Stage School at Sedbergh with Madeleine Joseph and toby Gaffney

Course Dates:

04-07 April 2022

Ages 6-11 

Age 6-8    Day - £299

Age 8-11   Residential – £499

Based at Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School



A fun filled, 4 day immersive performing arts course, designed to develop children’s confidence and build self-esteem in a safe, supportive environment, led by a team of skilled, professional actors. 

This high energy, action packed programme will encourage children to harness their imagination and creativity whilst making friends and having fun.  Children will engage in a wide range of creative activities including speech, dramatic movement, improvisation, snippets and scene starters culminating in an exciting performance for friends and family where they can showcase their newfound skills.  

There is also a comprehensive evening programme to further enhance this wonderful experience. This unique opportunity will allow children to taste the full boarding experience under the care of a devoted pastoral team second to none. 

Maddie Cropped
Toby Gaffney

Madeleine joseph

Madeleine trained at the Guildford School of Acting and has toured in many theatrical productions in the UK and internationally, playing a diverse collection of female roles on stage, radio and screen. She most recently appeared in Emmerdale for ITV. Madeleine, also a strong vocalist,  has played many leading musical theatre roles and is passionate about every aspect of performance art and production. 

Madeleine has extensive experience teaching acting and performing arts to both adults and young people. She’s also worked as a coach for other actors working on text analysis, monologues, scene study and voice. 

When asked why she wanted to become an actor: “I could never decide what I wanted to be, acting allows me to be so many different people and to relentlessly delve into the human experience of many different characters” 

At this moment in history I believe acting and the arts will play an essential role in reconnecting people with themselves and each other in society. 


toby gaffney

Toby Gaffney is a Cumbria based actor and teacher. He trained at LAMDA in 1994 and has since worked all over the UK and abroad in film, theatre and television.

He has trained and worked as a Stage Combat Teacher for the British Society of Fight Directors at most of the country's accredited drama schools also holding the outlandish title of Fight Master for Cygnet theatre school.

He is a fully qualified secondary school teacher, specialising in Drama and English and has taught in many schools around his hometown of Cockermouth. He has run many successful Drama Clubs, acting courses and workshops and worked as a Director and Producer for numerous projects including Cockermouth's first Forum Theatre Project for the Cumbria Youth Alliance and Rosehill Theatre's Snappy Opera for Kids Events.

Most recently Toby has been on "Coronation Street" as Elliot Newell and is currently in Theatre by The Lake's highly acclaimed production of "Tom's Midnight Garden".

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