Trained in repertory and pantomime as a stage manager and also a puppeteer, Rosemary gained her licentiate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has taught speech, drama and theatre arts in state and independent education, given workshops, business and post-graduate seminars. She has acted professionally; designed and directed for amateur theatre in UK and abroad, continues to do occasional radio work, poetry and dramatised readings and records books. Rosemary has taught English as a second language, and for five years was a LAMDA examiner. She was until recently a long-time member of the Society of Teachers of Speech 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
Maryrose has worked extensively at all levels in the theatre, amateur and professional, in everything from pantomime to Shakespeare in a variety of roles. Her voice was opera-trained by former Covent Garden soloist Brian Geldard. With her daughters she founded Stage Door, a long-established school of performing arts and theatre company after managing to combine all her interests with her former role as Head of Drama at St. Mary’s Hall, Stonyhurst College for 16 years. She has developed considerable expertise in sound, lighting and other technical aspects of staging and production. However, musical theatre remains her first love, and as a director and choreographer she loves to encourage the young (and not-so-young!) in all aspects of dance and drama, a mission enhanced in recent years by her role as adjudicator with the British and International Federation of Festivals.