Former John Kyrle High School pupil and member of the Phoenix Youth Theatre, Zoe Hutton, now leads weekly classes at The Phoenix Theatre, having graduated from the Birmingham School of Acting with a first class degree in Applied Performance (Community & Education).

Zoe went to John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form, and has since trained on how to deliver drama based work to different community groups, as a way of having a positive impact on their lives.

Zoe grew up as a member of the Phoenix Youth Theatre, and even came back to visit during her University degree, completing a work placement with Sarah O’Neill (company director of the Phoenix Youth Theatre) as a local Drama teacher and practitioner.

Zoe told the Ross Gazette: “I came back to set up my own freelance business with huge help from Sarah O’Neill, company director and main leader for both The Drama Company and Phoenix Youth Theatre. I now work freelance as a visiting teacher for The Drama Company and schools, etc.”

Since returning to Ross, Zoe has worked with Gorsley Goffs Primary School, The Phoenix Youth Theatre, John Kyrle High School and visits Lea Primary School every week.

She has also spent some time delivering story book based drama workshops to toddlers aged two - five as part of her own company, Story Makers.

The Drama Company classes Zoe leads are avaliable at The Phoenix Theatre in Ross-on-Wye, for young people aged 5-18.

Every Saturday during term time, from 10.30am - 11.45am, children and young adults can learn new skills, build their confidence and have plenty of drama fun with friends in the Drama Company’s relaxed theatre environment.

They focus on fun warm up games and drama skills, with opportunities to perform live, as they work towards a creative showcase at least once per term, open to invited audiences.

The Drama Company is open to all children and young people aged 5 - 18 and have over 100 Drama Company members attending their classes on a weekly basis.

Places for immediate start available, classes cost £4 per session.

For more information and booking forms, contact class leader Zoe Hutton on 07759 923790, or email: [email protected].

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