Katrina Mulvihill

Katrina Mulvihill studied at The Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and feels privileged to have been part of the unique three year Actor/Teacher Course. Having Graduated with Honours, she won a Scholarship to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and went on to study Opera, Musical Theatre, Acting and Piano for a further two years. Katrina, as professional Soloist and Principle, has appeared at many prestigious venues over the years performing in Plays, Operas, Recitals and Concerts at The Drury Lane Theatre, The Shaw Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, The Purcell Room and the QEH. She is an experienced Director, as well as performer, and has enjoyed producing plays, concerts and shows with adults through to young children in a variety of styles ranging from Pantomime and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Light Operettas through to Shakespeare and Grand Opera. A longstanding member of LAMDA’s Examining Board, for over 30 years, she has also regularly lectured and given Master classes for LAMDA and other multiple agencies in Mime, Improvisation, Acting, Voice Production and Musical Theatre to name but a few. Katrina is Headteacher of a large Independent School and Nursery in Gidea Park, Essex and an Adjudicator with the British and International Federation of Festivals. BDC

Jonathan Owen

Jonathan trained as a Drama & Music teacher at St. Peter’s College, Birmingham University’s Faculty of Education. He has taught in secondary schools, colleges and examined for Trinity-Guildhall extensively in the UK and overseas. As a performer he has worked in Theatre, TV and Radio for over 30 years. Most notably he played Terry Barford for 10 years in ‘The Archers’, and has appeared in numerous other productions for BBC Radio 4.

Television work includes the comedy-characters ‘The Great Orlando’ & ‘The Rev. Ashbourne’ in Coronation St, Emmerdale, Doctors, All Creatures Great & Small, London’s Burning and Heartbeat etc. Theatre work includes West-End productions of Singin’ in the rain, Jesus Christ Superstar, Having a Ball, Call me Madam and Ziegfeld, as well as numerous national tours and provincial repertory.

His specialities are musical-theatre and pantomime, and as well being one of the UK’s leading ‘Dames’ he has written and directed numerous professional pantomimes in the UK, and five engagements as resident writer/director in Bermuda! He is also an adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals.

He is the author of the comedy-drama ‘Teapots & Superglue’ which has received much critical acclaim.

Vivienne Redford

Vivienne has been Principal of the Redford School of Speech & Drama for nearly thirty years, training adults and children from across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire in all aspects of performance and communication. An experienced LAMDA examiner and teacher, Vivienne is also Head of Speech & Drama at a large independent girls’ school in Bedford and runs successful drama classes and summer courses – offering young adults professional instruction in performance and theatre skills. In addition, Vivienne has also directed a diverse range of musical and theatrical productions and many of her former pupils are now working in theatre, film and television across the world. She is an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals.