Denise Differ
Box Office Manager at the Citizens Theatre, Denise’s responsibilities include Box Office, I.T. and Access as well as being responsible for acquiring external ticketing contracts. She has worked in ticketing for over 30 years dealing with a wide variety of venues, festivals and events, including, The King’s Theatre, (SECC) Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. She was involved in the implementation of the first multi-user computerised ticketing system in Europe at The Ticket Centre in Glasgow, which was set up by Glasgow City Council to sell tickets for most pop concerts, cultural and sporting events throughout Scotland.

Flora Gray
Finance Manager who has worked in the charity sector for the past six years. Flora has a strong interest in her adopted city of Glasgow and the heritage of its built environment. She currently serves on the management committee of New Glasgow Society which raises awareness and campaigns around local issues in the urban realm. Flora is a qualified accountant and her aim is to support the development of financial acumen in the arts, culture & heritage sector.

Graham Hunter
Period Costume Designer for TV and Film, Graham has been involved with the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall for over 20 years since Judith Bowers set up The Friends of The Britannia Panopticon in 1997. His work gives him connections to many performers and Arts Practitioners some of whom have visited and enjoyed the unique atmosphere of the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall. As a volunteer he has been closely involved in the building over the years organising Summer re-creations of Music Hall. He has also been involved with the yearly Doors Open Days events putting on displays of period Costume from his own collection.

Dr Paul Maloney
Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. After working as an opera director with Scottish Opera and other British opera companies, Paul became interested in the history of entertainment and popular culture, and has researched, taught and written extensively on Scottish popular theatre, music hall, variety and pantomime. He undertook his PhD research at Glasgow University on the Britannia, which formed the basis of his book The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall and Cosmopolitan Entertainment Culture (2016). He is also the author of Scotland and the Music Hall, 1850-1914 (2003).

Anne McLuskey
Freelance General Manager and Producer for theatre. Anne has had the pleasure of working with Dundee Rep Theatre, The Traverse, Unigram Theatrical, Cork Opera House and the major producing and presenting theatres across Scotland.  With over 27 years of working in theatre Anne has had various roles and freelance contracts, from Box Office Management to Sales and Marketing to General Manager, in major organisations across the UK including the RSC, Festival City Theatres (now Capital Theatres), Music and Lyrics, Wales Millennium Centre and Aberdeen Performing Arts. Anne is thrilled to be able to participate in the journey to preserve the Panopticon.

Mhora Samuel
Strategic business and planning consultant in theatre, screen, and heritage sectors. As a Director and CEO, Mhora led the Theatres Trust (2006-16), CIDA – the Cultural Industries Development Agency in east London (2001-2006), and Total Theatre (1992-1998). From 2017-18 she managed the development of London’s Creative Enterprise Zones at the Greater London Authority and between 2018-2020 project managed the implementation of Screen Scotland for Creative Scotland. Currently managing parliamentary engagement on the Houses of Parliament Restoration & Renewal programme. Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of FST (Federation of Scottish Theatre), ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians), and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

Emma Schad
Head of Communications at the National Theatre of Scotland, having worked for the organisation for 14 years. She has worked in theatre in the UK over the last 29 years as a publicist, promoter and producer in theatre and for participatory arts projects. She has previously worked as a freelance PR consultant, as a press officer for the other National Theatre, as the co-director of the Red Room, an award-winning new writing theatre company in London and as one of the directors of Room for Revue, a women’s community theatre co-operative in Manchester.

Steve Wood
Chartered Structural Engineer for over 25 years. Steve is Technical Director of Conservation for Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers, David Narro Associates. He has a special interest in the conservation, adaptation and re-use of existing buildings and structures and is an active member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and was a SPAB Lethaby Scholar in 2005. Steve is a Conservation Accredited Engineer and sits on its accreditation governing panel. His work includes complex structural appraisals of buildings as diverse as St Paul’s Cathedral in London and the brutalist classic Netherdale Stand at Gala Fairydean Rovers, Galashiels. Theatre refurbishments include The King’s Theatre in Glasgow, St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh, The Picture House in Campbeltown and Dunoon Burgh Hall.