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LIZZIE FRANCES: PRINCIPAL

 
 
 

LIZZIE FRANCES BA (HONS)

  • PRINCIPAL
  • LAMDA TEACHER
  • ACTORS TEACHER SOUTHBOURNE
  • PERFORMERS TEACHER SOUTHBOURNE
 
Lizzie is a professional Actor, Director and Drama teacher who has numerous West End, UK No 1 touring and Pantomime credits to her name. She trained with the prestigious National Youth Theatre and the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre Credits include: The Spirit of the Ring-Aladdin (Octagon Theatre) Fairy Godmother- Cinderella (Octagon Theatre) Mrs Darling, Myrtle the Mermaid, Big Chief Squatting Cow- Peter Pan (Octagon Theatre)Fairy Tale-Beauty and the Beast (UK Tour) Fairy Moonbeam-Sleeping Beauty(Octagon Theatre) Melody- Pirates of the Pavilion and Pirates of the Pavilion the sequel (The Weymouth Pavilion) The Wicked Witch-The Children's Variety Adventure (UK Tour) The Spirit of the Ring-Aladdin (Octagon Theatre) Sharon-Girls Night (No 1 UK Tour) Aladdin- Aladdin (Winsford Theatre) The Wicked Witch-The Childrens Variety Performance (UK Tour) Kate-Girls Night (Durham Gala Theatre) Elf- The Night before Christmas (The Ambassadors Theatre, West End and Horsham Capitol Theatre) Kate-Girls Night (The New Vic Theatre and UK Tour) Sophie Ce Soir-HA HA Hitler! (Croydon Warehouse and UK Tour) Claire-Six Minute Theatre (Bridewell Theatre) Elf- Rolf Harris and Friends (Fairfield Halls, Croydon) The Monster in the Mine(Portsmouth Historic Dockyards) Puck-A Midsummers Night Dream (Portsmouth Theatre Royal) Louise-Martha, Josie and The Chinese Elvis (Bournemouth Pier Theatre) Fairy Bowbells-Dick Whittington (Doncaster Civic) Harry-Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs (UK No 1 Tour) Fairy Beansprout-Jack and the Beanstalk (Octagon Theatre) U/S Beth, Jo, Meg and Amy- Little Women(UK No 1 Tour) Claire-Morning Glory (Bridewell Theatre) The Rainbow Fish-The Rainbow Fish (UK Tour) Jo/Mum-Too Much Punch for Judy (TIE Tour) Gwen-Catchy! (Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh)​


TV and Film Credits include:  Patricia- Seconds from Disaster (National Geographic) Crazy Woman- Exorcism (SKY Advert) Lady Lucan-Murder Casebook Series 2 (Sky TV) Judy Garland-Pop Icon, Binary Lines, May Day, A bit of a Pickle, Science, Tea for Two, The Simple Truth and The Truth Hurts (Bournemouth Media School) plus various school teachers in commercials for Nokia and Telsis.

Writing and Directing Credits include: Beauty and the Beast (UK Tour) Scrumdiddlyumptious, And the Winner is, Lights Camera Action, Annie-the first night farce (The Octagon Theatre) Is this my Story? (The Shelley Theatre) Peter Pan (New Milton Memorial Hall) Legally Blonde  (Layard Theatre) The Tempest, Much Ado about Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Sutton Theatre) Macbeth (The Charles Cryer Theatre)

As a teacher Lizzie trained under LAMDA examiner and adjudicator John Hester and has since taught LAMDA to private pupils with a 100% pass rate at Merit and Distinction.

Lizzie has successfully prepared pupils for drama festivals and has secured places for many of her students at top London drama schools. Lizzie has written and directed numerous youth theatre productions, films and summer schools.

 

Lizzie lives in Bournemouth with her husband Paul ,their children Tilly and Teddy and their Cockapoo Paddington.

TANITH UNDERWOOD BA (WITH DISTINCTION)

  • ACTORS ASSISTANT SOUTHBOURNE

 

Training: Queensland University of Technology Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama, Film, Television & New Media, Youth Ensemble Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company. 

Tanith is a passionate Teaching Artist who joins us from Australia. She brings with her a boatload of experience of working with people aged 0-18 through drama and other art forms such as digital storytelling and creative writing.

 

Tanith’s professional experience ranges from performing onstage and writing and directing productions throughout her time at university. She has also worked professionally behind the camera in a variety of roles. A highlight for her was working on the production of BBC’s “The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone.”

 

Working with young people and providing safe, creative spaces is Tanith’s biggest passion

CHLOE LOUISA-HUGHES

  • PERFORMERS TEACHER SOUTHBOURNE

Training: Urdang Academy

Chloe is a professional Actor and Choreographer from Bournemouth. She has had years of training in dance and musical theatre under Jass Studios, Stagewise and Leaf Studio School, and then after receiving a scholarship, moved to London to further her training at the Urdang Academy.

Professional credits include: Elsa in the premier of ‘Once upon a Princess’ for OCD Productions, Improv squad for ‘A night at the Improv’ for Black Cherry Productions, The Queen of Hearts and Mr rabbit for Adventure Wonderland, Wicked Queen in Snow White and The Wicked Stepmother In Cinderella (She promises she is nice though really!)

Chloe is also a talented Choreographer. Last Christmas she was choreographer for Earl Carpenters ‘Scrooge’ for Ginger Boy Productions. Since then she is now choreographer for a number of companies, and theatre schools. Chloe currently teaches at Prompt Corner Academy of dance, Stagewise School for the Performing arts and Jamie Lee Academy of Dance, in which she creates and produces their show numbers, and works alongside Katie Chaldecott-Gill of Prompt Corner coaching her festival team.


 

ELLIOT LUCAS

  • PERFORMERS ASSISTANT SOUTHBOURNE
  • ACTORS ASSISTANT CHRISTCHURCH
Elliot is currently studying A level Drama and A level Dance as St. Peter’s sixth form, Bournemouth. He attended a theatre arts school for ten years, two of which were spent teaching. During his time he has completed many LAMDA acting solo exams under Lizzie’s tuition. Elliot has performed in many theatres in the area as well as two performances in Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End. He has appeared in three short films and one full length film and an ITV Hub advert. He is currently a member of Bournemouth and Boscombe light opera company (BBLOC) appearing in their annual show at The Pavillion. He relishes the opportunity to both teach and perform in the industry.

LOUISE MCFADDEN

  • ACTORS ASSISTANT SOUTHBOURNE
  • PERFORMERS ASSISTANT SOUTHBOURNE
  • STAGE MANAGER/CHILD LICENSE ADMIN

Louise is our parent helper in some of our Junior and Inters classes. She is tremendous fun and is so encouraging to all our students. Louise is also in charge of stage managing our shows and organising all our licensing admin.

PAUL HOLTON-FRANCES

  • OFFICE MANAGER

Paul runs the office and oversees the finances. 

All our staff are regularly DBS checked and First aid trained

Patrons: Kim and Gillian Taylforth