How Sedos Operates


Sedos is a volunteer run-charity. The members of the Society elect Trustees who have overall responsibility for the charity and our long-term health. The Trustees delegate the day to day management of the organisation to a Management Committee, whose members are also elected by the charity’s members. In addition, we have marketing, production and membership groups.  

TRUSTEES

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

PRODUCTION GROUP     MARKETING GROUP   MEMBERSHIP GROUP

 

BACKGROUND

 

Historically, Sedos was run by “the Committee” who acted as both the management group and the Society’s Trustees. At our AGM on 19 May 2017, it was agreed by the members to move to a new structure separating the day-to-day running of the Society from the governance/long-term responsibilities. As such, the Committee was renamed the "Trustees” and a new body, knowns as the Management Committee was set up to run the Society on a day-to-day basis.

At the AGM, it was also agreed by the Members that we would re-designate ourselves as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. The “new” Sedos was incorporated on 21 July 2017 with Charity Number 1173896. The Charity is governed by its new Constitution.

Click here to read the Constitution.  

We are currently running both Charities concurrently. With effect from 1 January 2018, the assets of the “old” Sedos will be transferred to the “new” Sedos and the “old” Sedos will be wound down.  

Sedos’ charitable objects remain unchanged:

(i)              To educate the public in the fields of dramatic and musical theatre and to further the development of public appreciation of and taste in said fields; and

(ii)             To give an opportunity for persons interested in the fields of dramatic and musical theatre to participate whether on or off-stage in theatrical productions of high quality.

 

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

 

The Management Committee is responsible for the day to day management of Sedos. This includes responsibility for artistic policy and choosing the season, supporting production teams, maintaining artistic and production standards, keeping our members engaged with the society, budgeting and financial management.

The Management Committee is set up by the Trustees to run the society and the members of the Management Committee are voted on by the society’s membership.

The Management Committee’s Terms of Reference is here.

To contact the Management Committee, please e-mail: committee@sedos.co.uk

Each member of the Management Committee has a separate area of responsibility, so if you have a specific query, please contact the relevant member of the Management Committee directly.

Full details of each member’s area of responsibility is set out here.

The Management Committee meets monthly.

Minutes of the Management Committee’s meetings can be found.

 

THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ARE:

 

Chair | Matt Gould
matt@sedos.co.uk

Matt is the Chair of the Committee and is responsible for the functioning of the Committee!

Matt has been a member of Sedos for 10 years, has been on the Committee for 9 years and secretary for the last 6. He has directed and musical directed numerous shows for Sedos including Arcadia, Into the Woods, Noises Off, Candide, London Road and Rent.

Admin Director | Lizzie Drapper
lizzie@sedos.co.uk

Lizzie is the secretary of the Management Committee but is also responsible for the pitch process, dealing with rights holders, policies and compliance and dealing with general queries.

Lizzie has been a member of Sedos for 4 years. She has been very active on the production side of things including heavy involvement with Legally Blonde, Such Stuff, Noises Off and Priscilla.


Finance Director | Steve King
steven@sedos.co.uk

Steve’s responsibility includes preparation of the annual accounts, dealing with invoices and reporting and monitoring the society’s finances.

Steve’s set designs include Into the Woods, Victor Victoria, Noises Off and Priscilla. He is also an occasional producer.


Membership Group | Kimberly Barker
kim@sedos.co.uk

Kim runs the membership group and is responsible for ensuring that everyone has a good time!

To contact the membership group, either contact Kim or email socials@sedos.co.uk

Kim has been a member for over 10 years and on the committee for 4 years. Kim directs, choreographs and performs. Her directing credits include Legally Blonde and The Nether; Recent performance credits include A Little Night Music, Tick Tick Boom, Such Stuff and Little Women.


Marketing Group | Stephen Beeny
stephen@sedos.co.uk

Stephen is the liaison between the marketing group and the committee.

