Justin Fletcher will be tumbling into Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 14 January to help Stagewise School for the Performing Arts host an open day of free workshops for children aged 4–14.
The CBeebies megastar is best known for playing Mr Tumble. He will be on hand as a special guest and patron of Stagewise to welcome new pupils to the school.
Stagewise has been nurturing and developing talent and helping young performers follow their dreams since principal Ally Cox launched the school in 2000.
“Choosing where to send your child for performing arts training can be a difficult decision, that’s why we give you a whole month of workshops free so that they can explore and experience some of the amazing opportunities on offer at Stagewise,” explains Ally, who first met Justin Fletcher when they toured the country in BBC’s Playdays. “Justin has always been extremely supportive of all that we do here, and despite his hectic schedule he always finds time to visit Stagewise and work with our students. We’re thrilled that he will be joining us at our open day.”
Children participating in the open day will have the opportunity to experience three more free workshops with Stagewise. Those aged 4-6 will be welcomed into Sparkle and Shine – a fun-packed 90 minutes of drama, games, poems, singing and movement to encourage and develop imagination and play, while children between the ages of 7 and 14 can attend 3-hour Stagewise experience workshops to develop the essential skills of acting, singing and dance required for performing arts. To find out more visit www.stagewise.co or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Fletcher’s TV credits include CITV’s Fun Song Factory and CBeebies Tikkabilla, Spring Watch, Gigglebiz, Justin’s House and the award-winning Something Special. He was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s 2008 Birthday Honours for Services to Children’s Broadcasting and his charity work. He also received a BAFTA for Best Presenter in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Justin has just finished playing the role of Mr Perks in The Railway Children at King’s Cross Theatre.