2017 / 2018 Committee

Becky Cleary


Becky has a first class Masters degree in Digital Marketing from Salford University and a 2:1 degree in BA (Hons) Business Studies from Sheffield Hallam University.


She has been involved in amateur dramatics since the age of 8. She was involved with Playbox Theatre Company in Warwick, went to Sylvia Young Theatre School in London for a year, and more recently been a member of HSU Theatre Society in Sheffield. She has had experience in directing, producing, backstage, tech, performing and been on two amateur dramatic committee’s; HSU Theatre as the Marketing Manager and now Butter Side Up Theatre as Chair.


Becky currently works as a Marketing Manager at a radio communications company. Other work experience includes working as a Media Assistant at a global advertising agency, Sponsorship & Promotion Executive at a local radio station and a Marketing Account Manager at another marketing agency.

Michael Hudson

Vice Chair | Secretary

Michael has been a performer since the age of 5. From school plays to 2 local youth theatres Michael has performed up and down the UK including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Michael joined HSU Theatre in 2011 and instantly became an active member. In his five years of membership Michael took on roles of Marketing Assistant, Choreographer, Producer, Writer and Director and spent two years on the committee as Marketing Manager and Secretary.


Michael was the producer for award winning Thestival with HSU Theatre and was part of the team that created the festival. Michael has had two of his original plays performed with Thestival and in 2016 directed Bang Bang You're Dead.

Michael has over 7 years experience of events management experience and a range of PR & communication experience for agencies and in house. Michael currently works as a Marketing Account Manager in Sheffield.

Lucy Smith-Jones

Digital Media Director

Lucy has always been intrigued by theatre, but only became actively involved upon joining HSU Theatre society, where she met co-founders Hudson & Cleary.  During her time in the society she produced and acted in a number of productions, and directed comedy showcases and a production of Green Days American Idiot.  

She graduated from Sheffield Hallam with a degree in Film and Media Production in 2015.  After which she founded her production company Rëdonya Media, specialising in short internet content and live events, and worked as a visual artist with the Yorkshire Artists Collective. 


Having worked in cinema exhibition in Sheffield for three years, working with The Showroom Cinema and Celluloid Screams Horror Festival, she now lives in Brighton completing an MA in Cultural Industries Management at the University of Sussex.

Ben Poole


Benjamin Poole studies Computer Security with Forensics at Sheffield Hallam. He was the Treasurer for HSU Theatre and is active in the student society to continue his lifelong hobby of amateur dramatics. He is one of Butter Side Up's newest members but is ready to hit the ground running and get involved as keeper of the purse and to increase his performance experience. 

Heather Gibb

Member Representative

Heather has been part of various performance groups since childhood and continued throughout University. She studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam and has since set up her own photography company. Heather Isobel Photography photographs weddings, events, graduations and several theatre productions. 

Heather was one of the first members of Butter Side Up and has had an active role in Bakeries, Batman: A Spoof Musical, Macbeth, and The Importance Of Being Earnest.

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