Professional Performers

Many of our students have been fortunate enough to fulfil their dreams of performing in professional productions.

Since 2010 our students have worked professionally every year…

Annie

We are thrilled to announce that Cabaret pupil Emily-May will be playing the role of orphan Kate in the musical Annie in London this year. The show stars Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan and marks Emily-May’s second West End show following her performance as Matilda last year. Congratulations!

Joseph

Seven Cabaret pupils successfully auditioned to be in the professional production of ‘Joseph’ at Nottingham Theatre Royal in April. The show starred X Factor winner Joe McElderry.

The girls were part of the children’s choir and were on stage for the entire show, singing nearly every song including the well known tunes ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door To Me’.

This was the fourth professional production of Joseph that has featured Cabaret pupils and it was a great experience for them all!

Alice In Wonderland

T’yanna successfully auditioned for a part in the Derby Theatre production of Alice In Wonderland this December. It’s the third year running she has performed in their Christmas production, which is a great achievement.  She played the part of ‘small Alice’. Well done!

Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland

Matilda

Huge congratulations to Emily-May who played the role of Matilda in the West End in 2016. She began playing the lead role in the professional West End musical in March, and had a six month contract. She went through a lengthy audition period to get to this point – it started way back in April 2015 and only finished in December after seven trips to London where she had to sing both solo songs from the show, read parts of the script and learn a dance routine.

We couldn’t be prouder of her achievement, she was the first ever Cabaret pupil to perform professionally in the West End and Matilda is such a fantastic musical to be involved in. It was the most amazing adventure and a truly fabulous experience. Well done Emily-May!

Matilda
Matilda

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Congratulations to T’yanna who was cast as a sewer kid in the UK Tour of Chitty when it came to Nottingham Theatre Royal in May 2016. Around 150 children attended the audition and only 16 were chosen – well done!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Aladdin

Well done to Hannah who successfully auditioned to be a dancer in Aladdin at Loughborough Town Hall during Christmas 2015.

Aladdin
Aladdin

Cinderella

Congratulations to T’yanna and Freya who appeared in Cinderella at Derby Theatre in Christmas 2015, following their performances last year in Christmas Carol. Well done girls!

Cinderella
Cinderella

Brassed Off

Emily-May was cast as Melody in this Derby Theatre production during October 2015. It was an excellent play and got many five star reviews and standing ovations!

Brassed Off
Brassed Off
Brassed Off

Jesus Christ Superstar

Emily-May performed in the ensemble of this professional production at Nottingham Theatre Royal in July 2015. It was a wonderful production starring Glenn Carter as Jesus.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar

Pop Factor

Twenty of our students danced in Pop Factor at the Guildhall Theatre, Derby at the end of March 2015. They were backing dancers during the song ‘Happy’ and had just 2 hours to learn the routine when the choreographer visited our studio in February. We had a really fun night at the theatre and the show was a sell out!

A Christmas Carol

T’yanna & Freya successfully auditioned for parts in A Christmas Carol at Derby Theatre in 2014. Freya took on the speaking role of Janet Cratchit and T’yanna had a solo song. Both girls performed beautifully in this festive production.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

Sound Of Music

Emily-May played the role of Gretl in The Sound of Music at Leicester’s Curve Theatre throughout Christmas 2014. Directed by Paul Kerryson this was a wonderful production and an amazing show to be part of, congratulations!

Sound Of Music
Sound Of Music
Sound Of Music

Peter Pan

In April 2014 12 of our pupils performed as the Lost Children in Enchanted Entertainment’s production of Peter Pan. They starred alongside Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer at The Guildhall Theatre, Derby. Six of the girls had speaking roles and Danielle also took on the role of Tinkerbell. They gave four fabulous performances and it was a really fun show to be involved in, well done!

Peter Pan
Peter Pan

Kes

Congratulations to Dani who successfully auditioned for a role in the professional production of ‘Kes’ at Derby Theatre during September and October 2013. She was given a speaking role and played the part of the messenger and a school girl. The production received rave reviews and Dani gave an excellent performance.

