MEET YOUR TEACHERS

Learn and work alongside RABBLE Theatre's professionals.

Dani Davies

Dani Davies

Dani trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and works as an actress and acting teacher. She became a LAMDA examiner in 2010. She has taught LAMDA at Wellington College, Leighton Park, Crosfields and Kendrick School and has helped many private students gain places at Drama schools across the country.

“Dani helped me with my solo LAMDA gold exam. I really benefitted by having her as a teacher as she brought me out of my shell and taught me to become more of my character and feel what they are feeling.” Ex-pupil

“In the past I was close to a distinction but was unable to receive the last couple of points. Dani guided me to a distinction as well as helped me with my confidence.” Ex-pupil

 

Toby Davies

Toby Davies

Producing world-class theatre in a joyful environment is the aim of our artistic director, Toby Davies.

After studying English Literature at St Andrews University, where Toby won the Contributions to Theatre Award having acted in some 32 shows, Toby trained professionally at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

As an actor, Toby’s credits include The Mousetrap (West End), Hampstead Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal, Tobacco Factory and numerous tours across the UK.

However, he soon committed to developing a high-quality theatre company for the diverse community of Reading – and it’s this desire to inspire, involve and embolden everyone from this colourful town and to get Reading on the cultural atlas, that gives Toby his relentless energy.

Jak

Jak Ford-Lane

Jak started assisting and teaching at 19 with The Watermill outreach programme, before he went to study at East 15. Alongside acting he still teaches regularly with; The Watermill, RABBLE LAMDA, BTS and has worked for PQA and is hired by other companies. Jak teaches both LAMDA and specialised drama workshops.

Emily

Emily Evans

Emily trained at the Arts University Bournemouth and Graduated with a BA (Hons) in Acting  in 2017. She has worked with RABBLE Theatre in their previous productions of Matilda the Empress and Twelfth Night. She is an Advance Level Actor Combatant and is starting her training to become a Stage Combat Instructor. Having just returned from a 7 month tour of the UK playing Maid Marion in Robin Hood, she has now returned home to Reading, where she is excited to start teaching again. 

Colette

Colette O'Brien

Colette graduated from Arts Educational Schools London with a BA Hons Degree in Acting. Throughout her adolescence she has attended Stage School where her love and admiration for teaching began.

She has over five years of experience in teaching Drama classes and LAMDA at Berkshire Theatre School and SOTA (School Of The Arts)

She is delighted to Join RABBLE LAMDA  as a teacher. 

Mark Middleton

Mark Middleton

 

Mark graduated from Drama Training at The Bridge in 2010 and he is regular collaborator with RABBLE Theatre Company.  Mark is an experienced Actor and qualified Stage Combat instructor with over 15 years of stage & screen experience and teaches performance techniques to clients of all ages.  He is passionate about people overcoming self-consciousness through technique, training and experiential learning.

 

Theatre includes: Captain T-Rex/Miss Pie (Captain Flinn & The Pirate DInosaurs, Les Petits Theatre Company), Henry II (Henry II, RBL Theatre), Alan/Bob Cratchitt/Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol, RBL Theatre) Understudy Man 1/Man 2 (The 39 Steps, Fiery Angel, National No.1 Tour), Pistol/Canterbury (Henry V, Temple Church/French Tour), Dogberry/DonJohn/Friar Francis (Much Ado About Nothing, Greenwich), Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet, Cockpit Theatre), Sergeant Major (Journey’s End, Selladoor, Greenwich).

 

Mark’s TV credits include several commercials, short films and online ads.

Chloe Shepherd

Chloe Shepherd

Chloe Emily graduated from the University of Chichester in 2018 where she trained in Musical Theatre. Chloe Emily is a professional Performer, Teacher, Stage Manager and Choreographer:

Her credits in Performing Include: Jack And The Beanstalk - West Midlands Tour (Lucy), Legoland Windsor Resort (Entertainer) Double Acts: The Queens Speech ( Mabel Nesbit) Lucky Stiff (Spinster/Featured Ensemble) High School Musical (Martha Cox) On The Town (The Little Old Lady/Assistant Choreographer), Beyond Wonderland(Circus Troupe), The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Saxophonist) and Carousel(featured Ensemble)

Chloe Emily has taught all over the South of England, teaching all three performing disciplines from Street Dance to Singing to Devising Acting pieces to Musical Theatre.

Her credits in Choreographing Include: High School Musical, Bare: A Pop Opera , Dogfight , Chicago High School Edition, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Lucky Stiff.

Recently Chloe Emily was also fortunate enough to be Assistant Stage Manager for The Pirate Queen Charity Gala Performance at the London Coliseum in February 2020.

Kelly Lambert

Kelly Lambert

Kelly trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and continued her education to gain a BA (Hons) degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway University of London.

Kelly works as a teacher and a performer, she has enjoyed building a relationship with RABBLE over the last few years, where she has been able to showcase both skills; teaching LAMDA lessons and performing on stage, in RABBLE Theatre's production of Macbeth and also in their latest radio play, Who Killed Alfred Oliver? by Beth Flintoff.

Kelly’s performance experience includes numerous roles on stage and several television and radio parts. She is also a choreographer and dance teacher.

Kelly is also experienced in working with young people, as part of a multi-agency team in failing secondary schools in her local area; working with young people on the edge of exclusion, using her skills and  previous experience as an advocate and youth worker.

Kelly is delighted to be a part of the RABBLE team where she also has the role of LAMDA Exam Co-ordinator.