Matthew was no stranger to the acting profession when he won the role that was to be part of his life for the next ten years. His first role as a 5 year old Scalakid was as epileptic toddler Johnathan Taylor in the TV drama “Some Kind of LIfe”. He then went on to play…

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Verity took over the role of Donna Windsor in “Emmerdale” as a 12 year old Scalakid and played the part for almost 11 years . She recently returned to the soap for six months to film emotional scenes featuring Donna’s illness and subsequent suicide . Verity is now fulfilling her dream – playing various West…

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Scalakids Caitlin Surtees and Henry Kent played twins Jeremy and Jemima in the national Tour of the hit musical . Both children were in the original cast when the show first played at The West Yorkshire Playhouse then toured with the show and it’s famous car  for the rest of the run.

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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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Sydney Wade beat dozens of southern girls when she auditioned with a perfect “saarf” accent and won the wonderful part of “Lucretia” in the BBC radio drama “Perfect Girls”

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George Malcher spent a day as a dynamic agency boss in this info film for Uber Agency. The kids played the Uber Agency staff as children – We noticed if ever Michael Mcintyre needs to be played as a teenager then George is definitely in the running!

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Scala Student Ed Paget is currently appearing in the recent series of Harvey’s Furniture Commercials doing what teenage boys do best – sitting on a sofa watching TV! Fab job Ed.

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Seven year old Layla Oliver  fulfilled her lifelong ambition (all 7 years of it) when she joined  the cast of the West Yorkshire Playhouse/Opera North production in June 2016. It’s Layla’s favourite show and she  loved every minute on stage . Look out for the Witch Layla!

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