Meet The Class of 2020

Adelaide Barden

Adelaide Barden is a 19 year old actor, originally from Sussex. She has been a part of the National Youth Theatre since 2017, and looks to be more involved in productions and workshops in the upcoming year. Her notable roles include Dorine in a 2017 adaptation of Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and a variety of roles in a production of ‘The Irresistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ in 2019.

Aidan Jowers

Aidan Jowers is a 20 year old actor/singer born in Ascot, Berkshire. After a two year background in primarily musical theatre, including main roles in big productions and a
trip to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, Aidan decided to apply for Peer productions, who offers a free actor development course. He decided to do this as he felt this course would improve his current skill set as well as giving him a gateway into drama school.

Charley Branson

Charley Branson is an eighteen-year-old actor from Surrey who is looking to pursue a career in applied theatre. She has a real passion for wanting to create theatre for social change. She has recently spent 6 months in a travelling theatre company, recreating ‘The Wardrobe Ensemble’s’ West End hit, ‘Education, Education, Education’, participating in multiple festivals and competitions around the UK and winning the National Final against Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Christabelle Bennet

Christabelle Bennet is an 18-year-old Actress from Colchester in Essex. She aims to get into drama school and Peer Productions rate of success with young actors was appealing. It has been very supportive in helping her make the move from an amateur actor to a professional. She has previously acted at the Dorfman theater with company ‘The Paper Birds’ as part of their ‘Courage everywhere’ project and more recently presented in a Documentary called ‘Essex Girls’ directed by Jamie Weston. She has also voiced the Essex Wild Life Trusts Fingringhoe wick fall short. She hopes to do a mix of theatre and screen acting, period drama’s being a passion of hers.

Daniel Johnson

Dan is a 19 year old aspiring creative practitioner from Peterborough who wants to create live entertainment that creates positive change in the world. Before joining Peer Productions, he had a leading role in the Peterborough Revellers’ production of “Wind in the Willows” at the Key Theatre, which played to near-full houses every night for a week. He has also played supporting and leading roles
in plays such as “The Pillowman” and musicals such as “School of Rock” and “13”. Alongside this Dan has some directing experience, directing a production of “Keep Mum” by Sean Flynn in 2018. crew. In the future, Dan wants to start his own theatre company in Peterborough, innovating theatre and creating positive change in the city. He would also like to start his own school, teaching young actors for a much cheaper price than is the current average around the country.

Daniel Rock

Daniel Rock is a 19-year-old actor from Stroud. Prior to joining Peer Productions, Daniel had been the co-chairman of the Sundial Theatre Company, taking a devised show (‘Animal Management’, *** - The Scotsman), to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also played Scott in Natalie Mitchell’s ‘When They Go Low’, for the National Theatre Connections Programme. He hopes to be a professional, working actor, for both theatre and film, and for independent, personal projects and larger-scale work.

Deven Clay

Deven is a 20-year-old aspiring actress, dancer and director from Essex. Before Peer Productions, Deven was a dancer in a professional pantomime for 10 years. She later went onto an assistant director role for this production. During sixth form, she portrayed Penelope in ‘The Penelopeaid’, and was the choreographer for the upper school production of ‘Miss Saigon’. After this, she completed the Gap Year Diploma course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Emily Hembrow

Emily  is 19 from Sunningdale, Berkshire. She has a huge passion for performance especially musical theatre and also loves visual art. Before Peer, Emily has had a long history of amateur pantomimes and musicals including 'Wind in the Willows' with the Quince Players, 'Anything goes' and 'Pirate Queen' with Ocean Theatre Company. Just last year she performed as a scare actor at Thorpe park and was in the park trailer for her Maze –‘Do or die’. She has just returned from America having spent ten weeks teaching theatre and art at a Summer Camp in New Jersey.

Esmé Jennings

Esmé, aged 18 and from Surrey, aspires to train as an actor at a leading drama school such as Rose Bruford, or LAMDA. This, she hopes, will enable her to become an industry professional and continue to work specifically in theatre. Before Peer productions, Esmé had featured in college productions as Alice, in Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill and a take on Sweeny Todd, playing Joanna. Esmé is also a member of the National Youth Theatre and wishes to expand on the skills that she worked on there, specifically relating to her confidence and Shakespeare work.

