Jane has worked on projects for Spectrum for over twenty years and during this period has been commissioned to research, write, devise and deliver events for schools and family audiences. Among many other characters, Jane can regularly be seen playing Amy Johnson at The Science Museum and Florence Nightingale at The Florence Nightingale Museum.
Jane also delivers outreach to schools and multi-sensory storytelling for SEN groups, and has attained modules 1 - 4 of Makaton for Professionals. Recently, she has completed a degree with the University of Surrey examining the relevance and importance of theatre in a museum setting; bridging the gaps in a museum’s narrative, and connecting the objects with the human story. Jane has also worked in mainstream theatre, Theatre in Education, film and voice-over.
Julie Gamble - Creative Consultant
Julie trained at the Guildford School of Acting and has worked on projects with Spectrum for over 20 years. She has a special interest in working with KS3 and 4. Favourite roles with Spectrum include Kitty Marion, Suffragette and escaped slave Ellen Craft.
Julie is an Arts Award Advisor and has worked on many of our training programmes with young people and fellow museum professionals.
Simon has worked as an actor, musician and drama facilitator for 30 years. He has been involved with Spectrum Drama since 2007, presenting numerous characters including Isambard Brunel, Nicholas Hawksmoor and Jean Pellicorne, the subject of a Rembrandt portrait.
He has written music for many theatre productions, two operas and an oratorio 'Paradise Lost', that premiered at the Three Choirs Festival, Hereford, as well as an orchestral suite 'At Caerlaverock' which was performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Kenwood House.
Simon is also Associate and Musical Director of Absolute Theatre.