About Theatretrain Wrexham
Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…
Hi, I'm Steve!
Hi, I’m Steve! I’m the Company Director here at Theatretrain Wrexham, where my job is to ensure that your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way.
I 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. My role is to oversee the artistic and teaching standards within the schools. I also regularly lead classes if teachers are off for any reason and I also create 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 I regularly act and direct. Having been a member of Tip Top Productions since the company’s inception I have the responsibility of being the group’s Artistic Director. I have worked as a professional actor on stage and TV screen.
In July 2022 I received the Outstanding Centre Director Award at The Theatretrain Annual Conference.
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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.
Meet the Theatretrain Wrexham team
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Abi found her love for performing when she started at Theatretrain aged 13. She was lucky enough to perform at both the Royal Albert Hall and O2 Arena during her time here. Abi attended The Hammond in Chester and then moved to London to train as an actor and theatre maker, graduating from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2020. She has since worked professionally in Film/TV, Voiceovers, Theatre and as a Writer. She is so excited to be back where she started and hopes to pass on her skills and knowledge to the young performers at Wrexham.
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.
Rob trained in Theatre & Dance in Salford University and after graduating went on to tour the country in Panto. After this he moved to Paris and joined the Entertainment Cast at Disneyland Paris performing in the daily shows and parades in the park. After two summer seasons at Disney, Rob returned to the UK and started working as a freelance Choreographer & Director for various companies in the North West – productions includes Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty, Guys & Dolls, Seussical, 42nd Street, Bouncers, Shakers, Avenue Q and Jesus Christ Superstar to name a few. He has also performed in various plays and musicals with roles including Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, Bobby in Company, Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl, Don Lockwood in Singin in the Rain and Al in A Chorus Line. In Pantoland Rob has performed in & directed various pantomimes over the years, all over the UK and also onboard the MV Bretagne in their summer pantos. For the past 6 years he has appeared at the Grange Theatre Northwich as the Dame for KD Productions and most recently he toured the country in their pantomime Wizard of Oz playing the role of Glinda the Good! Rob teaches all three disciplines of dance, drama and music for Theatretrain and for various other groups. He also runs performing arts sessions for Deva English & English In Chester where he teaches students from various countries around the world!
Dan started dancing at the age of 7 at ‘Clint and Nikki Theatre Arts’ and then went on to train professionally at Phil Winstons Theatre Works in Blackpool. He studied a variety of core disciplines in dance and musical theatre and achieved his associate I.D.T.A Modern Jazz teaching qualification.
Upon graduating Phil Winstons Theatre Works Dan sailed the seven seas traveling all over the world including, Asia, Australia, Alaska, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean (but to name a few) onboard some of the worlds most luxurious cruise lines. These included Cunards Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth, Celebrity Cruises and Ocean Village One and Two working for Qdos Productions and MBP Productions.
Whilst on dry land Dan has performed in numerous pantomimes all over the UK for Pantoni Pantomimes and Geordie Panto Company (formally know as Newcastle Panto Company). He performed in theatres such as The Octagan Theatre (Yeovil), The Hull New Theatre, The Gala Theatre (Durham), Tyne Theatre and Opera House (Newcastle) and Gateshead International Stadium.
Dan has also performed in ‘Queens of Magic’ in the Horse Shoe Bar at Blackpool Pleasure beach as part of their Showzam Magic festival which is held every year and toured with Viva Productions around all the Butlins resorts across the UK. His final professional job was for the Potters Theatre Company who produced shows for Potter Leisure Resorts in Norfork.
Since retiring from performing Dan now teaches for many Dance and Theatre Arts schools and also in primary schools across North Wales.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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