Meet The Committee

Your  Committee 2016/17

President /Allan Dumbleton

Allan is one half of the heartbeat that is Shoreside theatre. He has been involved since the original Milford Little Theatre days and his roles are too numerous to mention. From Sausage sizzling to signage and everything in between Alan is most proud of the fact he’s never been ‘persuaded’ to perform on stage.

Vice-President   /Treasurer  Nick Greer

Nick joined Shoreside in 2007 to act in King Lear. In 2010 he joined the Committee and was elected Treasurer, and so is in his 5th term. Since 2008 Nick has been involved in the lighting, sound, set design, set construct and technical management of many shows. He really enjoys being a part of Shoreside and has made many great friendships (including meeting his gorgeous and wonderful wife). Shoreside has allowed Nick to use his skills, be creative and be part of a great community group.

Secretary /Trevor Sharp

This is Trevor’s third year as a committee member . Trevor has acted in three seasons of Shakespeare as well as other roles such as anxious estate agent, whiskey loving chief consultant and Colonial Police Inspector. He brings with him a wealth of theatrical experience from his other life as Head of Drama at Albany High School.

Artistic Director – Carol Dumbleton

The other half of the Dumbleton Dynamic Duo, and the founder and creative driving force of the original Milford Little Theatre and now Shoreside Theatre. Carol has done EVERYTHING to do with theatre and has many stories to share. She has directed 19 years of Shakespeare in the Park amongst many, many other genres.

In 2010 Carol was honoured as a Companion of North Shore City “for exceptional service to the North Shore Community benefiting present and future generations of the Auckland region.

Costume (amongst other things)            Lyn Carlisle

Lyn has been involved with Shoreside Theatre for over 9 yrs now. She started to help originally by creating 1940 hairstyles, however when one of the costumes need mending it was Lyn to the rescue and she has been making the costumes and looking after the wardrobe ever since! As a committee we all work toward trying to give theatre -goers a really enjoyable experience.  Costumes are a big part of it. Lyn usually starts work on the next Shakespeare as soon as the current Shakespeare season opens! Lyn loves the creative side of creating the costumes using lots of different fabrics and colours and she has got to meet some very talented people who inspire her to do what she does.

Emma Hilton

Emma first joined the Shoreside Theatre 7 years ago at the age of 13 when she acted in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Richard III in 2010. Over the years her love of theatre has led her to explore and dabble in every facet of Shoreside Theatre’s stage productions including acting, front of house, lighting, sound, stage managing, costume creation, and set painting. In addition to all her work in theatre Emma is studying towards a Bachelor of Communications at AUT. She regards Shoreside as her second family and loves acting in the theatre because it allows her to transform into someone new and unleash her creative side. This year she looks forward to having more of a voice and tackling the responsibility of being on the Shoreside Theatre Committee.

Rex Steele

Never using one where ten words will do, Rex has been fooling around backstage, FOH, and even on stage since he auditioned for “the butler or somefink” twenty five years ago, and finished up by a chapter of unlikely co-incidences playing the lead role as the Prime minister of England in his first play. Several years ago he was overheard to say that one day he might like to consider playing a role in a Shakespeare play. Will he ever learn to hold his tongue? Seriously though, he is very grateful to Shoreside for some wonderful opportunities.

Mags Delaney

This is Mags’ second stint on the committee after a ‘study break’. Mags has been involved in most aspects of Shoreside since she was ‘volunteered’ in 2008 by a ‘friend’.  Despite many attempts to persuade her otherwise her only appearances on stage are for set changes and she’s more than happy to keep it that way! Stage management is the BEST bit of theatre (until you get to direct of course!!)  Always on the look out for extra pairs of hands to help backstage – or in any capacity to keep the Shoreside juggernaut rolling because, despite the blood, sweat and occasional tears shed, it is an important part of her NZ life!


Heath Klasen

Heath appeared to offer his services in the costume department and Lyn snatched his hand off! He is a talent with the needle and thread and creative ideas. A really welcome addition to the Shoreside family.

Liam Herlihy

Liam regularly appears treading the boards – he is now a veteran of Shakespeare after starting with Shoreside as a junior doctor in It Runs in the Family. This is Liam’s first year as a committee member.

Jonathon MacDonald

Jonathan is usually found helping with the technical side of things. This is his second year on the committee.

We the committee are very ‘committed’ to what we do – but we do need help. We run working bees to prepare for productions and are always on the lookout for extra technical and backstage helpers.
You don’t have to have a burning passion to act but if you like to sew, build, make things, paint etc or just want to meet new people and have fun then come and join us!

See the Get Involved page to contact us.