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BRINGING THE INDUSTRY TO YOUR HOME

MASTERCLASS

SEASON

Masterclasses from leading industry professionals, delivered live online every Sunday throughout March

Intermediate Level Classes, ideally suited to Y7+

ABOUT

Masterclass Season

2021

You’re about to embark on a journey of educational discovery, where you’ll learn new skills and challenge yourself. Learn in weekly masterclasses from working industry professionals, build your skills and challenge yourself to broaden your skills base.

Our guest tutors take great pride in every course they teach. Their highly interactive and engaging teaching style makes them extremely popular facilitators whose goal is to release your creativity and inspire your future achievements.  

Our
Tutors

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Layton Williams
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
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Layton was born in Bury, Manchester and he began his career at the age of 12 playing the title role of Billy in the West End production of Billy Elliot. He made his debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedy Beautiful People. He went on to train at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts which was documented on CBBC’s School For Stars.

Theatre includes: Paul in Kiss Me Kate (Sheffield Crucible); Seaweed in Hairspray! (2018 UK Tour); Angel in Rent (London/UK Tour); The Car Man (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures); Simon in The Lord of the Flies (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures) and Young Michael in Thriller Live (West End).

TV/Film includes: Rocketman (Paramount); Larry in Benidorm (ITV) and Postcode (CBBC). Layton played series regular ‘Stephen’ in the BBC Comedy Bad Education series and feature film.

Layton is currently playing ‘Jamie’ in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in London’s West End.

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Steele
Six
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The world of Musical Theatre is an ever growing loved industry with thousands of fresh faced performers joining each year. The new wave of musicals such as Six, Heathers and Hamilton have made it popular with vibrant and youthful audiences too.

Jodie Steele is one of the leading actors in the field having played Heather Chandler in Heathers and is currently playing Katherine Howard in Six on the UK Tour. Her other credits include Elphaba in Wicked, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Fame, Legally Blonde and Rent to name a few...

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Alice
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Come From Away
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Schedule

Sun 7 Mar
10:00 - 11.30 Layton Williams
12:00 - 1.30 Maisey Bawden & Cameron Jack 
Sun 21 Mar
10:00 - 11.30 Miriam-Teak Lee
12:00 - 1.30 Jodie Steele
Sun 14 Mar
10:00 - 11.30 Jasmine Eccles
12:00 - 1.30 Urdang Academy (George Ure & Rob Archibald)
Sun 26 Mar
10:00 - 11.30 Travis Kerry
12:00 - 1.30 Alice Fearn
All times are GMT. Classes take place on Zoom. 
Pricing
For members of the Midlands Collective (Chesterfield Studios, Copper Studios, KTCo;)
£22 per weekend or £70 for all four weekends
For non-members
£30 per weekend or £100 for all four weekends
 

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Booking

Early application is advised as places are strictly limited.

Once your place is confirmed, we will forward you the Zoom codes for the course on the Friday before the event is due to take place. 

Book now at [LINK} 

Payment should be made by BACS within 24 hours of submitting your form. BACS details given on the booking form. 

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7-28 Mar '21

Our

Tutors

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Layton Williams
Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Layton was born in Bury, Manchester and he began his career at the age of 12 playing the title role of Billy in the West End production of Billy Elliot. He made his debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedy Beautiful People. He went on to train at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts which was documented on CBBC’s School For Stars.

Theatre includes: Paul in Kiss Me Kate (Sheffield Crucible); Seaweed in Hairspray! (2018 UK Tour); Angel in Rent (London/UK Tour); The Car Man (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures); Simon in The Lord of the Flies (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures) and Young Michael in Thriller Live (West End).

TV/Film includes: Rocketman (Paramount); Larry in Benidorm (ITV) and Postcode (CBBC). Layton played series regular ‘Stephen’ in the BBC Comedy Bad Education series and feature film.

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Maisey
Bawden
Acting for Camera and Screen

London born Maisey won a full scholarship to train at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.


Maisey is passionate about the promotion of diversity and inclusivity in the TV and film industry.
Her aim is to make TV and film training accessible to all individuals.

