Gavin Wilkinson - Creative Director

 

Gavin WilkinsonGavin trained at Mountview Theatre School and is originally from Chelmsford.  West End performing credits include original casts of The Lord of the Rings (Drury Lane) and the Madness musical Our House (Cambridge Theatre & 10th anniversary company Savoy Theatre) directed by Matthew Warchus. Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward theatre / Buckingham Palace Jubilee concert), West Side Story (Prince of Wales), Derek Bentley and co-writer of Let Him Have Justice (Cochrane Theatre) and the title role in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Savoy Theatre). Gavin was co-writer of LIFT with composer Craig Adams.

Regional performing credits include West Side Story (UK tour).

TV and film credits include Grange Hill (BBC), Smart Alek (C4/BFI), Our House (BBC3), Pierrot in The Phantom of the Opera feature film (directed by Joel Schumacher), dancing convict in Paddington 2 (directed by Paul King) and Johnny in Sky Movies ident (directed by John Dower).

Directing & Choreographic credits include Glee Club (CBBC), Friday Download (CBBC), Happy End (Wilton’s Music Hall/E15), West Side Story (CYGAMS), and for Tomorrow’s Talent – DNAChatroom (Cramphorn Theatre), Our House (Winner Best Theatre Production PANIC awards), RENT, the Essex premiere of Miss Saigon (Civic Theatre) 10th anniversary review West End Story, Les Misérables and Fame (Civic Theatre).

Gavin has taught at many of the UK’s leading drama schools including Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview, Arts Educational and East 15. Gavin has directed HeritageHospital FoodBassett and Status Update for National Theatre Connections, taking the productions to The Garage (Norwich), Theatre Royal (Stratford East) and Queen’s Theatre (Hornchurch).

Amy Trigg - Acting Tutor

Amy Trigg

Amy trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Roles whilst training include: Amy in Company, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale and Maria in Yerma.

Theatre: Anna in Goth Weekend (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and Live Theatre, Newcastle), A Brief History Of Plays – Alan Ayckbourn Galas (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), Sally in The Who’s Tommy (UK Tour) and Laura in The Glass Menagerie (Nottingham Playhouse).

Film: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (In cinemas summer 2018)

TV: Stella (Sky One) and Doctors (BBC).

Rehearsed Readings and Workshops:  Stuck (Guilty Party Pictures), Teenage Dick (Bush Theatre), Heidi (Nottingham Playhouse) Life Skills (BBC), Meds/Storage Britain (Graeae in association with Hull Truck, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Live Theatre), Junior Dreamland/Context (Graeae in association with NT Studio, Royal Court and Soho Theatre).

Amy has performed comedic street theatre with Natural Diversions Theatre Company and appeared in an online Comic Relief Campaign for Barclays in association with Abnormally Funny People.

Amy is also a comedian (Colchester New Comedian of the year 2016) and has trained in improvisation with The Second City, iO, Hoopla, and Improvable. In 2016 she founded the Essex based improv group, Lady’s Inconvenience.

Directing credits: Rent (Witham Music Theatre), Our House (New Rickstones Academy), Our House (Witham Operatic Workshop) and The Producers (Witham Amateur Operatic Society).

As co-director: Status Update (Tomorrow’s Talent as part of National Theatre Connections)

As assistant director: Heritage, Hospital Food and Bassett (all with Tomorrow’s Talent as part of National Theatre Connections). The Wind In The Willows and Much Ado About Nothing (The Mercury Theatre as part of The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme).

Amy has run many workshops and summer schools for local youth groups and schools including Tomorrow’s Talent, Witham Operatic Workshop, The Sandon School, Theatre Train and Gosfield Primary School.

www.amytrigg.com

Mark Sellar - Singing Tutor / Musical Director

Mark Sellar

Mark initially studied at the Royal School of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama.  He then gained further training at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

He began his career in 2001 at Sharpsell Productions, a London based music Production Company that he co-founded with Pat Sharp where he attained valuable experience working alongside session musicians and vocalists.  During this time he created hundreds of television and radio ‘jingles’ that are credited to his name.

In 2003 Mark combined his musical experience with his passion for theatre and began to work as a musical director for numerous theatre groups and tribute acts around the world which included a repertoire of shows including Our House, Fiddler On The Roof, Sweeney Todd, Jersey Boys and mini shows from Disney to name but a few.  He has also been the MD for many variety shows working with Louise Kendrick-Fields Productions and the Cheshunt School of Dance handling both vocal coaching and the music production.

In 2015 Mark took his passion further on a personal level by starting his own amateur musical theatre group. Mark is delighted to be working with Tomorrow’s Talent where he has taught vocals for the school’s talented BBC Glee Club students and was the Musical Director for the Essex Premiere of Miss Saigon and the 2015 production of Les Misérables.

Jemma Wilson - Dance Tutor

Jemma Wilson

Jemma graduated from Laine Theatre Arts in 2015 and went on to gain a First Class BA (Hons) in Theatre from the University of Surrey and Guildford School of Acting.

As a professional dancer, Jemma has worked for Mirage Shows & Productions as Dance Captain on board Fred Olsen’s Black Watch and Balmoral, cruising all around the world.

For Tomorrow’s Talent, Jemma has assisted Gavin on many occasions with productions such as Rent and has choreographed for Summer Showcase and holiday workshops.

Jemma works as a Personal Assistant for the Royal Academy of Dance in London, and has also reviewed numerous theatre productions for dance and theatre websites such as A Younger Theatre, What’s Peen Seen and London Dance.

