VICTORIA FARLEY A.T.C.L. - Principal

Singing & Drama Tutor

Mini Theatre Academy Tutor

Victoria is the founder and principal of West End Theatre Workshops and West End Theatre Academy. She is an experienced singing and drama tutor renowned for gaining students top examination grades and drama school placements.

Training: Trinity College of Music and London School of Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits include: Understudied and played Glinda in ‘Wicked’ (UK Tour), Understudied and played Cosette in the 25th Anniversary Production of ‘Les Miserables’ (International Tour, London Barbican & Theâtre du Chatelet, Paris), Cinderella in ‘Cinderella’ alongside Joe McElderry (Hayes), Rosa Budd in ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ West End Revival (Arts Theatre); Kathy Kirby in ‘Kathy Kirby: Icon’ (Etcetera Theatre); Yum-Yum in Hot Mikado (Landor Theatre); European Premiere of ‘Thirteen Days the Musical’ (Arcola Theatre); Wendy in Peter Pan (Basildon Towngate Theatre); Secretary in ‘My Favourite Madman’ (Tristan Bates Theatre).

Concerts include: Soloist for The Lord Mayor of the City of London’s Summer Banquet (Guild Hall, London); soloist for ‘The Musical World of Charles Dickens’ (National Portrait Gallery), both in association with Concordia foundation. Featured cast member in ‘Les Miserables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary’ at the O2 Arena, London.

TV & Recordings include: “Les Miz Live!” 25th Anniversary Cast live recording; “Les Miz at 25; Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream” (BBC); The Classical Brit Awards (ITV); The Royal Variety Performance (ITV).

Victoria recently worked alongside celebrated British Jazz pianist, Jason Rebello, and producer Steven A. Williams to create a brand new genre of music; classical/jazz crossover.

Their track ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ is available for purchase on iTunes.


HARRY BLUMENAU

Director & Casting Director

Training: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts

Credits include: American Idiot (Arts Theatre / UK Tour), Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre & UK/International tour), Jackie The Musical (UK Tour), Our House (UK Tour), Starlight Express (UK Tour and Bochum), Grease (UK Tour), Close To You (Criterion Theatre), Dirty Dancing (UK tour), Sinatra – The Man and His Music (London Palladium), Footloose (UK Tour), Kinky Boots (Children’s Casting – Adelphi Theatre), Annie (Children’s Casting – UK Tour & West End/Cork Opera House), Bodyguard (Children’s casting, Adelphi Theatre & UK Tour), The King and I (UK Tour), Carnaby Street (UK Tour), Beauty and the Beast (Cork Opera House), My Little Musical: Rainbow Rocks (Asian Arena Tour), Sister Act (Dublin, National Concert Hall), Five Guys Named Moe (Edinburgh/Udderbelly), Let It Shine (BBC), The Snowman (Peacock Theatre & UK Tour), Singing in the Rain and Legally Blonde (Kilworth House Theatre),  Treasure Island (Birmingham Rep), Only a Day, Godiva Rocks and Cougar the Musical (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Tenderly (New Wimbledon), Legally Blonde, 9 to 5 : The Musical, Breaking Up is Hard To Do (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Theory of Relativity (The Drayton Arms Theatre), Soho Cinders, Honk and Unravelling (Union Theatre), Park Chinois Cabaret (Mayfair),  Carnival Cruises, Aida Cruises, P&O Cruises, NCL (UK Casting), Tenors of Rock (UK Casting), vocal scout for X-Factor.


SERGIO GIACOMELLI

Choreographer & Dance Tutor

Sergio is a Choreographer, movement director, actor and dancer who has appeared in London’s West End and all over Europe on stage, television and film productions.

Credits include: Wicked (Apollo Victoria, London); Alternate Older Billy and Ensemble in Billy Elliot (Palace Theatre, London). During his 4 year run in Billy Elliot, Sergio also performed the role of Older Billy at RADA for the Great Ormond Street Hospital charity in the presence of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Previous theatre credits include: Derek Deane’s ‘Swan Lake’ with the English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall; Kerry Nicholls’ ‘Cicatrice’ at Sadler’s Wells; ‘Carmen’ at the Royal Albert Hall for Raymond Gubbay; Understudy Prince in ‘Cinderella’ (Theatre Royal, Nottingham) for Paul Elliot and Qdos Entertainment; Soloist roles in ‘Amoroso’ and ‘A Pair of Wings, please?’ both by Carolina Constantinou, ‘Sirens’ by Antonio Colandrea and ‘Rhapsody’ by Julien Ficely, all for Dancecyprus.

Film and Television credits include: ‘Lilliputian Soldier’ in Rob Letterman’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ (20th Century Fox, 2010); Alesha Dixon’s ‘Let’s Get Excited’ music video (Atlantic Records UK); The One Show (BBC); Featured backing singer for the guest performance of ‘Rhydian Roberts’ at the launch of his debut album on the XFactor 2008 (ITV and SyCo Productions); Salsa dancer with Strictly Come Dancing’s Camilla Dallerup on GMTV’s launch of her ‘Dancing Queen Diet’ (ITV); Louie Spence’s comedy ‘Dream Sequence’ on Pineapple Dance Studios (Sky 1 HD).

Other credits include: ‘4 Forties Songs’ by Antony Dowson, ‘Polovtsian Dances’ by Mikhail Fokine (Staged by Christopher Newton), and ‘Dreaming of Wonderland’ by Nicky Ellis, all at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music; ‘Adagio’ by Antony Dowson, at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House; The Critics Circle National Dance Awards 2006, Sadler’s Wells Theatre; Mungojerrie and Rum Tum Tugger in tributes to Cats, Ritchie Walters in A Chorus Line, John the Baptist in Godspell and Tyrone Jackson in Fame for local productions both in Italy and the UK.


SOPHIE ISAACS

Singing & Drama Tutor

Mini Theatre Academy Tutor

Training: London School of Musical Theatre.

Credits Include: Janet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (European Tour); Heather McNamara in The Heathers (The Other Palace, Workshop); Frenchy in Grease (Leicester Curve Theatre); Cover Lauren in Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), Sandra Beaumont in Made In Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre), Fairy Willow Web in Robin Hood (Cambridge Theatre) Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (Kuala Lampur & Singapore) Margot in Legally Blonde the musical, Beauty in Sleeping Beauty (Richmond theatre), Joanne in Godspell (Union theatre) Toffee in Zombie Prom (Landor theatre)

Workshops Include: Ellie in Waterbabies and Miss Atomic Bomb

Television Includes: Molly Montgomery in Hollyoaks (Channel 4) and has recently finished filming the new children’s Television series Little Fergie.


JAMIE KENNA

BBC Actor, Director & TV and Film Tutor

Jamie has recently finished filming the latest series of “Peaky Blinders” for BBC Two.

Jamie has also appeared in Eastenders (BBC); Doctors (BBC); The Last Enemy (BBC); Heartbeat (Yorkshire Television); Silent Witness (BBC); Law and Order (ITV); 55 Degrees North (BBC); Stuart A Life Backwards (BBC Drama); The Message (BBC); Mount Pleasant (Sky One).

TV & Film skills are hugely beneficial to musical theatre performers and learning these first-hand from an actor as experienced as Jamie is invaluable for all age groups.