STAFF - Principals

Victoria Williams MA. PGCE

Principal, Voice Coach & Director

Victoria is a freelance voice coach for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has also been  part of the voice team on Matilda the musical at ‘The Cambridge theatre’ since it’s opening in Stratford upon Avon in 2010. Victoria specialises in getting Shakespeare into the body and she runs workshops across the country for adults and young people. She has recently been a guest practitioner at The National Student Drama Festival, the NODA Summer school, the drama association of Wales and was also a voice coach for the Royal Shakespeare Company's open stages production of 'Pericles' at 'the courtyard theatre' in Stratford upon Avon. Victoria has also worked a great deal with voice in the open air and she runs the Raise Your Voice project for the Minack theatre in Cornwall.

Victoria is now part of the voice team on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new ‘Dream 16’ project which will see ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream touring to regional theatre around the country. She has also provided drama workshops for the R.S.Cs Educational department’s Learning partnership with Primary schools across the Kent region.Victoria has also appeared on Radio 4 with RSC and is also a qualified teacher in English, Drama & LAMDA

 

 

Chris Williams BA (HONS) PGCE, Dip.RAM

Principal Co-Founder & Artistic Director

 

Chris trained as a child at NYMT & The BRIT School. He later gained a scholarship to train in Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music and drama with education at The Central School of Speech & Drama

Chris has worked professionally as an actor and singer for over 30 years from West End, Fringe Theatre, Film, Television, Music Videos, Cast Recordings and adverts, and he still continues working within this field.

Chris runs workshops all over the country and is a freelance director for schools and youth theatre. He also specialises in working with children and adults with special needs, including Chicken Shed, The Isle Man and Herts County council. 

Chris is a qualified teacher in Drama, Musical Theatre, LAMDA & has run the drama department in three secondary schools and musical theatre & singing in colleges. He is also a teacher of excellence in his field and regularly called into schools to help with drama departments, examinations and school productions. 

 

Chris & Victoria have been married for 19 years. They live in Hemel Hempstead with their 4 children and 2 dogs.

Adam Wilson - Choreographer, Director, Music & Combat

Adam Trained at The Guildford School Of Acting graduating in 2012. Adam has since furthered his training in film and television at the Actors Studio, Pinewood Studios. Adam has been lucky enough to work on many theatre and film projects since graduating.

Theatre includes: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Workshop, Her Majesty's Theatre London, Little Women In Concert, Play House Theatre London, West End Men, The Vaudeville Theatre London.

Film & TV includes: Muppets Most Wanted, Feature Film, Disney, The Theory Of Everything, Feature Film, Working Title Films, Foxy Bingo, Television Advert, Tricycle, National Lottery Advert, Television Advert, National Lottery UK.  Adam also works as a director of youth and professional theatre projects. Adam regularly directs plays that go to the Minack Theatre, Cornwall and Windsor Fringe Festival, Windsor. 

Anthony Wilson MA - Musical Director

Anthony studied music at Oxford and is a deputy head at a primary school in London. Anthony joined Gobstoppers in 1999 for their production of Guys & Dolls. Since then Anthony has MD over 50 of our productions, from Les Miserables to Beauty & The Beast.

 

Dom Byrne

Assistant Director & Stage Manager

Dominic has been part of Gobstoppers Theatre Company since he joined at the age of 5. With Gobstoppers, he has gained A Grades at GCSE & A Level Drama and has played many leading character in their productions, including Jean Valjean in Les Miserables & Curly in Oklahoma! Dom trained as a theatre technician at Berkhamsted School and has extensive knowledge of running a theatre and managing a show. He has also had work experience on two West End productions - Billy Ellioy & The Woman In Black

Paula Geere - BA (hons) PGCE

Choreographer & Artistic Director

Paula trained in Dance & Drama at De Mont Fort University and joined the team in 2012 as choreographer to Anything Goes. Since then she has worked on Bugsy Malone, School's Will Rock You and Alice in Wonderland.

Paula has a variety of experience in dance and drama education having worked as a freelance dance teacher and choreographer. She worked as a Community Arts Officer, organising large and small scale arts workshops and cultural events.
 

 

AUTUMN TERM DATES 2019

All Classes at The Gables, Berkhamsted HP43EZ

Gobstoppers Theatre Company      Wednesday Group - 4th SEPTEMBER      Thursday Group - 5th SEPTEMBER                Friday Group - 6th SEPTEMBER              Saturday Groups - 7th SEPTEMBER

Gobstoppers Education                       GCSE Year 1 : Mon 9th SEPTEMBER       GCSE Year 2 : Mon 9th SEPTEMBER          A level Year 2 : Tues 10th SEPTEMBER       A level Year 1 : Tues 10th SEPTEMBER

 
 

News

Recruiting for GCSE Drama & A Level Theatre Studies

Gobstoppers is a registered centre for GCSE & A Level. You can take your drama exams outside school, with great students, qualified staff and a year earlier than schools. Spaces available for September 2019

A Message From Molly - A Level Drama 

I wanted all of you to know that Gobstoppers has changed my life. When my school told me I wasn't good enough to take Drama I was devastated. I talked to a friend about her A-Level and she told me about Gobstoppers. I cannot express my love and thanks to her. Since then I have looked forward to each and every drama lesson and rehearsal even when times were hard. I have met some fantastic people on the way.
Many of you will have met me for the first time on the Cornwall tour, which I can say was the happiest few days of my life. We were the dream team and I cannot explain how much I treasure that time .
So, what I am unsuccessfully trying to say is that thanks to Chris Williams and his excellent wife Vicky, I am happier than I have ever been and that I am heading to the University of East Anglia to study English and Drama, thanks to the most excellent and wonderful Gobstoppers. I cannot thank you enough. I would not be the person I am today if it had not been for Gobstoppers. Maybe one day I can come back (rich and famous) and become a True Gobstopper.
Thank you, I love you all with all my heart.
Molly xxx

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