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The Theatretrain Creative Team

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Kevin Dowsett

Artistic Director

Kevin has taught drama and acting, first in schools, then at the Curtain Theatre, a respected London training theatre.

Since founding Theatretrain in 1992 he has worked in drama schools training actors including Head of Acting at Italia Conti and taught for 6 years an Advanced course for professional actors.

He has led workshops in many European countries and continues to adjudicate in theatre festivals and teach at international summer schools.  

Among his published works are a musical play, Dream Date, The Theatretrain Way for teachers and 100 Days -Developing the Performer’s Mindset for young people.

Robert Hyman

Musical Director

Robert has been the musical director for Theatretrain since 1993. and has conducted and arranged the music for every large scale production.

He is a conductor, composer, lyricist, musical director and performer.

As a composer he has written music and lyrics for Theatre Royal Stratford East for the last 24 years including Cinderella  (Olivier Award nominee 2007) and Rapunzel (Olivier Award nominee 2017) for which he won a Great British Pantomime award. He is also company composer to Image Musical Theatre Co. with 20 musical adaptations of classic stories.

In the West End he has been Musical Director for the hit musicals The Big Life, Come Dancing and Reasons To Be Cheerful from which he performed at  the Paralympics Opening Ceremony in 2012. 

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Owen Smith

Creative Consultant

Sue has been a Theatre Practitioner for over 30 years and has worked extensively in Theatre, TV and Radio.

For the last 12 years, she has premiered and revived shows for the Edinburgh Fringe. She has a passion for encouraging, facilitating and inspiring artists of all ages to find their voices and express themselves through Drama and Theatre.

She continues to work at many of the UK’s leading Drama Schools as both Acting Coach and Director. Sue has worked on a number of Theatretrain productions dating back to 2006.

Owen Smith

Director of Dance and Movement

Owen leads the respected Post 16 Full Time Performing Arts course at the Redbridge Drama Centre. Owen Smith began his career in the arts as a dancer and performer As a director he has many credits including  The Magic of Eurovision, P and O Cruises, Summer Season in the Isle of Man, the Kenneth More Theatre,  The Arts theatre London and Sadler’s Wells. As  a teacher Owen has taught in schools and colleges around the country, including Italia Conti, Performers’ College and the Stella Mann College. Owen has taught at Theatretrain for many years.

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Tamsin Dowsett

Assistant Artistic Director

Tamsin trained at the Royal Academy of Music and is an Actor and Director. She is an associate artist of the National Youth Theatre and teaches regularly at Drama Schools in London and around the UK. Performing credits include Hex (National Theatre), Bat Out of Hell (International Tour), Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre). Tamsin has taught at Theatretrain for many years.

Our Centre Directors

Our Centre Directors are the heart of Theatretrain, and they do an amazing job of coordinating teachers, parents, students and end of year performances, while ensuring that the core values and ethos of Theatretrain are at the forefront of everything they do. If you have any questions or queries, your Centre Director is the person in the know. 

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