Introducing . . . Stephen Beckett
Stephen has been Patron of Act One Beginners since January 2007 having been invited to take the position by Beverly after he starred in Peter Pan at The Hawth in which 8 boys and 5 girls from Act One Beginners also performed. Beverly was so impressed with Stephen’s energy, professionalism and exceptional ‘ensemble’ attitude. “Stephen is an excellent example of a true theatre professional and as such I can think of no one better suited to inspire the students of Act One Beginners.”
Stephen trained at RADA and has done a great deal of theatre work, but he is best known for his roles as PC Jarvis in The Bill and Matt Ramsden in Coronation Street. He is currently staring in the West End Musical Mamma Mia.
Since taking on the role of Patron, Stephen has attended our shows whenever his own busy work schedule permits, and our students have gone along to see him in a number of touring productions. Stephen has also Adjudicated a number of our Showcases and he hopes to be able to attend many more Act One Beginners’ productions and functions in the future.