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THeatretrain NORTHAMPTON

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at Moulton School & Science College, Northampton, 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 Northampton

We were established in 2002 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included: High School Musical at The Core at Corby Cube, numerous shows at the Royal Albert Hall, trips to Disneyland Paris, London and New York, a performance at the O2 arena and dancing at Wembley Stadium.

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Meet the Theatretrain Northampton team

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Meet Jenny & Sian, your Centre Directors

Hi, we are Jenny & Sian and welcome to Theatretrain Northampton! We strive to make our centre a welcoming and inclusive place where our students are encouraged to be themselves, learn new skills and grow and develop as performers and people. As well as overseeing the centre, we also teach and you can read more about us below.

We have a wonderful team of teachers and students who work hard to unlock potential in a safe and nurturing environment. Many of our students stay with us for several years and build lifelong friendships along the way.

We’re always ready for a new and exciting challenge. Come and join us and be part of the fun!

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Jenny Wilson

Drama Teacher

Jenny is a freelance drama practitioner, specialising in work with children and young people. After training with the NYT, she spent several years as an actress and facilitator with Theatre-in-Education companies, touring throughout the UK. Following this, she worked in Corporate Communications and Event Managment.

Jenny then returned to theatre and works with young people and local communities on a range of projects; her degree in Psychology influences her work to have a focus on life-skills and confidence building.

Jenny has taught at Theatretrain since 2005, taking over as a Centre Director alongside Sian in 2016. She loves seeing students flourish at our centres.

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Amy Frayne

Singing Teacher

At 16, Amy trained in Musical Theatre at Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama in Nottingham.

After graduating, she began her professional career in performing on various cruise liners around the world.

After a few years at sea, she settled back home and began teaching for various performing arts schools in Northamptonshire, which she has been doing ever since, including whilst growing a family of 3 little people!

Alongside running her own dance school & choir for over 10 years in Rothwell, Amy loves spending her Saturdays teaching at Theatretrain Northampton.

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Sian Baugh

Dance Teacher

Sian started her performing life aged 6 at the prestigious Chaplins Stage School in Northampton. During her childhood years she performed in numerous shows and pantomimes at local and West End theatres.

At 16, she went to Northampton College to study Musical Theatre and graduated with a distinction BTEC National Diploma in Musical Theatre. She then successfully auditioned for London Theatre School and moved to South London to attend; she graduated with a diploma in Professional MT and gained her associate teaching exams with the IDTA.

Sian has been a teacher at Theatretrain Northampton since 2008, taking over as a Centre Director alongside Jenny in 2016. Saturday mornings are the highlight of her week as she puts our pupils through their paces.

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Charley Dale

Minis Teacher

Charley is Theatretrain Northampton’s Minis teacher. She has been teaching performing arts to young children in Primary Schools since 2017 and loves telling stories through performance.

Charley was trained in ballet from the age 5-15 and has taught both dance and drama at our sister centre in Milton Keynes.

Charley is grateful to be inspiring performers from a young age and looks forward to seeing the Minis shine!

When she is not at Theatretrain, Charley works in a local primary school.

Claire Briggs

Claire Briggs

Minis Teacher

Claire is Theatretrain Northampton’s Minis teacher. During the week, she is a Secondary School English teacher and at weekends, she loves working with our Minis, as well as teaching drama at our Milton Keynes centre.

Claire’s love for drama began as a little girl; she attended speech and drama classes at a local stage school. Whilst there, she took part in numerous festivals and performance where she read poetry, performed monologues and much more. 

Since becoming a teacher, Claire has worked closely with the performing arts team in her schools and has supported several shows. Her favourite musical is Cats and she can’t wait to see more!

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Owen Clews

Assistant

Owen is a former Theatretrain Northampton student and now part of the team on Saturday mornings. 

Owen studied at Northampton College, studying Level 3 Drama and the HNC and HND Acting courses.

Owen’s performance credits include ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, a touring production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Frozen’ by Bryony Lavery and ‘Cacophony’ by Molly Taylor.  He has also worked alongside the media students on their short film projects and has recently signed to appear in a short 8-part television series, due to start filming in the summer.

Blog and Events

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Another Opening

Our Founder and Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, is very excited to unveil the new website, which you are scrolling this very second. Here's what he had to say...
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Young People and Catharsis

This week, Theatretrain Founder and Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, shares his thoughts on the power of the theatre and its ability to help young people…
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