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Allsorts drama

About Us

Allsorts was founded in 1992 by Sasha Leslie and Melissa Healy. It was set up to help children explore drama and express their individuality and has turned into a full-time madcap adventure.

Allsorts is now one of London’s most respected children’s drama schools and continues to steadily grow. Sasha and Melissa are still at the helm – older and wiser, and now mums themselves, but providing just as much mayhem and enthusiasm as ever.

The Early Days

Sasha has been involved with drama since she was four, when she started children’s classes – and kept going until she was so old she had to be told to stop coming. Sasha continued to study drama at school and then trained at a leading drama school, where she met Melissa.

Melissa was, by comparison, a late starter: she didn’t begin drama until she was five. But that didn’t hold her back – she went on to study the subject at school before going to a renowned drama school in Los Angeles.

Getting it Together

At drama school, Sasha and Melissa quickly became firm friends. A shared passion for story-telling and devising drama led them to set up The Rainbow Puppet Theatre Company. This proved popular and fun, and sprang to national fame when The Duchess of York asked them to write and perform a play for Princess Eugenie’s birthday party. (Which was going smoothly until an angry bumble-bee got trapped in the tiny puppet theatre and everything went crazy. But the Princess loved it!)

Building Things Up

After this, they set up allsorts drama for children – took their work into schools, ran workshops and were soon in demand around London.

They have succeeded in their aim to create drama courses suitable for children of various ages, with or without drama experience. And they have maintained their belief that classes should be small enough to provide individual attention for every child. But most of all they have maintained their passion for drama with children.

Our Teachers

Cillian O Donnachadha

Naomi Felton

Gillian Horgan

Giulia Ferrati

Victoria Croft

Holly Elmes

Caroline Bragg

Amy Blair

Rumour Giles

Jodie Mcgregor

Avra Aron

Avra Aron

laura vanderbiest

Laura Vanderbiest

Bethany Mullen

Bethany Mullen

Lisa Sheerin

Lisa Sheerin

"By the way we went to Amy's first parents' evening at her new school last night and her English teacher commented on her remarkable delivery in a balloon debate earlier in the day. He was very surprised as she is normally very quiet and doesn't push herself forward and yet she had spoken with impressive confidence. I told him that it must be the product of all her Lamda lessons at Northbridge and he agreed that it was clear she had been very professionally trained."
Parent, Northbridge House Prep
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