Stage & Screen Successes for Showshack Dance & Theatre School

Showshack prides itself on selecting and preparing students for auditions for High Profile West End Shows, TV and Films. We were recently excited to have a top London agent visit and select a number of students they would be interested in representing.

Current auditions – please see our facebook page for details or contact us.

Successes - 2019

A massive well done to ex-Showshack Student Max Fulham who won the award for Best Speciality Act at the British Pantomime Awards.


We are so excited to see ex-Student and teacher Lauren Byrne perform as Jane Seymour in the Hit Musical SIX


We couldn't be prouder of ex-Showshack student Tom Taylor, who has landed yet another movie part, playing Lance in The Kid Who Would Be King. 


We are so proud of ex-Showshack student and teacher, Laura Hardie, who appears in the latest Kenneth Branagh film, All is True, about the life of Shakespeare. She stars alongside Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen as Thomas Lucy's daughter.


Ex-Showshack student and teacher Lauren Byrne and her band Remember Monday were incredible, making it through to the knockout stage of The Voice.


Our hugely talented ex-Showshack student and teacher, Megan Sayer, has released her fantastic new single, 'Since He's Been Away', on iTunes, Amazon Music and Spotify. Megan also appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival 2019.

Successes - 2018

We were delighted to watch ex Showshack student Rachel O'Brien perform a stunning rendition of 'Love Me Like You Do' on ITV talent show The Voice.


We couldn't be prouder of Ex Showshack student and teacher Lauren Byrne, who is currently touring with Beautiful, The Carole King Musical.


Showshack teacher Elle Branch is currently dazzling audiences in her solo show on-board the P&O cruise ship Aurora.


Our fantastic LAMDA teacher Katie Meller starred in Exeter Barnfield Theatre's productions of Twelfth Night, running from 7th-24th of February 2018.


Showshack ex-student Max Fulham played Wishee Washee in the pantomime Aladdin at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, alongside Wayne Sleep and Liza Goddard.


Showshack student Hermione Hearn appeared in the Yvonne Arnaud pantomine, Cinderella.


Showshack teachers have been busy in panto this year! Maria Morrison appeared in Aladdin at the Bedworth Civic Hall playing the Genie of the Ring. Laura Mullowney played The Good Fairy in Sleeping Beauty at Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Gary Branch played in the orchestra in Snow White at The London Palladium. 


Successes - 2017

We are absolutely thrilled to see the success ex Showshack student John McCrea is having playing the lead role in the brilliant new musical, 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'.


Congratulations to Showshack teacher Miss Eva Sayer who can be seen in the film 'The Death of Stalin'. Eva will be touring the UK theatres in 2018 in the new Ruth Rendell play, 'Gallowglass' with Middle Ground Theatre Company.


Ex Showshack student Tom Taylor has achieved great success in numerous TV dramas and Films. Credits so far include TV dramas; 'The Lost Kingdom' & 'Dr Foster' and films; 'The Dark Tower' and 'The Kid Who Would Be King' (Autumn 2018). 


A big congratulations to Showshack student Eleni Perricos who has been offered a place with the Matthew Bourne's Dance Residency. Eleni will perform at 'Dance in the Meadows' next month in Farnham. 

Successes - 2016

Showshack student Thomas Berry has secured a role in a commercial for Esselunga, a well known Italian retail chain. Thomas has already appeared on stage in Matilda the musical and The Snowman and we can't wait to see his latest work.


We were thrilled to hear that Kitty Smith who attends our Saturday PM Theatre School secured the role of the Shrunken Granny in Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine. Kitty appeared on stage at G Live, Guildford over the autumn half term and you can see some great pictures of her in costume on our news page.


Ex Showshack student Tom Taylor who is enjoying great success in his acting career, will star in a leading role in 'The Dark Tower'. Tom will star as Jake Chambers alongside Matthew McConaughy and Idris Elba in this Stephen King adaptation.


Successes – 2015

Showshack are very proud to have been watching Tom Taylor play the part of Tom in the new hugely successful BBC Drama Doctor Foster alongside Suranne Jones. Congratulations Tom on a brilliant performance! Tom can also be seen this Autumn in the new BBC2 series ‘The Last Kingdom’ an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s best selling series of books ‘The Saxon Stories’.

Thomas Berry who has previously played the part of Eric in Matilda has now returned to the cast playing Nigel in this popular West End Show.

The start of 2015 has already brought audition success for Thomas Taylor who has secured a role in an exciting new BBC Drama and for Millie Brake who will appear in a commercial for a leading Credit Card Company, a huge well done to you both!

Successes – 2014

We have recently secured auditions for several boys for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′, the new film in the blockbuster series and stage show Bugsy Malone.

Showshack student Thomas Taylor has successfully auditioned for the role of young Uhtred in the forthcoming film adaptation of The Last Kingdom. He starts filming this month in Budapest. Thomas could also be spotted in Episode 5 of Casualty last month.

There has been success for Rebecca and Emma Richards recently with Emma starring in ‘Pudsey’ the movie and the musical ‘Oliver’, whilst Rebecca has filmed adverts for Kindle and Milk.

Having just finished six months playing Eric in Matilda in the West End, Thomas Berry will now be performing as ‘The Boy’ in The Snowman ballet for Sadler’s Wells which is touring in Leicester, Sheffield and then London’s Peacock Theatre during December. Good luck with learning to fly Thomas!

Congratulations to those students that successfully auditioned for Panto this Christmas. Our students performing include Emily Wheaton and Christopher Gibbons (Woking), Alex Goulding and Kai Spriggs (Fleet), Nicole Turner and Isabelle Grew (Aldershot) and Millie Brake (Guildford).

Millie who has been a Showshack student for many years, has recently filmed television adverts for both Sky and insurance company Hiscox. In addition to this, Millie had a lead role this summer at the Barbican Plymouth starring in the National Youth Theatre performance of ‘Not the End of the World’ and appeared with Farnham Youth Choir on Songs of Praise this month.

Well done to Nick Watts who has secured a part in the choir for the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Jemima Eaton has appeared on stage as ‘Cosette’ in Les Miserables and previously as ‘Lavender’ in Matilda and is a well seasoned West End Performer.


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