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About Us

“The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.”

– Stella Adler

About Us

Where do we begin? Our teaching adventure started a few years ago and it became apparent that not only did we bounce off each other, in a way that is rare to find, but we were also destined to become great friends. Our different strengths, as teachers and performers, made us the absolute dream team. Our laughs got louder, our friendship stronger and our ideas BIGGER.


Then COVID-19 hit. But instead of quaking in our boots, we decided it was the perfect time to make a dream a reality and thus, Play The Stage was born. A performing arts company that says so much about who we are as people and teachers – the playfulness, acceptance and joy that sums up Play The Stage comes from both of us collectively.

Why Us?

We have created a performing arts company like no other – a kids' drama and theatre club that is free of judgement and nurtures children’s individuality. Our aim is to build their confidence and skills to take them through the various stages of their life. We recognise how each avenue of the performing arts offers something unique and valuable to your child. By teaching a combination of acting, singing and dancing, we give your child the opportunity to take the best aspects of each strand into their day to day. As performers ourselves, we know that without a creative outlet our lives would have been very different. We hope to instill the same passion and love in every child that joins us at Play The Stage.



Hello! I’m Abbi and I trained as an actor at LAMDA & Fourth Monkey graduating in 2016 and I’m a National Youth Theatre Member. Whilst training and acting professionally I also discovered my passion for teaching. Bringing the world of the theatre into schools and clubs and seeing how this could expand children’s imaginations and build their confidence was both exciting and fulfilling – and I never looked back!

Acting in the professional industry is still a massive part of my life – I have performed multiple times at Edinburgh & Brighton Fringe as well as top London fringe venues including Theatre 503 & The Old Red Lion to critical acclaim. 

Alongside my acting, I work in many different schools all around London running drama clubs, workshops and teaching LAMDA – through play, fun and the acceptance that any idea is a good idea I help kids find their passion for the arts and their own voice to speak out. From my experience it’s not about who can sing the best, dance the hardest or act with all the colours of the rainbow – but about finding joy and growth through the freedom that is performing arts.



Hi! I’m Zoe – a world travelling, singing and dancing enthusiast who is probably too loud for her own good. I have been singing since the day I can remember and have always loved the expression and outlook on life it gives me. I even went as far as getting my Grade 8 (Distinction) in Singing from Trinity College London.


I am originally from South Africa, where I studied a BA in Dramatic Arts majoring in all sorts of wonderful things including Musical Theatre and Film & TV Production. After my degree I found a love for teaching children, specifically the performing arts, as I got to be witness to the confidence boosting, expression inducing and overall captivating wonder that is the performing arts.


I was a part of many children’s theatre shows as well as running activity camps for the theatre itself. One of the highlights of my acting career has got to be playing the role of ‘Liesl’ in the international West End production of The Sound of Music in 2017/18.


Since then, I have moved to the UK, eaten countless amounts of Jaffa cakes, and started this company with this extraordinary woman besides me who I am lucky enough to call my friend. It’s been an amazing life so far and I cannot wait to share the knowledge and love that we have for the performing arts and the growth that it can bring to children of all ages. I’m sure she doesn't mind me saying so, but Abbi and I are living examples of this.

The A to Z Pair

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