Anne Ponting


Anne is an award winning director and actress, with over 30 years

experience in theatre.

Anne received critical acclaim for her direction of Charles Dicken's 

"A Tale of Two Cities" at The Regent Centre, Christchurch, 2016

and was involved with Regent Rep as both an actress and director.


Anne won the Drama Festival Award for her direction of

"But Yesterday",

and South Hants Best Panto for "Puss In Boots".

Anne also received critical acclaim for her direction

of our Scaramouche production "Private Lives".

She has also directed Agatha Christie's

"A Murder is Announced"

Noel Coward's "Blythe Spirit"

Frank Harvey's "The Day After the Fair"

Arthur Wing Pinero's "Dandy Dick"

with various other theatre companies.


Plus many music hall and variety shows including

"Jack and the Beanstalk"

and "Music, Myth and Legend" at the Regent Centre.


Her acting roles have included

Lady Sneerwell in "School for Scandal" as

Annie Parker in "When We Were Married"

Cupid in "Orpheus in the Underworld"

Mrs Fox in "Dad's Army"

Ada Doom in "Cold Comfort Farm"


Anne has also acted, sung and directed musical theatre and entertainment.

In the past she has taught drama and singing in various schools.

Also writing prestigious drama based educational materials.


Currently Anne is training to sing classically as well as learning

to play the Cello.

Her day job is as a theatrical costumier and her company

Eclectia Theatre Costumes

provide the costumes for our productions.


In her own words,

Anne "Simply can't stay away from theatre!"