Elizabeth Edmonds is the founder of Drama Queens and has been an actor and writer for more than 30 years. She has played many leads and featured roles in films, television and theatre - too numerous to mention here (see IMDB link below).
As a more mature actress these roles tend to be thinner on the ground, but! the upside is more time to spend with her own children and the development of Drama Queens, which they inspired some 12 years ago.
Liz still acts and writes and is also promoting her latest project Small Talk: a drama programme for pre-school children.
Steven Bloomer has been teaching with Drama Queens for the last 10 years! Steve trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and as well as working with us he is a playwright and filmmaker.
Acting credits include: Kes (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre), Wire in the Blood (ITV), Upon the Roof (Arcola Theatre), The Seagull Project (Factory Theatre). Writing credits include winning the Adriene Benham award from Theatre Centre, Boiling Frogs (Southwark Playhouse), Punch (Edinburgh Festival) and You Were After Poetry (Hightide Festival). Steve is an associate artist for Company of Angels and The Factory theatre companies. He also created and directed the online comedy series, I Gotta Be Me.
Joseph Taylor has been a regular teacher here at Drama Queens since 2011 and also teaches singing lessons privately.
Joe studied at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), graduating in 2011. Since graduating, Joe has worked in TV, Theatre and Film in a variety of different roles including the title role in Peter Pan: The Musical (Trinity Theatre), Lost Boy (Finborough and Charing Cross), an adaptation of 5 Children & It (Tristan Bates) and the critically acclaimed ‘Pie Shop Sweeney Todd’ which transferred to Shaftesbury Avenue in 2015. In 2009 he also competed in a nationwide talent search for BBC Radio One, winning the title role in Scott Mills: The Musical, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Lilly is the newest and youngest edition to the our team and has been a regular Teacher here at Drama Queens for the last year.
Lilly studied at East 15 Acting School, on the Acting and Contemporary Theatre course. Since graduating in 2016, she has featured in TV's The Comic Strip Presents: Red Top (Channel 5). She has also taken two successful Graduate shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; as Anna in Leftovers and Lex in A+E both with Hounded Theatre Company. Also staring as Principle role in of Little Red Riding Hood with Carousel Theatre Company (UK Tour). Alongside her acting work Lilly has been working closely with Clean Break Theatre Company an organisation set up to help rehabilitated women who have been in prison through performance programmes.
Jennie Jacques is now an infrequent teacher with Drama Queens - popping back and leading lessons whenever her incresingly busy filming schedule will allow! She is a regular cast member in 'Vikings', and played WPC Gina Dawson in the 2013 series WPC 56, alongside a host of other credits.