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So Far in 2017

So far in 2017

During our first classes of 2017 we have enjoyed singing and acting with some old friends as well as new ‘students’ and teachers.

For our first evening class of 2017 we welcomed Matt Winkworth as a fabulous new singing teacher, and Paul Chesterton returned for the drama element of the session. We also welcomed many eager, if slightly wary, new participants, who were immediately made to feel at home. Returning ‘students’ have been joined by more people keen to find out what it’s all about, and been treated to the varied teaching techniques of familiar instructors Roxy, Tristan and Hannah.
The January/February sessions have been hilarious at times, with physical theatre, improv, and ‘intention’ making appearances in drama, and pop, jazz, musical theatre and even medieval and Indian songs being taught during the singing classes. We hope that even more new ‘students’ will be encouraged to join one
of our great groups on Wednesday mornings or Thursday evenings.



There are still more introductions to be made. Say ‘Hello!’ to two of our newest inspirational instructors.

Thea Oxbury

Thea has over 20 years of experience as a performer, writer and applied theatre practitioner. She has worked with youth and community theatres and on projects with Theatre North, the Ambassadors Theatre Group, Tricycle Theatre and Camden People’s Theatre. As a performer she has worked in TV, film and theatre, from the West End to children’s and street theatre.


Frankie Alexandra

Frankie has a BA in musical theatre from Blackpool School of Creative Arts, where she found her calling
as a professional singer, performer, director, musical
director and vocal coach. Frankie offers various skillsets including vocal technique, confidence building through music, acting through song, characterization technique and choreography for musicals and showcases.


‘School Trips’

So far in January and February we have seen Showstopper: The Improvised Musical! at the Oxford Playhouse and Dead Funny: The Improvised Funeral, put on by the wonderful Oxford Imps. This ‘homework’, revising the ‘rules of improv’ we have learnt about in class, is far more enjoyable than any we used to have in school. Look out for more trips being organized soon.


International Women’s Day

On Friday March 10th Rose Hill Community Centre is hosting an afternoon of free activities in celebration of International Women’s Day. From fitness to arts and crafts, massage and relaxation to basic car maintenance, there is something for ladies of all ages. We will be putting on a singing and a drama workshop, and you can contact Claire to find out more.