David Houston Actor/Director/      Workshop facilitator

David Houston Actor/Director/ Workshop facilitator

Attended Stopsley High School, Luton

David has written, devised, directed and performed for thousands of GCSE students throughout the UK and internationally. He also has twenty years experience in corporate retail management. Trained at ‘London Centre For Theatre Studies’ and performed in theatres national and international for over twenty five years. David has featured in a number of film and television programmes as well as tv commercials. Most recently, ’Taboo’ playing the East India Sea Captain alongside Tom Hardy for BBC and FX America.

Pippa Johnson Actor/Workshop facilitator

Pippa Johnson Actor/Workshop facilitator

Attended Rhyn Park School, Shropshire

Pippa studied performing arts throughout secondary school and went on to train specifically at Yale College in Wales for a further two years. This gave her performance experience in Shakespeare; physical theatre, TV, musical theatre, educational theatre and much more, but also a triple Distinction grade and a scholarship to her next venture at Cambridge Performing Arts Theatre School. It was here Pippa spent 3 years in professional training and graduated with as "Actress of the Year" in 2012. In that same year, she has toured professionally in a variety of work; musicals, historical tragedies, modern dramas, comedies, murder mysteries and children‘s’ pantomimes.

Richard Watkins Actor/Workshop facilitator

Richard Watkins Actor/Workshop facilitator

Attended St George’s School, Harpenden

Richard trained at the MTA London. He has performed in London’s West End (Cool Rider - Lyric Theatre, Tolkien The Musical - Arts Theatre, All My Sons - Regents Park Open Air Theatre), across the UK, and abroad. In 2015 he performed in a 5* Sensatori Resort in Turkey, and in 2017 he toured Australia with a sell-out production. TV credits include EastEnders, Inside The Court of Henry VIII and Humans.

Lauren Osborn Actor/Workshop facilitator

Lauren Osborn Actor/Workshop facilitator

Attended St Albans High School, St Albans

Is from St Albans, Hertfordshire. She attained a BA(Hons) in Acting (Musical Theatre) at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has since formed a girl group, starred in the world premier of two off-West End musicals and has been a lead vocalist on a World Cruise singing everything from, Rock, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Pop - you name it! Lauren has a real passion for learning through performing and thoroughly believes that it plays an important role in todays education system.

Richard Lewellyn Actor/Workshop facilitator

Richard Lewellyn Actor/Workshop facilitator

Attended Roehampton

Richard Llewellyn trained at East 15 Acting School and to Advanced Level with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. He has a B.A Honours in English and Education from Surrey University and a Cert. Ed. From the University of Central Lancashire. He has worked widely in education and theatre as a Lecturer, Teacher, Actor and Fight Director. Theatre roles include; Macbeth, Prospero in The Tempest and Prince Hal in Henry IV Part I. Film work includes, Rogue One, A Star Wars Story, King Arthur, Legend Of The Sword. Crooked House.
For Drama Impact roles have included Gerald in An Inspector Calls, Macduff in Macbeth, Lennie in Of Mice and Men, and the title roles in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Babette Smith Actor/Workshop facilitator

Babette Smith Actor/Workshop facilitator

Attended The Cavendish school, Hemel Hempstead

Babette’s passion for the performing arts began at an early age before going on to study Musical Theatre, TV Presenting and TV Acting at various theatre training schools and performing at the The Royal Albert Hall, The London Palladium and Saddlers Wells as part of a singing dance troupe.
Over the years, Babette has worked with a variety of professional companies on many exciting productions, including pantomimes, musicals, plays, variety shows, cabaret, UK Tours, children’s theatre and TV.

Paul Boichat Actor/Workshop facilitator

Paul Boichat Actor/Workshop facilitator

Attended Kingsdown Swindon

Paul is an emerging actor building out his career in the industry across theatre and short film. Recent highlights include Al in April in Paris
and Elliot in Swing by at 8 and more serious roles in Politic Man, Henry V and Diaboliad. Before training at the Courtyard Theatre,
Paul worked in the corporate world after originally starting out as a scientist.

