Vicky is a professional actress, singer and theatre practitioner. Vicky trained in Acting at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), graduating in 2000. Since then she has had many professional engagements around the world, including Pantomime and TV work. Acting work includes performing at the Lowry Theatre Manchester, Stafford Castle Shakespeare, P and O cruises, and numerous commercials for such household names as Microsoft, Iceland, The Co-Op Bank and Scholl.
Vicky has worked with the education team at The Regent Theatre; running their Youth Theatre, Stagecoach theatre arts, local dance schools and many local primary schools since 2002, offering unique and varied experiences. Vicky also runs after school drama clubs at schools in Staffordshire.
Recently she has directed ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at the Stoke Rep theatre and ‘The Pied Piper’ at the Mitchell Arts Centre, which were great successes. She also works with older members of the community, having recently created and directed a performance for the Lottery funded group ‘Art Link’ who were commissioned to perform a bespoke piece for high school students entitled ‘The Voice.’
"I’m passionate about creating exciting and positive experiences which encourage confidence and enthusiasm for life. I am so excited to be running Drama School along with Cathy, the culmination of years of hard work and collaboration; I look forward to the fabulous projects and performances to come."
The focus is not only to improve performance skills, but to boost confidence and positivity – something really important for every child.
Cathy is orginally from Blackpool, Lancashire. She trained at Rose Bruford where she gained a BA (hons) in Acting. Since graduating in 1996, Cathy has worked in television and theatre including roles in Heartbeat, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Where The Heart Is, The Blonde Bombshell and feature film B-Monkey. Her theatre credits include Lady Macduff in Macbeth and the Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors at Stafford Open-Air Shakespeare.
Cathy is an experienced workshop leader, delivering drama workshops to various groups including The Willows Primary School. She also is the resident drama tutor for the Regent Theatre's Creative Learning Department since 2001. In addition she delivers drama workshops to the weekly adult drama group Artlink, at The Victoria Hall, which is funded by the Robbie Williams Give It Sum Fund.
However setting up Drama School with her dear friend Vicky is the start of a very exciting and personal journey. Cathy and Vicky have joined forces on a whole host of projects over the years, including working for Borderlines at The New Vic, Youth Theatre at The Regent as well as performing Shakespeare together! So their partnership of Drama School brings years of experience and friendship together to create a wonderful platform to nurture the next generation of young performers. They are so delighted to be so well supported by so many loyal members.
Cathy's best productions are her three children Lola, Ben and little Guy.