Jill Sutcliffe BA Hons, PGCE, Dip. Drama in Education
Jill is our director and resident playwright. She has been a Drama Queen for more years than she cares to remember, fluctuating between performing and directing. Jill, until recently, was Head of Drama at King’s College School, Cambridge, where she regularly produced and directed shows with large casts. Jill firmly believes that Drama can help to build self-confidence and self-esteem, and has seen the difference it has made to so many young people, across many areas of their lives, both academic and social. All our shows use original scripts written by Jill.
Philip Sutcliffe BA Hons, Dip. Mus, ARMCM (Perf.)
Philip is our Musical Director and has been in the music business for many years. Having sung professionally, he moved into teaching and has worked in several prominent Cambridge schools, including King’s College, The Leys and The Perse Prep School. His lively, enthusiastic and eclectic approach to music has taken him from a rock band to opera, and he has encouraged many children to take up singing and to tread the boards in musical productions.
Having studied postgraduate voice as a classical baritone at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, George has returned to his home city of Cambridge.
George has performed as lead role Lord Dunmow in A Dinner Engagement with Bute Park Opera in Cardiff.
Other roles include the L'horloge comtoise in L'enfant et les sortilèges (BPO) and scenes performances as Figaro, Pandolfe, Papageno, Rocco and Count Almaviva . Alongside his solo career, George has a love for musical theatre and teaching singing- training novice and advanced pupils.
George has been working with us on both the holiday courses and the weekly classes for the past few years. His sense of humour and fun all help to make him a valuable member of the DM team.
Charlotte started dancing and singing from the age of four and grew up surrounded by a musical family with both of her parents in the industry: her mother a dance teacher and her father a musician. She trained at London Studio Centre and graduated from Bodywork Dance Company with a diploma in Musical Theatre. Charlotte has worked with many big choreographers in the industry. Since graduating Charlotte has toured the UK, Italy and London with various shows including: Fame, Loserville, Grease and many more. Charlotte has recently finished performing a lead role in American Idiot in London's West End. She adores teaching and is delighted to be a part of Dramatic moments family!
Alex is our other professional dancer, who steps in when Charlotte is on tour, providing she’s not on tour herself. She always fits straight back in and is a valued member of the DM team. This term Alex has been introducing tap dancing, which is proving very popular!
Annie has been with Dramatic Moments from the very beginning, when she first came along as a student and is arguably our best advertisement. As a student Annie attended all our holiday schools, as well as attending our weekly classes from the beginning. She has worked her way up through all the Musical Theatre grades with us, and in July 2015 gained her Diploma. We are very proud of Annie and delighted that she has wanted to remain with us as part of our team!
I've been at Dramatic Moments for 7 years, doing both the summer courses and weekly classes. I've done many Musical Theatre exams with DM and most recently my Grade 8. I'm really excited to now be a member of the DM team, having always had such a fun time and I can't wait for what's to come!
Zoe has recently finished her training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance in which she achieve a First Class Honours Degree in Musical Theatre Performance. Credits whilst training include Babe in 'The Pajama Game', Rachel in 'When Midnight Strikes' and Hope Harcourt in 'Anything Goes'. Zoe began working professionally in 2014, her debut being 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at Greenwich theatre. Since training Zoe has appeared in the immersive play, 'Once upon a time on something street' in Brighton and is soon to begin rehearsals for '42nd Street' at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where she will make her London West End debut.