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About Theatretrain Sudbury

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…

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Hi, I'm Emma!

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

Having first discovered Theatretrain as a parent the day Theatretrain Bury St Edmunds first opened in 2002, I became involved in the company early on. In 2004 I became Company Manager, and in 2006 I became Company Director for Bury St Edmunds. In 2009 I opened Theatretrain Sudbury as a new centre. I am also International Event Co-Ordinator for Theatretrain and has organised several performing arts trips to Disneyland Paris and New York City for students from all over the UK. I am passionate about Theatretrain and the opportunities it gives to children from all walks of life. I believe children study performing arts for many different reasons and it is our job to ensure that they achieve their goals whether it be building self-confidence, making new friends or developing skills for a future career in the industry themselves.

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Sudbury

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 Sudbury team

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

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Chloe Graham

Theatre Director

 Chloe trained Musical Theatre professionally at Tiffany Theatre College after completing a 1 year course at Evolution Foundation College and over 10 years at Theatretrain Bury St Edmunds & Sudbury.  Chloe has been taught by the finest industry professionals and has been priviliaged to play leading roles in many productions, her favourite being Nickie in Sweet Charity.  Chloe’s passion lies in teaching others and as Theatretrain was such an important part of her life growing up, there is nowhere she would rather be than sharing her skills with our pupils in a Saturday.

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Chelsea Richer

Musical Theatre Director

Chelsea trained in performing arts at Ipswich college and from the early age of 16, began touring the circuit as a professional singer. Chelsea has Theatretrain deeply routed in her soul starting life as a teacher at Theatretrain Bury St Edmunds in 2005 and joined the team at Sudbury when it opened in 2009. She still teaches at both centres and loves every minute of it. Chelsea has made her mark on the company, producing many sets for international performances in Disneyland Paris, New York City and at an international summer school held in Ireland. Chelsea loves working with her students and enjoys watching them grow in confidence.

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Lissy Campbell

Choreographer

Lissy trained at University Centre Colchester gaining a BA(Hons) degree in Musical Theatre and has also acheived is I.S.T.D teaching qualifications in dance.  Growing up she attended classes at the Colchester School of Dance from the age of 5 in ballet, tap, modern, street jazz and pointe and passed I.S.T.D. exams up to Advanced level, whilst also participating in bi-annual shows. As an ex-Theatretrain pupil, Lissy has performed with Theatretrain in places such as Disneyland Paris, New York and the Royal Albert Hall. Whilst also taking up other performance opportunities at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, the 2013/14 Pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, being her highlight.  Lissy has been teaching with Theatretrain since 2016.

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Mally Rowe

Junior Ensemble Director

Mally trained Musical Theatre professionally at ROM Theatre Arts on a 55% schoolarship after completing 6 years as a student with Theatretrain. Mally has been taught by West Ends finest teachers and performers and performed in multiple theatres across the West End and abroad.  Mally trained in main disciplines including vocal technique, classical, modern techniques and ballet.  During her training Mally was privileged to play multiple leading roles including Fiona in Shrek and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.  Mally is always looking at ways to expand her teaching skills and enjoys watching her students grow into blossoming performers.  

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Harry Planck

Advanced Musical Theatre

Growing up in the heart of Suffolk, at the age of 18 Harry was awarded a full DADA scholarship to attend one of London’s most prestigious theatre schools, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where he trained for 3 years in Musical Theatre. Since graduating Harry has worked extensively on shows in the UK and tours internationally, having most recently appeared as a member of the ‘BOYBAND’ in Greatest Days – The Official Take That Musical onboard Arvia, including performing at the musicals UK premiere alongside ‘Take That’ themselves. Other credits such as Dandini in Cinderella (Redgrave Theatre, Bristol), World Of Musicals Australia and NZ Tour 2022, Beast/Prince in Beauty And The Beast (Thameside Theatre), Eddie O’Grady in ‘Made in Dagenham’ the musical. 

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Julie Withey

Company Manager

Having managed the Theatretrain Sudbury centre since it opened in 2009.  She guarantees a warm welcome to all new students and their families and enjoys working at Sudbury with a team of outstanding performing arts teachers and students

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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 Sudbury!

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