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THE TEAM

OUR STAFF & TUTORS

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SIMON SCHOFIELD
FOUNDER & TUTOR
Simon started performing from a young age playing Gavroche in Les Miserables (Edinburgh Playhouse, Cameron Mackintosh), and made his West End Debut at the age of 12 as the title role in Oliver! (London Palladium, Original Cast).

Other theatre credits include: Feste in 'Twelfth Night' (Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company) Gary in 'A Slice of Saturday Night' (Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company) Lead Vocalist in 'Ruthie Henshall - Sounds Of Hollywood' (Royal Festival Hall & UK Concert Tour), Frankie Vallie in 'Rock Around The Clock' (Monte Carlo & UK tour), Nibs in 'Peter Pan the Musical Adventure' (Birmingham Rep & West Yorkshire Playhouse), played Rolf in 'The Sound of Music' (London Palladium, Original cast), Joseph in 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' (New London Theatre), Young Pip in 'Great Expectations' (UK Tour), Robin Hood in 'Robin Hood Prince of Sherwood' (New Mills Arts Theatre, Manchester), Tommy Stubbins in 'Doctor Dolittle' (UK tour), Lead Vocalist in 'Dancing Queen' (International tour) Oscar the Grouch in 'Sesame Street the Musical' (Middle Eastern Tour), Lead Vocalist in 'Red Hot Broadway' (International TV Awards, Monte Carlo).

Pantomimes include: Prince in 'Sleeping Beauty' (Wakefield), Michael & John in 'Peter Pan' (Manchester Palace, Sunderland Empire & Dartford) & Prince in 'Cinderella' (Croydon).

Simon is a proud original member of "The 12 Tenors" and they completed their world tour in 2010 with more dates booked in the near future. Simon has recently returned from Cunard’s Prestigious Queen Elizabeth, headlining her 2011/12 inaugural year and completing a full circumnavigation of the globe and was very pleased to make his New York debut as part of the Queens Jubilee celebratory off Broadway production of “Swing time” at Pier 88.

Television: Al Murray’s Happy Hour, Crime Watch, Cracker and Prime Suspect and Co presented documentaries for French, Japanese and South African Television. His most notable TV commercial was the KFC singing ad campaign, which was rated in the top 100 British TV ads of all time.

In 2010 Simon was approached to sing on the movie soundtrack for BAKGAT! 2 – The sequel to South Africa’s most successful teen comedy movie ever (BAKGAT!). Simon recently recorded the title song "You" for the movie. The song has been released in South Africa and Internationally. The soundtrack hit No.1 in the South African charts. Cast Recordings include; The Sound Of Music London Palladium, The Twelve Tenors, Dancing Queen, Spirit Of Christmas, Peter Pan The Musical.

Simon has recently turned his hand to producing fulfilling a childhood dream with his debut show “Music Of The Knights” performed in Sydney Australia.

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TAMZIN
DANCE & MOVEMENT
Info Coming soon

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TOM GUEST
MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Tom has been musical director at 2Faced for just under a year, and worked on the summer schools in 2011 and last term’s production of We Will Rock You!

Tom trained as a singer and pianist at the University of Manchester and has worked internationally as a performer and vocal coach. He has taught in many institutions with all ages, such as Stagecoach and Boost Performing Arts Academy, and has worked extensively with Manchester based Envision Theatre as Musical Director and principal actor.

He also facilitated the Musical Theatre course at The Manchester College as singing tutor, vocal coach and musical director for many productions, including
Blood Brothers, Chicago and Guys and Dolls. His performance credits include Theseus in Racine’s Phedra (Envision Theatre); More in Zig and More (with the Nottingham Playhouse); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! (Envision UK and Italian tour); Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Bob Gaudio in Big Girls Don't Cry, a celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (International tour), for which he was also musical arranger and resident director. He was musical director for the award winning Ed – The Musical at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival.

Most recently Tom was vocal coach and vocal arranger for the musical
Pack Up Your Troubles at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester. In addition to this, Tom is musical director for Manchester Glee, and performs regularly with the Halle Choir at the Bridgewater Hall.

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THOMAS
ACTING & PERFORMANCE

Thomas trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and graduated with a First Class BA Honors degree in Performing Arts Acting. At his graduation ceremony he was also awarded the “Philip Holt Trust Award” and the “LIPA Acting Prize 2008”.

His directing credits include: Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray the Musical, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2Faced Theatre Company), Hollywood Musicals (Guide Bridge Theatre), Musicals Remixed (Droylsden Little Theatre), Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (Northern Quarter Theatre Company), The Boot-Laces (Festival
Theatre, Hyde), A…My Name Is Alice
(Edinburgh Fringe Festival), West Side Story (The Palace Theatre, Manchester), Annie (The Tameside Hippodrome) Little Women – The Musical, On The Shore Of The Wide World (LIPA).