Her performing credits include:
An Officer and A Gentleman (UK Tour), 35mm (The Other Palace), Honeymoon In Vegas (The Palladium), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Wilton’s Music Hall), The Tempest (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), 27 (The Cockpit), You, Me and The Apocalypse (Sky 1), The Sound of Music Live (ITV), The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe), King Charles III Royal Gala (The Almeida) Little Shop of Horrors (Clwyd Theatre Cmyru), Yarico (Workshop), The Wall of Freedom (Film), Beauty and The Beast (Harrogate), The Reunion (Workshop), Petal (Workshop-Theatre Royal Stratford East), Still Lives (Workshop- Theatre Royal Stratford East)
Concerts include: The Songs Of My Life (The Garrick Theatre); Laugh And Be Happy
(Chichester Festival Theatre); An Evening with Daniel Koek (The Pheasantry)


Other credits include: Jenny Diver in The Beggar’s Opera, Mrs Walker in Tommy, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Claudia Roe in Enron and Alaura in City of Angels.

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Cameron
Jack
Acting for Camera and Screen

Cameron Jack was born and bred in Glasgow and won a scholarship to the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He’s been acting and directing professionally for 27 years
and is in high demand as a screen acting teacher all over the UK.

Cameron’s screen credits

include:

Television: Still Game, Victoria (2 Eps), Emmerdale, Outlander, Call The Midwife, Patrick Melrose, Trust Me, Seasons, P**s Off, I Love You, Eastenders, Silent Witness, Waterloo Road, Hollyoaks, Man Down, You Me And Them, Quick Cuts, He Kills Coppers, Doctors, M.I High, Fur TV, Stephen Lawrence Murder Trial, Lost in France, All Along The Watchtower, Taggart, The Bill, Puny Humans, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, The Vanishing Man, The Liver Birds 2, Harry's Mad

Feature Film: Dragonheart: Vegance (2019), Lyrebird (2019), Death Race, Beyond Anarchy, Perfect Skin, Calibre, What Happened to Monday, Level Up, iBoy, Demon Baby, The Dark Knight Rises.

Short Films: Boys Night, Mharir, Fog, Oil, Love and other stuff, Tinderbox, Shelter, Break.

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Jasmine 
Eccles
Commercial

A multi-disciplined dance artist who has reached heights within the commercial industry working with the likes of...


Janet Jackson, Dua Lipa, Will Smith, Stefflon Don, Disney's Aladdin, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, French Montana, Adidas, to name a few.


Commercially established and locally connected, over the past 12 years Jasmine has helped build projects within the midlands with positive impact. Known as the Artistic Director of JME Dance Company,
National Choreographer, Co-Director/Producer for Unite The Scene, Creative Advisor for Xzibit Young
Creatives , Designer & Mentor for the next generation..

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George
Ure
Acting Through Song with Urdang Academy

George trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.
 

He made his debut in the London company of WICKED (Apollo Victoria) in the role of Boq, later joining the Original UK/Ireland Tour. He returned to the London production for a limited engagement in 2019/20.


He appeared as Zaki in the Original London Cast of BIG FISH (The Other Palace), prior to which he was cast by Andrew Lloyd Webber for his Redevelopment Workshop of STARLIGHT EXPRESS (The Other Palace) working with Andrew, Arlene Phillips and Richard Stilgoe as they revisited and updated this legendary musical.


Credits include: Tobias in SWEENEY TODD (Welsh National Opera/West Yorkshire Playhouse & La Monnaie, Belgium) The title role in PETER PAN (New Wimbledon Theatre & Milton Keynes Theatre), Tom in the Original Cast of THE GUINEA PIG CLUB (York Theatre Royal), u/s Woof in HAIR (European Arena Tour).
 

In 2020 he spent time with the National Theatre of Scotland on a new musical with the working title “The Big Noise”.
He was invited to record "I Am The Starlight" (from Starlight Express) by Andrew Lloyd Webber for his latest album, UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, duetting with Mica Paris. In 2019, George was approached by the BBC to join the professional Jury representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest. He was subsequently asked to assume this position once again the following year, in an online version of the competition.
George is an accomplished Director and Vocal Coach, and is a member of the Musical Theatre faculty at The Urdang Academy, London. He has previously coached at some of the UK’s most prestigious conservatories including Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Italia Conti and LAMDA.

