Ben cast as lead in ‘Consequence’

Ben has been cast in the main role of ‘Michael Chadwick’ in the film ‘Consequence’. Harmony, Emily, Rebecca, Charlotte, Corran and Aurora have all been cast as members of a notoriously nasty girl gang in the film too. Filmng will tale place in the summer. Esther is also starring in the film as Michaels mother ‘Lorraine Chadwick’.

Rose cast as lead in film ‘Daydreamer’

Rose has been cast as the lead about a young girl who is going through a rough time and escapes into flights of fancy and entering different time periods.

Nathan cast in film ‘Second Chance’

Well done to Nathan who has been cast ina short film for Louise Osbourne and David Geoghan. Nathan played Alfie in the short and was extremely professional throughout the whole of his weekend filming.

Georgia is cast in Doctors!

Congratulations to Georgia P who has been cast in Doctors as ‘Immie’. She has filmed already and has had wonderful feedback from all of the crew. We’ll be able to see Georgia on the BBC in the new year.

Principal roles go to Dramaworkshoppers for horror/comedy ‘Peter Crombie Teenage Zombie’…

Well done to Sam W who won the main role of ‘Peter’, Charlotte who has been cast as ‘Maisie’ and Jack who has been cast as ‘Maximus’. The trio will be filming over the October half term.

James cast in Oliver…

James S has been cast in Oliver and will be performing from the 9th-12th October. Congratulations James - we know you’ll be fab!

Filming for NHS Video…

A huge well done to Charlotte, Rebecca and Jack who have all recently been cast and filmed a sex education video for the NHS. Corran, Khia, Jake, Remy, Emily and Phoebe were all cast as extras.

Jacob at the Barbican, Plymouth

A huge well done to Jacob who was starring in Le Tabou at The Barbican in Plymouth over the summer as part of the YMT! Following in the footsteps of Idris Elba and Jude Law, he was selected out of over 1000 applicants. Since his return he has been awarded distinction in Grade 8 Distinction in Musical Theatre in Production.

Isabelle and Lucy Mae to star at The Alex and The Grand!

Well done to Lucy Mae and Isabelle who have both been cast in different major productions of Annie with Lucy Mae appearing at The Alex in Birmingham in August and Isabelle appearing at The Wolverhampton Grand in November.

Charlotte gets into BOA

Congratulations to Charlotte who has been accepted into BOA and will begin there in September. Fortunately for us she’ll still be able to come to workshop as we’d rather miss her!

Esther and Greg in advert…

Yes Greg appears to be on a bit of a winning streak at the moment having been cast as Esther’s son in an advertisement for a training company. Filmed in London in front of a green screen it was a really fun experience!

Gregory starring in new BBC series – ‘Frankie’

Continuing his success Greg has recently appeared in the new BBC series ‘Frankie’ as a troubled young man called Richard. Starring ‘Torchwoods’ Eve Myles in the title role, ‘Frankie’ is a series about a modern day district nurse.

Rebecca presents at the LG Arena...

Rebecca was given the enviable role of a presenter for the ‘Skills Show’ at the LG Arena. Presenting to around 3000 people with BBC’s Angelica Bell and alongside First Act Workshop members she did a fantastic job and thoroughly enjoyed her role. Well done Rebecca!

Gregory signs to Robert Pattinsons agent...

Greg & Lennie James

Since his critically acclaimed performance as troubled young thug ‘Ryan Pilkington’ in the fantastic BBC2 series Line of Duty, Gregory Piper has been signed to a major London agency who, amongst many others represent Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Cosmopolis) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire). Exciting times ahead!


Elizabeth lands major Sainsburys advertising campaign...

Keep your eyes peeled as from the Autumn you will be seeing Elizabeth on the television, on billboards and in magazines as she is the star of a major new Sainsburys advertising campaign. A massive well done and we’ll keeping our eyes peeled!

Line of Duty commissioned for a second series!

Greg with Vicky McClureCritically acclaimed BBC2 series Line of Duty starring Lennie James, Neil Morrissey and Gina Mckee  and our very own Jordyn Eve and Gregory as Natalie Gates and Ryan Pilkington has been commissioned for a second series. The series which has been the highest rated show on BBC2 and lauded as the best thing on television this year has received fantastic reviews and a considerable amount for Gregory as the ‘leader’ of the gang.

The professionalism Jordyn Eve and Gregory have shown not only throughout the whole filming process but also with talking to the press and radio interviews has been fantastic.

Letter from the House of Commons!

The 2 older groups fantastic fundraising efforts for our monologues and duologues afternoon raising money for the charity ‘Children with Cancer’ did not go unnoticed after we received a wonderful letter from Margot James MP congratulating us all on our efforts. Not only is it very rewarding to do charity performances but to receive thanks in this way is a real boost. This will definitely be the first of many charity performances.

Cinema Screening

'Heterophobia' the film made by Ross Berkeley Simpson and produced by ISIS Media, starring Esther, Greg, Jodie, Dylan, Ellie, Megan, Harmony, Ben, James, Jake, Amelia H and Poppy had it's cast and crew screening on Tuesday 24th April at the AMC Cinema Broadway Plaza Central Birmingham.

The film will now be going off to film festivals worldwide.

See our Facebook page for some photos of the event.

Dramaworkshop members on the radio

On Sunday 15th April Rebecca, Ben, Emily and Jake (from the older Tuesday group) were on The Bridge radio station talking about Dramaworkshops performance to raise money for the charity ‘Children with Cancer’.


Casting!

A huge congratulations to Isabelle and James who have been cast as Casey and Toby Jones in a pilot for a brand new show ‘Nuclear Family’. It is absolutely wonderful news. Filming starts in the Autumn. Well done guys!

Feature film casting

Felicity, Isabelle & Katie all auditioned for The Nativity 2 starring David Tennant.
The casting team were very impressed & Felicity  was recalled. Roles went to Sam and Ellie from First Act. Ellie was also in the original Nativity film. Well done guys!

Casting for the BBC!

Gregory on setGregory & Jordyn Eve have both been cast in the major new BBC series Line of Duty about corruption within the police force. The series, with an all star cast including Gina McKee (Notting Hill), Lennie James (Snatch, Colombiana) & Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly, Boon), will be five hour-long episodes & is due to be aired in the spring.

Jordyn Eve and GregoryGregory is playing Ryan Pilkington, a main role central to the plotline who appears in episodes 2-5.

Jordyn Eve is playing Natalie Gate, daughter of the corrupt D.I.

They were cast by the team behind Doctor Who and Torchwood and will be filming until November.

Well done guys! This is a fantastic achievement and can only mean good things for other members.

Press coverage:

The Stourbridge News
The Guardian
The BBC