Courtyard In The Spotlight: Get To Know Curtis

Get To Know The Courtyard Staff

Ever wanted to know who’s behind everything that goes on at The Courtyard? We’ll be catching up with members of staff around the building in the next few weeks, starting by chatting to our Head of Communications, Curtis Fulcher, about his role and what he gets up to in his spare time.

What does a Head of Communications do?
I head up our Communications team, which includes Sales, Marketing, Audience Development and Fundraising. The team are responsible for all aspects of The Courtyard’s presentation to the public. The role is really varied, so in any one day I could be meeting with potential supporters, writing our brochure, or coming up with strategies for The Courtyard’s future direction.

What do you get up to in your spare time away from The Courtyard?
I help out with local amateur dramatic company, STAC (Swan Theatre Amateur Company) and I’ve recently turned my hand to directing the classic play of Little Women which appears at the Worcester Swan Theatre in February.

What made you choose that play to direct?
Little Women is a classic play which quite a lot of people would have grown up reading. The main characters in the play are the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy all of which have completely different personalities and outlook on life. There are lots of highs and then lots of lows throughout the story – but I don’t want to give too much away!

What do you like most about doing this in your spare time?
Even though it is about theatre, and I work in the theatre, it is a completely new perspective compared to marketing. I find it relaxing, challenging and stressful all at the same time, as it is the Director’s job to source props and costume and coordinating the things we take for granted like sound and light.

How do you manage to fit this in around your day-job at The Courtyard?
Rehearsals happen at the weekends and evenings, so I quite often go straight from work and get my teeth into directing the cast of ten actors.

Little Women is at the Swan Theatre in Worcester from Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 February at 7.30pm. For more information or to book tickets for the show, contact the Worcester Live Box Office on 01905 611427 or look online at Worcester Live.