Who Are Dramaclasses
RICHARD & LYNN BEAUMONT
The company responsible for dramaclasses has more than 70 years joint experience in the arts. Choreographing, Directing, performing, writing, teaching and producing.
Richard Beaumont played Tiny Tim opposite Albert Finney's Scrooge in the 1968 film. Richard had been acting from the age of four and was a child actor who was lucky to be able to enjoy a career in film and television and have, an enjoyable childhood. His mother was the well known Variety Star Sally Barnes and his father an actor, Bobby Beaumont. With a background steeped in theatrical history it was inevitable he would continue in the same line of work, however stardom eluded him.
In 1996 Richard met and married his wife Lynn after meeting her on Bill Kenwrights national tour of 'Joseph and The amazing Technicolor dreamcoat' and together they started to build a business based on their joint knowledge of the theatre. First came Blag Theatre Company a small company producing both new and original works, this gave a brilliant outlet for their writing skills and their love of performing. They are currently in the West End with 'Entertainment...My Arts!' When their first child Charlotte Happy came along 12 years ago they decided to start a youth theatre and pass on their extensive knowledge. They now have 3 branches of Blag and over 250 children. Many of which have gone into the profession, amongst their former pupils are actors,actresses, T.V. and radio presenters and even the odd entrepreneur. A real testament to their enthusiasm and love of theatre. Shows for their children are all tailor made and boast speaking parts for even the littlest! Quite an achievement. The all singing, dancing and acting productions are staged in real theatres in an attempt to introduce children to thrills of entertainment and parents to live theatre.The scripts are fast and furious each with their unique style of parody. The laughs come thick and fast.
It was the youth theatre that gave them their idea for dramaclasses.biz, whilst advertising their summer schools they were appalled at the horrendous cost and like so many theatre schools and individual drama facilitators, it is a cost that eats right through the profits. How could they and others promote their schools cost effectively and to a wider audience. The Internet seemed the perfect answer. Knowing absolutely nothing about web sites they enlisted the expertise of 'Base Creative' a young business with a feel for the future. If you have any questions or suggestions Richard and Lynn would be delighted to hear from you.