Charlie Brooks, the actress best known for her role in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, has attracted some of the most inspirational young musical and theatrical talent to assist in teaching students at the Mark Jermin Stage School in Esher, of which she is patron.
The performing arts school in Esher, Surrey, is now in its second year and returns to Imber Court Sports Club, Esher, Surrey, on Saturday 12th September, with Charlie and her team ready and waiting to greet all students and parents at the door.
West-End star, Nia Jermin, will be teaching the stage school this term. Bringing her experience, knowledge, talent and passion to the Esher students, Nia will be inspiring the pupils to delve into the world of Roald Dahl, with a close inspection of his best-selling book, The Witches, which has been adapted for stage and screen. Nia performed and trained at the prestigious Arts Educational School in West London and has gained professional credits including Singin’ in the Rain, The Producers, South Pacific and Legally Blonde to name but a few. Nia also has a long list of TV credits which include Casualty and Doc Martin. Nia will be appearing next year in the touring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which will be coming to Woking in April 2016.
Nia said, “It’s great to be joining Charlie and her team at the Mark Jermin Stage School in Esher. I’m so excited to be able to pass on my knowledge to the students and watch them develop and grow. Over the course of the term, we will be studying Roald Dahl’s The Witches, a fantastic story with some great opportunities for children to learn about characters, improvisation, story-telling and more. Most of all, we’ll be having lots of fun, building confidence and getting to know each other.”
Also joining Charlie and her team later this year is Graham Lappin, another West-End theatre sensation, with a long list of credits including Legally Blonde and Jesus Christ Superstar. Graham will be hosting singing workshops at the school and providing pupils with invaluable advice and guidance as a result of his experience as a musical director.
From Saturday 12th September the Esher Stage School, which is located at Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, KT8 OBT, will run two classes every Saturday, including a junior class from age 4 –7 years and a main stage school for ages 8 – 18 years. The classes will span acting, dancing and singing and it is anticipated that there will be a high demand for places at this premier stage school, which has an extensive track record of students winning parts in stage, screen and television productions.
With the new term firmly in sight, Charlie said, “I am so pleased to be able to bring Nia and Graham in to meet the amazing students at Esher Stage School. I know how much enthusiasm, professionalism and enjoyment they will bring to the class. I’ll be working with the classes too, developing acting techniques and can’t wait to introduce our new teachers to our current pupils. Hopefully, with enrolment open every Saturday, we will get to meet some new ones too.”
For further information about the stage school, its locations, times and prices and to register to join the school, visit www.markjermin.co.uk.