For children (aged 5+) and adults, I offer individual, personalised tuition in all aspects of Speech and Drama, either in person or online. These include:

  • Acting - scripted and devised drama 
  • Audition coaching for drama school
  • Verse and prose reading & speaking 
  • Reading aloud , including sight-reading
  • Public speaking 
  • Presentation and communication skills   
  • Speech writing and delivery
  • Interview techniques ( for employment/college/university)
  • Voice production and protection
  • Accents for actors
  • Accent modification
  • Performing and teaching diplomas in Speech & Drama

Many former pupils have progressed to top UK and USA drama schools and into careers in film, radio, television and theatre. These include:

  • Ciara Baxendale (RADA): Little Crackers (TV, 2011); Harriet's Army (TV, 2014); My Mad Fat Diary (TV, 2015); DCI Banks (TV 2015); Four Weddings and a Funeral (TV, 2019); Trying (TV, 2020)
  • Rosemary Berkon (ALRA, and winner of the Principal's Prize for excellence): Romeo and Juliet (TIE, 2013); Valhalla (2016); Moira and the Rest (2017); Tracing Grace (2017); MA Voice Studies (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, 2021)
  • Niamh Blackshaw Coronation St (TV, 2017); Hollyoaks (TV, 2019 /2020)
  • Joel Brown (RWCMD) Jesus Christ Superstar; Chicago; Rock of Ages ; The Remarkable Mr Pennypacker (Theatre)
  • Graham Butler (GSMD, and Ian Charleson Awards winner ): Law & Order (TV, 2010) ; Henry V & Henry VI Part 1 (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 2013 & 2016); Penny Dreadful (Film, 2014); Two Down (Film, 2015); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2014, National Theatre); Richard II (2015, Globe Theatre); Sweet Bird of Youth (Chichester Festival Theatre, 2017); The Isle (2018, Film); Bancroft (TV, 2020); Alter (Film, 2022)
  • Angela Clutton Sunday Brunch (TV, 2017); Tonight (TV, 2018); Inside the Christmas Factory (TV, 2018); Inside... (TV, 2019); The Bone Detectives (TV, 2020); You and Yours (BBC Radio 4); ABC Australia Radio
  • Agyness Deyn Clash of the Titans (Film, 2010); Pusher (Film, 2012); The Leisure Society (Theatre, Trafalgar Studios, 2012) ; Sunset Song (Film, 2012); Electricity (Film, 2013); Patient Zero (Film, 2015); Hard Sun (TV, 2017); The Titan  (Film, 2018); Her Smell (Film, 2019)
  • Georgina Duncan (LAMDA): Stick Man (Theatre Royal, Brighton/Kings Theatre, Edinburgh and national tour (2019); Stick Man (Theatre, 2021);This Be The Verse (Theatre, 2022); Small Want (Theatre, 2022)
  • Sophie Duncan (Northern Ballet School): Years & Years (TV, 2019)
  • Lucie Entwistle Entertainer, Disney Cruise Lines
  • Ross Entwistle Runner-up, The Cranmer Awards, national final, 2012
  • Henry Farmer Jonny and Inel (TV, 2012); Billy Elliot (national theatre tour, 2014/15)
  • Mariella Giomarelli (LIPA): A View From A Bridge (LIPA, 2014); Medea (Liverpool Playhouse, 2016)
  • Rosie Goddard (Bird College): The Knife That Killed Me (Film, 2014);  Romeo and Juliet (TNT Theatre, 2019);  King's Man: The Great Game (Film, 2020)
  • Phil Lester Dan & Phil, The Internet Takeover (BBC Radio 1); Faintheart (Film, 2008), YouTube presenter
  • Meg Makin (American Academy of Dramatic Arts): Blithe Spirit; Les Miserables, Spring Awakening, Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady (Theatre)
  • Alex Marlow (LAMDA): Christmas Lights (TV, 2004); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theatre, 2014); Macbeth (Theatre, 2014); Salome (Theatre, 2015); Peter Schlemiel (Theatre, 2016); Clean Cut Kid/ We Used To Be In Love (Music Video, 2016); Halcyon Days (Theatre, 2017); Outlaws to Inlaws ( Theatre, 2017); The Cluedo Club Killings (Theatre 2018); Solus (Film 2018); Sainsbury 150/Shop of the Past (Corporate, 2019); Legal & General (Voice Over, 2020); Phaguette (Film, 2021); In The Beginning (Theatre, 2020); The Crystal Maze - Live Experience (Theatre, 2021)
  • Dorrie Partington Britain's Biggest Heists (TV, 2011); Crimes That Shook Britain (TV, 2012); Emmerdale (TV, 2013); 1 Versus 100 (TV, 2015)
  • Cameron Rhodes (Mountview and the Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award winner): The Pirate Queen (Theatre, 2020); The Best of the West End (Theatre, 2021); Aladdin (Theatre 2022) 
  • Alice Schofield (Mountview & GSA): One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Theatre, Frankfurt, 2019); I Am A Cold Hearted Son Of A Bitch (Radio, 2020); Moira Moments, (Audio, 2021); The Full Monty (Theatre, 2023)
  • Phoebe Spencer-Hall A Christmas Carol (Charing Cross Theatre, London & national tour, 2013/14)
  • Alex Worsick BBC Breakfast (2016/17); BBC North West; BBC Radio Lancashire; Late Kick Off (BBC One, 2014)

Several students have gained places in the prestigious and highly competitive National Youth Theatre ( and the National Youth Music Theatre ( ; these have included Rosemary Berkon, Georgina Duncan, Dan Gray, Thomas Kelly, Alex Marlow, Ellen Metcalfe and Alice Schofield. Aside from performing careers, former students have gone on to work in allied professions such as drama teaching/lecturing (e.g. Jane Maudsley, RSAMD, CEO & Founder of Little Voices), drama examining (e.g. Jayne Buchanan, LAMDA examiner ), drama therapy, law, publishing, media production and speech/language therapy.

Of course, and very importantly, you don't need to be an aspiring professional actor to take lessons! Instead, perhaps you fancy a new hobby for fun, or to develop some transferable skills, or maybe you enjoy amateur dramatics and want to polish your craft. Or perhaps you'd like to gain speech and drama qualifications (with UCAS points) from LAMDA or the London College of Music (LCM) or compete in drama festivals, or get signed by an agent for acting or voiceover work. Whatever your reason(s), don't hesitate to get in touch for expert, specialist advice and for tuition that's fun, friendly and dedicated to your success.

Contact me to see how I can help  - 07792 309992 (text/phone) or or use the Contact page on the website .