This is a page of brief biographies of some members of History at Large
George grew up in the Orkney Islands during the
late 40's and early 50's. Story-telling then
played a significant part in the social and
cultural life of that community and he is inclined
to blame this for his addiction to narrating
history at audiences!
After National Service in the Argylls, he read
History at Edinburgh University then rejoined the
Army, as an Instructor Officer in the Royal Army
Educational Corps. He ended his long association
with the Army as a Civilian Lecturer, finally
becoming "semi-retired" in 1993.
George has written many historical pieces for performance by various companies.
In 1979, he wrote "The Amesbury Play", a major
Community Play for Amesbury's millenium, and in 1994
Salisbury's Community Play, produced that year in
the Cathedral with a company of over a hundred.
George is Historical Director of History at Large.
Sue likes to date her performing career from her
early days in Cyprus, when she was head of the
Cathedral Choir there.
She then took up nursing and practised as a
Theatre Nurse for many years - until the call
of the legitimate theatre became too strong!
Joining the "Fivepenny Festival" in Salisbury she worked for
five years in mobile arts, developing the craft
of improvisation. This was to be very useful
later, when she went on to produce and direct
musical theatre and drama, and to run popular
and highly successful workshop courses.
In recent years she has worked regularly in film
and television, with roles in "The Bill" and
"Casualty" to name just two.
Always with music to the fore, she writes and
produces songs at her own recording studio, in
collaboration with local musicians.
She also performs regularly, as lead singer,
with the jazz band "Get Wise" and "The New
Antonians" swing orchestra.
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