WHERE WE STARTED...
Love Theatre Arts was established in 2013, whereby Nick Parker Tutt & Hannah Lewis began their quest into keeping children fit, focused and fuelled to learn through their passion for the arts. Before officially opening our doors, we took our time ensuring that all branding, website, uniform, marketing tools were in place to construct the foundation to begin to build our school upon. We found our wonderful premise with new studios, in Cheam High School, and as they say, the rest was history.
Once opening, we wanted to start small and grow, so only offered classes for children aged 4-7, with a 90 minute lesson every Saturday. We promoted outside the local supermarket, whereby we fortunately enticed enough people to bring their children to Love Theatre Arts’ opening class. We started our first term with 10 children, and are proud to claim that 80% of them children still remain with us all these years on. After two terms of only having one class with one age range, we felt there was a ‘want’ for a class slightly older as siblings of our students were wanting to join. There is a common trend with the decision making at Love Theatre Arts; if there is a need or want from our students, we find a way of producing results to make their wishes reality. If it wasn’t for our students and their parents, we may not have started our annual Summer School, Guitar Lessons, Speech & Drama Exams and we may not have extended our ages from 2-18.
Inevitably when more classes are formed, your staff grows with you. We are proud to have such a great faculty working with us, to whom all attended prestigious Dance and Drama Schools. The teaching our teachers give is nothing short of what they have been taught themselves. Our passion and ethos is instilled within those teachers and they too believe the importance of infusing the passion of the Theatre into young children; to help them build confidence, to nurture their imagination, and keep students active and fit. At Love Theatre Arts we teach all abilities and there is a path for all.
WHERE WE HAVE BEEN...
In partnership with Williamson & Holmes, an agency for elite young performers, Love Theatre Arts is very proud to say that we have had many students tread the boards in the West End & on National Tours as well as appearing on screen and in National Television commercials. We have also had students continue onto professional Musical Theatre & Dance establishments.
Below is some achievements by our Love Theatre Arts students...
Logan Clark | Michael Banks in the West End Hit Musical ‘MARY POPPINS’ (Prince Edward Theatre)
Masun Mamdally | Gavroche in the West End Hit Musical ‘LES MISERABLES’
Shoshana & Rafi Shbero | Sally & Jacob in 'LEOPOLDSTADT' (Wyndham Theatre)
Ellicia Simondwood | Molly in the West End Hit Musical 'ANNIE' (Piccadilly Theatre) with Miranda Hart, Craig Revel Horwood
Logan Clark | Karl Marx’s son, in the 'YOUNG MARX', the premiere production at the Bridge Theatre, starring Rory Kinnear
Kami Lieu | Royal Child in ‘The King & I’ at the London Palladium
Ellicia Simondwood | 'NATIVITY’ (Hammersmith Eventim) starring alongside Jo Brand & Danny Dyer.
Quillan O Meara MacDonald | Tommy in the new hit musical ‘DR DOLITTLE’ (National Tour) starring alongside Mark Williams.
Logan Clark | Gavroche in the West End Hit Musical ‘LES MISERABLES’ (the youngest child to play the role in its 33 year history)
Ellicia Simondwood | “LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE” alongside West End legend Gary Wilmott.
Mila Lieu | Royal Child in ‘THE KING AND I’ (National Tour)
Ellicia Simondwood | ‘EVITA’ playing at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre.
Katereana Hogarth, Ellicia Simondwood & Mila Lieu | Sainsburys Xmas Commercial 2018, as featured dancers, Michael Gracey (Director of the Greatest Showman) and Ashley Wallen (Choreographer of The Greatest Showman)
Oliver Dawson, JaylenRae Cato & Yatheka Mayuran | ‘SQUARE SPACE’ commercial starring opposite Idris Elba.
JaylenRae Cato | ‘British Food Associates’ & ‘SCOPE’.
Yatheka Mayuran | Hillary’s commercial, regularly seen as the promotional advert for ‘Location, Location Location’
Scarlett Clark | Lead role in the SAMSUNG 2019 commercial.
James Everest | 6th Form Musical Theatre Course at BRIT SCHOOL
TJ Leste | 6th Form Dance Course at BRIT SCHOOL
Isabel Foley | KS4 Theatre Course at BRIT SCHOOL
Mel Thami | Middlesex University, BA Hons Theatre Arts Degree Course
Mina Stevens | Drama Scholarship at Glenthorne High School for Performing Arts.
TJ Leste | Professional Dance and Musical Theatre course at BIRD COLLEGE.
Maja Dhanani | Scholarship in Speech and Drama at Epsom College