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Acting classes open up for young people in Gravesham next week with discounts for local students

PUBLISHED: 12:28 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:28 16 February 2016

Members of Centre Stage Student Academy

Members of Centre Stage Student Academy

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A free class will be held next week

Young thespians will have a new place to hone their acting craft next week.

St George’s School will host Gravesend’s second Centre Stage Theatre Academy class, with the other currently held at the Woodville Theatre.

To start off, a free open day will be held for children and young people aged 7 to 18 at the school in Meadow Road next Wednesday (February 24).

The founder of the academy is EastEnder’s actor and star of the Tom Hardy film Legend, Frankie Fitzgerald.

He said: “We started with just 15 children and over the last four years it has just exploded. There are so many children in Gravesend with a passion and the talent for performing.

“I have the best job in the world, one day I’m acting the other I am passing on that experience and knowledge to the next generation of performers. It’s so rewarding to see these kids learn and grow in confidence.”

Classes at St George’s will run every Wednesday between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

Bethany Bright-Sedge, 13, attends St George’s School and Centre Stage’s classes at the Woodville.

She said: “I love Centre Stage, the teachers have really helped me develop not just my dance and drama skills but my confidence too. I can’t wait until classes open at my school - I’m definitely going on both nights.”

Discounts are available to pupils of St George’s School. For more details visit the website at www.centrestagetheatreacademy.com or call 07946 890614.

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