Footlights is coming to Worcester in September 2019!
Do you live in or around Worcester? Does your child…
- Love performing & dream of being on the West End stage, on TV or in film?
- Want to learn how to act, sing and dance?
- Want to meet & make friends with children who share their interests?
Does this sound like your child? Then Footlights Worcester is the right place for them.
Where we are: TBC
Footlights Worcester is a brand-new school opening in Worcester, owned by Richard and Debbie Compton, who have a wealth of knowledge and experience between them.
The Performing Arts has been a part of Richard’s life from a young age. From performing street theatre, eating fire and laying on a bed of nails, to working in television and professional theatre productions. Richard then discovered his passion for education and became a Teacher of Drama, soon progressing to Head of Performing Arts. He has created several successful Creative Arts departments in a range of schools and has an array of expertise to bring to Footlights.
Debbie was born and bred in Durham where she joined a local drama group at the age of 13 and was involved in several amateur productions growing up. For those old enough to remember Byker Grove, Debbie was a frequent actor on the show throughout her teenage years. Debbie went on to study Drama at Liverpool University then moved to London where she performed on London’s West End.
The pair met whilst acting for a touring Theatre in Education company and have since remained active in the arts, either teaching or as performers. Their most recent work involved an anti-bullying film, which was not only showcased at the Houses of Parliament but also won Best British Film at the London Film Awards.
Both Richard and Debbie have seen first-hand the influence performing arts can have on young people.
Richard states: “Drama has been, and continues to be, my life and I use my experiences to widen those of my students. As a teacher, it is amazing to see the transformation in a child as their confidence grows through performance. We want to enable children to have a safe space to express themselves freely, whilst having fun and working together to create something they all believe in. “
Debbie added, “We are extremely excited and proud to be starting our Footlights journey and are eager to develop an amazing, inspirational school for children within Worcestershire”.