Face2Face Performance Academy hosted a West End workshop with star of School of Rock and Frozen, Craig Gallivan.

The workshop was well attended, with thirty-seven pupils taking part from different locations across the region. Craig coached the pupils through a musical theatre routine and tweaked skills like characterisation. The theatre and television star said:

“I’ve taught this same workshop to many different groups during the pandemic, including some of London’s specialist performing arts schools and I can honestly say that Face2face was up there with the best. They worked tirelessly to achieve what was being asked of them.

“It is clear that they are getting the correct training within the academy. I hope to see some of them treading the boards in the future; they have the talent to reach a professional level.”

Face2Face Performance Academy has continued to deliver sessions free-of-charge to its members throughout the pandemic. This term has focused on screen acting skills, which has been enjoyed and insightful.

Parent, Mrs Richardson emailed to say:

“Thank you so much for continuing to provide these classes. The experience that you are providing is invaluable. The students are so lucky to have you and the other coaches. Having something to look forward to each week has been so important for my daughter.”

Academy Manager and Head Coach, Michael Jenkins commented:

“I am beyond proud of each and every Face2Face pupil. During this pandemic, they have remained focused and enthusiastic towards their learning and have continued to represent the academy in the best light possible. Teaching online has its challenges but I feel that we have made the most out of this digital era. We have focused on skills that perhaps we wouldn’t in-person.

“I am in awe of the resilience our young people have. They are an inspiration.”

The academy hopes to reopen in-person this Summer in line with the Government guidelines. To sign up visit www.moretonhall.org/face2face or email face2face@moretonhall.com

Pictured: Craig Gallivan.

Pictured: West End workshop.