The Little Beans World Team
Charlotte has been a private music, piano and singing teacher for 5 years as well as working in Sawtry Junior School teaching recorder, piano and singing. She has a lot of experience in drama and performing arts and has had many lead roles as well as being a chorus member for many musicals with ‘Spotlight Productions’ including 42nd Street, Disco Inferno, Back to the 80s, Bugsy Malone and Fame. She has also helped backstage, helping with hair and make-up, assisting with costumes and has sung backing in the band for shows such as Hairspray, Grease, Some Like it Hot and We Will Rock You, also done by Spotlight Productions.
Lottie (as we call her at Little Beans) has also worked as an extra for a number of years in programs by the BBC. She currently sings in 3 local bands. 2 as lead vocalists (‘Jellyfish’ a 5 piece function band and ‘Rhythm and Shoes’ an acoustic trio) and as a backing singer. She has training in tap, modern and musical theatre dance and an A Level in Drama.
Lottie currently runs Singing Beans Pre-School classes, Drama Beans Nursery Workshops, Just Drama Saturday and Holiday Workshops and as a children’s party entertainer for Little Beans World.
Drama has always been a passion of Katies and for many years she has been performing in local amateur dramatics, including Brampton Little Theatre. She graduated from a Theatre Studies degree in 2008 and whilst studying, worked in several nurseries. This made her realise that she wanted to pursue a career working with young people and children. She is currently employed at Hinchingbrooke Secondary School as a Drama teacher.
She believes drama can help build children’s confidence as well as encouraging focus and teamwork, which are all key skills in performing.
Katie works as a Just Drama Workshop Leader and children’s party entertainer for Little Beans World.
Fiona trained at the Guildford School of Acting.
Some of her performing credits include:
Celia in As You Like It (Oxford), Robin in Robin Hood (Greenwich), Starting Here, Starting Now (Leatherhead), Abbess in Comedy of Errors (Cambridge) and the world premiere of Counterpoint (The Gatehouse Theatre). Has written, performed in and produced numerous shows at Jermyn Street Theatre and Lauderdale House (Highgate) including playing Janet in The Rocky Horror Show several times. UK / International tours include: Twentieth Century Musicals, Putting on the Ritz, The Hare and The Tortoise, Frosty the Snowman. Compered the Classic FM stage at Gay Pride twice and at various London music festivals.
TV includes: Trial and Error (Channel 4), Atlantis (BBC), The Justice of Mr Bligh (Portrait Films), Association of Angels (Kelvin Productions). Filmed the role of Gaia to appear virtually in shows on P&O cruise ships and many commercials including British Airways, Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word, The Disney Channel.
Fiona regularly acts for the directing students at Anglia Ruskin University and roleplays at Addenbrookes Hospital with the Cambridge University student doctors.
She also managed and taught at the New London Performing Arts Centre in Muswell Hill, London, and worked for the acting agency Byron’s Management. She currently teaches acting, improvisation, audition monologues and physical theatre to the BTEC and Pro Course students at Stageworks Studios and also teaches younger age groups with Kiernan Theatre Academy and Little Beans.
Sam spent 6 years as a member of St Ives Youth Theatre, and then a further 4 years as a regular volunteer and stage manager.
He spent 3 years studying Drama at Canterbury Christ Church University, and now has his own children’s theatre company ‘Tricky Biscuit’ with 3 others.