Meet the Team - Drama

Meet the Team - DramaThe Drama team at Morley manages a wide range of courses, from beginner-level to Higher Education, as well as Morley's own acting company. Meet the staff who bring the excitement and energy to these courses!

Chloe Stephens 2019Chloe Stephens
Chloe started her career working in Casting at Shakespeare’s Globe and went on to work at the Royal National Theatre. She has a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MA in Movement: Directing & Teaching from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Chloe has taught at Mountview Academy, the BRIT school, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Rose Bruford and ran the full-time Foundation in Acting at ALRA from 2016-2017. Her interests lie in playful and collaborative practice and the use of Michael Chekhov technique in devised theatre. She has worked with Page One Theatre as Artistic Director since 2012, and is the Programme Manager for our Acting and Performance provision, including our HNC and HND in Performing Arts.

Timothy TaylorTim Taylor
Tim has broad experience as an interdisciplinary artist. His work crosses different genres of performance including dance, straight drama, musical theatre, comedy-sketch and song recital. In recent years, his arts practice includes having worked in association with choreographer Jacky Lansley, Director of the Dance Research Studio. Tim has been Programme Manager for Dance at Morley College since January 2012. He has also been teaching acting at the College since 2005 and his work has included practical acting studies for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Dominic GrantDominic Grant
Dominic trained at Rose Bruford College and holds a BA (Hons) in Theatre Arts and a PGCE from Canterbury University. He has a busy schedule directing, acting, teaching and coaching. As an educator, facilitator and director Dominic has worked at Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview Theatre School, and Rose Bruford College. As an actor Dominic has worked extensively in theatre, film and television, including The Royal Court theatre, The Royal National theatre and The Young Vic, as well as making appearances in Eastenders, The Bill, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Una McMahonÚna McMahon
Mezzo soprano Úna studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) under the guidance of Dr Veronica Dunne, before completing her masters training at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) under the tutelage of Pat Hay. Úna is a featured artist with the Auricle Ensemble and has performed Mahler’s 4th Symphony, Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder and Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera with them. In 2010 she was a semi-finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Kiri Prize.

Mandy GordonMandy Gordon
Mandy started her career as an actor/performer working in theatre and screen. She has a BA (hons) in Drama from Brunel University, a PGCert from the London Contemporary Dance School, and an MA in Movement: Directing and Teaching from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Mandy has taught at Rose Bruford, Central St Martins School of Art and Design, The Actors Centre, and Clean Break; she facilitates workshops in cinemas across London and on various corporate training courses.

Gabriele LombardoGabriele Lombardo
Gabriele is an actor, theatre-maker and movement practitioner from Milan, Italy. He trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, in London, firstly as an actor on the Collaborative and Devised Theatre strand, and latterly as a movement teacher, graduating with an MA in Movement Directing and Teaching. In addition to teaching at Morley, he has worked as a movement and voice tutor at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Brian Timoney Actors' Studio.

Diana MitchellDiane Alison-Mitchell
Diane is a movement director, theatre choreographer and actor movement tutor who trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. Diane regularly teaches at Mountview Academy and is a Visiting Lecturer and Personal Academic Tutor on the MA Movement: Directing and Teaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Diane has also taught movement at Italia Conti Academy, E15 Acting School, Regents University, Royal Holloway and was previously Head of the Part-Time Foundation Acting at ALRA South. She was part of the creative team for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Pamela SchermannPamela Schermann
Pamela is a London-based stage director. She trained as a director at the University of Vienna, and at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Her professional directing credits include Simon Paisley Day’s Raving at Crescent Theatre, Birmingham for Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice and the world premiere of Faust, Alberta by Simone Spagnolo in London.

Dan ShererDan Sherer
Dan Sherer is a published playwright, director, and teacher. He is Associate Director of The Mercury Theatre Colchester, where he is responsible for New Work and Talent Development. He teaches at RADA and at The London College Of Music. He specialised in the Stanislavskian pedagogies teaching improvisation, directing, and active (scenic) analysis, within a Stanislavskian framework. He also specialises in the use of improvisation to devise and write. he teaches Directing Theatre at Morley.

