Jess Waterman, Theatre Manager

Jess takes care of the creative and business development of the various performance spaces at Dean Close School – programming touring productions and films, as well as co-ordinating the extensive theatre hire programme.  She also oversees all marketing and PR and manages the day to day operations of these busy venues.  Jess is also one of the team of Duty Managers – working on show nights to facilitate a smooth and enjoyable evening for all.



Alicia Norman, Theatre Administrator

Alicia is a welcome addition to the core team and joins us with lots of customer service and arts administration experience.  From box office enquires and marketing activity, to finance and Front of House operations; Alicia has plenty to keep her busy.  She may also be found Duty Managing events alongside our team of cheery ushers and bar staff.


Tom Palmer, Theatre Technician

Tom brings a calm professionalism to the Bacon Theatre’s backstage areas and provides lighting and sound for school productions, professional touring companies and local groups hiring the venue.  Offering smooth and efficient technical operations across the board, Tom is also our resident sound engineer and loves nothing more than achieving the perfect mix.



Matt Reading, Theatre Technician

Matt is our newest theatre technician, joining us from the glamorous world of Centre Stage at Butlins.  Matt has swapped his life operating lights for the likes of Scouting For Girls and The Hoosiers, for a varied schedule supporting touring companies and local amateur groups.  Matt has a knack for keeping calm under pressure and brings heaps of lighting and AV experience to the role.



Hannah Dwyer, Duty Manager

Hannah joined the front of house team in 2003 and went on to become an integral part of the core staff between 2005 and 2013. Despite moving to pastures new in her day job, Hannah remains a much valued, and particularly friendly, member of the team of Duty Managers and technicians!



Sonia Hyatt

Sonia Hyatt, Duty Manager

Sonia brings a friendly face and excellent of customer service to her role as a Duty Manager, managing events with every care and good humour.




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Clara Hambling, Duty Manager

Clara has been a familiar face at the Bacon Theatre for many years and we are delighted that she has returned as a Duty Manager to work with the front of house team on events to ensure that a thoroughly enjoyable time is had by all.




Debbie Godber, Duty Manager

Debbie joins the Duty Manager team with lots of customer-facing experience, plenty of enthusiasm and a commitment to a create the best possible atmosphere at the Bacon. 




Lorna Powell, Duty Manager

Lorna is a welcome addition to the team of Duty Managers and brings warmth and energy to show nights, ensuring that the evening runs smoothly and everone has a good time.



Team Bacon

Our fun and friendly team of front of house staff are always on hand to attend to your every need. Our diverse team of casual staff come from a range of backgrounds, but all love working at the Bacon!

Come and say hello!