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Rob
Archibald
Acting Through Song with Urdang Academy

Principal & Artistic Director of Urdang (Musical Theatre)

Rob was formally the Head of Singing & Music at LAMDA in London, following his role as Head of Singing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is also a qualified Massage Therapist.

 

Rob originally studied as an actor/singer/dancer and his credits include: Les Miserables, Batboy, Ragtime, Grease, Riverdance, Jerry Springer – the Opera, Carousel, Ragtime, The Wild Party,
Moon Landing, Grab Me A Gondola, Dude! Where’s My Teddy Bear?


Directing credits include: Ghost, The Wedding Singer, 9 to 5 and Legally Blonde.

 

As Musical Director his credits include: Oliver! Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Secret Garden, Parade, Sweeney Todd and most recently, MD/Arranger for Linzi Hateley –True Colours.
 

Rob also regularly coaches professional performers/productions around the UK. Credits include: Soul Sister (Savoy Theatre) and Loserville (Garrick Theatre) and the Glee Club Challenge (Indigo 02). As a composer his credits include: Sonder, The Laramie Project, The Temperamentals and his debut album ‘Scrapbook’ with fellow composer Verity Quade, featuring many West End performers. He co-wrote the song ‘Confidence is Conscienceless’, featured in
the Sky TV documentary ‘Life Is Beauty-Full’.

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Lee
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Miriam trained at the Arts Educational Schools London and graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre in 2017.

She earned the Best Actress in a Musical Award at The Stage Debut Awards for her brilliant performance as Claire DeLoone in Drew McOnie’s “On the Town”. She was also nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical in a Musical.

Her theatre credits include Tommy Kail’s Hamilton at the Victoria Palace, where she was part of the original London cast as cover Peggy/Eliza/Angelica; Drew McOnie’s On the Town at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, where she portrayed the character of Clare; Cameron Wenn’s The Life at the Art Educational, where she played Queenie.

Her television credits include Granada Reports (2019); Moominvalley (2019), Cats and the Movie Musical (television documentary, 2019).

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Jodie 
Steele
Six The Musical

The world of Musical Theatre is an ever growing loved industry with thousands of fresh faced performers joining each year. The new wave of musicals such as Six, Heathers and Hamilton have made it popular with vibrant and youthful audiences too.

Jodie Steele is one of the leading actors in the field having played Heather Chandler in Heathers and is currently playing Katherine Howard in Six on the UK Tour. Her other credits include Elphaba in Wicked, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Fame, Legally Blonde and Rent to name a few...

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Travis
Kerry
Hamilton

Travis Kerry is a British dancer and model who trained at Expressions Academy of Performing Arts.


Theatre credits include: Hamilton (Victoria Palace), Evita (Open Air Theatre), and Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre). Film credits include: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

 

Commercials include: Coca-cola, Sure and Amazon.

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Alice
Fearn
Come From Away

Alice started her career in the Woman In White (Palace Theatre) understudying Laura Fairlie. From there she joined the cast of Les Miserables (Queens Theatre) playing the Factory Girl and understudying Cosette & Fantine. Credits since include Princess Aurora in Awaking Beauty (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough written & directed by Alan Ayckbourn), Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic), Rapunzel in Into The Woods (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy in Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Renee in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Nancy in Oliver! at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury. Currently `Alice is starring as the green witch Elphaba in London’s West End production of Wicked. Alice was also a guest singer on the Michael Ball Both Sides Now & If Everyone Was Listening tour, a backing vocalist for Josh Groban's All That Echoes UK tour and most recently guest singer on Russell Watson's Songs from the Heart tour.