Kes

Joseph

Congratulations to 20 of our pupils who were chosen to sing in the children’s choir in the professional production of Joseph in April 2013. The show was in the middle of a UK Tour and came to the Derby Assembly Rooms during the Easter holidays. It was fantastic to have so many of our girls in a professional show, well done to Ashleigh, Lily, T’yanna, Hannah, Kyra, Evie, Sophie, Olivia, Eleanor, Mia, Elena, Annabelle, Jessica, Lilly, Emily-May, Charlotte, Hannah, Dani, Lucy and Abbie.

Joseph

Lilly, Ashleigh, Jessica, Elena, Mia, Eleanor and Emily-May successfully auditioned to be part of the children’s choir in the professional production of ‘Joseph’ at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham in October 2012. They sung beautifully and had a great week in the show which starred Keith Jack who was the runner up in the TV programme ‘Any Dream Will Do’.

Joseph
Joseph

Oliver

Cristianna, Annabelle, Holly and Jessica successfully auditioned to appear in the professional production of ‘Oliver!’ at the Birmingham Hippodrome for six weeks during March and April 2012. The show starred Brian Conley and Neil Morissey as Fagin and Samantha Barks from the TV talent show ‘I’d Do Anything’ as Nancy. The girls were on stage for several acting scenes and they also joined the rest of the cast to perform three song & dance routines: ‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘Consider Yourself’ and ‘Who Will Buy’. It was an excellent production to be a part of – well done girls!

Oliver
Oliver
Oliver

The King And I

Congratulations to T’yanna and Emily-May who performed in ‘The King & I’ at Nottingham Theatre Royal in February/March 2012 and to Antonia and Eleanor who performed at the Birmingham Hippodrome in May. All four girls played the roles of the King’s children, singing the classic song ‘Getting To Know You’. They were stunning productions and a wonderful experience for them to be involved in a professional musical. Emily-May was then asked to take on a speaking role in the show when it came to the Curve Theatre, Leicester in May – well done!

The King And I
The King And I

Dick Whittington

Congratulations to Cristianna who has successfully auditioned for Derby’s Pantomime during Christmas 2011. She will be part of the juvenile dance team performing in Dick Whittington at the Assembly Rooms.

Dick Whittington

Annie

Our school provided nine girls to play the roles of Orphans in the UK Tour of ‘Annie’ when it came to the Derby Assembly Rooms in April 2011. We auditioned 45 of our pupils and they all worked really hard with their singing, dancing and acting pieces. Congratulations to Holly, Eleanor, Keely, Jessica, Elena, Annabelle, Ashleigh, Lauren and Cristianna who performed eight shows throughout the week, singing songs such as ‘Hard Knock Life’, ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile’ and the famous classic ‘Tomorrow’. They gave excellent performances and we were very proud of them all!

Annie
Annie

Wind In The Willows

Rhiannon performed at Derby Theatre over Christmas 2010 in the Wind In The Willows. She played a Rabbit and a Weasel and gave a wonderfully expressive performance, well done!

Wind In The Willows
Wind In The Willows

Joseph

Congratulations to seven of our pupils who successfully auditioned to perform in the professional touring production of ‘Joseph’ when it came to Derby Assembly Rooms in June 2010. Eleanor, Keely, Antonia, Holly, Rhiannon, Cristianna and Elena sung in the choir for all 12 shows. Well done to Jessica who also joined Holly, Keely and Elena for the same production at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham in September/October – well done girls!!

Joseph
Joseph

Les Miserables

Ten year old Eleanor successfully auditioned to play the part of little Cosette in the musical ‘Les Miserables’ when it came to Birmingham in March and April 2010. The show starred Gareth Gates and visited Birmingham Hippodrome for four weeks as part of the UK Tour. This was Eleanor’s first professional role and she sang beautifully and her acting was excellent. Well done, we’re very proud!

Les Miserables
Les Miserables
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