Allan is a well known face to our seniors having volunteered with LYT for over two years.
Allan is a secondary school teacher who returned to the stage in the 2014 LYT production of The Wizard of Oz and has also appeared in shows with Largs Amateur Operatic Society & Largs Players. He is also a keen musician and songwriter.
He has spent 3 years training in Drama and in 2018 received a Postgraduate qualification in Drama: Theory & Practice from The University of Strathclyde. He hopes to move into a teaching role that will allow him to teach Drama full time in school.
Allan believes in the importance of the arts and that particularly through Drama, children can learn creativity, collaboration and the importance of communication. By putting themselves into the place of another, children can also learn empathy, understanding and how to read emotion; skills which are invaluable for anyone who may work with others.
Allan brings to LYT his passion for education, skills in working with young people, as well as his knowledge and understanding of the Theatre. His training has given him skills in all aspects of acting & production which he is keen to utilise with LYT.
Laura will be a well known face to many of you as the director & choreographer of the 2018 Largs Players pantomime Peter Pan as well as two previous pantos for the players (including last year’s sellout Beauty and the Beast).
Laura trained with one of our patrons Peggy Inglis, then with our previous senior tutor Marianne Yeomans at Step by Step, and latterly at Spotlight stage school (now GAMTA). Laura is an accomplished performer, writer and director who has worked with Largs Players & the Attic Players amongst others on numerous productions. She has created her own production company Pint Size Productions and is half of the Scrubbers, a musical
Comedy act which will be headlining at Glasgow International Comedy Festival for a second time in 2019.
Laura brings with her to Largs Youth Theatre an impressive range of skills - acting, production, writing,choreography - and she is looking forward to sharing her passion for the theatre with all our students.
Self taught to play piano, Donald has had a passion for music and musical theatre from a young age. He studied Production and Technical theatre at Reid Kerr College along with Music and Audio Technology at James Watt College. As well as Donalds day to day duties at St Ninians Primary School he is also the Accompanist and Musical Director for their school shows, recently “Joesph & His Technicolor Dreamcoat”. Donald has a wealth of experience, he has been Musical Director for the Greenock Players Pantomimes as well as MD for Sideline Productions performance of "The Full Monty". When Donald is not busy he enjoys working with Hullabaloo Children's Theatre company.