Who We Are

Since its inception in 1990, the Nohow line-up has changed several times, but has always comprised the best of local amateur musical talent. Each member of Nohow Productions has been playing leading parts in musicals for over twenty years. 

Founders Don and Nora Howcroft are legends of the local musicals scene, having been acting, singing and directing shows for the last 50 years. They also made several TV appearances and acted on the professional stage with Barry Humphries and many others.

Sadly, Don died on 15th August 2016. Nohow is diminished by his loss, but forever strengthened by his lasting legacy of professionalism and love of music.

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The Nohow Singers

Nora
Nora
Together with her husband Don, Nora Howcroft founded Nohow in 1989 and is the driving force behind it, conceiving, arranging, choreographing and directing the shows. She even organises the buffet and the tickets! Don & Nora have been involved in amateur and professional theatre for many years. Nora is also Chairman of Walmsley Church AODS and has directed almost all their shows since 2000. In her spare time (!), Nora writes for local magazines and regularly appears on BBC's The One Show.
Steve & Adrienne
Steve & Adrienne
Steve Benson and Adrienne Wormald have played many leading parts in musicals on the amateur stage, especially at Walmsley Church AODS in Bolton, including Jekyll & Hyde, Chess, White Christmas, Fiddler on the Roof and Kiss Me Kate. Adrienne, who took part in the very first Nohow show in 1990, has also been Musical Director for all the Nohow shows since 2009, as well as several shows at Walmsley Church AODS.
Dave & Eileen
Dave & Eileen
Dave and Eileen Reeves have played leading parts in musicals and operettas across the North West, particularly at Walmsley Church AODS, Three Towns Operatic Society and The Operetta Company. Dave's claim to fame is playing his favourite role, Emile de Becque, in South Pacific at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Not to be outdone, Eileen has performed the lead role in Die Fledermaus at the Harrogate International Festival.
Lindsay
Lindsay
Lindsay Farnworth has been performing in shows since the age of 9 when she first joined the Junior Theatre Workshop at Walmsley Church AODS. Lindsay has taken leading roles in many musicals and operettas at Walmsley and New Rosemere AOS, including Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd, Into The Woods, Kismet, Copacabana and Jekyll & Hyde. She has also directed several youth theatre and school productions.
David & Vicki
David & Vicki
David and Vicki Wilson have been involved in operatics for over 25 years, playing leading parts across the North West. Walmsley Church AODS is their home society where they have enjoyed taking principal roles in shows such as Cabaret, My Fair Lady, Into The Woods and most recently Oliver, where they were proud to share the stage with their children, Tom and Natalie.
Nora
Nora
Together with her husband Don, Nora Howcroft founded Nohow in 1989 and is the driving force behind it, conceiving, arranging, choreographing and directing the shows. She even organises the buffet and the tickets! Don & Nora have been involved in amateur and professional theatre for many years. Nora is also Chairman of Walmsley Church AODS and has directed almost all their shows since 2000. In her spare time (!), Nora writes for local magazines and regularly appears on BBC's The One Show.
Dave & Eileen
Dave & Eileen
Dave and Eileen Reeves have played leading parts in musicals and operettas across the North West, particularly at Walmsley Church AODS, Three Towns Operatic Society and The Operetta Company. Dave's claim to fame is playing his favourite role, Emile de Becque, in South Pacific at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Not to be outdone, Eileen has performed the lead role in Die Fledermaus at the Harrogate International Festival.
Lindsay
Lindsay
Lindsay Farnworth has been performing in shows since the age of 9 when she first joined the Junior Theatre Workshop at Walmsley Church AODS. Lindsay has taken leading roles in many musicals and operettas at Walmsley and New Rosemere AOS, including Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd, Into The Woods, Kismet, Copacabana and Jekyll & Hyde. She has also directed several youth theatre and school productions.
Steve & Adrienne
Steve & Adrienne
Steve Benson and Adrienne Wormald have played many leading parts in musicals on the amateur stage, especially at Walmsley Church AODS in Bolton, including Jekyll & Hyde, Chess, White Christmas, Fiddler on the Roof and Kiss Me Kate. Adrienne, who took part in the very first Nohow show in 1990, has also been Musical Director for all the Nohow shows since 2009, as well as several shows at Walmsley Church AODS.
David & Vicki
David & Vicki
David and Vicki Wilson have been involved in operatics for over 25 years, playing leading parts across the North West. Walmsley Church AODS is their home society where they have enjoyed taking principal roles in shows such as Cabaret, My Fair Lady, Into The Woods and most recently Oliver, where they were proud to share the stage with their children, Tom and Natalie.