Stage Academy Peterborough
The Stage Academy is one of the most respected production companies of its kind. The company meets on Saturdays and are broken into two groups:
- Juniors (09:30 – 11:30)
- Seniors (11:30- 13:30)
The Stage Academy takes on at least one major production a year that is performed in a professional theatre space. As well as the production focused terms, students will also take on a programme of workshops and masterclasses covering a wide variety of stage, screen, stage combat, voice-over, and radio skills.
(Fees per 12 week term: £189.50)
Company led by:
Stage Academy Director
Darren has been working in theatre industry straight out of college at the age of 18. He began his career as a actor and has performed in several nationwide theatre tours, Shakespeare, short film and pantomimes, before falling in love with directing and writing. He has since worked as a director on over 200 shows (150 of which being with younger actors) and has worked with The National Theatre, Ophelia Circus Theatre company, Abridge Theatre Company and 20Twenty Theatre Company, of which he was the founding member.
Darren is also a creative director for Polkadot Pantomimes and was nominated for best director in the 2021/22.
As well as directing theatre, Darren is also a published author of six psychological thrillers, signed to HarperCollins under his real name and Audible under a pseudonym BB Thomas. His work has been translated into several languages and has achieve bestseller status in 5 countries.
He has two more novels scheduled to be published in 2023.
He is delighted to now be the Creative Director for The Young Actors Company.