Emma is a West End actress who has performed in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), and Evita (UK and International Tour). She also has a wealth of teaching experience with children, students and adults alike of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Emma has a warm and friendly approach to coaching, supporting even the most nervous of students to gain confidence in their performances and themselves - her patient and nurturing style brings the best out of each student.
Steven is a professional playwright with 15 years’ experience of writing plays for some of the UK’s brightest stages. But there was a time when he was once one of these young people, lost and speechless. It was his first experience of theatre that gave him agency and purpose. It was the magic of experiencing a West End show that opened his eyes to all the rich possibilities in what had once seemed a world without hope. His passion is to give young people the opportunity to experience that same magic and find a chance to shine. Although the moment will be brief, the memory is one they will cherish forever.
Outside the world of theatre, Steven also has over 15 years of mental health experience. He has worked as an artist/mentor for community arts organisation Theatre Troupe and as a 'buddy' for children working with Barnardo’s TIGER (Trauma-Informed Growth Empowered Recovery) services. He also contributed to Barnardo's ‘Nightwatch Toolkit for Businesses’ helping companies that work in the night-time economy be more CSE aware.