Charlotte CroftCharlotte Croft
Charlotte began her career in the theatre industry at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston, East London. She was Front of House and Box Office Manager for eight years and was responsible for an award-winning team of staff and volunteers. Charlotte has a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MA in Applied Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Charlotte has previously taught on the Performing Arts Industry module at Morley College and is a youth theatre facilitator. She is interested in enabling individuals to tell their stories and express their creativity through theatre.

Freddie MachinFreddie Machin
Freddie is a playwright and creative writing tutor. He has delivered projects for Shakespeare's Globe, the Royal Opera House, Central School of Speech and Drama, and Manchester School of Theatre amongst others, and is a lecturer at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, and City Academy. Based on his play of the same title, Freddie wrote the feature film Chicken, which got its UK cinema release in May 2016, and is now available on Amazon Prime. Mark Kermode included it in his best films of that year for the Guardian newspaper, and it received its network premiere on FilmFour. He teaches Radio Drama at Morley.

Lisa CagnacciLisa Cagnacci
Lisa is a working professional theatre director – in addition to freelance work, she has been Associate Artistic Director at Theatre503 (2011-2016) and Associate Director at Southwark Playhouse (2009-2011). Her most recent production, We Wait In Joyful Hope by Brian Mullin at Theatre503, was nominated for four OffWestEnd “Offie” awards. Lisa previously taught acting at Barking College and directed productions for acting students at ALRA. She has been teaching at Morley since 2015 and directed Love And Information by Caryl Churchill for the Morley Theatre Company in Spring 2016.

ANDY GREENHALGHAndy Greenhalgh
Andy Greenhalgh teaches Acting and Communications at Regents University in Regents Park and teaches Public Speaking at Morley College in Lambeth. During his career he has been an actor, a corporate trainer and a stand-up comedian. As an actor his films include Julius Caesar and A Man Called Sarge. On television Andy has been a regular character in two series of The Hello Girls and two series of The Belfry Witches, both for the BBC, and was a recurring character (Desk Sergeant Lewis) in Eastenders. Over 70 other TV appearances include The Vicar of Dibley, Master of the Moor, The Last Detective and Diamond Geezer.

Cara JenningsCara Jennings
Cara studied acting and drama at The University of Bristol and at The Central School of Speech and Drama. She’s an experienced lecturer, running fun and challenging sessions on voice, movement, improvisation and exploring various play texts. She has a particular interest in comedy and receives extremely positive student feedback. As well as being a qualified teacher, Cara is also a multi-skilled creative person who has used her acting, writing and directing skills professionally in a wide range of contexts, including on the multi award winning kids TV show Horrible Histories. She also works for Polka Children's Theatre in Wimbledon as a drama practitioner, and has directed for the Synergy Theatre Project, which works towards rehabilitation with prisoners and ex-prisoners through drama.

Julia LewisJulia Lewis
Julia has been an actor for over 40 years, and a drama tutor for 22 years. She trained at Italia Conti Theatre Arts, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and has a PGCE from Canterbury University. As a drama tutor, coach and director she has taught at Royal College of Music Opera School, Kensington & Chelsea College, Richmond Community College, and City and Islington College, and for the past five years shevhas been a drama coach for Disney’s Cub School programme, preparing children to play the young Simba and Nala for the Lion King musical in London and national touring productions. From November you'll be able to see her in the third season of The Crown on Netflix, where she'll be playing Dora Gaitskell, wife of the then-leader of the Labour party.

Beverley LimbrickBeverley Limbrick
Beverley is a professional actress as well as a qualified drama teacher, she has a First Class degree in Media Performance, as well as winning the coveted Margaret Rutherford scholarship to Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and was also fortunate to win the Kobler Trust Award whilst she was there. She teaches the Confidence Through Acting courses at Morley, and is qualified in the use of acting to help train psychiatric professors, doctors, nurses and staff dealing with patients with mental illnesses. She has also worked with UK councils on a range of learning objectives from basic interview skills and rapport building to working with challenging colleagues.

Eli AndersonEli Anderson
Eli Anderson is a playwright, dramaturge, and music tutor, and has had a number of storyteller-in-residence positions at seven London colleges, and three London universities. He Eli is also a Director at StoryAID, a social enterprise that supports the recovery of patients within neuro-rehabilitation units in two major teaching hospital trusts and has 30 years of applied knowledge and expertise in developing and implementing schemes to support healthcare professionals in a range of industries. He teaches storytelling courses at Morley.