Archive for November 2016

Downton Abbey

We’re thrilled that two Scalakids were cast before this wonderful series finally reached the end last Christmas. Lucas Culff and Erin Surtees played curious village school children in what will be the last ever series of the popular period drama. Both kids and chaperones were delighted to film on this iconic production and its fabulous…

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Beowulf – Return to the Shieldlands

Scalakid George Kent played “Young Slean” in this epic fantasy drama on ITV. George’s black belt in martial arts was very useful during the fight scenes between his character and the young Beowulf.  

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The Moorside – BBC

11 year old William Hunt plays “Peter Bushby” – the son of Julie Bushby (played by “Cilla” and “The C Word” actress  Sheridan Smith ) in this gritty TV drama about the women who rallied round when schoolgirl Shannon Matthews went missing from her home on a Dewsbury estate.

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Gogglesprogs

Scala had three hilarious kids in this popular program. Connor, Mia and Charli had us all in stitches with their quirky observations on TV and Film.       

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Dark Angel – ITV

George Kent played a lucky survivor in this classic two part drama about Victorian serial killer Mary Anne Cotton. Georges character “William” was the only child left after the notorious murderess went on her poisoning spree.

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Strictly Ballroom – West Yorkshire Playhouse

Troy Tipple and Mia Speight play aspiring dancers Luke and Kylie in this UK premiere of the hit musical from award winning Baz Luhrmann, creator of Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Romeo and Juliet. The show will run at the WYP over Christmas – Nov 30th to Jan 21st.          …

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The Lion King

Well done to Scala cutie Eve Midgley who played Young Nala in the 2014/15 National Tour of this Disney musical . Eve stayed with the company for a year and has wonderful memories of a fabulous part in an amazing show . Unfortunately Disney won’t allow us to show any photographs in costume…shame – they…

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Remember Me – Mammoth Screen

Scala’s Jamie Rooney-West spent several weeks this summer filming in Scarborough and Pinewood for this three part supernatural drama for the BBC. Jamie plays Sean Ward, son of Jan, played by Julia Sawalha. Michael Palin takes the lead role of Tom. The cast includes Mark Addy, Mina Anwar and Sheila Hancock. Jamie had a great…

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Scalakids Caitlin Surtees and Henry Kent are currently playing twins Jeremy and Jemima in the  2016 national Tour of the hit musical . Both children were in the original cast when the show first played at The West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2015 and will tour with the show and it’s famous car  for the rest of…

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Song of Hiawatha – BBC Radio Drama

Our lovely Talia Barnett who impressed producers with her perfect portrayal of Cam in “To The Lighthouse” for the BBC was subsequently invited to play the young Hiawatha. (Yes – she was a one take wonder yet again, even with an American accent and a song – What a girl!)

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