Stagecoach Reading West

James was Senior Schools Manager in overall charge of the 45 Stagecoach Theatre Arts head office schools for ten years. He was also the principal of Stagecoach Surbiton centre for seven years and Walton Friday centre for five years. James trained in Acting, Dance, Voice, Directing and Scriptwriting before spending several years in Hollywood, where he studied under one of the founding members of the world renowned Actors Studio, Stella Adler. Stagecoach Reading West school performs a major show once a year. They are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes.
 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal James Daniel

Your child is in safe hands. All of our Team are Enhanced DBS checked.

Meet The Team

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NEXT TERM'S SHOW !!!

Our show next term will be Legally Blonde the musical, Jr. Enroll now if you would like to be part of the experience!!

More great LAMDA results!

And still more great LAMDA exam results! Lucy P has passed 2 exams at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, both with distinction. Acting Grade 4 with a score of 93 (out of 100) and Musical Theatre grade 3 with a score of - get this - 99! Well done Lucy!

MORE FANTASTIC RESULTS

MORE FANTASTIC LAMDA EXAM RESULTS!!! More great exam results: Kerry-Anne G - Introductory Stage One - MERIT! Evie G - Acting Grade Five - MERIT! Maiwen M - Acting Entry - MERIT! Sindi H - Acting Grade Five - MERIT! Beth H - Acting Grade Five - DISTINCTION! Yudum K - Acting Grade One - MERIT! Summer W - Acting Grade Five - MERIT! Zarah K - Acting G

More Success for Lucy!!!

Lucy P has WON!! She is the Berkshire Young Musical Theatre singer of the year! She has also been successful at her audition into the Youth Musical Theatre production in Plymouth this summer! WELL DONE LUCY!!!

LUCY P KEEPS VERY BUSY!

We has been given the role of Blousey Brown in Bugsy with Rare Productions - performing in Newbury Corn Exchange in mid-late June. Well done Lucy!

We are very Proud of Lucy

Lucy is a finalist in the Berkshire Young Singer of the Year competition which will be held on 11th March at the Windsor Festival. There were three categories that you could enter into: Classical, Musical Theatre and Folk. Lucy is a finalist in both Classical and Musical Theatre (she is the only finalist in two categories!).

Autumn 2017 Show!!!!!!!!!

This year's big show is to be Disney's Aladdin Jr. !!! The staff are really looking forward to this year's show and are preparing the material already, and all the students are very excited.

More Great LAMDA results!

Congratulations to Christopher F for earning his Certificate for Grade Four Acting, and to Jasmine F for earning her Certificate for Grade Five Acting. Good work!

LAMDA SILVER FOR ZOE!

Congatulations to Reading West student Zoe for earning her Silver Medal in Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art!!!

LUCY WINS MONOLOGUE SLAM!

Stagecoach Reading West student Lucy P is joint-first place winner of this year's Stagecoach Agency Monologue Slam. There were over 300 entries and Lucy's monologue was chosen as one of the two best!! Congratulations to Lucy!!! See her monologue here: https://youtu.be/NrYVOo4MD8A

Bronze Medal for Ayisha!

Stagecoach Reading West student Ayisha Q has achieved a Grade Six Bronze Medal for Acting! Congratulations Ayisha!

Millie Sings

Stagecoach Reading West student Millie and her sister Bethany perform at the Hexagon! See the link below. https://www.facebook.com/1873105746237863/videos/1875395642675540/

Jazmin Shines!

Stagecoach Reading West former student Jazmin is a No7 face for Boots. Visit the links below. Well done Jazmin! https://www.facebook.com/BootsJobs/videos/1453799091342947/ http://no7careers.co.uk/

More Great LAMDA results!

Spring term 2017 results- Well done to: Mia S- Bronze Medal, Acting; Alice P- Grade 5 certificate, Acting; Rumeysa C- Bronze Medal, Acting; Mia R - Entry certificate, Acting; Millie H- Grade 5 certificate, Acting; Angie L- GOLD MEDAL, Acting; Yudum K- Grade 1 certificate, Verse and Prose.

Great LAMDA results-AGAIN

Autumn term 2016 result: Elizabeth T- Bronze Medal, Acting. Summer 2016: Holly M: Grade 5 Certificate, Acting. Previous achievements of note: Amy G: GOLD MEDAL, Acting. And Former Students: Jazmin P - Silver Medal, Acting; Emma D - GOLD MEDAL, Acting. Well done!

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.

(90 minutes each week)

Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

(3 hrs each week)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - James Daniel

James was Senior Schools Manager in overall charge of the 45 Stagecoach Theatre Arts' head office schools for ten years, training and supervising all Principals and teachers, regularly teaching dance, singing, drama, and Early Stages. He also produced many holiday workshops. He was also the Principal of Stagecoach Surbiton centre for seven years. James trained in Acting, Dance, Voice, Directing and Scriptwriting at The University of California at Santa Cruz and at California State University at Long Beach before spending several years in Hollywood, where he studied under one of the founding members of the world reknowned Group Theatre, Stella Adler. He has written, produced, directed and performed in many productions in the U.S.A. and England. His appearances here include the roles of P T Barnham in Barnham at the Wilde Theatre, Bracknell, Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew for the Chiltern Shakespeare Company and Baratone in CSC's touring production of The Hollow Crown. He taught music and drama at Ryeish Green School for two years and has taught A-level drama at Farnham 6th Form College. He established the Eggars Actors Academy at Eggars School in Alton and teaches drama and music privately. James is a student of Speech Level Singing.
 

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