West End Masterclass for Wimbledon!
Razzamataz Wimbledon were delighted to welcome Razz Graduate Peter Reid for a very special West End Masterclass inspired from his time in Matilda the Musical in London's West End!
Originally from Cumbria Peter attended Razzamataz in Whitehaven and went on to graduate from Phil Winston's theatre works in 2010.
Theatre credits include: Henchman in Matilda the Muscial (Cambridge Theatre), Ensemble in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Aaron Shultz in Legally Blonde (Kilworth House Theatre), ensemble and swing in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Rob in An Evening of Dirty Dancing (UK and international tour), ensemble in A Chorus Line and dance captain in Peter Pan (Lowry Theatre), ensemble in Cinderella (The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre).
Television includes: A League of Their Own (Sky 1),The Laurence Olivier Awards and Blue Peter.
Film includes: Lead role of Patrick Murphy in First Time Loser (Ace Films), Detective in Trouble Sleeping (London Film Studio) and A Love Story (Entertainment One).
Other work includes: West End Live, 2012 and 2016
Razzamataz Theatre Schools Wimbledon were treated to a Matilda the Musical inspired workshop during their weekly classes with sessions running for ages 4 to 18 in the main school (Also Razz Tots available especially for ages 2 to 3).
“We are delighted to have such an inspirational workshop for our students at Wimbledon and what makes it even more special is to have seen Peter as a Razz student years ago and to now see him living his dream in the West End” says Sophie Atkins Principal of Razzamataz Wimbledon. “Razzamataz is all about creating well rounded, confident children who are able to believe in their own potential and dreams. All these emotions and life lessons can be played out throughout performing arts classes and by doing so, we can help to create happy and healthy children who will reach their full potential.”
A key message for the theatre school and one that has been incorporated into all marketing materials is for students to ‘Create your best role.’ The message and meaning behind this is to show that no matter what your role is in life, be the best that you can be. This is true for performers but equally just as relevant for everyone from nurses, to lawyers to builders.
“Being your best self is about being the healthiest in both mind and body that you can be,” adds Sophie. “Children naturally have lots of energy and it is important that we harness this and their creativity to steer them in a positive direction in life.”
Razzamataz creates ‘triple threat performers’ meaning students leave being skilled in dance, drama and singing. During their time at Razzamataz, they will cover lots of differ-ent genres from classic West End musical theatre through to acting for camera, street dance and pop singing. There are lots of opportunities to perform locally and on London’s West End stage and many students are securing professional work, filming adverts and performing professionally on stage.
The fun classes are for all children whatever their background or ability and there is a strong focus on keeping fit and active, having fun and making friends. Classes start at age 2 and go on to 18 and there are lots of opportunities to perform giving children the opportunity to grow in confidence.
To start your Spring off the healthy way, Razzamataz is offering free sessions throughout April.
To enquire about joining Razzamataz Wimbledon please contact Sophie Atkins on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07500 837 911 www.wimbledon.razzamataz.co.uk
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