Welcome to the Arnould School of Dance and Drama
Congratulations on a truly wonderful show week! You should all be tremendously proud of yourselves. All the rehearsals and hard work certainly paid off. We have had so many wonderful comments from families, past pupils, the theatre and more.
Once again, we can't thank all the dressers and stage crew enough for their time and commitment to the school. We couldn't do it without you!
Term Starts Back on Monday 5th September.
This year, pupils have all worked very hard throughout the year achieving wonderful results in RAD ballet, ISTD modern and tap and Lamda drama examinations. This year we are thrilled to have on board Miss Ceri, Miss Lindsay, Sam and Jen and all the wonderful guest teachers coming directly from the West End that bring a fresh vitality to the senior school on Saturdays. And let's not forgot Miss Kim, Miss Brogan, Miss Kate and Susanna who are ever present.
We are delighted to have continued success with children in theatre in Matilda, Once and Gypsy in the West End, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole at Leicester Curve and the Annie UK tour. Plays including ‘A Small Hand’ and ‘Barron’. In television, ITV Drama; Lucan, BBC Drama; Life in Squares, BBC Drama; War and Peace and a pupil to currently start filming for a large BBC Drama over the summer!! Commercial campaigns include, Barclays, Aldi, Activia, Chessington World of Adventures, Thomson holidays, Face Greek yoghurt, Sainsburys, Cadburys, Toyota and numerous others. Not forgetting the new Asda campaign which is due to film next week! The children have also been involved in Birkenstock and Captain Tortue fashion shows.
This year we are delighted that some of our seniors will be moving onto dance and drama colleges including Laines, Arts Ed, Brit School, Urdang and Mountview. One past student who recently graduated from Urdang has just joined the cast of the new West End Musical ‘Bend it Like Beckham’.
Last Christmas 2014/15, we were involved yet again in the Epsom and Leatherhead pantomimes with in excess of 100 children taking part. It was a wonderful experience for all the parents and children alike. We are delighted to be once again involved again this Christmas in Dick Whittington at Leatherhead and Beauty in the Beast at Epsom.
We are happy to announce that the Arnould School will be presenting our own production at the Epsom Playhouse next summer July 18th -23rd 2016 so please put it in your diaries!
The Arnould School of Dance and Drama has been established for 65 years and has grown into a widely acclaimed theatre academy, with classes held in the Surbiton, Kingston, Chessington and Wimbledon areas. Under the present principals, Norma Arnould and her daughter Victoria, the school continues to excel with great professionalism as a result of their own experience working in theatre, television and film. Testament to the Arnould's success is in the sheer number of former pupils returning with their children and grandchildren.
Pupils who have trained with the school, some since the age of 3 have appeard in many West End musicals, plays, televsion and pantomime. Students have also joined the Royal Ballet and other European Ballet Companies.
Arnould Kidz Agency have had children successfully audition for commercials, televsion and feature films. Children have also appeared in the West End and touring productions such as 'The Snowman', 'Once', 'Les Miserables', 'Billy Elliott', 'Oliver!' 'Wizard of Oz', 'Carousel', 'South Pacific', 'Never Forget', 'Evita', 'Joseph', 'Jekyll and Hyde' and 'Scrooge'.