WOAPA students' audition success

WOAPA students' pantomime audition success

West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts students Alfie, Cara, Sam, Jasmine, Paisley, Jan and Emily have been successful in passing recent auditions for this year's pantomime at The Oxford Playhouse: 'Robin Hood'.
Read all about them, below.
(pictures: Katja Partridge)

No stranger to pantomime, Alfie has performed at Chipping Norton Theatre in 'Sleeping Beauty' (2017),  'Aladdin' (2018) and 'Puss In Boots' (2019). He also appeared as Edward-Prince of Wales in Richard III with Shakespeare's Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace, (2019). Alfie is delighted to be making his Playhouse debut this year in 'Robin Hood'.

This is Cara's professional stage debut and she is very excited to be joining her WOAPA friends in the cast of 'Robin Hood' at the Oxford Playhouse.

Sam appeared in 'Aladdin' at Chipping Norton Theatre (2018) and 'Beauty And The Beast' at Oxford Playhouse last year. He is thrilled to be performing in the Playhouse again this year in 'Robin Hood'. Sam also appeared as Fleance in 'Macbeth' with Shakespeare's Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace (2019).

Jasmine appeared as 'Young Jill' in the Oxford Playhouse pantomime 'Jack & The Beanstalk' (2017) and returned last year for 'Beauty & The Beast' (2019). Jasmine is looking forward to this year's pantomime 'Robin Hood'. When not singing dancing and acting, Jasmine can be found on ice, where she is an accomplished skater.

Paisley appeared in 'The Nutcracker & The Mouse King' at Didcot's Cornerstone Theatre (2017) 'Dick Whittington and His Cat' at Oxford Playhouse (2018) and 'Puss In Boots' at Chipping Norton Theatre (2019). She is very excited to be returning to Oxford Playhouse this year for 'Robin Hood'.

Jan appeared as a Pirate in 'Dick Whittington and his Cat' at Oxford Playhouse (2018) and returned there for 'Beauty & The Beast' in 2019.
He is looking forward to 'Robin Hood' this year for his third professional pantomime at Oxford.

Emily appeared in pantomime at Chipping Norton Theatre in 'Sleeping Beauty' (2017) and 'Aladdin' (2018). She made her Oxford Playhouse debut in 'Beauty & The Beast' (2019) and is looking forward to returning this year for 'Robin Hood'.

All take part in singing, dance and drama classes at West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts - a children's theatre school in Witney, Oxfordshire. We are very proud and excited that they are joining the cast of 'Robin Hood'' - this year's pantomime at The Oxford Playhouse.

Congratulations - we look forward to seeing you all on stage!

Robin Hood
Playhouse Theatre, Oxford.
Fri 27th Nov 2020 - Sun 3rd Jan 2021

Expect non-stop thrills and spills as Robin, Marion and their bunch of outlaws battle the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Will the Sheriff prevail, or will good win the day? One thing’s for sure; they’ll need your help to make sure that Christmas is filled to the brim festive Merry-Men-t!

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West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts is an independent Theatre School for children aged 4-16 years, which operates at weekends during the standard academic term. 

Our classes are led by experienced tutors whose skills in working with young people enable our students to develop at their own pace, and encourage them to reach their true potential. 

Providing quality tuition in the three disciplines of Singing, Dance and Drama, our classes ensure that your child receives the individual attention he or she deserves.

We promote a positive environment - where students have fun as they celebrate their individuality and achievements. 

Working as part of a team, students are encouraged to be creative and become multi-disciplined, all-round performers.  
At WOAPA, we take pride in going that extra mile. We offer fantastic additional opportunities to our students and have assisted our students to appear in local productions, professional stage shows (locally and national tours) in film, television and advertisements.

We regularly invite industry professionals to our school, to provide master-class sessions, giving our students access to work with performers at the top of their game.

Previous students have been successful in gaining places at prestigious drama schools and organisations (Royal Welsh college of Music & Drama, NYMT National Youth Music Theatre, Guildhall school of music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Oxford School of Drama)

We also offer opportunities to qualify for Trinity College 'Arts Awards' in-house - assisted and moderated by our award-winning mentor. 

In April 2019, 60 students took LAMDA exams with 100% pass rate.

A large number of our students come to us via recommendation from parents of children already enrolled with us. 


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West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts - A Children's theatre Theatre School based in Witney near Oxford, offering Singing, Dance & Drama classes | Witney Children's Choir | Witney Youth Choir (Showchoir) & Witney Choir for Adults (Adult Singing Group in Witney). If you're looking for a children's theatre school with Dance, Drama, and Singing classes on a Saturday and you live in or around the Oxfordshire areas of Witney, Burford, Faringon, Carterton, Chipping Norton, Oxford, Eynsham, Woodstock and Abingdon, WOAPA is for you! Contact us for a FREE taster session NOW!