John Thomas designed sets in Hebden Bridge, in the late eighties and early nineties, for both the Little Theatre and the Bridge Theatre (a professional company initially based at our theatre). He continued to work with the Bridge Theatre when it moved to other venues, including when it took up residency in Sheringham, Norfolk.

John was a prolific set designer for many companies, and in one year (1989), designed 15 productions! As well as designing for the Little Theatre he contributed to the development of our new theatre, which opened in 1993. He was a much valued member of Hebden Bridge Little Theatre and a lovely man to work with.

John also had a strong association with the Hippodrome Theatre, Todmorden, and his daughter Justine, continues this family connection.