CS SUCCESS STORIES & TESTIMONIALS


We have had many faces come through our doors here at Centre Stage over the years and many have gone on to make their way in the industry - be that in FILM, TV or THEATRE or go on to gain professional ACTING TRAINING in London Drama Schools.

Here are a few of the credits from our previous students...
 




FILM

Harry Potter
(Over 1000 students involved
in all 8 movies)
Nanny McPhee
Children of Men

Hugo
 
Shooting DogsExodus


TV

Eastenders
 
Hollyoaks
Mike The Knight

My Parents Are Aliens
 
Tracey BeakerOutnumbered


THEATRE

Matilda - The Musical
 
Porgy and Bess
Burnt By The Sun
National Theatre


THEATRE SCHOOL

RADA
 
Bristol Old Vic
The Brit School

Mountview Academy
of Theatre Arts

 

The Guildhall School
of 
Music & Drama
 

Royal Welsh College
of Music & Drama

 

ALRA
(The Academy of Live
& Recorded Arts)

 
Manchester School of TheatreLondon College of Music 
 
 



TESTIMONIALS

A small selection of letters and emails from parents and students.
 
“Congratulations on a wonderful show- all our family and friends thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. Thank you to everyone for all their hard work in making it such a success – Long live Centre Stage!”
 

"WOW last night was amazing!!! Very proud to work at Centre Stage x"


“Just got home, it was absolutely brill and I enjoyed it (Les Miserables) as much as the West End.  The cast were so enthusiastic and the whole show just perfect. Particularly like Lucy as Eponine.  You must be so proud and rightly so”


“THAT WAS INCREDIBLE (Les Miserables).  End of story……  Let me be crystal clear.  This is my favorite show.  Ever....  I've seen it four times.... and the 25th anniversary concert.  It is a massive task to put this on badly, much less to do it well.  The weight of expectation must have been very real… O.M.G.  I was expecting good – but not this.   Some of those kids are just wonderful.  You have some outstanding talent.  I almost shed a tear on more than one occasion.  Tell Nick I am impressed.   Please highlight that I am a VERY BAD PERSON – so praise indeed… Take my children… make them stars.


"Congratulations to you all.  I loved every second of it.”


Carole, words cannot describe how much love I have for you. Thank you for the most amazing last few months. 


Carole… Thank you so much for everything. You truly gave us opportunities and experiences that will stay with us for a long long time.


Dear Carole, thank you for everything over the last 10 years. Every experience of a CS show has been amazing. I have so much love for you.


Thank you so so much for everything. This has been the most amazing production, my favourite show. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be in ‘Les Mis’. Love you forever.


Thank you so much for the experience. I am so privileged to be a part of this production, as well as all my other Centre Stage experiences. Thank you.


This has definitely been the highlight of my wonderful Centre Stage experience so far, and will stay in my memory forever. Thank you.


Thanks for the best week and best show ever. Everything is so appreciated.


Thank you so much Carole for everything you have done for us. I am so happy that I could be a part of this amazing production. Really love you.



Thanks so much for everything. You are the best ever. I love you. You made me the person I am.


I remember my first day at CS, 11 years ago. I never thought it would lead to something like this. Thanks for everything.


Thank you for Les Miserables and Centre Stage and basically my life xx


“I just wanted to say a massive Thank you for allowing R to participate in Bugsy. She had a fantastic time not only in the show, but also at the rehearsals. I know she feels sad now that it is all over.  The show was extremely enjoyable and all the children were amazing. Never realised  hat children so young could have so much talent. My family and friends spent the whole day on Sunday raving about it. Can you please pass on my Thanks to NickSimon and Sarah who I know worked so hard and spent so many long hours working on the show”.


“The show was brilliant. Congratulations on a very professional musical”


“Congratulations on a marvellous performance”


“Just a note to say thank you for all the hard work and time you invested in Centre Stage’s recent show. We thought it was wonderful! Also a big thank you for the confidence and self-assurance you seem to instill in E. Two years ago we would never have believed she would have the confidence or belief in herself to take part in such a show or indeed Centre Stage. Her Saturday mornings with you all has worked wonders.”


“We thank you for the opportunity to dance on a stage and perform like real stars!”


“Thanx for your support and commitment, u helped us loads”


“What you have done for us is amazing. You’ve given us the opportunity to show our talent.”


“Just to say how magnificent, brilliant, outstanding, wonderful, fantastic and entertaining the production was, we had a really great night and all the children/young adults were true stars.”


