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Samantha has loved performing since being a child. Samantha studied on the three year actor’s course at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (A.L.R.A) and went on to gain a degree in English with Drama and Theatre Studies at Roehampton Institute and later achieved her P.G.C.E. from Greenwich University.

 

Samantha has worked for Stagecoach Theatre Arts for 17 years, and owned her own franchise for 10 years. Highlights of this time were providing opportunities for students to appear in joint events with other Stagecoach schools at Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, as well as opportunities at local festivals and competitions and annual shows and pantomimes, annual LAMDA drama examinations, developing students to progress to the highest levels with some auditioning and performing in West End shows.

 

Samantha has taught at state primary and secondary schools, and at Merton Sixth Form College and Brooklands College on the G.N.V.Q, A.S and B.Tech courses. Samantha also provided after school drama clubs in Merton for 4 years with her own company ‘Daisy Chain Drama’ before becoming a mother 12 years ago.

 

Samantha ran a music and singing department in South London for the Al Rasilah Trust, devoted to bringing skills to local Islamic children. Samantha has also steadily run for 19 years 'Bacchae Theatre Company’, a fringe theatre company dedicated to providing local fringe theatre in South London and rural Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, last seen touring ‘Canterbury Tales Made Modern’ in a red campervan names ‘Priscilla’! 

 

She will be performing with her own children in September at the lovely Haslemere Hall in 'Georges Marvellous Medicine' which she is very much looking forward to. Drama Dudes was borne out the need to provide drama clubs in schools and to offer a different product to the typical theatre school package and niche. Drama Dudes is now running in it’s fifth year and runs classes at venues listed.

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