Emma-Jayne has over 20 years’ professional experience as a performer and practitioner. She has worked extensively with children in Theatre and Dance and first appeared on stage herself as a 3 year-old; her daughter is currently training at Arts Ed. Theatre School in London.
Alongside her work with a theatre school and production house in Switzerland, she is an established professional Director and Choreographer and a fully qualified teacher with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, teaching many styles including Modern, Tap and Ballet.
She is a fully licensed Chaperone and has designed workshops for Local Councils and Schools. She is co-producer of andGo Productions, which produces theatre for or by young people.
Emma-Jayne strives to create performance opportunities for all her students; they are wonderful ambassadors for the Go Theatre ethos and make an excellent impression wherever they go.
Simon H West (Co-Founder)
Simon trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is an actor, director and drama tutor with nearly 25 years of professional experience.
Appearances as an actor include Lost In The Stars (Battersea Arts Centre); Postman Pat (National Tour); Suddenly At Home (National Tour); Casualty (BBC TV), Broadchurch (Kudos Film & TV); Pobol Y Cwm (BBC TV); Now Is Another Time (CineCentrum GmbH); commercials and cabaret appearances.
He holds a Masters in Directing from the University of London and has directed over 40 plays including Closer & After Miss Julie (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); The Flint Street Nativity and Bouncers (andGO Productions); Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pirates of Penzance, The Gondoliers, HMS Pinafore and ‘Allo ‘Allo (Everyman Summer Festival) and has adapted and directed TV comedies Fawlty Towers and Blackadder for the stage.
Other productions include Habeas Corpus, Womberang, Two, Edward Bond’s Lear and Yerma. He has worked as an Assistant Director to Giles Havergal on Jack and the Beanstalk (Barbican Theatre, London). He is a licensed chaperone and qualified teacher, lecturing in Performing Arts for Cardiff and Vale College and the University of South Wales.