Additional Information and Videos

Jolene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 2017

After many years of performing and raising a family, I decided a change of career was in order and I pursued my passion for drama by enrolling on a Teaching Drama course at the City Literary Institute in London. After completing the course, three years ago I set up Love-Drama, and enjoyed much success teaching children drama skills as well as building their confidence and self-belief.

In a light bulb moment, I realised that fun and confidence building should not be limited to children only, there are many adults who would benefit from an injection of self-belief and that we too need to shake off the stresses and strains of the day and what better way than immersing oneself in a different world, that of acting and Musical Theatre. So that is when I started teaching adults too!

My passion is Musical Theatre because it’s uplifting, fun and lighthearted and my ethos is that in my classes everyone is a shining star, no one star shines brighter than another. Drama is not only about performing, that is why my classes are not performance based and there are no shows.

I am fully insured and DSB checked. Also working in schools means that I undergo Safeguarding training.

Here are some of our favourite drama games to try at home. Everyone can join in and I’ve chosen games that give a flavour of what my online classes are like. These games are for every age and not just for those who love drama, the whole family can get involved so do let me know how you get on.

Giving and Receiving of Gifts and I Went Camping and I Brought With Me….
“I Can’t Remember What Happened Next, Can You?” Storytelling with Expand, Advance & Add Character
An explanation about my online classes and the kind of things we do.
The Adverb Activity game (I got very excited about this one as there are so many possibilities – that’s why the video is soooooo long!) and Have You Heard or Rumours

Here are some helpful links for you to take a look at:

  • During lockdown Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts has created an online series called Mountview LIVE, which involves a series of online interviews with key members of the arts and theatre industries. So far they have featured Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dame Judi Dench, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Noma Dumezweni, Amanda Holden, Glenda Jackson and Stephen Daldry, with more to follow shortly. It’s been a fascinating project, and a great way for their students and other young people interested in the arts to find out more about what it’s like as an industry to work in.
  • You can watch the whole playlist here….