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Our theatre classes take place at Great Baddow High Sch, Chelmsford, where our students to come together every Saturday to connect, learn and create in a safe and inspiring environment. Through performing arts, we give children and young adults the tools they need, not just to reach their potential on stage, but also to thrive at school and lay the foundations for their future.
About Theatretrain Chelmsford
We were established in 1992 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included: Honk, Finding Neverland, Techno Christmas, Calamity Jane, Bugsy Malone, Cinderella, Over the rainbow and many many more.
Theatretrain Chelmsford is run by Centre Director Becky. We are part of a large network of Theatretrain Centre’s across the UK, which means we can tap into the network and connect with industry leading experts in the performing arts industry.
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Meet Becky, your Centre Director & Drama Teacher.
Becky has been performing since the age of 8 with the Essex Group ,in shows and tours such as, West Side Story (Consuelo), Les Miserables (Ensemble), We Will Rock You (Teen Queen 1), Calamity Jane (Calamity Jane), Oliver Twist (Nancy) Sweeney Todd (Mrs Lovett) and many more. Becky is a fully trained member of The National Youth Theatre and continued her professional training with Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts obtaining her BA HONS Acting degree, with an added qualification in Estil Voice Training. After graduating in 2013, Becky has toured with Vienna’s English Theatre travelling around Austria and Northern Italy for 9 months, with Emma by Jane Austin, she has also appeared in ITV’s Grantchester as Suzy in series two, short film GAIA, two feature films, Anchor and Hope as Vicky and Rise Of The Footsoldier 3 as lawyer Kate Pritchard. To watch a child’s imagination work is the most magical thing there is.
Lauren completed her Drama BA (Hons) at The University of Greenwich, graduating with a First Class degree. She has been performing since the age of 7 in such shows such as, Oliver! (Oliver Twist), Fame the Musical (Carmen Diaz) and Bugsy Malone (Tallulah). Lauren was also part of the professional children’s choir for the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (New London Theatre, Drury Lane). As an adult, Lauren has performed roles in Urinetown the Musical (Little Sally), A Slice of Saturday Night (Sharon) and Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), as well as the original production of Dougal Irvine’s suffragette musical, Angry Birds (Christabel Peahen). Lauren frequently sings at summer picnic events for Moonbeamers Pop-Up Cinema and, during summer 2018, Lauren was Deputy Stage Manager for Bathway Theatre Company’s production of Blue Heart by Caryl Churchill at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Lauren has been performing since the age of 4 years old with a strong passion for dance, leading her to compete in nationwide competitions and performing in incredible locations such as Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Disney Land Paris. She completed 3 years of professional training at Tiffany Theatre College in Commercial dance and Musical Theatre, has recently appeared in a Netflix dance programme and is always dancing her way through life. Lauren is looking forward to bringing a fun and fresh energy to the next generation. She aims to encourage children to express themselves and unlock their potential whilst creating a warm and fun environment.
Blog and Events
Nostalgia Series: Laura Chesworth tells her Theatretrain story in Hagley
Nostalgia Series: Sheena Janssen’s Theatretrain Story in Braintree
International Summer School: Staying the Course
Nostalgia Series: Paris Austin’s Theatretrain Story in Greenwich
Nostalgia Series: Lauren Keeling’s Theatretrain Story from Coventry
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