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Theatretrain Isle of Wight

Get to know us

Theatretrain Isle of Wight is based in Ryde. Students  come together every Saturday to connect, learn and create in a safe and inspiring environment. Through the 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 Isle of Wight

We were established in 2002 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included: Our trip to New York where we performed at The Empire State Building, Performing at The Royal Albert Hall and our most recent local production of ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’.

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Meet the Theatretrain Isle of Wight team

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

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Meet Julie Caudle, your Centre Director

Julie has had the pleasure of being at the helm of Theatretrain for the past 20 years. 

 

Julie has a keen interest in The Arts and has been involved in the management and Front of House aspects of the industry for many years.

 

At Theatretrain, Julie has many roles. From show production, set and costume design, to first aider and safeguarding co-ordinator. Julie does everything she needs to do to ensure Theatretrain runs smoothly and the students and parents get the best TT experience possible. 

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Traci

Drama Teacher

Traci is a graduate of Guildford School Of Acting, 

West end credits include “42nd Street”, (Dominion)“The Hunting Of The Snark”(Prince Edward),and “My One and Only”(Palladium). She has toured nationally twice with  Chichester’s  production of “Pickwick” alongside the late Harry Secombe and Roy Castle, and in “The Rocky Horror Show” for Richard O’Brien’s company. 

Other work includes, a further production of “Rocky Horror” for Paul Nicholas and David Ian (B.I.C),a recording of a new musical “Brighton Rock”,  production choreographer on “Quirkish Delight” at Salisbury Playhouse, Agnes in “Dancing at Lughnasa”, Jacqueline in “Don’t Dress For Dinner”, Lisa in “Dead Funny”, Sally in” Dangerous Obsession” and Audrey Lemon in “Woomberang”, Audrey in “A little Shop of Horrors”, Bridget in “A slice Of Saturday Night”, Theresa Philips in the Ayckbourn Comedy “How The other half loves”, and Margaret in “Last Tango in Little Grimley”.

 

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Hannah

Singing Teacher

Hannah trained at Bird College of Performing Arts, where she gained a BA(hons) in Musical Theatre. 

Since taking a break from performing to have her Daughter, Hannah has furthered her education and gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Music and Drama), and teaches Singing privately on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire and Surrey.

Theatrical Credits:

‘Peter Pan the British Musical’ (Wendy), ‘Annie The Musical’ (Grace Farrell), ‘Fame’ (Serena Katz), ‘A Weird Romance’ (P.Burke), ‘Grease’ (Sandy), ‘Spend Spend Spend’ (Viv), ‘Blood Wedding’ (Bride), ‘Tartuffe’ (Cléante), ‘Belongings’ (Debs),  ‘Real Eyes’ (Megan) and ‘Red Noses’ (Marguerite), Lead Vocalist in ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’ (Royal Albert Hall), ‘Wondrous Stories’ (London Palladium), ‘Voices for a Better World’ (Royal Albert Hall) and ‘The Long and Winding Road’ (Dominion Theatre).

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Hannah

Dance Teacher

Hannah trained with the National Dance Company, Vocal-Tech, in circus skills & acrobatics with Polichinelo Circus and in Dance Teaching at Buckinghamshire University. 

She spent nine years travelling the world on cruise ships working as Lead Vocalist & Dance Captain in the onboard production shows for Fred Olsen, P&O, MSC and Thomson cruises, the latter as Assistant Cruise Director. 

Theatrical experience includes ‘Godspell’ UK Theatre Tour (Ensemble Choir), ‘Circus Hilarious’ UK Theatre Tour (Dance Captain), ‘The Hunchback of Notredame’ (Esmeralda), ‘Fiddler on the Roof ‘(Tzeitel), ‘Boeing – Boeing!’ (Jacqueline), ‘Blythe Spirit’ (Elvira), and ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (Lucy). Hannah has also appeared in many pantomimes, most recently as ‘ Princess Jasmine’, alongside Stu Francis, in Aladdin at The Albert Hall, Bolton (Duggie Chapman Productions). Other dance experience includes work with Explosive Productions, ‘The Rampage Dancers’ and Springs Dance Company. 

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Callum

Drama Teacher

Callum trained in Musical Theatre & Acting for Film at Chichester University, prior to that he attended Sylvia Young’s Theatre School.

He has a huge passion for Dance and is currently teaching Music, Drama & Dance at Ryde Academy.  

As well as teaching, Callum has performed in numerous shows and events: Senior Dancer at the o2 Arena, Children in Need, South West Trains Promotional Dancer, Butlins, Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday – London Palladium, CMV Cruises, to name but a few. 

 

 

 

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Emily

Tinies and Minis Teacher

Emily trained at Bird College, graduating with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. 

Since then Emily has performed in various UK locations, including Sadler’s Wells, Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Royal Albert Hall,  as well as abroad. 

Emily is excited to share her industry knowledge with the next generation of performers and help them to reach their full potential.

 

 

 

 

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Mel

Tinies and Minis Teacher

Mel has always held a place in her heart for performance arts since childhood. She was an active member of multiple amateur productions in her home town in rural Somerset as well as when living abroad.

 Theatrical Highlights: Francesca in West Side Story and being selected to perform with two principles from Ballet Rambert.

She has gone on to take her love of creative arts and the power of expression through this media into her counselling and mental health career within varying child and adolescent services over the last 30 years .  

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Jo

Safeguarding and Administrative

 Jo has been a member of the Theatretrain Family for a number of years as both her girls have attended since they were small. 

Jo can now be found at the found desk, making costumes or on a first aid call. 

As a practicing nurse during the week, Jo is used to working in a high pressured environment whilst ensuring she remains calm and focused, which comes in handy when she is running around backstage – fixing costumes, collecting performers from dressing rooms, and doing all the other jobs thrown her way.

Blog and Events

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International Summer School: Staying the Course

Our Founder and Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, recently went to the beautiful Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, Ipswich to see the end of week performance by the annual Theatretrain International Summer School. Here's his take on the experience.
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