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Meet the Team
Meet the Team

Morag McLaren

Creative Director & Chair of Trustees
Morag McLaren has enjoyed a rich and varied performing career spanning Opera, West End, Physical Theatre and Improvisation. As the Creative Director of The Cooper Hall Foundation Morag has a passion for sharing her skills, connections and professional experience.
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Fay Goodridge

Associate Director & Trustee

Fay Goodridge has worked alongside Morag McLaren since the creation of The Cooper Hall Foundation. A creative small business owner for over thirty years, Fay also founded The LIST Frome…

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Torun Sæter Stavseng

Chamber Music Consultant & Trustee

Torun Sæter Stavseng is a Norwegian cellist with diverse musical interests active as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and teacher. In 2010 she was awarded the Swedish Royal Academy…

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Terry Baldwin and Will Davies

Lighting and Sound Technicians
With extensive local theatre experience working on a variety of performance the technicians offer invaluable support for events and managing the in-house PA, lighting and video systems. Terry is also Co-founder of Kairos, a local amateur theatre company who have presented two productions in the hall.

Darren Young

As well as being a local Firefighter, Darren is responsible for maintaining the grounds surrounding Cooper Hall and general site maintenance. However, his finest moment was giving Morag a fireman’s lift off stage during a Frome Festival Fundraiser when the alarm system was accidentally activated by a smoke machine, resulting in a large red engine arriving in the car park!

Karen Pike

Karen looks after the cleaning of all the buildings on site and keeps everything in spotless, tip top order.


A trusted team of volunteers help out at all events to ensure the smooth running of access and hospitality: Kevin McCarter, Alicia Little, Lockhart Murdoch, Lizzy & David Oakley, Kate Semple, Tamsin Thomas and Gary Warsop.
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