His acting credits include: The Phoenix and the Carpet (The Nuffield Theatre/Forest Forge Theatre Company), James Gang (Contact Theatre, Manchester) A Jacobean Christmas (Hampton Court Palace) Forgotten Fortress, James, Home for Christmas, Silent Night (Theatre in the Quarter), Does Your Mother Know? (Lowry Theatre, Manchester), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Lodestar Theatre Company), Hamlet (Liverpool Shakespeare Festival), Blinded by the Light (24:7 Theatre Festival), Me and My Girl (London Palladium - West End), To Have and to Hold (L.A.X Theatre Company) and Hey Diddle Diddle… (Edinburgh Festival)

Thomas also has a lot of experience as a workshop facilitator. Companies he has recently worked for include: The Nuffield Theatre Company, Forest Forge Theatre Company, Clear Channel Entertainment, Live Nation Stage Experience, Spotlight School Of Speech and Drama, Footlights, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), 2Boards and a Passion, Catalyst Performing Arts and The 2Faced Theatre Company where he is currently leading the acting programme.


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JANNET
2 FACED TEAM
With a Mother who was a professional singer and a judge of Amateur Productions, it was to be expected that Janet would go into some form of musical entertainment. In her youth she sang in youth choirs and played as a violinist in various youth orchestras, groups and a string quartet, which played both in Britain and Europe.

At the age of 20, and to supplement her university education she began to sing on a professional basis, within a group and as a soloist (using the stage name Jane Valentine). This she continued for many years but finally gave up when her daughter began her theatrical interests.

In the last 10 years Janet has been involved in Amateur Theatre, both on stage and behind the scenes working for some wonderful local Societies such as Glossop (GODS), Mossley (MAODS) and their Youth Theatre Group (Next Generation), Oldham Congress Players (where she is also a committee member) and more recently Hyde (HMS) working on shows such as, Moby Dick The Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, Tommy, Wizard of Oz, Blood Brothers, Hi Di Hi, Chorusline, Buddy, Full Monty, Cabaret, My Fair Lady and the world premiers of “David The Musical” and “Witchfinder”. She is very excited to be involved with such an amazing team.

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JENNIFER
2 FACED TEAM

Jennifer has just graduated from the London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT) after 1 year of training and gained a Diploma with Distinction. Whilst training Jennifer performed in ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ Directed by Graham Hubbard (Resident Director ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ and ‘Spamalot’ UK tour), ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ and workshops of ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Carmen’, ‘Into the Woods’ and Katherina in ‘The Taming of the Shrew’.
Jennifer has also been fortunate enough to work with many incredible Directors and performers during her training at LSMT. Some of these include Norm Lewis, Mariano Detry, Roger Haines, Hannah Waddingham, Rosemary Ashe and Normah Atallah.

Before this, Jennifer trained for 3 years and the University of Cumbria and gained a 1st class BA(Hons) Degree in Performing Arts; during which she played roles such as Jojo/Boy in ‘Seussical, the Musical’, Goblin in ‘Goblin Market’ and Puck in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

Jennifer has always enjoyed performing and has done many amateur shows around the North West and has now developed a passion for teaching. Jennifer also currently teaches on the LSMT part-time course.

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LOUISE
2 FACED TEAM

Training: Bird College of Performing Arts, BA(Hons) Dance & Theatre Performance

Theatre: Assistant Dance Captain & Swing in GHOST the musical (World Premiere Cast at Manchester Opera House & London Piccadilly Theatre); Associate Choreographer for Arlene Phillips' WE WILL ROCK YOU (Basel, Zurich, Vienna, Stuttgart); Ensemble & 1st cover Ali in MAMMA MIA (International Tour); Associate Choreographer for Arlene Philips' FLASHDANCE the musical (World Premiere UK tour); Dance Captain & Swing in WE WILL ROCK YOU (Cologne, Germany); Rosalie & 1st cover Connie & Shirley in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (German & Swiss tour)

Film: Featured Dancer in THE FOUR FEATHERS (Pinewood Studios)

Cast Recordings: GHOST the musical, Original West End cast

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DAVID
2 FACED TEAM
“Well Done” to one of our former teachers David Hunter who just fell short of a top 3 place in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Superstar” TV programme”.

David Hunter is an British actor and singer from the North West of England. He trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and graduated from the Acting course in 2006. During his time at LIPA, and seeking a musical outlet, David joined a local band and began writing and recording original music. But what started as a bit of fun, suddenly became a full time commitment, when the band were signed and immediately set to work creating their debut album. Recorded with the producers responsible for The Rolling Stones and The Who, the album eventually led to huge support slots, playing alongside The Feeling, Scouting For Girls and finally McFly on their full UK arena tour. During this time, David fronted the band as they performed in front of 200,000 people in every major arena in Britain.

After completing their own headline tour, the band decided to call it a day, but David wasted no time and seized the opportunity to return to acting. He earned roles in new musicals 'Pub' and 'Spinach' at The Royal Exchange in Manchester, before joining the cast of 'One Man, Two Guvnors' at The National Theatre, London. Starring James Corden and receiving 5 star reviews across the board, David featured in the show during it's initial run at the National, the UK tour that followed and it's transfer into The Adelphi Theatre, in London's West End.

In 2012, David appeared on ITV's 'Superstar' and was watched by millions as Andrew Lloyd Webber searched for a leading man to play the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar. David made it through to the semi finals, receiving praise throughout for his honest, dramatic performances.