To contact the marketing group, either contact Stephen or the Chair of the Marketing Group, Pippa Kyle: marketing@sedos.co.uk

Stephen has been a member of the society for 11 years, and on the committee for 7. He has performed in numerous shows including: Man of La Mancha, London Road and Candide.


Production Group | Becky Chisholm
becky@sedos.co.uk

Becky is the Chair of the production group.

To contact the production group, please contact Becky or email production@sedos.co.uk

Becky has been a member of Sedos since 2007 and has performed in 7 shows, including Candide, Guys and Dolls, and The Wild Party, and produced 4, including Accrington Pals and Little Women.  Becky has also designed sets as well as sound and light operating.


Bridewell and Show Liaison | Tim Garrad               
tim@sedos.co.uk

Tim is responsible for the relationship between Sedos and the Bridewell. He also ensures that there is a proper line of communication between shows and the Management Committee.

Tim has been a member of Sedos since 2007 and has performed in 13 shows, most recently Candide and Man of La Mancha. Tim has also choreographed 3 shows and is always there to help out!


BHG assistance | Andy Hind
andy@sedos.co.uk

Andy helps us keep BHG in working order!

Andy joined Sedos in 2001 and has helped with many sets and technical and stage management. Particular favourite shows he has worked on include the Eurosedos shows, Kiss of a Spider Woman, Baby, Gormenghast, Godspell, Spring Awakening, Three Sisters and Boeing Boeing.


BHG, rehearsal facilities and assets | Deborah Lean
debs@sedos.co.uk

Deb looks after BHG and our rehearsal facilities generally including booking rehearsal spaces. She is also responsible for health and safety and looks after our assets, such as costumes and props.

Debs joined Sedos in 2009 and has performed in shows as diverse as Baby, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Man of No Importance, Into the Woods, I Love You Because, London Road and Accrington Pals. She has also made and designed costumes for many Sedos shows.


IT Systems | Olly Levett
olly@sedos.co.uk

Olly makes sure that all of our systems work, including the box office system, the membership system as well as looking after our email addresses and the wifi in BHG!

Olly has been involved with Sedos for a couple of years performing various backstage roles including as lighting designer for London Road, Candide, Accrington Pals and The Drowsy Chaperone.


Production Budget Controller | Ryan Macaulay 
ryan@sedos.co.uk

Ryan’s job is to agree a show budget with a show producer and then helping the producers deal with any unexpected events….

Ryan joined Sedos in 2011 and has musically directed a number of shows including Spring Awakening, Into the Woods, I Love You Because, Not Just Another Love Story, Legally Blonde and tick,tick… BOOM! Little Women and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

 

TRUSTEES

 

The Trustees’ primary responsibility is to ensure the long-term financial health of the society, as well as ensuring compliance with laws, regulations and financial reporting obligations. This involves ensuring performance, rehearsal and build space and managing the Society’s assets.  

The Trustees are responsible for the long-term financial health of the society and have certain legal responsibilities. They keep an eye on the Management Committee and agree annual operating budget with them. In particular the Trustees are ensuring that we have long-term performance, rehearsal and build space so that the Society can continue to put on great shows! The Trustees are elected by the Members for 3 year terms or co-opted in accordance with the Society’s Constitution. The Trustees meet every three months.

THE TRUSTEES ARE:


Chair | Chris de Pury
Vice-Chair | Helen Lowe
Secretary | Alex Baker
Trustee with financial responsibility | Simon Hill
ex officio, Chair of the Management Committee | Matt Gould
Tom Brennan
Dawn Harrison-Wallace
Angus Jacobs
Rebecca Kendal
Charlotte Price
Robert J Stanex
Craig Topp

Minutes of Trustees’ meetings can be found here.

Sedos - The Stock Exchange Dramatic and Operatic Society.
An unincorporated charity | Charity Number 1173896

Sedos - The Stock Exchange Dramatic and Operatic Society. 
A Charitable Incorporated Association | Charity Number 1173896

 

Various Sedos Trustees, members of the Sedos Management Committee and Sedos Members. The photo was taken at the 2017 Sedos EGM.


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