STAFF

  • Professional Performer

  • Qualified Teacher

  • BA hons Drama and Theatre Studies degree

  • Associate of LAMDA

  • Enhanced DBS

ANDREW CURPHEY

 

Andrew has worked extensively delivering theatre workshops and performing for over 19 years. He has been able to develop himself as a committed theatre practitioner, performer and entertainer.

 

Over the past twelve years he has created and continues to manage and direct the hugely successful Andrew Curphey Theatre Company. With more than 250+ children and young people enrolled across evening classes in various towns across Cheshire. Each year the company produce various showcases and musical productions that are staged at The Brindley Theatre and surrounding performance venues. Also, as a qualified teacher he delivers drama/theatre workshops in many schools and colleges.

 

Most recently Andrew was honoured to be commissioned by Halton Borough Council and the Mersey Gateway to create and direct a performance piece that was presented to Her Majesty the Queen and the Duchess of Sussex to celebrate the official opening of the Mersey Gateway bridge. Andrew was able to meet and have a conversation with Her Majesty and the Duchess. They discussed the project and they mentioned how humbled they were by the performance.

 

Andrew’s most recent theatre credits include a series of sold out one man shows ‘A Mic, Music & Me’. ‘Muddles’ in Snow White, ‘Chester the Jester’ in Sleeping Beauty, ‘French Franc’ in Beauty and the Beast at the Brindley Theatre, ‘Jack’ in Jack and the Beanstalk at The Albert Halls Bolton. Andrew will be returning to the Brindley Theatre and The Albert Halls in Easter 2021 to play the title role in Peter Pan. The production will be produced by Trio Entertainment. He will also be returning to The Brindley Theatre as 'comic' in their annual Christmas Pantomime.

 

Andrew says "My teaching and learning centres around the notion that children and young people are provided with a safe environment to develop and learn. They are given a platform to be who they are, showcase their talents, and encourage their confidence. The essence of the company has always been, and will forever be, that all of the children and young people have fun and create life long memories".

For more on Andrew visit: andrewcurphey.co.uk

NICKY GLOVER

Nicky trained in Musical Theatre at the prestigious Bird college in London. After completing her professional training Nicky went on to work as a professional dancer and dance captain in many pantomimes, on board various cruise ships, in hotels and throughout the country in touring tribute shows.
 
Nicky completed her final cruise contract in summer 2018. Since then she has embarked on her teaching career. Nicky is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher who is eager to pass on all of her professional knowledge and love for her discipline. She strives to ensure students not only work to reach their full potential in all areas but she also wants students to enjoy the various elements of dance.
 
Nicky is extremely excited to join the ACTC team and work with all of the wonderful students.

 

  • Professional Dancer

  • Qualified Teacher

  • Enhanced DBS

  • Media Production Specialist

  • Enhanced DBS

MOLLY NEILD

Molly was one of our original students who joined ACTC when it first opened in 2008. Molly was a member of both of our Children’s and Youth Theatre classes for 8 years.

 

Whilst developing her performance skills with ACTC Molly realised that she also had an interest in the production aspects of theatre. Molly went on to study creative media production. Whilst studying Molly started to discover her talent for photography and this has led to professional opportunities (ACTC’s official photographer, The Catholic Pictorial - photography in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral & The Brindley Theatre Pantomime Promotion 2018).

 

In 2017 after finishing her studies, Molly embarked on a gap year and volunteered for the Animate Youth Ministry team based in Lowe House, St. Helens. Whilst on the Animate team she worked with over 12,000 young people. Molly says this was a valuable experience and helped with her professional development as a workshop practitioner.

 

Molly re-joined ACTC in October 2018 but this time as a member of staff. She is so excited to be able to pass on all of her experiences so far to the next generation of ACTC students.

  • Qualified Teacher

  • Musical Director

  • Enhanced DBS

JAMES GALLAGHER

James Gallagher is a Liverpool based musician and music teacher.  James began his musical education as a chorister at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral when he was a child, he later became the Cathedral Organ Scholar in 2005.  

 

Throughout his school life James broadened his musical interests and was regularly involved is school performances that subsequently led to his interest in Musical Theatre. 

After leaving school James Studied Music at Canterbury Christ Church University where he gained a First Class Honours Degree, he was also awarded a Licentiate from the Royal School of Church Music in 2014.

 

James works actively as a choral conductor, composer, pianist and organist.  James has had the privilege of performing at venues throughout the UK and Europe throughout his career and has been involved in television and radio broadcasts. James combines performing and choir directing with teaching piano and voice.

In 2007, James was appointed as the Music Teacher for Glenda Hill, a post that he held for a decade. During this time James was responsible for music direction in the many productions that the school performed. 

James is delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with the talented staff and students in Theatricality at Andrew Curphey Theatre Company and is looking forward to the future with this exciting team. 

GLENDA DOHERTY

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  • Qualified Teacher

  • Office Manager

  • BA Hons Dance Degree

  • Enhanced DBS

DEBBIE SOUTHERN

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  • Qualified Teacher

  • BA hons Dance degree

  • Enhanced DBS 

REBECCA LE BRETON

Rebecca began her Performing Arts training at the age of 3 with our very own Glenda Doherty at the Glenda Hill Theatreworks, training under the accredited ISTD syllabus in Ballet, Tap and Modern. Whilst there she also extensively trained in Jazz, Drama and Singing utilising these skills to perform in countless productions. Rebecca has also trained substantially in Contemporary, Commercial and Street Dance, and has even dabbled in other styles including bollywood!

 

Rebecca gained her GCSEs and A-Levels in both Dance and Drama, having had the opportunity at College to perform for the Queen, for the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Warrington as well as performing a solo at The Lowry Theatre, Salford. Rebecca graduated in 2016 from Edge Hill University with a First Class BaHons degree in Dance, Drama and Aerial Performance, training under many still performing professionals in the field. She had the opportunity to take workshops for further training with companies such as Candoco Dance and New Adventures as well as performing in works choreographed by professional dancers/choreographers and as part of the WOW Project Warrington, a collaborative performance project.

 

As a performer Rebecca has performed for tribute acts at large events, in the Light Night arts festival in Liverpool, has been an extra in the movie Spike Island and TV drama Homefront and was due to go for a dance contract in Greece before Covid-19 hit us!

 

As a teacher Rebecca has experience teaching both drama and dance classes and has been teaching in primary schools, dance schools, special needs learning facilities and independant summer schools and workshops for over 7 years, having choreographed for numerous shows and performances during this time. She is also a qualified Dancing Memories teacher, teaching sit-down dancing for the elderly and is currently undergoing her DDE ISTD Qualification to be further qualified as an accredited ISTD teacher.

  • Qualified Dance Teacher

  • Enhanced DBS 

CHLOE HEATLEY

Chloe has always had a love for the Arts and has Performance background in dance and acting. Her performances have led her to perform in prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and The Empire Theatre, Liverpool.

 

From developing a further love for Drama, she has since gone to study at Liverpool John Moores University and has now got an Honours degree in Drama. During this degree, she specialised in directing and has a love creating and developing performances/stage productions. Completing workshops with famous theatre companies and playwrights such as, Frantic Assembly and John Godber, Chloe’s professional development has thrived. From this, she is currently on a PGCE course to become a fully qualified teacher.

 

Chloe has been with us as a volunteer for some time now, however from her experience with the Company she is now a member of staff. With a clear love of the practice and all of its aspects, Chloe is an enthusiastic member of the ACTC team and keen to pass on her knowledge to the students of the theatre company.

  • BA Hons Drama Degree

  • Enhanced DBS 

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