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THeatretrain WREXHAM

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at Coleg Cambria, Yale, Wrexham, where our students to 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 Wrexham

We were established in 2007 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included:

LICENSE TO THRILL at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD – Royal Albert Hall

JOSEPH CHOIR – Theatr Clwyd and Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET – Forum Studio

20@O2 – The O2, London

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Our Next Production

Following a long break from being able to perform in theatres we are thrilled to be joining forces with our friends from Theatretrain Mold and Theatretrain Chester when we perform THEATRETRAIN’S CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE at The William Aston Hall in Wrexham on December 10th 2022

ALL PUPILS JOINING THIS TERM WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN THIS PRODUCTION

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Meet the Theatretrain Wrexham team

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

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Meet Steve Davies, your Centre Director

Steve took over Chester Theatretrain in April 2005 and over the next four years successfully opened the schools in Wrexham, a second Chester School on Fridays and then the Mold School. Steve’s role is to oversee the artistic and teaching standards within the schools. He also regularly leads classes if teachers are off for any reason and also creates all of our productions by bringing together the various aspects of the show at the final stages of rehearsal. As well as leading workshops in primary schools in the area Steve also regularly acts and directs. Having been a member of Tip Top Productions since the company’s inception he also has the responsibility of being the group’s Artistic Director. He has also worked as a professional actor on stage and TV screen.

In July 2022 Steve received the Outstanding Centre Director Award at The Theatretrain Annual Conference

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Terry Cripps

Acting Teacher

Terry is a multidiscipline performer specializing in improvisation, clowning, comedy, dancing and audience participation. His skills in improvisation and audience participation were honed on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile over the past seven years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anna Butler

Singing Teacher

Anna has a Degree in Professional Musicianship which she completed in 2020 and hopes to complete her PGCE in secondary music by the end of 2023. She loves working with Theatretrain children, training them to become confident performers and encouraging their ambition within the creative industry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Rawlinson-Heath

Dance Teacher

Andrew trained professionally at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks where his focus was on musical theatre and dance. He is now working within the industry and recently finished a UK tour with CBBC’s ‘In The Night Garden Live’ and recently in Tip Top Productions Jack and the Beanstalk. Andrew hopes that his passion and drive rubs off onto the students, just as his tutors did to him. Having started as our acting teacher, Andrew has now moved over to teach dance, which is where his passion lies. Andrew appeared in RENT in summer 2018 and returns to panto in Chester at Christmas.

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Gemma Richards

Minis & Tinies Teacher

Gemma has been involved with theatre from a very young age. Although she studied Politics and American Studies at the University of Nottingham and currently works as an administrator in Wrexham, her lifelong passion is theatre and she is involved in every aspect Gemma has been involved with a number of amateur theatre groups throughout the country; including Hall Green Theatre, Birmingham, Grove Park Theatre, Wrexham and Nottingham University’s New Theatre. She has appeared in numerous stage productions; as Florrie in Dracula, Mrs. Worthington-Worthington in Me & My Girl, Susan in Our Day Out, Caroline Bingley in Pride & Prejudice, May Hassall in Accrington Pals as well as numerous pantomimes. She was last seen treading the boards asAmanda in Grove Park Theatre’s Mr. Whatnot. Gemma is also often found backstage at productions and is an experienced director, DSM and ‘techie’ as well as props and wardrobe. As well as the main theatre, Gemma has also been involved with Grove Park Youth Theatre for many years and directed two annual productions; Grimm Tales and Tales from Oz, which she also co-wrote. Theatre is Gemma’s passion and she is so excited to be part of the Theatretrain team.

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Hannah Breeze

Minis & Tinies Assistant

Hannah has been involved in the performing arts from the age of 11 performing in various school shows, local productions and in the Eisteddfod. She then went on to study BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts at Coleg Cambria. During her time at Coleg Cambria, Hannah joined a Contemporary Dance company called NEW Dance Wales where she went on a tour around North Wales to perform in multiple well known venues, such as Theatr Clwyd, Caernarfon Arts Centre and The Lowry in Manchester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Helen Walker

Desk Manager

Helen managed our desk at Mold Theatretrain for 14 years before moving closer to home in 2020. She thoroughly enjoys providing help and support for the children and working alongside such a fantastic team of teachers. In the week Helen is a Teaching Assistant at a school in Wrexham, where she has worked for 20 years. Helen has been a Brown Owl for 45 years and enjoys running her Brownie Pack just as much today as the day she started ! Helen was introduced to Theatretrain by her daughter Katie and since then she has thoroughly enjoyed working backstage on various shows with the children and Theatretrain staff , visits to London and the whole “Buzz” of the theatre atmosphere.















Blog and Events

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Outstanding Centre Director Award

At the Theatretrain National Conference in July 2022 Steve received the Outstanding Centre Director medal in recognition of the commitment to Theatretrain students throughout lockdown…
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