Alan Harris
Our founder, guide and mentor




April 6th 1929 - January 22nd 2010


All Chapel Players will have their special personal memories of Alan Harris. He was an inspiration to everyone in the drama group. Alan had such enthusiasm, drive, persuasive charms, high standards of production and a great and infectious love of the drama work at Tupton, which he led for so many years. He had that special quality of knowing just what our loyal audience would enjoy.
He worked tirelessly to ensure that all aspects of each production - the set and staging, the light and sound, cast and costumes, publicity and refreshments and, most importantly, the telling of the story came together during 'play week'.
Alan at times could be a demanding, yet always caring and considerate director. He simply wanted the BEST from us all! Alan was always appreciative of everyone's contributions and knew the value of team work.
He always made you feel involved. As we work together to rehearse our current play, Alan's guiding spirit will never be far from our collective thoughts.

By John Harrop, 2010

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