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Dear all,

As you know we are breaking up early so that we can perform at a few of the Christmas events we have been asked to. Please find below 3 of the events of which we would like the children to attend and of which they have already started rehearsing for.

These events are a really exciting part of building their confidence, working with peers and of course learning to perform AND is such a fantastic way to start the Festive season!!

The second of the performances is at Mt Edgcumbe’s Christmas Fayre. We will be performing by the stables on Sunday the 8th of December at 12.30. This will include Musical Theatre and singing classes and Theatre Group.

The final performance is ‘Sing a Long with Santa’ at Kitley House. This again will include Musical Theatre and singing classes. The students will be singing with a pianist from 12 on Sunday the 15th of December. This is the first time this event has been held so we are very privileged to have been asked.

You can book to have a meal whilst the children sing or after as Mrs Marshall (chef/restauranteur) has generously organized a buffet for the children in a different room (they will be chaperoned). BUT places are limited so if you would like to book please call Kitley House and tell them you are from ‘Italia Conti’.

This promises to be a Fantastic event one not to be missed! I can’t wait and I look forward to seeing you all there!

The first performance is at the ‘Thanksgiving Parade’ on Plymouth’s Barbican on Thursday the 28th of November. The Students will perform at the ‘Mayflower Steps’ where the main of the event is. There will be Christmas stalls and we will sing as ‘Santa’ arrives by boat at 5.30pm. There will also be a Lantern parade after if you wish to stay and enjoy the Festivities.

This too looks set to be a very festive evening.


For all events could we ask all students who are performing to arrive 30 minutes before the performance start time.

Teachers will confirm what they wish the students to wear and I will put a list on the board. Please let us know if you are not able to attend these events.


I look forward to seeing you all there!


Summer School Announcement!!!

This years summer school will be run by the fantastic Carrie and Mark, see their biography below.

Mark has worked exclusively in musical theatre for fifteen years.


Oliver! (UK Tour – Childrens Director), Les Miserables (Queens Theatre, London – Childrens Director), Applause (Bridewell Theatre London for L.S.M.T – Choreographer), Little Women (UK Premier Workshop – Assistant Director), Three Phantoms (UK Tour – Choreographer), Beauty and the Beast (Harlequin Theatre, Redhill – Choreographer), A Touch of West End (UK Tour – Choreographer), Jason and The Argonauts (LSMT – Choreographer), Slice of Saturday Night (MADD – Choreographer), Grease (ARC Theatre, Stockton – Choreographer), Stepping Out (Union Theatre, London – Associate Choreographer)

Actor – West End:

Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre – Swing and Understudy to Rusty and Dustin), Jerry Springer – The Opera (Original Cast – National Theatre and Cambridge Theatre – Swing and Dance/Fight Captain), High Society (Shaftesbury Theatre –  Arthur), Les Miserables (Queens Theatre – Swing and Dance Captain/Childrens Director), Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Arena (Ensemble/Dance Captain)

Actor – Regional:

Little Shop Of Horrors (Palladium Theatre, Edinburgh – Ensemble, Understudy Mr Mushnik), The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse – Ensemble, Understudy Grumpskin), Starlight Express (UK/Scandinavian Tour – Prince of Wales, Understudy Dustin and Poppa).

Mark is Head of Dance at The London School of Musical Theatre.

Carrie studied Music at Lancaster University and followed this with a Master of Arts degree in Pianoforte Accompaniment at Canterbury Christchurch University under the tutorage of Kathryn Page. Her most recent engagements include Children’s Musical Director of Oliver!,Children’s vocal coach, The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre), Vocal coach for Inspirational Arts (Hertfordshire) and Carrie has her own Musical Theatre Workshop Company, Westend Wendys. Other keyboard engagements include: Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre), Mamma Mia! (International Tour), Cats (UK Tour), Whistle Down the Wind (UK Tour), The Full Monty (UK Tour), Miss Saigon (Original UK Tour),Scrooge (Liverpool Empire), The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour),Blood Brothers (UK Tour). Other work includes Cocktail pianist/ vocalist aboard the QEII (Cunard).