Teachers

Creative Team.

Lindsey Wise.

Principal Of West End MT

Lindsey started her professional career when she was 12 playing the role of ballet dancer – Emma in the three year BBC children’s television series “The Biz”

She won the “All England Young Dancer Of The Year” at Sadler‘s Wells when she was 16 just before she started training at Laine Theatre Arts on a full scholarship and bursery from Cameron Mackintosh.

Upon graduating and still a teenager, she went straight into Cats The Musical playing the role of Jemima and understudying Victoria (White Cat)

Following this she was cast by Dame Gillian Lynne in the original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at The London Palladium and was then lucky enough to work with this world renowned choreographer for the third time on Phantom Of The Opera in which she played the role of Meg Giry.

Other roles include Kim in Showboat at The Royal Albert Hall alongside John Owen Jones , Iris in Fame, lead dancer in Kiss Me Kate, Ballet ensemble in On Your Toes with Adam Cooper and Santa Claus the Musical original cast playing the part of Anna alongside Gary Wilmot and Anita Dobson.

Lindsey’s portrayal of “Louise” in Carousel at The West End’s Savoy Theatre won her critical acclaim for the dream ballet (choreographed by Adam Cooper) with Benedict Nightingale from The Times declaring her performance as “The Evenings Highlight” and Kate Kellaway from The Guardian calling her “Spellbinding”

Nathaniel Morrison.

Patron

Nathaniel is currently performing in the Australian production of CHOIR OF MAN.

Before this, he was a part of the West End cast of Moulin Rouge, and part of the UK cast Broadway Smash hit – Waitress the Musical, plus he has previously been a television judge on the BBC’s All Together. He is also the founder of the West End Gospel Choir!

His extensive performance resume includes: Waitress (Original West End Production), Jersey Boys (West End and UK Tour), Dancing in the Streets (West End and UK Tour), Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch Theatre), Tonight’s the Night (UK Tour), Porgy and Bess (West End), Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat (West End), Hairspray (UK Tour), Sister Act (West End)

“Being a Patron at WEST END MT grants me one of the most rewarding opportunities in my professional life which I’m extremely passionate about! I’m driven and inspired to help guide the promising careers of the next generation of incredible talent, and in so doing prepare them for higher education in the arts and the ever changing working world!”

Collette Coleman.

Executive Assistant

Collette has been performing for nearly 15 years, most recently in Disney’s FROZEN at Drury Lane, London. 

Her other West End shows include Matilda and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory as well as touring internationally with shows such as Cats and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 

Alongside performing she has Directed and Choreographed shows for both Stella Mann College and University Centre Colchester as well as regular teaching at various schools and colleges.

Lizzie Bea.

Singing Coach

Lizzie is currently reprising her role of Sister Mary Roberts in Sister Act – West End.

Previous credits include Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at the Palladium – West End alongside Michael Ball and Marisha Wallace, Martha Dunnstock in Heathers – West End, Pat in Kinky Boots – UK tour.

Archie McMorran.

Musical Director

Archie is a musical director, composer, pianist and orchestrator with extensvie credits in the West End.
His up and coming projects are as follows:
Carousel starring Jamie Muscato at the Royal Festival Hall, in Jul 2024,  Hello, Dolly!  starring Imedla Staunton – London Palladium in Jul 2024, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – (London Palladium, Nov 2024)

Previous credits include:

Opening Night starring Sheridan Smith – (Gielgud Theatre, Mar 2024) Bare starring Joran Luke Gage & Laurie Kynaston, (London Palladium, Diana starring Kerry Ellis, (Eventim Apollo, Dec 2023)Doctor Zhivago starring Ramin Karimloo (London Palladium, May 2023) Annie Get Your Gun starring Rachel Tucker and Matt Henry
(London Palladium, Apr 2023) The Witches – (National Theatre, Dec 2023)The Secret Garden (London Palladium, Aug 2022)

Christian Durham.

Acting Coach

Christian is a freelance director working in both plays and musicals – currently directing Zorro the Musical in London.

He has recently directed Zorro – the musical in London and Manchester, and Breaking The Code at the Salisbury Playhouse, both of which transfered to London in 2021/22. Other credits include Café Society Swing at Stratford East Theatre Royal, Quaint Honour at the Finborough – Offie nomination), Children of Eden and Spend Spend Spend at the union theatre (double Offie nominations).

