Creative Director & Senior Tutor
Since joining us in 2019, Laura has directed The Little Mermaid Jr, Fame Jr, The Haunted Museum (an original show which she also wrote for us), Broadway at Barrfields, Broadway Brunch, our community production of Oliver, our sell out smash hit Matilda Jr, and our MTI Jr Festival performance of Legally Blonde which won the Award for Acting.
In addition to directing and writing for us Laura devises our programme and curriculum, and teaches in class. She has relaunched our DramaTots programme working with a licensed speech and language pathologist to develop her DramaLlama phonics curriculum, and she was instrumental in devising over 150 hours of online Zoom lessons during the Covid lockdowns.
After initially studying theatre at University, Laura changed path and has established a career as a legal consultant whilst raising her own family. But theatre has always been a major part of her life, for over 35 years (gulp!)
She trained with Peggy Inglis, Step-by-Step, and latterly GAMTA in Glasgow. As an actor she has played leading roles in Steel Magnolias, Calendar Girls, The Importance of Being Earnest, Paras Over the Barra’s and multiple comic, goodie and baddie principal roles in pantomimes in Largs and Glasgow.
With her own production company Pint Size, she has produced, written, directed and acted in a variety of theatre across the West Coast. She is known to more adult audiences as the writer and producer of adult pantos and her comedy duo act The Scrubbers which has toured Scotland including sold out runs at the Glasgow Comedy Festival.
As a former President of Largs Players she has long been committed to access to the arts for all ages in Largs, and in addition to acting for the club, she has directed (and written/co-written) their pantomimes Jack & The Beanstalk, Peter Pan, Beauty & The Beast, Snow Queen, Believe, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
Allan is a GTCS registered secondary school teacher, dual qualified in both Drama & Computing Science. He has been involved in the dramatic and musical arts for most of his life, and has a post graduate qualification in Theatre & Production from Strathclyde University.
Allan had taken part in a number of productions in his youth, both on stage and in technical roles, in sound, lighting and props.
He rekindled his love for theatrical performance when his children started attending classes with LYT. He was cast as Uncle Henry & Mayor of Munchkin Town in LYT’s 2014 community production of The Wizard Of Oz and most recently as Mr Sowerberry and Mr Brownlow in Oliver.
He has also taken part in shows with Largs Amateur Operatic (Half A Sixpence, Oklahoma, Sister Act), The Largs Players (Caledonia USA, The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam, Murder At The Great British Cake Off) as well as work with Pint Sized Productions (Peter Pan Adult Panto & The Scrubbers) and, No Nonsense Productions (Fawlty Towers Experience).
Allan has been working with LYT since 2016 working with the youngsters in classes, on productions and has delivered SQA Higher qualifications. He is our Acting Tutor, and is especially happy when working on these skills, particularly for both comedy & serious dramatic roles.
On the Technical Theatre side he has a keen interest in sound design (running sound for productions of Grease & Bugsy Malone), stage design, prop making, Greek classical and modern contemporary plays.
Musical Theatre Tutor
Sofía is a young musical director with experience in youth theatre and new writing. In the year after graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she premiered the new musical ‘Seven Against Edinburgh’ at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, working with young actor-musicians aged 16-21. Her most recent project was with Glasgow theatre company Wonder Fools, MDing their tour production of ‘549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War’, whilst teaching piano and music theory in her free time.
Musical Theatre Tutor
Harry joins us having been a theatre practitioner working with children at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow, where he’s spent 3 years teaching theatre arts to young people, after attending there himself for over 15 years.
He holds a First Class Hons degree in Performance from UWS, and is an accomplished actor, writer and director in his own right.
Recent credits include his role in the Outlander promotional flash mob in Glasgow city centre, playing the role of Mark in the short film Paper Jam, and having a piece of his new writing being showcased at Roughly Staged.
Favourite projects to date include various roles with Tron Theatre, and the UWS Halloween performance event particularly working on his own play Treats.
Musical Theatre Tutor & Choreographer
Daisy has just returned from her summer spent in the US teaching children theatre in Georgia for 3 months at summer camp. Outside of LYT she is continuing her English & Theatre Studies at Glasgow Uni.
Daisy is a former youth student at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and also a former LYT student. Her final performance with us was as Elle in the award winning MTI Jr Festival performance of Legally Blonde.
Most recently she has choreographed our sell out production of Matilda. She is an accomplished dancer with many highlights including performing in a touring production of the ballet Coppelia.
As an actor/vocalist Daisy has appeared in many productions including many principal roles with Largs Players such as Cinderella in Cinderella, Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, Chanel in Beauty and the Beast and Rudi in Snow Queen. She has also performed for LYT as Serena in Fame, and as a soloist in The Haunted Museum and Broadway at Barrfields.
Daisy is a fabulous asset to our team and her energy and commitment to her craft makes her very popular with our wee ones in particular, and we can’t wait for our students to continue to benefit from Daisy’s “triple threat” experience!
Millie is currently studying for a BA(Hons) in Performance at the University of West of
Scotland and has passed her Trinity Grade 8 in Acting with distinction.
Millie is a former LTY student with 9 years under her belt. She has starred in numerous LYT
productions including Oliver as Bet, Fame Jr as Mable, My Head Teacher’s a Troll as Holly,
Seussical Jr as a Wickersham brother, and Penelope Pickllebottom and the Lazer Eyed
Zombies as Roy. As well as this, she ran the Drama Club at Largs Academy for her last year
As an actor/vocalist, Millie has appeared in many other productions such as being part of the
junior chorus for The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet, and performing in
many short films including an epilepsy education video shown in schools.
Millie is also an aspiring writer/director, entering one short play she helped to write and
starred in that won first place in the SCDA Festival, and two other short plays she directed
that won first and second place.