Gaby Foley

Gaby is a nineteen year old actor from West London who has recently joined the dynamic and exciting company ‘Peer Productions’ to help her materialise her aim of using theatre to create social change. Some of her previous work such as ‘Status Update’ at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith has played with this idea, directly addressing and questioning the audience. Gaby is always excited to take on the challenges, in the past subverting classic male roles such as ‘Corny Collins’ in Hairspray to be female.

Georgia Holder

Georgia is an 18 year old aspiring actor from Sherborne, Dorset. Before joining Peer Productions, she has had a range of experience within performance, notably within musical theatre. Some of the most significant roles that Georgia has played include Sandy (Grease The Musical), Anita (West Side Story), and Urleen (Footloose), as well as a variety of roles within ensembles. Additionally, she has choreographed for the national dance competition Rock Challenge for a group of 90 students. Ultimately, Georgia hopes to be a successful actor, either within musical theatre or contemporary theatre and acting.

Iffy Ahmed

Irfan Ahmed is nineteen year old from Brentford who aspires to become a screen actor. This was ignited by his Performing Arts GCSE's and reinforced by studying Performing Arts at his college when he first saw Peer Productions. Peer Productions came to his college to perform 'Losing it' which aimed to enhance students knowledge about sex education.

Joseph Kleeman

Joseph began serious acting in his early teens, taking Drama for GCSE and then Performing Arts for A-level. Joe enjoys musicals and loves to watch them in his free time. He has been in musicals such as “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Cabaret”, “Spring Awakening” and “The Mikado”. Joe also enjoys reading and acting Shakespeare, particular favourites being “Twelfth Night” and “Macbeth”. He is currently studying at Peer Productions in their Actor Development Program and hopes to go onto drama school to develop his understanding and love from acting and music.

Lana Ng

Lana spent six weeks under the wing of Joe Hasham OAM at the Kuala Lumpur Arts Centre as an intern and Assistant Stage Manager to ‘Shakespeare’s Men’. She has also facilitated several drama-based workshops for partner schools, teaching refugee children how to let go and have fun in a safe space. Recently, Lana was cast as Lady Pembroke in ‘The Madness of King George III’ at the Tiffin Boys’ School and as Captain Smollett in ‘Treasure Island: The Musical’ (Garden International School).

Moya Matthews

Moya Matthews is a 22-year-old actor from Stroud, Gloucestershire, who trained on the acting foundation course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2017. She has since worked as a Character and Parade Performer at Disneyland Paris, and spent this summer touring open air theatre around Gloucestershire.

Natalia Broadbent

Natalia is a 19-year-old actor musician and dancer from Dorset. She has been known for her commitment as Principal Second Violinist in the Wessex Youth Orchestra, playing concerts at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall and various venues around Germany and Switzerland on tour. In 2018, Natalia was Principal Dancer and Choreographer for Hurn Court Opera’s Acis and Galatea, and in 2019 she starred in the short film One Day by Jordan Steeds.

Tee Shaw

Tee is a creative, enthusiastic, determined and reliable nineteen-year-old from Wiltshire. She has a bubbly personality and a friendly, approachable aura. She has worked with the Salisbury Playhouse in a musical written by the acting director of the Playhouse called ‘Morgan Towers’, and has also performed in Edinburgh Fringe (2017) show ‘Bertie and Bitey’s Grand Tour’ with Anything But Ordinary Productions. She has performed in ‘Peter Pan’ as Wendy, as well as
puppeteering Nana.

Zensi Alleyne

Zensi Alleyne is an 18 year old Actor, Dancer, Producer and Musician who comes from Sunningdale, Berkshire. Zensi has been developing her acting, dancing and singing outside of school since she was 12 and decided during her final A level year to pursue her career professionally and therefore chose to auditioned for Peer Production. She has had a range of roles from being part of the dance team as a cheerleader in High school musical (South Hill Park) to the Wicked Witch in the wizard of Oz (Barta). Her future aspirations for roles spread to the screen and towards more contemporary theatre, she would love to part of a gripping TV drama and she hopes to achieve this by training hard.