Patrons of Our Theatre
Elkie Brooks is an English singer and solo artist. She gained her biggest success in the late 1970s and 1980s and has been nominated twice for Brit Awards. She is known for her powerful husky voice and hit singles such as “Pearl’s a Singer”, “Lilac Wine”, “Don’t Cry Out Loud”, “Fool(If You Think It’s Over)” and top- selling album Pearl.
BERNARD CRIBBINS 1928 – 2022
Bernard Cribbins OBE was an English character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian. Bernard was probably best known for being the Narrator on the children’s television show, The Wombles. Cribbins was born in Oldham, Lancashire and has appeared in many television programmes including Fawlty Towers and The Avengers. Sadly, he passed away on 27 June 2022
Lisa Riley is an English TV Presenter and actress. Lisa is probably best known for her role as Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale as well as being a presenter on You’ve Been Framed! Lisa has also toured the country with various plays including The Naked Truth and Calendar Girls. Currently Lisa is a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women.
Kevin Kennedy played the character of Norman Watts (known as Curly Watts) between 1983 and 2003 in the Coronation Street television series. He then took a break from acting and released an album with his band the Bunch of Thieves, on the RCA Records Label. He later returned to Coronation Street. Kevin played at the theatre in the Xtra Factor and liked us so much, that he wanted to be a patron, good news for us!
Jane Horrocks is an English stage, film and television actress. Jane is probably best known for the roles as Bubble and Katy Grin in Absolutely Fabulous. Horrocks is also well known for her performance in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice which was later adapted into the screen adaptation, Little Voice. She was born in Rawtenstall. Lancashire and continues to support Theatre in Lancashire by being a Patron of the Lancaster Grand Theatre.