Pembrokeshire’s Limelight School for Performing Arts, is gearing up for its annual West End in Wales workshop on Thursday, April 13, in the company of incredible West End performer, Teleri Hughes, star of the smash hit musical, ‘Heathers’.
Held at FF Dancers Studio in Haverfordwest, the two-hour workshop – which is suitable for all abilities aged between eight and 18 years old – will focus on performing and singing skills, followed by the opportunity for participants to ask Teleri questions about her inspiring career and work in the industry.
Hailing from Llanrwst, Teleri is a Welsh born actress who graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2018.
Since her graduation she has gone on to appear in several smash hit musicals, including “Spring Awakening” (for which she was nominated for the “Best Actress in a Musical” Award at the Stage Debut Awards), “Les Miserables” U.K Tour and the iconic, “Heathers” on the West End. She also appears as Heather McNamara in the cinema release of the musical which will be showing at the Torch Theatre the week prior to our workshop.
The workshop has been organised by Limelight M.D. Angharad Sanders, who herself has worked on countless musical productions and taught at many illustrious stage schools across the globe. One of these institutions includes the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she was engaged to Musically Direct the M.A. students in their revue show “Larger than Life” in 2018. This was a fabulous opportunity to work with students on their one-year M.A. prior to entering the industry. One of the cast members of this show was Teleri Hughes.
“It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Teleri to Pembrokeshire to work with our aspiring young performers,” commented Angharad Sander.
“Working with her on “Larger than Life” in our homeland in 2018 was a joy. It was my first professional show for many years in Wales and was pivotal in my shift from international work to returning home to Wales.
“ This move allowed me to restart Limelight, offering our young people the space to come and focus on their craft in a caring and nurturing environment, with positivity at its core, and since emerging from the lockdowns, there has been a marked increase in anxiety, self-esteem and confidence issues amongst our young people, and of course, the performing arts can help to support them as they seek to rebuild and relearn these skills.”
Angharad went on to say that the theme of their work is positivity, wellbeing and supporting each other, with students working in a constructive way, with breath connection for performing connected weekly to mindfulness, wellbeing and anxiety reduction.
The “West End in Wales” workshops also focus on this positivity and inclusiveness, with an open door policy for any young artist wanting to meet and work with the top of their profession.
Limelight run regular Saturday Stage School sessions which are available from 4 to 18 year olds and cover all aspects of performing, as well as annual productions and screen acting exams.
Angharad also offers lessons in singing, music theory and various instruments, online and in person, and on an average week teaches in three different countries… all from her home studio. She currently has students in France, New York, Texas, London, Yorkshire as well as right here in Pembrokeshire.
“West End in Wales: Teleri Hughes” workshop runs at FF Dancers on April 13, 2023 and costs £20 per student with limited places available. To find out more and to book your place, contact the school via facebook (www.facebook.com/limelightpembs) or Instagram (@limelightpembs), Or email [email protected]