Gavin Wilkinson

Creative Director

Gavin Wilkinson

Gavin trained at Mountview Theatre School and is originally from Chelmsford.  West End performing credits include original casts of The Lord of the Rings (Drury Lane) and the Madness musical Our House (Cambridge Theatre & 10th anniversary company Savoy Theatre) directed by Matthew Warchus. Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward theatre / Buckingham Palace Jubilee concert), West Side Story (Prince of Wales), Derek Bentley and co-writer of Let Him Have Justice (Cochrane Theatre) and the title role in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Savoy Theatre). Gavin was co-writer of LIFT with composer Craig Adams.

Regional performing credits include West Side Story (UK tour).

TV and film credits include Grange Hill (BBC), Smart Alek (C4/BFI), Our House (BBC3), Pierrot in The Phantom of the Opera feature film (directed by Joel Schumacher), dancing convict in Paddington 2 (directed by Paul King) and Johnny in Sky Movies ident (directed by John Dower).

Directing & Choreographic credits include Glee Club (CBBC), Friday Download (CBBC), Happy End (Wilton’s Music Hall/E15), West Side Story (CYGAMS), and for Tomorrow’s Talent – DNAChatroom (Cramphorn Theatre), Our House (Winner Best Theatre Production PANIC awards), RENT, the Essex premiere of Miss Saigon (Civic Theatre) 10th anniversary review West End Story, Les Misérables and Fame (Civic Theatre).

Gavin has taught at many of the UK’s leading drama schools including Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview, Arts Educational and East 15. Gavin has directed HeritageHospital FoodBassett and Status Update for National Theatre Connections, taking the productions to The Garage (Norwich), Theatre Royal (Stratford East) and Queen’s Theatre (Hornchurch).

 

Amy Trigg

Acting Tutor

Amy Trigg

Amy trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Roles whilst training include: Amy in Company, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale and Maria in Yerma.

Theatre: Anna in Goth Weekend (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and Live Theatre, Newcastle), A Brief History Of Plays – Alan Ayckbourn Galas (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), Sally in The Who’s Tommy (UK Tour) and Laura in The Glass Menagerie (Nottingham Playhouse).

Film: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (In cinemas summer 2018)

TV: Stella (Sky One) and Doctors (BBC).

Rehearsed Readings and Workshops:  Stuck (Guilty Party Pictures), Teenage Dick (Bush Theatre), Heidi (Nottingham Playhouse) Life Skills (BBC), Meds/Storage Britain (Graeae in association with Hull Truck, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Live Theatre), Junior Dreamland/Context (Graeae in association with NT Studio, Royal Court and Soho Theatre).

Amy has performed comedic street theatre with Natural Diversions Theatre Company and appeared in an online Comic Relief Campaign for Barclays in association with Abnormally Funny People.

Amy is also a comedian (Colchester New Comedian of the year 2016) and has trained in improvisation with The Second City, iO, Hoopla, and Improvable. In 2016 she founded the Essex based improv group, Lady’s Inconvenience.

Directing credits: Rent (Witham Music Theatre), Our House (New Rickstones Academy), Our House (Witham Operatic Workshop) and The Producers (Witham Amateur Operatic Society).

As co-director: Status Update (Tomorrow’s Talent as part of National Theatre Connections)

As assistant director: Heritage, Hospital Food and Bassett (all with Tomorrow’s Talent as part of National Theatre Connections). The Wind In The Willows and Much Ado About Nothing (The Mercury Theatre as part of The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme).

Amy has run many workshops and summer schools for local youth groups and schools including Tomorrow’s Talent, Witham Operatic Workshop, The Sandon School, Theatre Train and Gosfield Primary School.

www.amytrigg.com

Mark Sellar

Singing Tutor / Musical Director

Mark SellarMark initially studied at the Royal School of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama.  He then gained further training at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

He began his career in 2001 at Sharpsell Productions, a London based music Production Company that he co-founded with Pat Sharp where he attained valuable experience working alongside session musicians and vocalists.  During this time he created hundreds of television and radio ‘jingles’ that are credited to his name.

In 2003 Mark combined his musical experience with his passion for theatre and began to work as a musical director for numerous theatre groups and tribute acts around the world which included a repertoire of shows including Our HouseFiddler On The RoofSweeney ToddJersey Boys and mini shows from Disney to name but a few.  He has also been the MD for many variety shows working with Louise Kendrick-Fields Productions and the Cheshunt School of Dance handling both vocal coaching and the music production.

In 2015 Mark took his passion further on a personal level by starting his own amateur musical theatre group. Mark is delighted to be working with Tomorrow’s Talent where he has taught vocals for the school’s talented BBC Glee Club students and was the Musical Director for the Essex Premiere of Miss Saigon and the 2015 production of Les Misérables.

Jemma Wilson

Dance Tutor

Jemma WilsonJemma graduated from Laine Theatre Arts in 2015 and went on to gain a First Class BA (Hons) in Theatre from the University of Surrey and Guildford School of Acting.

As a professional dancer, Jemma has worked for Mirage Shows & Productions as Dance Captain on board Fred Olsen’s Black Watch and Balmoral, cruising all around the world.

For Tomorrow’s Talent, Jemma has assisted Gavin on many occasions with productions such as Rent and has choreographed for Summer Showcase and holiday workshops.

Jemma works as a Personal Assistant for the Royal Academy of Dance in London, and has also reviewed numerous theatre productions for dance and theatre websites such as A Younger Theatre, What’s Peen Seen and London Dance.