Actor Danny Mahoney to run StageScreen workshop online

Danny Mahoney runs StageScreen workshopWe are incredibly excited to announce that StageScreen has secured an exclusive screen acting workshop with film actor Danny Mahoney!
Danny has acted opposite Dame Maggie Smith in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and opposite Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins!
Danny will be working with our students for two hours where they will have the chance to perform a scene and work directly with Danny for training and direction.
We are so very excited to welcome him live to our weekly zoom class on June 6! Live training continues at its best during lockdown!

StageScreen goes online and interactive

We are looking forward to seeing everyone online again tomorrow for their full Saturday StageScreen training!
Fully interactive sessions will now be held every week in term time via the video sharing app Zoom. We have set-up a secure process, which will run while the UK remains in lockdown.
Classes on Zoom for StageScreen
Our wonderful teachers will be online to work with you and we will remain a team even though we are in different places!
Starlets class for our youngest students will run from 9-9.45am.
The main session for six to 18-year-olds will run from 10am-1pm.

Annie Jr delights audiences in Burton

StageScreen Annie Jr castOur students have just completed two performances of their first, full-length musical, Annie Jr, and we couldn’t be more proud!

Annie Jr poster by StageScreen

The cast took to the stage of Burton’s Brewhouse Arts Centre to delight matinee and evening audiences with the story of little orphan Annie and her adventures as she searches for a family and a home.

Annie Jr is adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin but has been specially adapted to be performed by youngsters with some songs edited and keys changed to ranges appropriate for young voices. It still includes all the songs that Annie fans know and love, including The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, Tomorrow and Little Girls.

Annie Jr cast image

Annie Jr with starlet chorus member

Miss Hannigan in Annie Jr

Eryn and George as Annie and Daddy Warbucks In Annie Jr

Heather Gallagher scoops prestigious award

Heather Gallagher, principal and founder of StageScreen and StageScreen Musical Theatre Associates, scooped the prestigious Woman Who solopreneur award in the Creative World category today.

Heather Gallagher receives award

Ian O’Donnell, MBE, from the Federation of Small Businesses presents Heather with her Solopreneur award in October 2019

At an awards ceremony at The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club, Heather was announced as the winner. The judges said they felt that StageScreen and StageScreen MTA had a vision and a purpose and unlike similar businesses, it addresses self-development.

The awards were delivered in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses and recognise women who have set up a business on their own.

Heather, of course, receives great support from her team of tutors, the youngsters who attend classes and workshops and their supportive parents and she dedicated the award to them.

She said: “I am delighted that we can now forever be known as  ‘The Award-Winning Performing Arts and Film School’. It’s a wonderful achievement for StageScreen.”

Heather Gallagher Solopreneur award

Heather and the other finalists enjoyed an afternoon of inspiration, celebration and networking with keynote speakers who included actor, vlogger and self-development coach Holly Matthews (pictured below, left, with Heather), who shot to fame in the BBC series Byker Grove before taking on roles in Waterloo Road, Doctors, Casualty and The Bill.

Holly Matthew and Heather Gallagher pictured with their awardsShe also runs The Happy Me Project, which she launched following the death of her young husband, Ross. She raised £11,000 for the Warwickshire hospice that cared for Ross in his final days.

After speaking, Holly was also presented with a Special Award by WomanWho founder Sandra Garlick.

Heather said: “It was a privilege and an inspiration to hear Holly’s story and to meet her and enjoy a chat.”

Our patron Tom O’Brien visits Saturday classes

Tom O'Brien visits the StageScreen students

Students at our Saturday morning classes were delighted to be visited by our patron, Tom O’Brien. 

He spent time working with the students at our base at the Burton Albion Community Trust Hub, in Grange Street, Burton and gave them valuable feedback.

Tom agreed to become our patron in September 2018. He said: “I am extremely proud to be a patron of StageScreen. I grew up in the Burton area and I’ve known Heather, the principal of the school, for many years. I’ve experienced at first hand her passion, knowledge, rigorous commitment and enthusiasm for training and development in performing arts.

StageScreen patron Tom O'Brien

Tom pictured during his morning at StageScreen.

“It will give me great pleasure to see the growth of the students and the school. It is extremely important for young people to understand the hard work and dedication needed to benefit from the enjoyment and deep fulfilment that performing can bring.”

Tom worked as an actor for five years before turning to directing. He was resident director of the Cameron Mackintosh International Tour of Miss Saigon and directed Half A Sixpence at the Noel Coward Theatre, West End. He has also achieved success as a playwright.

Principal Heather Gallagher says that Tom’s passion and work ethic will inspire the pupils at the school.

She said: “Tom works on the same principles that StageScreen does – that it’s really important to enjoy what you do and also to enjoy learning and working together.”

StageScreen Musical Theatre Associates

StageScreen is proud to unveil our brand new Company!

Are you looking to move your musical theatre training up to the next level?

Do you want to gain experience through performing on a bigger stage?

StageScreen Musical Theatre Associates (MTA) is a brand new audition-only company for students aged from 8 to 21.

Once accepted students will be trained by industry professionals each week in term time with guest lecturers from the national and international theatre world. 

Already lined up for this year’s students is a showcase performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre, in the heart of London’s West End, on December 9, 2018, and auditions for Britain’s Got Talent and TeenStar 2019!

Budding Film Stars In Burton-on-Trent!

We can finally announce our affiliation last year with Central England Co-op! We received wonderful support from them which allowed us to create some short films based on the values and principles of the Co-op. All short films can be seen here – we will also be sharing them individually on the website and social media over the coming days.

 

StageScreen on the West End!

Students have been told, parents have been emailed so it’s time to reveal our exciting news!!

StageScreen main school students will be performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre, West End on December 9th 2018!!

To say we are all excited is a huge understatement!

Any student registered with us by July (ready to start classes in September) will be eligible to perform as a StageScreen student

Welcome to the new Vice-Principal of StageScreen Burton!

Congratulations to Musical Theatre teacher Megan-Louise Daniels who will become

Megan-Louise Daniels

Vice-Principal of StageScreen Burton in September 2018!

Megan has been with the school from the outset and is a wonderful asset to the team!

Principal & Owner Heather says “I’m really proud of everything Megan has achieved since she’s been with StageScreen.

The progress of students in Musical Theatre over the year has been wonderful to see and I’m really happy to have Megan as my Vice Principal of StageScreen Burton”