Stephen trained as a teacher of drama, speech and movement at Trinity and All Saints’ College, University of Leeds. After qualifying, he studied with Eliner Rutherford. As well as being responsible for drama at the schools in which he worked, he also taught pupils of all ages and abilities privately, from complete beginners to Licentiate (RAM) and Fellowship (LCM) level. Since retiring from headship in July 2007, he has been appointed as an examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Currently Head of Drama at St. Mary’s Hall, Stonyhurst College, a prestigious boarding school, Maryrose has worked extensively in the theatre from a very young age, in everything from pantomime to Shakespeare. Musical theatre, though, remains her first love and with the help of her daughters she runs her own long-established school of performing arts and theatre company. As a director and choreographer, she loves nothing more than to encourage the young (and not-so-young!) in all aspects of dance and drama;
Colin Snell is a graduate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and holds a PGCE from the University of Leeds. He is the artistic director of In yer space, co-director of The UK Academy of Television, Film and Theatre, a former Head of English and Drama and Director of Drama, an Adviser for the Trinity College Arts Award, teaches the RADA Shakespeare Certificate, is a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators and The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama and the Assistant Secretary of the National Drama Festivals Association. He also reviews amateur and professional theatre.