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Herongate theatre school Razzamataz share the spotlight with VIPs and celebrities

PUBLISHED: 11:56 15 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:09 25 March 2019

Razzamataz student Darcie Clark with ITV's This Morning presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Razzamataz student Darcie Clark with ITV's This Morning presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Razzamataz Brentwood

Students at a theatre school have been busy mingling with celebrities in the first few months of 2019 and it doesn't look like they're going to slow down any time soon.

Actor Simon Pegg with a couple of Razzamataz students at the premier of movie The Kid Who Would Be King.Actor Simon Pegg with a couple of Razzamataz students at the premier of movie The Kid Who Would Be King.

From gracing the red carpet at a film premiere, to meeting some of the UK’s most iconic celebrities, many students from Razzamataz Brentwood, Cricketers Lane, Herongate, have had some amazing experiences.

Razzamataz student Darcie Clark was lucky to have recently appeared on ITV’s This Morning alongside popular presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to help promote World Book Day, dressed as Mary Poppins.

Following her TV appearance, she has already secured more professional work to be filmed over the coming months.

Youngsters who attend the Saturday and Wednesday evening classes also had the incredible opportunity of helping to promote new movie The Kid Who Would Be King starring Sir Patrick Stewart.

They were invited to the gala premier screening in Leicester Square, dressed in costumes from the film, and welcomed VIPs and entertained the celebrities on the red carpet.

Some of the famous faces they met included Sir Patrick Stewart, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Simon Pegg and David Baddiel.

Principal of Razzamataz Brentwood Jessica Chandler-Smith said: “The children got to meet so many actors and celebrity guests and all the film and events staff commented on how professional and polite they all were.

“Razzamataz is all about creating special memories for students and this is certainly a day that none of us will forget.”

Opportunities are also opening up overseas with senior student Paige Barthram being invited to perform at a conference in Florida in front of American casting agents after being selected by UK Talent INC.

But the group never forgets its roots, continuing to appear at the Brentwood and Shenfield Christmas Lights Switch On, the Strawberry Fair, as well as at the Baytree Shopping Centre where the theatre school is the ambassador.

Jessica said: “The talent in Brentwood is wonderful and the students are already showing such commitment to performing arts.

“Of course, not all students wish to take this up professionally.

“What we are probably most proud of is being able to offer classes to children and teenagers to help boost their confidence and social skills.

“The fact that students are also getting professional work is the icing on the cake.”

Razzamataz Brentwood offers performing arts classes for all children with a strong focus on keeping fit and active, having fun and making friends.

Classes start at age four and go on to 18 and there are lots of chances to perform giving children the opportunity to grow in confidence.

There are currently opportunities to try a taster class for free.

To book your place or find out more, contact Jessica on brentwood@razzamataz.co.uk. Alternatively call 07955293329 or visit here Classes are every Saturday and Wednesday evening in term time at 1-4 The Old Stockyard, Cricketers Lane, Herongate.

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