Wally has played several major dramatic roles for the group including Anton Schill in Visit, The and Joe Keller in All My Sons. He also received high praise for his performance in the festival success, Last Yankee, The.
Wally appeared in Bed! - our multi-award winning production in Spring 2002 - production then went on to represent the England at the British Finals in Inverness. The whole group was delighted when he won the Best Actor Cup for his powerful performance in the award-winning States of Shock at the Elmbridge Festival in 2005. 2007 was a very busy year for Wally , firstly playing the idiosyncratic Dilwyn Knox in Breaking The Code - followed by David Bliss in Coward's Hay Fever. The year ended with a return to the military playing the Colonel in Journey's End. At the 2008 Leatherhead Festival he and Roy Selfe were both nominated for the Best Actor for their very funny double act in Obituaries. That year ended triumphantly when Wally played Mack Sennett in the popular musical Mack and Mabel. In contrast, in 2009 he played Danforth in our sinewy production of The Crucible. The following year he made his RDG directorial debut with his 'rich.rope and bawdy romp' Tom Jones. He returned to musicals in 2011 when he appeared in our lively musical 42nd Street. In When We Are Married he played the self-regarding Alderman Helliwell - followed by his pukka Englishman abroad in the musical Crazy For You. We were all delighted when Wally won the award for best Director at the 2014 Elmbridge Festival for his production of the farce Alarms. The play was Runner-Up at both Elmbridge and Leatherhead Festivals. In 2016 Wally brought his considerable stage presence to the role of Eddie Loomis,the principal in Quartmaine's Terms while the following year say him play the head of the Ardsley family in For Services Rendered