Meet a few of our amazing members!

With around 40 members in the group, we're incredibly fortunate to have a real mix of people. Some of our members love acting, others love backstage work,  and some are even technical wizards who enjoy making sure that our productions can be seen and heard!

We thought you might like to meet a few of them:


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Tim Smart

Tim joined the players over 30 years ago, and theatre has grown to be a major part of his life. As well as watching professional theatre whenever possible (including 15 Hamlets!), Tim has played in, and / or directed dozens of productions for the St Ursula Players, many of which have won awards. His proudest acting moment was in 2006, when he performed in the show that competed to eventually represent England in the British One Act Drama Festival.


hristine: Our PR guru!

Christine Buckley, PR & Website Guru

Christine works for an IT software company. She joined the players in 2007 and is currently our PR and Marketing officer (and does a great job letting people know about our productions!) She enjoys being part of the group for the friendships and variety it offers. In her free time, she enjoys foreign travel and keeping fit (she recently ran the Bristol Half Marathon!)


ike: (the modest and good-looking member!)

Mike Clarke

Mike is married with 2 kids (aged 5 and 8), and works in Bristol as a children's entertainer. Yes, really! He joined the group in January 2013. Having been involved in drama as a teenager, he hadn't been a member of any drama group for 16 years. He's currently in rehearsals for his 3rd play with the group. As he is writing this in the 3rd person, he will also claim to be the best-looking member of the group... ;-)


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Richard Whitfield

Having relocated from Cheshire where he was in another theatre group, Richard joined St. Ursula’s three years ago to continue his foray into amateur dramatics. He has since appeared in several productions in a wide variety of roles - ranging from a Scouse rugby player to a Polish bomber pilot. A complete stranger to Bristol, St. Ursula’s has proven to be a great experience for Richard both onstage and off.