Entries by Kate Lemon

Part 2 of our interview with Swiss and World Tap Dance champions Olivia and Rebecca Grobety, who join the Simply Theatre team in September

What classes will you be teaching at Simply Theatre? We’ll mostly be teaching dance for the Performing Arts courses. We’re really looking forward to this, as we’ve choreographed quite a few musical theatre numbers in the past and that it’s a dance style which we really enjoy teaching. What are you particularly looking forward to? […]

An American In Paris – 2 part Interview with Haydn Oakley: Part 1

Over Easter, Simply Theatre Directors, Thomas Grafton and Jenna Melling caught up with Haydn Oakley (a youth theatre friend), playing Henri Baurel in Christopher Wheeldon’s London production of An American in Paris.  We hope you enjoy our 2 part interview with Haydn… “We were excited to see the show, given its string of 5 star reviews. The whole design concept […]

Why our children’s careers will depend on theatrical skills

A British Chamber of Commerce Workforce Survey conducted in 2014 concluded that 88% of school leavers are not prepared for work. 57% of these employers believed that this was due to a lack of soft skills, such as communication, team working and resilience.[1] At Simply Theatre Academy we call the soft skills that are referred […]

From Page To Stage – Choosing the right showcase material for our students

As students busy themselves preparing for their end of year showcases, Simply Theatre’s Head of Drama, Richard Tunley, who has many years of experience as an actor, director, producer and teacher – gives us an insider’s view of choosing the best materials for our students. “Choosing the right Acting Showcase scripts for our students takes time and […]