Summer 2016: Student blog: Mia-Mae Sandle

“Hi, my name’s Mia, I am 8 years old and I do musical theatre and drama with Tom at the Vyne Theatre in Berkhamsted. This term we have done drama exercises, sun songs and done dances to musical theatre songs. I particularly enjoy putting together a routine to show my parents at the end of term.

Some of the other terms have included songs from Disney, Frozen and Roald Dahl. My favourite song we have done is “Naughty” from Matilda the Musical, because I get to be cheeky! At the moment we are working on “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin with Katie and an Oompah Loompah dance with Clare who was in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, West End. Every week we do drama and singing exercies to warm up and then practise our routines. I like that I have made new friends and get to meet new people who have the same interests as me.

I go to the theatre lots too. This week I am off to London to watch the ballet, and recently saw Disney On Ice. It was about Mickey and friends going on adventures around the world to places like London, Africa and Arendelle, meeting new characters on the way. It was the 20th anniversary and was magically done on ice!

I really enjoy doing musical theatre with Tom and I know you will too if you join!”

Mia-Mae Sandle attends the Berkhamsted branch of Tom Gribby Theatre Arts (in association with the Vyne Theatre) which holds workshops for ages 7 upwards on Saturdays 10am – 1pm. Students have the opportunity to perform in shows in our inhouse theatre, as well as external performances and nationally recognised qualifications. 

For more info, click HERE or email:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK Tour performer leads workshops at TGTA Newark

Tom Gribby Theatre Arts Newark students will be treated to a workshop with Nia Jermin on Saturday 28th May.

Nia trained at Arts Educational London and her additional theatre credits include Legally Blonde (UK Tour), The Producers (UK Tour), Singin in the Rain (West End and UK/International Tour) and television credits including Love Actually, Doc Martin and Casualty. Nia is also co-producer of Jermin Productions.


Spring 2016: Student Blog: Libby Taylor Welch


I’m Libby and I attend Tom Gribby Theatre Arts – Newark. I love Tom Gribby Theatre Arts because I have met people that have the same interests as me (meaning we’re now best friends) and I always have great fun learning a new song or practising a new dance. I thoroughly enjoy the three-hour workshop and look forward to it every week. Since our West End performance and annual Showcase last year, we have been working on creating radio plays of classic fairytales and learning new musical theatre production numbers, such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. We have also had a guest workshop from former Les Mis cast members Koko Basigara and James Gant.

The most recent show I have seen is Billy Elliot in London’s West End. I thought it was phenomenal: the jokes were hilarious and all the songs were incredible. I have also seen Les Mis, Wicked and Wizard of Oz multiple times.

My favourite cast recordings at the moment are Finding Neverland and Billy Elliot, but I also recently listened to Sweeney Todd and I am hooked!”

Libby Taylor Welch attends the Newark, Nottinghamshire branch of Tom Gribby Theatre Arts which holds workshops for ages 7 upwards on Saturdays 10am – 1pm. Entry is by audition only and students have the opportunity to perform in the school’s annual showcase, as well as external performances and nationally recognised qualifications. 

For more info, click HERE or email:

Free audition workshop for TGTA Newark this Saturday

Tom Gribby Theatre Arts Newark are holding a FREE audition theatre workshop this Saturday 24th January. Auditions consist of a 1 hour acting workshop audition (11.30am – 12.30pm) with Tom (credits include Hairspray, Fame the Musical, High School Rocks UK Tour, A Chorus Line Hong Kong, MTV, Channel 4), where auditionees will be required to sing a solo of their choice a cappella. There is no charge for auditionees for this 1 hour workshop audition.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend the weekly workshops on Saturdays (Term time: 10am – 1pm) with leading industry professionals (TV, Film, West End and National Tours) in acting, singing and production. Current students have also been submitted for professional TV, Film, Theatre and modelling work. The weekly workshops will aim to increase confidence and self- reliance, as well as allow us to monitor and nuture the potential of our students to ensure the high standard necessary to be submitted for professional work. Weekly workshops are £18 per week. 

Auditionees must be aged 7 to 18 years.

For more information and to ensure a space in the FREE workshop audition, please visit: or call 07739 961597


TGTA Audition



The Adventures of Roald Dahl – TGTA Berkhamsted

Workshops began this Sunday at TGTA Berkhamsted for ‘The Adventures of Roald Dahl’ – a show in a term – at Berkhamsted Arts Centre (formerly the Espinosa Centre) on Northbridge Road. Come, sing, dance and act your way through the scenes of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the BFG and many more. Workshops and rehearsals for the production run weekly on Sundays 10am – 1pm, costing £18 per weekly session (resulting in a show in our inhouse theatre at the end of term).

There are still spaces so please contact us on 07739 961597 or via should you wish to enrol.

Taught by industry professionals.

There will also be opportunity for pupils to be represented by our inhouse agency, Northbridge Talent.

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