Summer School 2021
Workshop Week - 2nd - 6th August 2021

The first week of our annual summer school will be a week of workshops with working professionals.  A wealth of knowledge and experience will be shared with our students.  These workshops can be booked per day, as a week block, or as part of the whole summer school experience.  See registration page for pricing details. 


Monday 2nd August - Leanne Jones-Porter (Hairspray)

Leanne made her professional debut as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. In the first year of Hairspray's success Leanne was awarded the Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer, the Theatregoers Choice Award 2008 for Best Actress in a Musical and also the Laurence Olivier Award 2008 for Best Actress in a Musical. Leanne trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduating in 2006 with a BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre.

Theatre - Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Jack & The Beanstalk (Alhambra Theatre, Bradford), Hairspray (DUCTAC, Dubai) The Naked Truth (UK Tour), Tick Tick Boom (Union Theatre), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Tabard Theatre), Beauty & The Beast (Gordon Craig, Stevenage), Bedroom Farce (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich) The Sunny Side of The Street (The Jermyn Street Theatre), Saucy Jack & The Space Vixens (Leicester Square Theatre) and Molly Wobbly's Tit Factory (The Lyric Theatre Belfast & Edinburgh Fringe 2012 and in the West End in 2014),

'Bea pig' in the original west end cast of The Three Little Pigs (Palace Theatre), Jack & The Beanstalk (The Woodville), Beauty and The Beast (The Woodville) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun UK Tour in 2021.

Television & Film - ‘Rumble’ directed by Charlie Manton 2017. BBC’s ‘Silent Witness’ 2017, ITV’s ‘Unforgotten’ 2018, CATS The movie, directed by Tom Hooper.

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Tuesday 3rd August - TBC

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Wednesday 4th August - Emily Barnett-Salter (Dirty Dancing)

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Thursday 5th August - TBC

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Friday 6th August - Jo Goodwin