Daniel Leigh Actor/Workshop facilitator

Daniel Leigh Actor/Workshop facilitator

Attended Preston Manor High School

Daniel trained at ‘the Sharon Harris Theatrical Agency, The Method studio, and the City Lit. He has
performed in numerous television commercials as well as theatre shows including the Camden fringe

Jo Emery Actor/Workshop facilitator

Jo Emery Actor/Workshop facilitator

Attended St Albans High school for girls

Jo has been an Actor, Director and Producer with many local
theatre companies since 2002, including Radlett Players, Tidemark,
Company of Ten, OVO, StageSpell, Pump House Watford, DeeBee Productions, Breakaway Theatre Group, Drama Impact. Acting credits include Blythe Spirit, Sylvia’s Wedding, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Broken Glass, Simpatico, A Doll’s House, Wit, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, TheOdd Couple, Party Time, Married to the Sea, Three Sisters, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Four Fifths of a Fiver, Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, A Kind of Alaska, Not Like Dreaming, The Price is Wrong, God of Carnage, Under the Blue Sky, Betrayal, Jumpy, Time and the Conways, The Shawl, Ghost Sonata, The Ride Down Mount Morgan, The Effect, The Vagina Monologues.
Directing credits include The Lesson, Waiting for Godot, Bombshells, St Nicholas, Play, Married to the Sea, Art, The Weir, Jekyll and Hyde, The Shawl and Duck Variations, No Exit, Dancehall Sweethearts. Festival credits include Welwyn Festival and Camden Fringe Festival. Training includes workshops at the RSC and RADA.

Kane Surry Actor/Workshop facilitator

Kane Surry Actor/Workshop facilitator

Kane trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and theatre credits include David in LOYALTY (The Hampstead Theatre), Nick in Pink Orchids (The Ace Hotel), Ricky in Rugged Rock (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Narrator in The Chemsex Monologues (The Kings Head Theatre) Velverage in Legendary Children of the House of Fierce (Old Vic Workrooms)
Film includes: Alex in FREE, Jamie in Kill Kane, Adam in Scales, Ricky in The Barge People, Ashley in No Fruit At The Bottom.
TV includes: Young Prince Phillip in Inside Balmoral (Channel 5) and Kenny Wade in BBC Doctors

Daisy Amphlett Actor/Workshop facilitator

Daisy Amphlett Actor/Workshop facilitator

Daisy obtained her BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, with credits during training including Teresa in The Memory of Water, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Eleanor in Henry VI (Part Two), May in The Hired Man, and Mama Morton in Chicago. After graduating she went on to perform at theatres such as the Dominion Theatre, Phoenix Theatre and Royal Albert Hall, singing with performers including Daniel Boys, Katie Melua and Alfie Boe.
Daisy has also directed and musical directed over sixty amateur productions across the three counties area, such as Oliver!, Footloose and Les Misérables, and she was also involved from an early stage as the musical director of the world premier of Something Something Lazarus, in which she also appeared, at the Kings Head Theatre, London.

               Niahm Handley - Vaughn  Actor/Workshop facilitator

Niahm Handley - Vaughn Actor/Workshop facilitator

Niamh is an actor and director who trained at Bath Spa University and attained a Performing Arts BA (Hons). Past theatre productions have included King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Bunny. She has also performed in various musicals, short films and web-series, been involved with productions at theatres such as The Arcola Theatre and The Egg theatre Bath and co-founded her own theatre company.

                  Sam Sumner   Actor/Workshop facilitator

Sam Sumner Actor/Workshop facilitator

Attended Burnham Upper School Slough and Henley College

Gained his degree at ‘Arts University Bournemouth’ and has since worked as a performer and street artist around the world in Malaysia, Germany, Austria and France over the past five years.