Meet the Team
Steve Phillips Chairman & Director
Steve joined Westfield in 2016 taking on the role of Buttons in Cinderella. Having studied drama at university, he has always been interested in the performing arts and he loves working with performers of all ages and abilities. Steve loves to perform but
also uses his passion for writing and directing to help ensure our shows are the best that they can be.
Having worked with Stagecoach and All4Kids, Steve is an
experienced drama teacher and he has recently started running holiday workshops for our younger members.
Just be warned, there is a reason we call
Sarah Channell Treasurer & Costume Designer
Sarah has been with the company since 2013 when she made her Westfield debut as the Evil Queen in Snow White and also became one of only a few female dames in Westfield's history. Most notably, Sarah took on the challenging title role in Peter Pan, performing somersaults in mid-air and cutting her hair off much to her husband’s disgust!
Sarah has two daughters who
are both members of Westfield and her husband often
risks his life backstage! She is responsible for making sure we have enough money in the bank to cover
costs and making costumes alongside our lead costume
Make sure you keep up with your fees and don’t get anything on your costumes or an Evil
Queen may put a spell on you!
Bethen Drew President & Choreographer
Bethen has been a member since 2010 and joined the choreography team in 2012. In her time at Westfield, Bethen has taken on many principal roles including: Bramble in Robin Hood, Wendy in Peter Pan, Alice in Dick
Whittington and many others. These roles have presented many challenges and she is still nursing the bruises after several flights to Neverland.
Bethen has also
directed many of our summer shows and her eldest daughter has recently joined the company. In 2018, Bethen made Westfield history when she was
proposed to on stage after the finale of Robin Hood.
Chelle Cummins Secretary & Choreographer
Chelle is Westfield's Lead Choreographer; she has been a member of Westfield since 2002 and has studied professional tap, ballet, modern and jazz. Michelle became the Assistant Choreographer in 2005 and started choreographing her own routines in 2007
(look out for her many signature moves!).
taken on a few principal roles, but never those of the human kind most notably playing the rear end of a cow in Jack and the Beanstalk twice! Chelle also puts
together our September Show taking responsibility for
everything: coordinating different groups of
performers and trying to keep the tech guys in-line! (It sounds easy but one of them is her future husband!)