Many SPF alumni have developed interests and careers within this field - from international Broadway shows like Starlight Express, to running theatre companies performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Gem is in her final year at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, taking a BA in Set Construction. She completed about a third of a Biology degree at Edinburgh University before she decided she was on the wrong path; she then did an HNC in Technical Theatre at Edinburgh College before moving to Central.
She is particularly interested in creating sustainable and carbon neutral theatre: when she graduates she hopes to set up her own workshop and use sustainable resources to build set for small-scale theatre companies.
Take a look at Gem's 3rd year set construction piece on YouTube - a bike-powered chainsaw!
Gem came in to run a set construction workshop with our Yr 9 students. Read more here.
MA Philosophy and Theatre Studies, University of Glasgow 2015-2019.
Faith left SPF in 2015 and headed off to Glasgow University where she is taking a combined course of Theatre Studies, History of Art and Philosophy. In addition to taking part in performances related to her course, she has also joined the stand-up and sketch society: she was recently elected sketch convenor and is heavily involved in organising and directing sketch shows. She recently performed with the group in Edinburgh at the Scottish Student Comedy Festival and will be hosting a show for the Glasgow International Comedy Festival later this year.
Whilst at SPF, Faith directed two sixth form productions: After Magritte and A Servant to Two Masters.
Venice trained at the Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacque Lecoq, Paris and then at The Drama Centre, London. Prior to this, she also completed a degree in Philosophy at Edinburgh University: whilst a student in Edinburgh she took part in a phenomenal number of shows including Fame, The Musical, The Wind in the Willows, My Mother Said I Never Should and Twelfth Night. She was also a regular performer with the Improverts.
She is now working as a professional actress; you can catch her in Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down at Theatre N16 in London in March, 2016.
Helen trained at the London Studio Centre and at CAP21 in New York. Prior to that, she also did a number of years at Bodywork, Cambridge. Helen is an actor, dancer and singer: she is currently at ‘skate school’ prior to rehearsing a production of Starlight Express in Germany.
Helen studied with Bodywork Company Dance Studios, furthered her training at The London Studio Centre and subsequently The Collaborative Arts Project (CAP21) in New York City.
Previous professional theatre credits include Graziella in West Side Story (Larnaca Amphitheatre), West End Rocks (UK Tour), "An Evening on the Westside" (Bernstein Celebration UK Concert Tour), Les Miserables in Concert (UK Tour), Jemima in Cats (Arena Tour), Singer/Dancer for Universal (Osaka, Japan), Katherine in Wine Lovers The Musical (NCL), Serena in Legally Blonde The Musical (NCL), Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde The Musical (Aberystwyth Arts Centre) and The Slave of the Ring in Aladdin (Mansfield Palace Theatre).
She can be seen in the ICF feature film Chalet Girl and has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Nickelodeon with performances on Abbamania, Murder in Suburbia, Genie and The Royal Variety Show.
Helen has been used as a recording vocalist for Westlife and the Passionata Opera/Rock Album, appeared as a featured vocalist for the KitKatKlub at the Pigalle (Picadilly Circus) and in the touring production of NOTLesMiz.
Helen is currently in Germany rehearsing for Starlight Express as 'first cast' Wrench, Pearl, Dinah, Buffy, Ashley, Joule and Volta.
For more information on Helen please go to www.keddiescott.com
Georgina trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and worked in London’s theatre as a freelance stage manager. She worked on 18 shows at venues like Sadler’s Wells, the Hackney Empire and the Minack open air theatre. She was most notably Deputy Stage Manager on the UK premiere of the Broadway musical Xanadu at the Southwark Playhouse.
She then left theatre in 2016 to spend a year working at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church on Trafalgar Square, before starting her training to be a Church of England priest at Cranmer Hall at St. John’s College, Durham. She will be ordained in 2020.
Kate is an artist specialising in performance. She works across theatre, dance & live art as a director, movement director & choreographer; as well as doing extensive work as a teacher & workshop facilitator. She is Artistic Director of MOVING DUST.
Kate trained in Dance at Laban (2008) after completing an MA in Movement Studies at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (2007), & a degree in English Literature at Oxford University (2006). She has spent time in New York on the Lincoln Centre Theater Directors’ Lab, studying clowning in Barcelona, & attended The Directors’ Course at the National Theatre Studio.
Kate’s achievements are too many and too varied to list here: suffice to say, she has worked with a large number of very different theatre and dance companies including The Royal Shakespeare Company, Paines Plough and Nabokov.
Ellie is a professional actor, singer and dancer. She trained in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy. Her first job after leaving Mountview was as Swing in By Jeeves! Other roles include: Sheila in Hair at the English Theatre, Frankfurt; Daisyin The Great Gatsby at The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch; Marion in feature film Trooper & The Legend Of The Golden Key, which was shot in California; a Super Bowl advert which was filmed in Barcelona and a super sweet job recently reading with Carrie Fisher of Star Wars!
Ellie is currently featuring as the girl in the Amazon Prime advert with the lonely horse - take a look on YouTube here.
You can find out more about Ellie’s career on her website: http://www.ellieroseboswell.com/
"As a second year Television and Radio Production student at the University of Salford, I've been involved in production of multiple forms of content, ranging from documentaries to studio shows.
I've recently directed a studio show about the Manchester music scene, an intense project involving a five camera set up which took weeks of rehearsal for the final live recording. I've also produced, directed and am in the process of editing a period drama about the English Civil War, involving a Preacher who has an existential crisis upon witnessing the defeat of the Royalist army. In addition to uni projects, I've also directed a music video for professional company Caravella Music and carried out drone shoots for festivals."
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