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About Theatretrain Bedford

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…

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Hi, I'm Kate!

Hi, I’m Kate! I’m the Company Director here at Theatretrain Bedford, where my job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way. 

I trained at London College of Dance where I attained a BA (Hons). I furthered my training at Roehampton Institute receiving a Diploma in Ballet studies.

I went on to lecture in Higher Education establishments, such at London Studio Centre. Additionally, I operated my own dance schools in Beds and Herts for many years.

I opened Theatretrain Bedford in 2000, which makes the school one of the longest running Centres in the Theatretrain family. Since then, I has been privileged to nurture hundreds of pupils over the years. Watching students blossom is what I love most about working with the pupils. 

My team and I are passionate about supporting and encouraging every child.  Theatretrain Bedford prides itself on enabling every student to be the best that they can be. 

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Bedford

The Theatretrain Way puts theatre back into the performing arts. Along with technical performance skills in acting, singing and dancing, young people get the chance to release their creativity in a safe and friendly place. Here, in an environment nurturing confidence and empathy, our students can expand to be more than they ever thought they could be. Our aim isn’t just to create better performers, but to help your children reach their full potential.

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We Create The Welcoming Environment Where Aspiring Performers Thrive

Gain Skills For All Aspects Of Life, Not Just The Big Stage.

Meet the Theatretrain Bedford team

Learn more about our team and get to know what we’re all about.

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Sarah Graham

Drama Teacher

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Olivia Williamson

Singing Teacher

Olivia graduated from
The London School of Musical Theatre in 2019. Since then she has performed in a variety of work including: Friendsical the musical (UK tour), Doja cat x JBL (advert), Romeo and Duet (ITV), Cinderella and Beauty and the beast (pantomimes) as well as performing in various bands and singing at events.  For the last 8 years inbetween performing jobs, Olivia has loved passing her knowledge onto the next generation of performers. She teaches across the country and is passionate about what the arts can do for confidence. She is looking forward to bringing the best out of the Theatretrain students.

 

 

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Maddy Hill

Dance Teacher

Maddy started dancing at a young age and her love of dance led her to Performers College where she completed her training. Maddy loves to support and encourage others to express themselves through movement. She loves seeing her pupils gain confidence and develop their own creativity through the nurturing environment of her class. 

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Sophie Hill

Minis & Tinies Teacher

 Sophie trained locally in dance and the Performing Arts. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in dance from Roehampton University and most recently completed her PGCE in Primary Education. Sophie has a wealth of knowledge having taught our early years programme for several years. Her gentle and welcoming manner puts our youngest pupils at ease from the moment they step through the door. 

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Sheelagh Donnelly

Centre Manager

Having been a Bedford TT Mum for 10 years, Sheelagh joined the team as our Centre Manager. Having a great love of the theatre, coupled with her hands on experience watching her children flourish at the school, she is well versed in the schools operation and ethos. In Sheelagh’s own words… “it is so lovely to watch the children develop in all genres. Bedford TT is a real family who encourage all the students and parents to get involved”. 

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Izzy Delaney

Minis and Tinies Assistant

Izzy is an Ex Bedford Theatretrain pupil who was a student for 9 years. She is a passionate musician who gigs locally developing her performance experience. Izzy is a proud member of Bedfordshire Youth Opera and aspires  to pursue a career in musical theatre. Izzy is keen to help other children learn the art of theatre and experience the enjoyment that can be obtained from it. 

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Katie Donnelly

6-9  Assistant

Having joined Bedford Theatretrain as a pupil in 2011, Katie trained with us for 9 years. She recently joined the team as an Assistant to impart her knowledge and continue to develop her own skill set. Katie is grateful for all the wonderful experiences and opportunities TT offered her over the years. She continues to stay within the TT family whilst she explores a different dynamic in a supporting role.

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Eva Maclaughlan

Deputy Teacher (All Genres)

Eva joins Theatretrain Bedford with a wealth or performance experience. Her credits include, a 11 month run playing Pepper in the West End production of Annie. The UK Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Princess at The Royal Festival to name a few! Eva has also received numerous medals for Dance and Musical Theatre, representing Team England, at The Dance World Cup. Eva is currently continuing her training at Emil Dale College whilst she assists and deputises for Bedford TT. We love her cool calm approach which brings out the best in our pupils. 

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The Theatretrain Story

Theatretrain was founded on the belief that the performing arts should be accessible to everyone, no matter their age, skill or ability. Our large-scale productions are unique to Theatretrain and invite our students to enjoy the learning experience and be a part of something bigger than themselves.

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