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We are delighted to be opening our brand
new Academy - PQA Bury

Saturday 14th October
from 9.45am-1pm
at Tottington High School, Laurel Street,
Tottington, Bury, BL8 3LY

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Our aim is to introduce the ethos behind The Pauline Quirke Academy, to demonstrate what we do and how we achieve our goals, how your children will benefit from our classes and, above all, to allow your children to get a flavour of the Academy.

Following a brief introduction the children are divided into age groups and get to sample classes in Musical Theatre, Comedy & Drama and Film & Television (don't worry if your child does not want to join in at this stage, we know that some will be shy, they can just watch and possibly have a go when they're ready). Parents are welcome to stay with their children – of course this happens with the younger groups but teenagers will usually not have their parents anywhere near an unpolished performance!

During the classes parents can have some refreshments, a chat with the PQA staff, and really begin to learn what we are all about! We would also encourage spending some time sneaking a look at your children during their sessions. They really are great fun...

...I look forward to meeting you on the day!

Principal Andrea Lynette-Young

Meet the Team



Andrea - Principal

Hi I'm Andrea Lynette-Young, and I am thrilled to be the Principal of PQA Bury.

My career began in Coronation Street, in 1995 playing the part of Melanie Hesketh; I then in 1996 played Trish in The Ward, both for Granada Television. I went on to train at The Dance Centre, Preston, where I won the Performer 2000 award, as well as achieving I.S.T.D Tap & Modern Associates Teaching Qualification.

My theatre credits include; Margaret in Last Tango in Little Grimley, directed by Sam Kane; BJ & Various Roles - Smokey Joes Cafe (P&O Cruises); Featured Ensemble in the Premiere Production of Old Blue Eyes & Friends, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour) where I understudied and played The Baroness; Ensemble and understudy Ernestina & Mrs Rose Hello, Dolly! (UK Tour & Lincoln Theatre Royal); Connie Boylan and understudy Lilly in Annie (UK tour); Gabriella and understudy Anybody's in West Side Story; Ensemble in The Wizard Of Oz (both at The Leicester Haymarket). In Pantomime I have played parts such as Jack, Aladdin, Dandini, Jasmine & Fairy Godmother.

I work as a Cabaret Performer and perform my various shows all around the UK, in the Holiday & Leisure, Corporate, Wedding and Private Function Markets. I have also been Guest Entertainer and Production Vocalist on board P&O's Ventura, Azura, & Oriana and Production Vocalist on the Costa Tropicale.

My television and film credits include; Florence Burgess in Wait for Me; Take A Break Commercial; Trafford Centre Commercial; The Wife in Anatheum; Crimewatch, BBC; Gaynor in Is Harry on the Boat?, Sky One; Yvonne in Heartbeat, Yorkshire Television.

I have taught alongside my performing career since 2000. I have been a teacher and workshop facilitator for numerous companies including: Leading 'War Horse' workshops for the National Theatre; The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton where I have led various workshops for visiting shows including; 'Shrek' 'Top Hat' 'Oklahoma' 'West Side Story' and 'The Bodyguard'. The Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre, where I was assistant Director and Choreographer of 'Honk! Jnr'. Young Winchester Theatre Royal, where I recently wrote and Directed 'Grimms Fairytale School'. Preston College Dance Centre, Perform, Gymboree & Rascals, along with various independent schools all over the UK.

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Saturdays 9.45 - 13.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

Tottington High School
Laurel Street

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