Through The Stage Door

Stage and screen star Peter Polycarpou has been running a summer school for children for a few years now.  It's called Through the Stage Door, and is growing from strength to strength!  I have spoken to some of the students from Arts Ed School who were in the Les Miserable show last year and they raved about it and many of them are going back to do another one this summer.  Industry professionals who watch the showcases are amazed that they manage to accomplish so much in such a short time, but knowing Peter's work and his dedication I am not at all surprised.

Peter and students during the Sweeney Todd Workshop
This summer he's starting off with a Bugsy Malone Summer school for 10 to 16 years olds, which is running from 30th May to 3rd June with a showcase on the last day, and he has some new and exciting shows planned for later in the summer.  He is also running an acting class on Friday evenings at Vernon Hall in East Sheen.

Maddy Brennan, Peter's wife, works with the kids on choreography for the shows.  She's been a principal dancer with Matthew Bourne's New Adventure Company for the last five years and was trained at the Royal Ballet School.

 It is a wonderful chance for young actors to work with such a talented performer -  someone who really knows about the craft of musical theatre.  The classes are not expensive and really give young performers a taste of the musical theatre world.

To find out more go to the Through The Stage Door blog here.


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