WHO WE ARE
Based in and around Leighton Buzzard and Stewkley, Holly's Theatre is a theatre company with a difference. We aim to provide enjoyable and educational lessons. Not only do we focus on building confidence and performance, but teach transferable skills that allow our students to suceed far beyond the studio.
Release your imagination and come with us on a journey to far off lands, and do battle with Captain Hook with the Lost Boys cheering you on.
Fall down the Rabbit Hole and follow the White Rabbits adventure with Alice.
Come play games with us and make new friends or come with old and see your team/ship mates and explore all the fun you can have in our Theatre.
Make it your Theatre!
Discover a whole world in your own imagination and create plays and theatre with improvisation.
Develop your confidence to read in class.
Join us because we are FUN!
Pre-School Theatre that follows the E.Y.F.S to support your childs development.
Group Musical Theatre Sessions
Private Tuition, L.A.M.D.A Examinations (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), exam preperation to support A'level and GCSE
BA Hons Acting, East 15 Acting School
Member of L.A.M.D.A
PGCE Bath Spa and QTS
Holly had a professional conservatoire training at ‘East 15 Acting School’ in London graduating in 2004 with a BA in Acting. Training for four years with many experienced directors such as Crispin Bonham-Carter, Dawn Walton and children’s theatre specialist Vicki Ireland (touring in Panto The Ugly Duckling), performing at the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus in the West End. Later on that summer in the East End played Fanny Squirers in Nicholas Nickleby at Wiltons Music Hall.
Holly then went on to form, with a couple of her fellow graduates, ‘Short Straw Theatre Company’, thus named as all three of the Artistic Directors are quite petite.
As a Theatrical Practitioner, Actor and Co-Artistic Director of Short Straw Theatre Company Holly was responsible for creative production, sourcing Writers/ Directors and Actors, running workshops to groups of all ages, devising interactive shows, acting on stage for both Short Straw and other theatre companies.
Their most successful show was developed over a number of years and started out as a scratch at the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), became Threads when it went to the Soho Theatre in the West End for development, for it to finally become Fates, premiering at Theatre 503 the following year. With the strap line ‘I’m scared of boxes, they killed my mother’. As well as the Co-Artistic Director Holly played Atropos and then Scooner throughout development and during the run.
With the company based in SE London, the Greenwich Playhouse was the base for the companies new writing and work in development hub, with the show Walthamstow Central, Holly both produced and played Victoria in the claustrophobic underground show. This production was closely followed with Kelly by Jenny Harrold.
Holly is passionate about all areas of the industry and before she chose drama school and became an actor, she she trained as a dancer and singer, with her first professional job being a backing vocalist on a country album. Holly writes her own shows and still occasionally performs them and has been a LAMDA tutor for the past 10 years.
Training is really important to Holly who regularly is found attending workshops on ground breaking theatre both nationally and internationally as well as being a qualified teacher with a Post Graduate in Education.
Emily has trained in all things theatre from the age of 3. She started with ballet which soon progressed and her love of performing grew.
Emily trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, LAMDA and musical theatre all throughout her childhood, whilst gaining examination grades in all of these. She was heavily involved in a local theatre company, performing in a wide variety of Musicals and Pantomimes, most notably Iris in Fame and Cinderella in Cinderella, as well as many prinicpal dancer roles. Emily also undertook private singing training for many years before leaving for university.
Emily undertook GCSE and A-Level Drama, as well as A-Level Dance, alongside being an assistant dance teacher from the age of 14.
Emily studied at The University of Chichester, gaining a 2.1 in Dance Studies. She focused her studies towards teaching routes which allowed her to gain a wealth of knowledge surrounding child development in dance. She also undertook the role of a company administrator for 3Fall Dance Company, the university's 3rd year company, and helped to produce and run a countrywide tour visiting schools and collages to deliver workshops and performances at a wide variety of venues. She is also a qualified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher.
After graduating and teaching at Dance and Musical Theatre Schools across the Home Counties for two years, Emily decided to focus on teaching in mainstream education. She is now a fulltime Dance and Drama Teacher at Princes Risborough Secondary School and training to complete her Postgarduate Certification in Education as well as gaining her Qualified Teacher Status.
Emily also teaches part time for Amy's Dance Academy and Holly's Theatre.
Dance and Musical Theatre Teacher
BA Hons University of Chichester
Workshop Facilitator - Musical Theatre and Dance
Designated Safeguarding Lead