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Applause Theatre School Team

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Sam Bradshaw

Principal & Drama Coach

Trained at Elmhurst Ballet School and ALRA, London. Has worked abroad and done parts in Film & TV.
Sam has run Applause Theatre School for over 25 years.
She runs various groups, including Applause Youth Theatre, which involves shows such as Cluedo and Murder Mysteries. 

Sam is also performance Director for the Bishop Auckland Passion Play.


To contact Sam for private tuition please search Facebook for Drama and Speech with Sam


Veca Bradshaw

Singing Coach

Veca went to a private school where she professionally trained as a singer and gained distinction in all grades at The Royal College of Music. She teaches privately 1:1 as well as a singing coach for the school. She has taught for over 15 years. She raises money for charity through her students singing events each Christmas raising more than £80,000 to date.

To contact Veca for private singing lessons search Facebook for Abbey Road Vocal Studios


Kate Ruddick

Dance Coach

Kate trained at Hammond Ballet School in Chester and later at ALRA in London. Kate has performed professionally on cruise ships and in pantomime. Kate has run Stage Coach in Northallerton and Bishop Auckland. She has a BTEC in Level 3 Performing Arts.

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