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. 

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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