Meet some of the gang
Our pupils take exams with oldest established drama school in the UK, the prestigious London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art.
Who has also trained with LAMDA? Only Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Claflin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper, Jim Broadbent, Tom Bateman – the list goes on.
And in the meantime, our Little Voices pupils can start their LAMDA training too! Here are just a handful of our superstars.
Living my best life!
Ten-year-old Isla, who’s been coming along to Little Voices classes in Peterborough for 18 months, really is living her best life, having recently landed the role of Jemima Potts in a local production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
“We could see that Isla had something special when she first came to Little Voices,” Julie Armstrong, our Little Voices Principal in Peterborough said. “Her passion for the performing arts is clear – she just loves it! And I’m glad she was able to put her Little Voices training to good use to help her on her way to
Isla has already performed in a local production of Fame as part of the ensemble, but Chitty is her first big role, which she won after attending an open audition where she was required to read some lines alongside other characters, as well as sing solo.
Her proud mum, Becky, was able to watch the audition and told us: “It was amazing – even if I did end up in tears after hearing her sing ‘Truly scrumptious’! I knew she was capable, but to hear how professional she sounded just blew me away.”
Our Little Voices principal, Julie, chatted with Isla and Becky about how Little Voices has helped Isla pursue her dreams of performing on stage.
Why did you choose Little Voices for Isla?
Isla was interested in acting & singing, so we were looking for something that would give her tips, as well as the confidence needed to be on stage – or anywhere, really. To have the confidence to go into a room full of people she’d never met before, and perform the way she did, is fantastic!
What advice would you give to other parents looking for activities for their children?
I’d say let them choose, but try and instil them with the confidence to go and try new things.
Isla, what 3 things from your Little Voices lessons do you think helped you with your audition?
- The singing & acting skills I’ve learned
- The confidence boost I get from being in small groups
- And the LAMDA exams definitely helped when it came to holding my nerve!
What are you most looking forward to about playing the role of Jemima?
I’m excited about acting with the adults, as well as the boy who plays my brother, Jeremy – and of course, the flying car!
Congratulations, Isla – we’re all very proud of you!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is on during February half term at Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre in Peterborough – break a leg, Isla!
This is Jack. He successfully auditioned for the leading role of Jeremy in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at The Cresset Theatre, performing for a week to sell-out audiences. Congratulations young man – you were fantasmagorical!
Lots of Little Voices children made up the ensemble for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – after a tough audition process they beat many hopefuls and took to the stage at The Cresset Theatre.
Meet Cai. We are so super proud of this young man, who is off to study drama at college. School wasn’t always easy for Cai, but he attended our lessons every week and the performing arts became his escape, something he could excel in. Congratulations young man – you have showed commitment, drive and tenacity – and YOU DID IT!