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PQA Bishop's Stortford operates on Fridays and Saturdays from The Bishop's Stortford High School, London Road, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 3LU.

Our Academy has excellent facilities.

Our team of first class tutors deliver fun-filled, action packed sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and TV & Film.
We would love to show you what we do so please call 0203 771 3418 to arrange a free taster session, request a brochure or go ahead and enrol online now!

Team PQA Bishop's Stortford

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Meet the Team


Managing Principal

Steve - Managing Principal

Steve has been an actor for nearly 40 years and has appeared in a number of West End shows including, La Cage aux Folles, Fiddler on the Roof, Noises Off , Jesus Christ Superstar,Hard Times,Chess, Annie Get Your Gun, and Underneath the Arches.
Other musicals include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park, 42nd Street, The Music Man and Carousel at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Me and My Girl at the Crucible, Sheffield, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Whistle Down The Wind, (International and National Tours) Great Expectations at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham , Pirates of Penzance at the Opera House,Manchester, Annie at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Sweet Charity at the Crucible, Sheffield.
Plays include Romeo & Juliet at the Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham,The Little Match Girl ,Lyric Hammersmith, Taking steps and The Railway Children at the Sheringham Little Theatre, Henry V and The Revengers Tragedy at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
His TV credits include Einstein, Raiders of the lost Art, Derren Brown –The Experiments, Scoop , Only Fools And Horses, Back Up, The Jump, EastEnders, The Bill and Nelson's Column. Ironically although he and Pauline never worked together, Steve was actually in the very first episode of Birds of a Feather, playing one of the uniformed policeman who "nicked" her husband!
He can also be seen in a new film being released this year called "Born a King"
More recently Steve has moved into voice-over work and has voiced a number of corporate videos and web explainers as well as playing the role of Professor McBride in Unforeseen Incidents a new PC adventure game which is released in February 2018.
Steve has been part of the creative support team for PQA for three years and is also one of the producers of the the West End performances.


Comedy & Drama

Alex - Comedy & Drama

Alex trained at Guildford School of Acting and his theatre credits include : Understudy Fiyero in Wicked (UK/International Tour), Understudy Sky in Mamma Mia! (West End), Abraham in Altar Boyz (Greenwich Theatre - UK premiere) , Nick Piazza in Fame (No 1 UK Tour), The Prince in Sleeping Beauty (Royal & Derngate/QDOS), Link Larkin in Hairspray (Bronowski Productions/ International Tour), Billy in Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse). He was also a Lead vocalist on 'Going to a party' (Disney Junior) Alex comes to PQA Bishop's Stortford with a lot of professional experience and is excited to work with the students.


Film & Television

Harry - Film & Television

Harry is a successful freelance film-maker, producer and director. Harry is experienced in producing viral/online and offline films and television. His work has had over 34 million views online as his creative film-making captures the imagination of audiences around the world. Harry intends to bring the 'wow' factor to our film work at PQA.


Musical Theatre

Amanda - Musical Theatre

Amanda Black is our fabulous Musical Theatre tutor.

She trained at Italia Conti and is an experienced performer and teacher.

Amanda loves teaching and passing her skills on to others. Her passion for the performing arts shows in her enthusiasm which she hopes will make a lasting impression on every child she teaches.



Verity - Poppets

Verity Thompson is our wonderful Poppets teacher for students aged 4 to 6. She started her training at PQA Harlow and continued at Mountview.


Academy Assistant

Isaac - Academy Assistant

Isaac Verrall is one of our teaching assistants at PQA Bishop's Stortford. Isaac is a graduate of PQA Harlow. During his time with us he appeared in numerous shows, professional film projects, commercials and some live TV through our agency Quirky Kidz. Isaac is pursuing a career in film as an actor, director and screenwriter.


Academy Assistant

Ellyse - Academy Assistant

Ellyse trains at PQA Bishop's Stortford PM.


Academy Assistant

Hannah - Academy Assistant

Hannah trains at PQA Bishop's Stortford AM.


Academy Assistant

Millie - Academy Assistant

Millie Glendenning is one of our teaching assistants at PQA Bishop's Stortford. She studies at PQA Bishop's Stortford and is also studying Music and Drama at school. She has performed in numerous school shows including two pantomimes here at the Playhouse. Millie has performed in the West End in PQA's 'Fright Night'.


Academy Assistant

Gabi - Academy Assistant

Gabi trains at PQA Bishop's Stortford PM.


Academy Secretary

Emily - Academy Secretary

Emily is our Academy Secretary and Production Assistant at PQA Bishop's Stortford.


Musical Theatre Assistant

Abigail - Musical Theatre Assistant

Abigail graduated from The Urdang Academy with a BA Hons Degree in 2014, and gained a scholarship at The Big Apple Tap Festival in New York City. Following graduation, Abigail went straight to Universal Studios Japan to work as a lead singer in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and recently returned from her contract in Canada and Turks & Caicos playing the title role in Alice in Wonderland, along with Jungle Book, Treasure island and Dolce Vita Cabaret. She is also a member of Bellabeats Female Tap company and filmed for new musical TriOperas.

Abigail is really excited to be apart of the PQA team assisting Musical Theatre and looks forward to sharing her passion with the students.

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Friday: 16:45 - 20:00
Saturday: 09:45 - 13:00 & 13:45 - 17:00
Poppets: 10:00 - 11:30 & 11:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 15:30

The Bishop's Stortford High School
London Road
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 3LU

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