I am absolutely thrilled to be working with The Elgiva to deliver exciting performing arts opportunities for our local community.
As a parent and Governor of a local school, I am passionate about providing opportunities for young people to thrive, and for me, providing a creative outlet for young people to express themselves and have an opportunity to shine is a huge part of that.
I have been involved in the theatre my whole life: Born to theatrical parents, first performed on stage at the age of seven, and since finishing Drama and Theatre Studies qualifications, I have worked for the family drama club, where we provide weekly clubs and spectacular summer shows for young people aged 6 to 18. Still performing myself, my latest role was in January 2022 as Prince Frederick in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
I’m sure like many children, I never appreciated how lucky I was to have opportunities to act, sing and perform from a young age. But now, as a teacher, I see it; as I watch in wonder at the transformation that happens to young people as they experience the magic of the theatre – exploring different characters, improvisation, performance, team building, story-telling and working with others to develop creative ideas. It is a joy that I just want to share. And I am delighted to be bringing that magic of the theatre to the young people of Chesham and the surrounding areas.
The Elgiva Youth Theatre runs on Fridays in term time at the Little Theatre by the Park, Church Street, Chesham.
There are three sessions:
- Infants (Reception to Year 2)
- Juniors (Year 3 to Year 6)
- Seniors (Year 7 to Year 10)
4.30pm to 5.30pm
5.30pm to 7pm