“I must congratulate you and your wonderful team, as you have created an extremely special environment with amazing opportunities for your students to express themselves. The students you have nurtured are all so special both in terms of talent, and the support and encouragement they give to each other. It was wonderful to see how together and happy your students are. I am certain that lifelong friendships are being formed from the Centre Stage family of students. You must be congratulated on so many levels”


“Thank you so much for the wonderful time we had at the annual awards evening, it really was a night to remember, and a pleasure to be a part of such an event. We were very surprised and honoured that C received such a magnificent award, and she was absolutely thrilled to bits. Thank you so much again for being such a lovely team of professional people, who are obviously so caring towards your pupils. It stands out for miles. We are very grateful for what you mean to C as she cares about you all a lot. Need we say more!”


“Thank you so much for every opportunity you’ve given me. Miss you Loads.”


“Many thanks for all the love and care shown”


“Thank you so much for everything & giving us the opportunity to perform! It has been a great experience! & lots of fun!!”


“E says Carole that you are always calm & gentle & enthusiastic & never angry. Could you take the time to teach me these skills do you think?”

"Thanks for all the help and support you’ve given me at Centre Stage over the years I have been there. I’ve really enjoyed myself and it has helped me build my confidence in many aspects. All the staff I’ve worked with have been really friendly & welcoming and made classes very enjoyable. It has been a great experience & I will never forget it.”


“Thank you for helping us perform a really good show!!! We enjoyed ourselves!!!”


“Thank you for the five very happy years O had at Centre Stage. She leaves with many memories”


“Thank you for the brilliant time we had at the Oscars evening, it was a great night.”


“It was a great success & lovely to see such happy children & proud parents. All the stress and hard work to arrange such an event really paid off.”


“Congratulations on the wonderful show”


“Thank you very much for the super year at Centre Stage.”


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kindness & friendship to the girls over the years. They have both benefited greatly from the classes and have enjoyed all the shows. We wish Centre Stage long & continued success.”


“Thank you for setting up such a fantastic school & giving children this wonderful opportunity.  I have learnt such a lot.”


“Firstly I would like to thank you and all of the tutors for a brilliant time throughout the many years that I have been here, because of the teaching and encouragement, and all of the fun I’ve had over the years. I have learnt a lot of things from them all. Secondly I would like to thank you for all the opportunities that you have given me within the Centre Stage classes. I have enjoyed the shows and productions that I have taken part in.  Again, Thank you very much for all of the wonderful times I have had at Centre Stage.  I will never forget them.”


“Thank you so much for the wonderful evening we had the Oscars night, it was absolutely brilliant. We are so proud of our daughter's achievements since she has been at Centre Stage, we can’t thank you enough for your care and dedication to her. She really loves Centre Stage and thoroughly enjoys herself, you are like another family to her.”


“Many Thanks for all your hard work last week. The show was wonderful and very much appreciated”


“I’d like to thank all involved for the fabulous years of drama, dance & singing. As well as providing lots of fun Saturday afternoons, I know the classes did much to boost my son’s confidence & he will carry many happy memories of his time at Centre Stage”


“Wishing you all continued success and we look forward to the next production!”


“Well done for all your hard work and dedication over the past few months. It was all certainly worth it – the show was amazing. Well Done”


“Bring on Tomorrow..’ …. Here’s to many more future successes!”


“Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the show last night. It was magnificent and what excellent talent. All the hard work and enthusiasm was abundant and wonderful to see. To sum up, a great evening and good luck to all future shows. We will be there to see them!”


“Thank you for everything you have done for me over the years. Centre Stage has been like a second home and I class you all like a family.”


“Heres to another fab year for Centre Stage.”


“Thank you for making my time at Centre Stage so special! I have many fond memories of Centre Stage – That I will never forget!”


“I would like to take this opportunity to Thank you and your staff for the wonderful opportunity Centre Stage has afforded the boys. It is a tremendous asset in the area and one which, is clearly going form strength to strength under your enthusiastic leadership. I recall you saying at the ‘Oscars’that the aim of Centre Stage is foster self-esteem and develop confidence in the students and anything else is a bonus. I know that the children will look back on their time at Centre Stage with fond memories and in time recognize fully the benefits gained during these important formative years. In case I do not get a chance, please extend my thanks and indeed congratulations to your excellent staff, I wish them every success in their careers.”
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