We are so excited to have professional actor Jessica Duffield join the team, leading our Saturday Acting Classes in Cottingham, passing on her expertise knowledge and skills to our pupils…

Hi I’m Jessica and my very earliest performance came at age three, singing a solo of Bobby Shafto! I quickly fell in love with the theatre and performed regularly in pantomimes, school productions and play competitions.

Having successfully auditioned for the National Youth Theatre in 2005, I went on to read Drama and French with Spanish at University, which also included a year living in Paris.

Following my degree, I gained a place at Drama Studio London, where I trained professionally as an actor and was nominated for the BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award for Radio.

Since graduating from Drama School I have toured nationally to theatres such as The Lyric Hammersmith, Nottingham Playhouse, The Yvonne Arnaud, The Criterion and the Tristan Bates Theatre. During my time in London I also worked in various mainstream primary, secondary and special schools across the city.

As a founding member of She Productions Theatre Company, company in residence at East Riding Theatre, Beverley, I have co-written and performed in shows including The Three Kingdoms and The StorytEllas.

In 2016 I completed a PGCE at the University of York and have subsequently taught French, Spanish and Drama at Hymers College, Hull. I also directed a production of Twelfth Night, one of my favourite plays, for the Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017.

I am thrilled to be joining the NLD team!

If you are interested in joining our Cottingham Acting Classes, please come along for a FREE taster session at the Zion Reformed Methodist Church on Hallgate. Join Jessica every Saturday 7-11yrs (10.00am-11.30am) & 12+yrs (11.30am-1.00pm). To book please call 01482 641690, email or send us a message.

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