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Make Believe Bromley to hold Annie workshop

PUBLISHED: 16:55 01 March 2018

The West ickham Launch. Picture: Make Believe

The West ickham Launch. Picture: Make Believe

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Make Believe Bromley will be holding a West End workshop with Katie Warsop, who attended the same local primary school where the workshop will be held, over 19 years ago.

The school holds classes in singing, acting and dancing every Wednesday from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Wickham Common Primary School, Gates Green Road, BR4 9DG.

Katie has most recently starred in Annie in the West End, as well as Cats and We will Rock You.

She trained at Italia Conti alongside Principal Kim Thursfield.

Katie said: “I can’t wait to be back teaching at my old Primary School.

“Performing in the West End is an amazing experience and to be able to pass it on to children who may like to do this in the future is very exciting.”

All children can try out the lessons for free by calling 02082895736 or email bromley@makebelievegroup.co.uk to book a place.

The school includes three professional teachers and is led by Principal Kim Thursfield, who also runs the Sevenoaks branch, which after 3 years is at full capacity.

Kim has had over 15 years in the professional performing arts industry and is also a local mum of two.

The Sevenoaks branch has seen children star in Hollwood films and TV adverts and Kim hopes to do the same for Bromley.

Founded by Joel Kern in 2004, Make Believe have over 50 schools in and around London, Australia, Hove and most recently Manchester, teaching youngsters the basic skills in the performing arts.

Kern, who started Make Believe aged 15 by teaching five students to sing, dance and act, has seen the company grow into one of the most exciting performing arts companies, with around 3500 children enjoying the after-school classes on a weekly basis.

With a raft of talent coming out of the Make Believe Talent Agency (including youngsters landing roles in West End musicals, TV shows and adverts) the future is looking very bright for the Ilford-based producer who won the Federation of Small Business Young Entrepreneur of the year for South East England award.

To find out more about the school, visit their website at makebelievegroup.co.uk

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