James E. Butterworth

James E Butterworth (often known as Jeb to distinguish him from the myriad of other James's who've been part of the society) is one of the longest standing current members, joining for Iolanthe 2003 and involved in some way with pretty much every show since then. His starring role was as Mr Bunthorne's solicitor in Patience 2006.

As well as the shows, James is a wealth of information on all things to do with running societies and the logistics putting on a show. So much so, in fact, that the verb "to Jeb" (see glossary) means to ask James a question about such things, to gain information that only he would know. His distinguished committee career began in 2003-04 as an ordinary member, then he was treasurer 2004-05 and secretary 2005-06, and as such was responsible for the infamous "brown paper parcel minutes".

Many events which are now society legends are known through Jeb.

Member: 2002-2012

Committee Positions:

2003-04: Ordinary Member
2004-05: Treasurer
2005-06: Secretary
2009-10: Ordinary Member


2003: Chorus, Iolanthe
2003: Chorus, Mary Poppins
2004: Chorus, The Gondoliers
2004: Chorus, Return To The Forbidden Planet
2005: Company, Another Openin' Another Show
2006: Mr. Bunthorne's Solicitor, Patience
2006: Chorus, Guys & Dolls
2007: Techie, Kaleidoshow
2008: Boatswain's Mate, 48hr HMS Pinafore
2009: Chorus, The Mikado
2009: Company, You Can't Stop The Beat
2010: Chorus, The Sorcerer
2010: Chorus, 48hr Pirates of Penzance
2011: Chorus, The Gondoliers
2011: Strephon, 48hr Iolanthe
2012: Private Godfrey, The Yeomen of the Guard


The Mikado (2009): Best Male Chorus
The Sorcerer (2010): Best Male Chorus

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