Schedule

Sun 7 Mar
10:00 - 11.30 Layton Williams 
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
12:00 - 1.30 Maisey Bawden & Cameron Jack 
Acting for Camera & Screen
Sun 21 Mar
10:00 - 11.30 Miriam-Teak Lee
& Juliet
12:00 - 1.30 Jodie Steele
Six
Sun 14 Mar
10:00 - 11.30 Jasmine Eccles
Commercial
12:00 - 1.30 George Ure & Rob Archibald
Acting Through Song with Urdang Academy
Sun 26 Mar
10:00 - 11.30 Travis Kerry
Hamilton
12:00 - 1.30 Alice Fearn
Come From Away
Fri 9 Apr
10:00 - 11.00 Samuel Haughton School of Rock
11.15 - 12.15 Christopher Tendai
Matilda
All times are GMT. Classes take place on Zoom. 
Pricing
For members of the Midlands Collective
(Chesterfield Studios, Copper Studios, KTCo;)
£22 per weekend or £70 for all four weekends
For non-members
£30 per weekend or £100 for all four weekends
Siblings from the same household, logging in on separate devices, receive a discount of 50% on the second booking.
 

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Midlands Collective is a collaboration between three leading Midlands companies established to bring shared-benefit to our students
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Booking

Early application is advised as places are strictly limited.

Workshops are of an intermediate level and ideally suited to children from school year 7 and above. 

Once your place is confirmed, we will forward you the Zoom codes for the course on the Friday before the event is due to take place. 

Book now

Payment should be made by BACS within 24 hours of submitting your form. BACS details given on the booking form. 

We will confirm your booking (Form & Payment) within 72 hours, where further details will be sent.

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Samuel 
Haughton
School of Rock

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre Credits include: Gabe/Jeff/Mr Hamilton in “School of Rock,” (Korean Tour); Walter Waltzer in “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and Marcel in “Beauty and the Beast,” (Loughborough Town Hall); “Closer than Ever,” “Early Birds,” and “Our Boys,” (Riddle’s Court, Edinburgh); Patsy in “Spamalot,” (English Theatre Frankfurt); William George in “Soho Cinders,” (Union Theatre); Vince Fontaine/Teen Angel in “Grease,” (Scandinavian Tour); Hal 

Reisman in “Face the Music,” (Ye Olde Rose and Crown); Ratty in “Wind in the Willows,”

(National Tour); Roscoe Dexter in “Singin’ in the Rain,” and Bates in ”Top Hat,” (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Marinelli 

in ”Emilia Galotti,” (Baron’s Court Theatre) and Jon in Tick, Tick…Boom! (Africa Centre, Covent Garden).

Film Credits include: Dervish in “On Hungry Hill,” (Pursued By A Bear Productions) and 

”Moments,” (Genesis Flux Productions).

Workshop Credits include: Laundryman in ”Rosemary Lane,” (Central School of Speech and 

Drama); Christopher in ”Goodbye,” Fairy Secretary in “Dave the Less than Average Fairy,” Mr 

Herrera in ”Tall, Thin and Blonde,” Mick in ”A New Day,” (Tristan Bates Theatre) and 

Badgoink/Hedgehopper in ”Ella and the Dragophant,” (Goldsmith’s College).

Other Credits include: ”The West End Men,” (The Vaudeville Theatre); ”A Comfy Kind of 

Christmas,” (The Pheasantry); ”From Page to Stage Gala,” (Tristan Bates Theatre) and his one 

man show ”Songs from the Shower,” (London Theatre Workshop and Guildford Fringe Festival)

Twitter @SamuelHaughton

Instagram @samuel.haughton.42

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Christopher
Tendai
Matilda

Swing/Dance Captain - Dick Whittington - The National Theatre

Ensemble/Cover Rudolpho - Matilda - Cambridge Theatre

Duck - In The Willows Workshop

Jet/Snowboy - West Side Story - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Swing - Hamilton - Victoria Palace

Swing/Cover Piragua & Benny - In The Heights - Kings Cross Theatre

Featured Ensemble - Loserville - Union Theatre

Lowe - Damn Yankees - Landor Theatre

 
Friday 9th April 10am

We have arranged a MATILDA masterclass with Christopher Tendai, most recently in the West-End production, from 10:00-11:00 and Samuel Haughton from SCHOOL OF ROCK the most recent Korean Tour of the production from 11:15-12:15.

 

These workshops are suitable for all ages - both younger and older students of all abilities!