Who's In The News

Here are just a few of our Great News Stories from Centre Stage Pupils. Details of TV appearances, Theatre Production News, Reviews, and much more. 

Sean O'Brien 7yrs


Sean, a pupil of Centre Stage Academy was successful in securing his main role in this film - Will Power. 

Drama Pupils:   


Well done to several pupils who successfully filmed this short film - It's A Love Thing.


Well done to:   Will Burns, Luke Moran, Leon French, Harry Birkett, Ella Kent, Elllie Fletcher, Oliver Gower, Grace Slack, 

Oliver Gower and Leon French


Both Leon and Oliver have appeared in a Music Video - Making Statues for Rock band VERSES. Both said they had a great time and great experience filming a music videoI

Holly Barker


Holly was successful in her audition and filmed a great Xmas advert for Sainsbury's Supermarkets with TV Chef Jamie Oliver. The advert was filmed using a small selection of houses in a North Yorkshire village with fake snow and ice and Xmas trees in September.

Joel McVeagh, Liam Myers, Connor Matthews, Jack Schultz

The friends all appeared in the latest music video of chart-topping Welsh rockers, Funeral For A Friend.Joel McVeagh, 16, Jack Schultz, 16, Liam Myers, 16 and Connor Matthews, 17, were cast as four pals in the video for the band’s latest release, Sixteen.The film is a loose interpretation of the cult coming-of-age movie Stand By Me.The four pals are shown laughing, playing, joking, fighting and burying a time capsule, which is later dug up by one of the boys as a grown-up.And it is no fleeting appearance, as the boys arguably appear more in the video than the actual band.The friends are all students at the Centre Stage Academy, off Henshaw Lane, in Yeadon, Leeds.Principal Carol Bicker said clinching the roles was quite a coup for the boys.Carol, who runs the drama and music academy on a voluntary basis, said: “They did brilliantly well to get the parts and they had a great time filming.“The video was shot in the middle of a wood in Bolton and it was set in the past so we had to scour charity shops to try to get the right sort of outfits.“It took a while but we go there in the end and created a really good look for them.“We also had to do their hair in a certain way.“They ended up looking like young Beatles!”It isn’t the boys’ stab at the small screen – all four have has recurring parts as schoolchildren in BBC1’s award-winning teaching drama Waterloo Road.