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Jennifer Reischel
Jane and Juma
20
Oct

Double interview: Juma Sharkah – Olivier-Award Nominee and War Refugee and her mentor Jane Harrison – Principal of The Arts Educational Schools

Juma made her professional theatre debut in the lead role of Liberian Girl at the Royal Court whilst in her final year of training as an actor at the renowned Arts Educational Schools (Arts Ed). She received high critical acclaim and an Olivier Award nomination for her harrowing performance as a girl forced to take...
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Leontine Hass
25
Sep

Interview with Leontine Hass – Vocal Coach on BBC’s The Voice, Drama School Principal and Voice Expert

Leontine has a thriving private practice comprising professional singers across all genres. Her students have won major TV talent competitions, Mojo awards and performed as leads and ensemble in numerous acclaimed West End and National tours of musical theatre productions. Leontine coaches members of The Swingle Singers, Collabro, The Magnets, and classical singers with ENO,...
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Jessica Martin
15
Sep

Jessica Martin – Spitting Image Impressionist, West End Theatre Actor and Graphic Novelist

Jessica Martin (born in London in the swinging sixties) is a multi-talented performer whose career has taken her from comedy impressionist to musical theatre leading lady. She graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama and shortly after developed a solo cabaret act as a comedy impressionist before going on to have television successes on...
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Gloria Jones
28
Aug

Interview with: Gloria Jones – Queen of Northern Soul, Motown songwriter and humanitarian

Gloria R. Jones, also known as the Queen of Northern Soul in the UK, was the original singer of the 1964 recorded Tainted Love, which later became a number one worldwide hit for the British duo, Soft Cell. Daughter of a minister, Gloria was born in Cincinnati Ohio and moved to Los Angeles, California at...
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katy harris
20
Aug

Katy Harris – Senior Show Director at Disney

Katy Harris has been part of the Disney family for over twenty years. Originally from Sussex, she now works as the company’s Senior Show Director and is responsible for creating, writing and developing live entertainment for Disney theme parks around the world. After studying musical theatre in London at Arts Educational School, Katy joined Disneyland...
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Roz Chalmers
10
Jul

Roz Chalmers – Audio Describer of live performances

Audio description (AD) captures the visual elements of a theatre piece, painting or environment that a blind or partially sighted person might otherwise miss and describes them in clear, vivid language. Born in London, mother and grandmother Roz Chalmers is a highly experienced nationwide audio describer. Originally active in the Civil Service as a Fraud...
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JUDE featured
25
Jun

Jude Tisdall – Ambassador for Drama UK and theatre company Trustee

I first met Jude at the age of 18 during my time as a student at Mountview Academy. Her office was just by the school canteen and in between ballet, singing and stage combat classes, I would pop past (Kit Kat or cottage pie in hand), observing her complete Vice Principal duties. Jude spent the...
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11
Jun

An Interview with Amy Anzel | Theatre producer of Happy Days the Musical

Starting out as a child voice over artist and jingle singer in New York City followed by majoring in Music at Columbia University, Amy Anzel has been involved on- and off stage in the entertainment industry for over twenty-five years. You may have seen Amy on Channel 4’s The Sound of Musicals, where the programme...
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