“Court Youth Theatre is an opportunity to engage children and young people in the craft of theatre and production and as such, we encourage them to explore, learn and discover by being immersed in the theatre environment.”
MA Theatre Directing, PGDip Dramatherapy, BA (Hons) English & Theatre
Liz has diverse and extensive experience of working with young people and adults alike, creating, developing, and presenting various aspects of drama, theatre, and the arts. Liz began her journey at Theatre School, before going on to university, where she studied a degree in Theatre, a Masters in Theatre Directing, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Dramatherapy. Liz has travelled to Europe, the United States, Africa and Japan working with theatre companies, researching different cultures and experiencing life in different communities.
Liz has worked for the last fifteen years with groups and individuals, from young children in play settings, to elderly patients in day care centres, using imagination and creativity to develop projects that are as significant and unique as the people involved in them.
BA (Hons) Theatre & Professional Practice, CACDP Level 2 (BSL)
Joley’s initial love of performing transformed at University, where the course gave her hands on insight into the production process. Having always loved visual arts Joley got to use her creative skills making costumes, props and set, whilst continuing to study theatre and dance. After gaining a first class degree in Theatre and Professional Practice Joley worked as the Arts Education Officer at The Old Town Hall Theatre, devising and leading projects with all abilities from nursery age to the elderly. A passion for integrated projects and working with groups with disabilities, fuelled Joley’s interest in communication and her most recent qualification, level two British Sign Language (BSL).
Workshop delivery remains at the forefront of Joley’s work, producing projects lead by the participants, believing that the arts are an invaluable tool for people to express themselves.
Julia pursued her childhood love of theatre as a member of Youth Theatre Yorkshire. Having graduated with a degree in Performing Arts, at St Martin’s College Lancaster, she moved to London in 2001 to study Acting at The Courtyard Theatre. She has worked with touring productions and facilitated workshops in dance, drama, and music. She enjoys the variety of devising and directing Youth Theatre productions in traditional theatre settings, contemporary, and site-specific work. She loves directing and choreography in many styles. Everything from Shakespeare to Musicals. Over 20 years of experience working with children of ages and abilities. She believes that theatre for young people should aspire to the highest standard in terms of both process and product.
- BA (Hons) Performing Arts
- ALCM dip Speech and Drama, Honours in Acting
- Musical Theatre grade 8
- NVQ Level 3 Playwork
- ESB Advanced certificate in Language Arts