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Come along to our
on Saturday 22nd September
from 9.45am-1pm

Find us at Shrewsbury College, The Darwin Block,
London Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR

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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!

Holly Williams – Principal PQA Shrewsbury

Meet the Team



Holly - Principal

Originally from Much Wenlock Holly has always been actively involved in the Shropshire arts scene. Making her professional debut at age fifteen Holly went on to study musical theatre at the Mountview academy of theatre arts in London and worked professionally in the industry for five years before settling down to start a family.

Whilst performing Holly also coached students privately and in group classes in musical theatre, singing and acting. As well as performing Holly has experience writing, producing and directing for cabaret, festivals and in schools.

Holly's theatre credits include 'Juliet' in Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Cordelia' in 'King Lear'. Musical theatre credits include 'The Hired Man' - anniversary performance with Jenna Russel, John Owen Jones and Howard Goodall, 'Sarah Brown' in 'Guys and Dolls'. Screen credits include 'Sarah' in the multi award winning film 'How not to disappear completely' and 'Narrator' in 'GOOGLE - How to kill God'.

Holly has worked with various theatre and cabaret festivals producing and directing sketches, acts and feature length productions. Production credits include VAULT festival, PRIDE London and the Brick lane theatre festival.

Holly is very excited to be working with the Pauline Quirke Academy again and hopes she can bring as much joy to her students as her teachers did for her.

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Saturdays 09.45 - 13.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

Shrewsbury College
The Darwin Block
London Road

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