Act II Theatre Company

4 - 7 years and 7 - 16 years

Act II is a youth theatre company running drama and music classes for young people aged 4-20. Members work towards performances and exams, while developing skills, building confidence, making friends and, most importantly, having fun! Our performances are in a range of styles and genres and often exercise the company's research interests in pushing the boundaries of theatre and performing in non-theatrical locations.

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Music, Dance & Drama

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9 - 11 years


Act II Theatre Company



90 minute Class


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Meet the Team

Alice Haley
Assistant Director

Upon completing her A-Levels, Alice worked with Act II for a year, gaining work experience; she has stayed in close contact with the company since, assisting at holiday workshops, sitting on Music Theatre audition panels and chaperoning on shows. Since completing her degree in film at York St. John University, Alice has been working for the company for 3 years, producing a number of innovative stage productions.

Charlotte Gernert

Charlotte worked for 2 years at the same Theatre Company as Karl (Act II's other Director), before studying at Queen Mary's, University of London, gaining a BA (Hons) in Drama (Applied). She was secretary for Queen Mary Theatre Company, with whom she worked as a director, actor and technical operator and toured to the Edinburgh Fringe. As a child, Charlotte gained the St. Cecelia Singing Award for choral singing. She has directed many productions for Act II and constantly strives for new and innovative theatre.

Karl Gernert

Karl gained a BA (Hons) in English and Drama in 2002, following which he worked for 2 years as Head of Drama at a theatre company. He then set up Act II Theatre Company in 2004. Karl holds Qualified Teacher Status and a post-graduate diploma in American History. He works in pit bands as a bass guitar player, double bass player, pianist and conductor and is the bass guitarist for function band Zebra. Karl's research interests include 1920's and 30's horror films, blurring the boundaries between film and theatre, and theatre in non-theatrical locations

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