part in plays and musicals in her schools and in local drama groups, notably Tallulah in Bugsy Malone and Puss in Puss in Boots, before swapping acting for stage managing in two successive plays at her secondary school. Ruth loved being stage manager and having the responsibility of being in charge of the cast and crew of a 60 piece ensemble at only 13! The experience taught her about another area of theatre, what the organisation and management takes, and more importantly gave her much appreciation for backstage work.
Ruth is currently studying her A Levels here at Cirencester College. She is looking forward to studying Psychology at Reading University in September, but is eager to carry on being a part of a theatre while there, whether being a member of an amateur dramatic society or getting a job in a theatre there.
Ruth finds the whole theatre team super friendly and easy to talk to, she perceives the theatre to be a really comfortable place to work in. Ruth loves working at the Sundial Theatre continuing her love of theatre, getting to meet bands and performers, despite only being a member of the bar staff. She looks forward to all the exciting acts this year!