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About Theatretrain Hertford & Ware

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…


Hi, we're Shannon and Jesse!

Hi, we are Shannon and Jesse! We are the Company Directors here at Theatretrain Hertford & Ware, where our job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way. 

We have both been members of the Theatretrain family for the over 20 years as both students & teachers and cannot wait to inspire the next generation of students to follow their dreams and succeed in the performing industry. 

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Hertford & Ware

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 Hertford & Ware team

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


Anna Piper

Theatre Director & Junior Ensemble Director

Anna has trained with The Television Workshop and The National Youth Theatre, she could be heard as the regular role of Rosa Makepeace in The Archers. Through her stage career she has worked with a variety of theatres such as The Royal Court, Birmingham REP and The Coventry Belgrade. Anna has also created her own work and has also enjoyed sold out shows at The Vaults festival and Brighton Fringe. As a teacher Anna is now an associate for The National Youth Theatre as well as teaching at various youth theatres.

Georgie Mitchell

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Musical Director & Junior Ensemble Director

Georgie Mitchell is a multifaceted actor and writer, who trained in musical theatre at The MTA in London. She’s seen seen her work take her across the globe, working in plays and musicals from Italy to China. Georgie lead the award winning film DEAD EYE and is about to embark on her latest feature film THE FORGOTTEN. Three of her plays are also currently featured in the anthology radio series ON ANOTHER WAVELENGTH. Georgie is delighted to be a part of the Theatretrain team and loves watching the students grow in confidence and ability.



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Jesse McMahon

Company Director & Cover Teacher

Jesse found her love for performing at a young age and attended Theatretrain from 6-18 years old. She then went on to study at The Oxford School of Drama and then furthered her training at The Urdang Academy. Jesse cannot wait to share her love for the performing arts with every student that walks through Theatretrain’s doors.


Shannon Foster

Company Director & Cover Teacher

Shannon has been a part of the Theatretrain family since 2001 as both a student and a teacher. She was awarded a BA Hons degree in Drama in 2015 from Canterbury Chirst Church University. Since then she has made teaching and inspiring young children to follow their dreams her main focus. A professional credit includes taking part in the Canterbury Festival.


Edward Fowler

Junior Ensemble Assistant

Edward has been a student at Theatretrain for many years, with some of his most exciting achievements being performing solos in national shows – including The Royal Albert Hall. Edward has enjoyed the opportunity assisting in the junior ensemble and loves helping the students love for the performing arts grow. 


Lesley Levitt

Company Manager

Lesley has been the matriarch of our Theatretrain family since almost the beginning and the centre would not be the same without her. She is the queen of keeping things running smoothly. Lesley has been working in the health & safety field for a long time.

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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.

The world’s your stage at Theatretrain Hertford & Ware!

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