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About Theatretrain Stevenage

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…

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Hi, I'm Geraldine!

Hi, I’m Geraldine! I’m the Company Director here at Theatretrain Stevenage, where my job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way.

My journey in the world of theatre began with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Popular Music and Technology, where my focus was on singing.

Following that, I dedicated five years to teaching singing at Theatretrain, eventually becoming a Company Director. I’ve always been drawn to the company’s mission and the incredible opportunities it offers young people.

Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of successfully managing Theatretrain companies, witnessing our students flourish in confidence and skill. For me, Theatretrain is not just a business; it’s a cherished part of my life, and when you become part of Theatretrain, you become part of our artistic family.

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Stevenage

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 Stevenage team

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

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Robert Hyman

Company Director

Robert has worked with Theatretrain for over 30 years as the Musical Director. He has co-created all Theatretrain’s large-scale productions. He is a Conductor, Composer and Arranger of note with over thirty scores to his credit. Other credits include: ‘The Big Life’ at the Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue ‘Reasons to Be Cheerful’ (performed at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Opening ceremony 2012) and ‘Come Dancing’, (written by and starring former Kinks frontman Ray Davies).

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Eleanor Johnson

Choreographer

Eleanor has been performing since the age of two specialising in musical theatre and is now in the midst of her degree at a leading UK drama school. She has a diploma in Musical theatre singing through the London College of Music as well as an ISTD Intermediate Modern dance qualification. Eleanor has been teaching at various schools around the country for the last two years and has such a passion for spreading her joy of performing arts

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Josie Markland

Theatre Director

Josie has a BA in Drama and

Theatre Arts from the University of Birmingham and has performed onstage since she was in primary school.

Notable productions include performing in the West Ends Shaftesbury and Her Majesties Theatres as part of various musical theatre

showcases, as well as playing roles such as Penny in ‘Hairspray’ and the titular character in ‘Peter Pan.

She has been teaching acting, singing and dance since she was 15 at various theatre schools, and works full time teaching drama in a secondary school. Josie is very excited to be continuing her teaching career at Theatretrain!

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Francesca Dimarco

Musical Director

Francesca has a degree in English & Drama and a diploma in Musical Theatre. She was President of the Musical Theatre Society at Goldsmiths and directed a production of Rent. She played the lead role of the Baker’s Wife in into The Woods at The Chelsea Theatre for her graduating performance. Professionally she has performed in and co-directed Cagedbirds with Blacksheep Collective before embarking on a year long cruise contract where she sang classical and contemporary cabarets in some of the worlds most famous ports. After a short break for the Pandemic she returned to sea as an Assistant Cruise Director, managing the entertainment team onboard.

As a teacher she has been acting coaching since 2012, with confidence building workshops for young people. Francesca has also been vocal coaching since 2017 with a range of clients from beginner to advanced, young to adult.

Francesca likes to be called Chessie, pronous are she/her and she is thrilled to be teaching this year!

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Laura Haley

Junior Ensemble Director

Laura has always loved musical theatre and attended Theatretrain Hitchin for over 7 years. During that time she developed many skills and had lots of opportunities, including being with Theatretrain Agency Goldmans and on Spotlight which led to several successful auditions for TV projects. Laura studied GCSE’s and A Levels in Music, Drama and Theatre Studies and Photography and is about to embark on a BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre. She also has a Grade 8 distinction in Trinity College Grade 8 Rock and Pop Vocals.

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Ruby Jex-Timms

Junior Ensemble Assistant

Ruby has been involved in theatre from a very young age being a member of Chickenshed Theatre company for ten years and performing in many of their Christmas shows. After studying Drama GCSE, she is now in her first year of studying level 3 Performance and production arts at NHC. She believes theatre is for everyone and it can take people to unfathomable new heights and allow them to let their imaginations blossom.
When she is not studying or performing she love going to the theatre, reading and is a huge Disney fan.

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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 Stevenage!

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