Talented East Enders needed to join Stratford stage school

Maria Jablovovska ,7, and Evie Woods ,8, getting ready for show time!

Maria Jablovovska ,7, and Evie Woods ,8, getting ready for show time! - Credit: Archant

Stratford panto favourite Shelley Williams is looking for talented youngsters to join her stage school based in her “favourite theatre in London.”

First intake at Stage Studio, Stratford.

First intake at Stage Studio, Stratford. - Credit: Archant

This autumn, Shelley will be welcoming her second intake of talented East Enders to Stage Studio Theatre School which she set up at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

First intake at Stage Studio, Stratford.

First intake at Stage Studio, Stratford. - Credit: Archant

Shelley feels close to the venue in Gerry Raffles Square after landing roles there in its last two pantomimes, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk, as well as last year’s hugely successful Bollywood musical Wah! Wah! Girls and Takeaway, another song and dance performance set in a Chinese fast food restuarant.

Shelley said: “We are thrilled to be based at Theatre Royal Stratford East, it is without doubt my favourite theatre in London.

“We are so pleased they are supporting us in our aim to bring quality, professional performing arts training to East London.


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“Stage Studio is in its second term in Stratford and we are fast becoming recognised as one of the leading theatre schools.

“A number of our students have already gained professional credits and have been cast in a short film, a TV series and a huge commercial campaign for Nintendo.”

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Stage Studio teaches street dance, drama, and singing to seven to 16-year-olds on Sunday afternoons from 12.30pm to 3pm and Shelley has enticed a number of professional performers to nurture the youngsters into budding stars.

She added: “We are looking for new talent to join us to meet the growing demand.

“We have an incredible team of teachers working with us and regular guest visits from performers.

“There are so many benefits to performing arts training.

“It increases confidence, improves fitness and, frankly, it’s lots of fun.

“This is such a fantastic opportunity for young people to work with actual professionals and we really want to meet some new East End talent to nurture.”

Stage Studio is offering a free trial for young peformers to try out the school to see if it’s for them this Sunday (Sep 15) at Theatre Royal Stratford East, in Gerry Raffles Square.

Place are limited. To book, email info@stagestudio.co.uk, call 07907 477135 or visit the Stage Studio website at www.stagestudio.co.uk.

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