He directed Ute Lemper in Stuttgart, Debbie Does Dallas at the Udderbelly, Edinburgh Fringe (Best Musical production nomination – MTM awards) and the critically acclaimed national tour of Boy George’s Taboo (Best Musical winner, Manchester Evening News Awards).

Christian’s Associate Director work has included Chicago & Zorro (West End), The Grinch, King Lear, Guys and Dolls, The King and I & The New Statesman (UK National Tours).

Christian is also the International Staging Director of Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Europe, Russia & Japan).

Mathew Craig.

Acting Coach

Mathew has most recently starred in Crazy for You in the West End.
Credits include: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (West End), Blood Brothers, Showboat, Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, We Will Rock You. For television, Mathew has appeared in several shows for the BBC, notably Kombat Opera-Spouse Change (Avalon/BBC)

Marina Tavolieri.

Dance Coach

Marina Tavolieri graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2020 with a First Class Honours Degree in Muiscal Theatre. Her credits include: A Chorus Line (Leicester Curve) as Swing and first cover Cassie, Sister Act (Manchester Royal Palace and London Hammersmith Apollo) as Swing and cover Sister Mary Robert, Mother Goose (Hackney Empire) as Ensemble, Head Over Heels (Hope Mill) as Ensemble and first cover Pamela, Gypsy (Mill at Sonning) as June and first cover Tessie, Electra and Mazeppa, and most recently she was a lead vocalist in the premier of Disney: The Castle as part of the Riyadh Season in Saudi Arabia.

Lucy-Mae Beacock.

Talent Coordinator

Lucy-Mae, a former student of West End MT, has been a professional actor since her early days having played the role of Matilda in the West End! Her other credits include:
• A Little Hotel On The Side (Theatre Royal Bath) 2013
• Carmen (ENO) 2015
• 13 (BTA) 2016
• Mr. Stink (Chickenshed) tour 2019
• Spirit Rangers, British English dubbed version S1&2 (Netflix)

Lucy-Mae currently works at Chickenshed Theatre Company where she has been an active member for 17 years, from the age of 6. She now works in their young company, helping to lead and create theatre. She has also performed in their annual Christmas show for the last 15 years and this year has not only performed as a BSL signer in the shows, but has also helped to create for the performance as well.

Hayley Huggett.

Talent Coordinator

Hayley, a former student of West End MT, holds a degree in Musical Theatre from Trinity Laban, and is currently studying part-time at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

With over seven years of teaching and facilitating experience across London, she has recently become a workshop facilitator at the Baked Bean Charity, facilitating music, dance and drama workshops and working on professional productions with adults with learning disabilities.

Hayley’s performing credits include The West End Proms, Dancing for Rita Ora at Soccer Aid, Godspell at the Actors Church, and playing Alex the Lion in Madagascar for a Theatre in Education primary school tour. Producing credits include: The Adventures of Dotty the Dalmatian for Children’s Hospices and Songs for a Wish at the Other Palace.

Lauren Black.

Talent Coordinator

Lauren is a former West End MT student and has recently graduated from The London School of Musical Theatre.

Credits whilst training include: Ensemble/Vocal Captain in ‘Sweeney Todd’, featured soloist in workshops of ‘Made in Dagenham’, ‘Martin Guerre’ and ‘Spring Awakening’.

Alongside auditioning, Lauren teaches Musical Theatre as well as performing both as a vocalist and trumpeter in Jazz bands! Lauren is thrilled to be back at West End MT, surrounded by so many incredible people.

Gabe Manthorp .

Finance and Operations Director

Having originally trained at Rose Bruford College, Institut Del Teatre, and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Gabe has spent over a decade as a leader in Further and Higher Education and the creative industries. 

Gabe is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Member of the Institute of Leadership, currently working as Assistant Principal for Performance, Quality, and Innovation at United Colleges Group, alongside freelance and consultancy work as a Quality and Standards Assessor for the Office for Students, and External Examiner for a range of highly regarded theatre and performing arts degrees across the UK. 

Gabe has worked with West End MT as a consultant and advisor on curriculum, quality, finance, and operations since 2019.