Step out on the stage at a new theatre company in Wisbech

Nine Lives Theatre

Nine Lives Theatre - Credit: Archant

Stepping on to the stage, building confidence and having fun are all part of a new theatre company that has launched at Wisbech.

Nine Lives Theatre

Nine Lives Theatre - Credit: Archant

The Nine Lives Theatre Company has courses for adults and children and is open throughout the week for classes including acting, singing, dance, film, fitness, piloxing, musical theatre and.

There is also the chance to join classes in hip hop, ballet, tap, jazz, one to one tuition, ABRSM exams, drama school audition preparation, music theory and professional performance skills.

Michelle Larkin, who launched the Hill Street Institute centre, said: “We really want this to be a community setting where people of all ages and ability can get involved and have a go.

“If people want to try something and we don’t already do it then get in touch and we will see if we can fit it in.


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“We are considering doing gentle exercise classes for the over 60s for example but need to know the interest.”

Founded by Paul Mayer in 1994 the company was formed for the BTEC National Diploma course at the Isle College, to give students the experience of working as a professional theatre company during their training.

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The course successfully ran until 2012, when it was moved to Kings Lynn and replaced with the Aspire Company.

“Throughout it’s time Nine Lives produced a highly successful alumni with students going on to drama schools, universities and to work in the industry,” said Michelle.

The school was placed into the care of Michelle in 2011 having taught on the course alongside Paul Mayer from 2005.

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