Entries by Kate Lemon

Part 2 of our interview with Swiss and World Tap Dance champions Olivia and Rebecca Grobety, who join the Simply Theatre team in September

What classes will you be teaching at Simply Theatre? We’ll mostly be teaching dance for the Performing Arts courses. We’re really looking forward to this, as we’ve choreographed quite a few musical theatre numbers in the past and that it’s a dance style which we really enjoy teaching. What are you particularly looking forward to? […]

An American In Paris – Part 2 of our interview with Haydn Oakley

In Part 2 of our interview with Haydn Oakley he tells us about getting his first job, the best thing about playing Henri in An American in Paris; and words of wisdom for young performers.  Enjoy! And thank you Haydn! Which is harder? Getting into drama school or getting your first job I would honestly say […]

An American In Paris – 2 part Interview with Haydn Oakley: Part 1

Over Easter, Simply Theatre Directors, Thomas Grafton and Jenna Melling caught up with Haydn Oakley (a youth theatre friend), playing Henri Baurel in Christopher Wheeldon’s London production of An American in Paris.  We hope you enjoy our 2 part interview with Haydn… “We were excited to see the show, given its string of 5 star reviews. The whole design concept […]

6 Reasons why Simply Theatre’s approach to the Performing Arts is different

Simply Theatre Academy’s approach to the Performing Arts is perhaps a little different than other performing arts providers – partly because of the background of our founder, and partly because of our unique situation as a provider of Performing Arts classes to the children of Switzerland in English. Here’s 6 reasons why we think we’re different […]

Why our children’s careers will depend on theatrical skills

A British Chamber of Commerce Workforce Survey conducted in 2014 concluded that 88% of school leavers are not prepared for work. 57% of these employers believed that this was due to a lack of soft skills, such as communication, team working and resilience.[1] At Simply Theatre Academy we call the soft skills that are referred […]

2 Simply Theatre students gain places at prestigious New York University Tisch School of the Arts

We’re always incredibly sad to see our students fly the Simply Theatre nest – but at the same time incredibly proud and excited for them! Huge congratulations and good luck to both Paula at Simply Theatre Zurich and Floris at Simply Theatre Geneva who have secured places at the New York University Tisch School of […]

From Page To Stage – Choosing the right showcase material for our students

As students busy themselves preparing for their end of year showcases, Simply Theatre’s Head of Drama, Richard Tunley, who has many years of experience as an actor, director, producer and teacher – gives us an insider’s view of choosing the best materials for our students. “Choosing the right Acting Showcase scripts for our students takes time and […]