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THeatretrain Kings Lynn

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at Springwood High School, Kings Lynn, where our 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 Kings Lynn

We were established in 2005 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Sadlers Wells and the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane to name a few.

Theatretrain Kings Lynn is run by Centre Director Kate Whyborn.  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 Kate Whyborn, your Centre Director

Kate has a level 7 Trinity diploma in  professional Musical Theatre, Trained to Diploma level in Ballet and Modern Jazz Dance with the BTDA and is an associate member of NATD and a Teacher member of IPATH. Kate has danced professionally all around the UK and traveled abroad for professional dance contracts, she is passionate about all things performing arts and providing students with first class training and opportunities, she currently teaches in many local primary schools and also runs the hugely popular Dance Wize.

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Sky Nuttal

Drama Teacher

Sky has been a performer since primary school. She has acted in principal roles in plays, musicals and Opera. She is a classically trained coloratura Soprano. She is a director having directed both plays and Operas. She will complete her Master’s degree in Theatre Directing and playwriting Autumn 2022 by writing and directing an Opera for children. She has also written a children’s musical for use in a school setting. Sky has worked with children and young people in various roles over the last thirty years and loves the Theatretrain way of teaching and devising theatre. 

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Hayley Tabor

Singing Teacher

We are excited to have Hayley joining us in January 2022

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Jessie Mae Rawlings

6-9s Assistant

Jessie has always loved theatre and dancing from a young age. Jessie is also a teaching assistant for Dance Wize. She enjoys assisting all of the children grow in ability and seeing their big smiles as they walk into class. She is also a qualified Media Make up artist so creativity is in her blood.

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Emily Mason

Dance Teacher

Emily is a Master of Arts, graduating with a distinction in Performance and Choreography. She also graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2018, receiving a First Class BA Honours Degree in dance. During her training she has been an artist in ‘The Ensemble’, touring internationally and nationally. In 2018, She was also a member of Lincoln Dance Collective, a performance company. She has worked with professional choreographers such as Adrienne Clancy, Amy Lovelock, and Tamara Ashley. Her professional training is in contemporary dance/release technique as well as interdisciplinary dance; however, she has been training in many styles of dance since an early age, including, tap, ballet, jazz, musical theatre and commercial. She is passionate about educating the next generation of dancers.

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Helen
Havis

Dep Singing Teacher

Helen has been involved in performing arts from a young age and is fully qualified to teach all genres of dance, drama and singing. Her career in teaching has taken her into private studios, running departments in main stream education, teacher training and running a successful performing agency. In addition to being a highly sought-after teacher of musical theatre, Helen is also the chief examiner for a UK based examination awarding body and travels around the UK and Europe assessing students in dance, drama and singing. Having owned her own successful theatre school in Essex for over 30 years, training many performers whom have gone on to successful careers in London’s West End or followed teaching careers of their own, semi-retirement has bought her to Norfolk. .

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Megan
Liscsey

Minis Assistant

Megan is a former TT pupil who
 attended Theatretrain from the ages of 8 to 16 during that time she performed at The Royal Albert Hall and The O2 Arena.

She is currently at university during the week studying Psychology and hopes to become a primary school teacher after completeing her studies.

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Tracey
Smith

Centre Manager

Tracey is in fact Kate’s mum and so has been associated with Theatretrain over the past 14 years, with her other daughter attending and helping at shows etc. She works in Finance for West Norfolk Academies Trust during the week, so is very used to working with children. She is everyone’s “Mum” at Theatretrain!

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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