BS25 5QN, Churchill, North Somerset, England, United Kingdom


Winscombe Youth Theatre

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Flora-Kate Lacy was originally trained in classical ballet at Churchill Ballet
School, where she performed in festivals at Weston Playhouse and took all RAD
examinations to Grade 8 and started teaching at the ballet school alongside the
principal.  She studied GCSE Dance at Churchill School, which then encouraged
her to take her qualification further to A-Level.

Maria has performed in  productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has stage-managed a number of productions including Romeo and Juliet (at Abbeyfest in London), Dracula and Aladdin. She worked as a comedy agent in London working with Russell Howard, Frank Skinner, Harry Hill and Al Murray.Following this she worked on the final Harry Potter film(The Deathly Hallows). Currently she is an active member of WODS (Worle Operatic and Dramatic Society) where she has performed in The Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Maria joined our teaching staff a number of years ago. She has a degree in Politics and International Relations from Southampton University and a PGCE from Southbank University, London. She started her acting career in WYT playing numerous roles in our annual productions(Guys and Dolls, Fame, Little Shop of Horrors and West Side Story), taking Lamda examinations and entering various drama and dance festivals in the South West.

Maria hemming - drama teacher

flora lacy - dance teacher

Flora managed to achieve an A* in A-Level Dance, where she studied and choreographed Jazz, Contemporary, and Ballets Russes dances for her qualification. Soon after, her career as an aerobic gymnast kicked off, Flora became a qualified gymnastics helper and she was awarded with a place on the National team as a gymnast in 2009. During this year Flora competed all over Great Britain, Slovakia, Austria, France and Las Vegas where she came sixth in the World Series for her age category as part of a trio. After achieving this, she decided to become a teacher, and studied both Music and Primary Education at Froebel College in the University of Roehampton. Flora graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree during the summer of 2014.

Music and Dance have always been a passion of Flora’s; she has grown up on the stage not only as a performer, but also as a teacher in the wings!

He has produced for Worle Operatic Society such shows as "Die Flaudermaus", "White Horse Inn" and "Orpheus In The Underworld", Over the years he was produced classical plays including "The Cherry Orchard", "The Ideal Husband", "School For Scandal" and "The Rivals".

With WYT he has directed such productions as "Oh What A Lovely War", "Dracula", "Blood Brothers" as well as various patomimes. As well as directing, John also designs and paints the sets for the shows and prepares students for LAMDA exams up to Gold Medal.

John Butler trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and the University of West of England where he achieved his degree in Fine Art.

He is Chairman of The Wayfarers Drama Club in Weston-Super-Mare and is a founder member and trustee of "Theatre In The Hut" WSM.

john butler - drama teacher

Theresa first became interested in the Theatre at the age of 11 years and regularly took part in Drama and Music Festivals in the Midlands. Upon graduation she worked in the theatre in the Birmingham area and London. She taught EFL at Berlitz School of Languages in Birmingham and London for over 5 years where she also trained teachers and assessed students.

She has appeared in many leading roles with operatic and drama societies including Lichfield, Sutton Coldfied and Weston Operatic Societies and has directed for various groups up and down the country. Theresa founded WYT in 1990 and now spends her time teaching Drama in local schools and running the Winscombe Youth Theatre

Theresa trained at Birmingham School of Drama and did a Post Graduate course at Birmingham University. She has taught Speech and Drama in schools in the Midlands and South West of England for many years.

Theresa Hemming - principal