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Meet our STAR team!

 

Join us at GLJ YOUTH THEATRE as young members discover a wide variety of acting techniques, as well as creating brand new characters within every session.

 

Learn everything you need to know about the theatre through fun games, scripts and exercises - preparing every GLJ member to take part in our performance later in the year.

 

GLJ YOUTH THEATRE is the place to have fun, explore drama and create brand new scripts and scenes from scratch in a safe environment.

 

Get hands on with costume, props and scripts from different artists. 

Assistant Director

Laura Dorling

From a young age Laura has been a part of the creation of drama, whether that has been as an actor or behind the scenes creating the sounds, lights, costumes or props. Laura started by being involved with her local theatre company, where she stayed for a number of years. 
Productions included “Just by Ali Smith” and “Under the hood”. More recently Laura has taken up a leading and assisting role with Gary. 
Laura was also lucky to be involved with the National Theatre Connections as the Company Stage Manager for The Castle Theatres 2015 production. Laura has now returned to the theatre world with

GLJ THEATRE performing in the 2016 production PLAIN AS PAPER and becoming the stage manager for ALICE THE MUSICAL in 2017. In 2018 see joined Enchanted Entertainments as the Rehearsal Stage Manager for Cinderella.

Artistic Director
Gary L Johnson

Gary L Johnson was born and raised in Northamptonshire and first started performing at a very young age at the local theatre. Gary started his performing career in his local youth theatre before working professionally on a number of Christmas productions – he’s played everything from THE MAD HATTER, TINY TIM and even JESUS! Gary’s passion and dedication to performing transformed over the years and Gary has worked successfully in different art forms including acting, presenting, stage management and writing. In 2010 Gary went off to train in Musical Theatre in Leicester. Gary was the Youth Theatre Director at The Castle Theatre for four years before being given the opportunity to return to his performing roots – Gary is now signed up to an agency singing / entertaining for a number of venues up North including a number of shows in Blackpool. Finally Gary is a strong charity supporter and has used his theatre skills to help raise money for a number of charities including DONNA’S DREAM HOUSE in Blackpool. His charity work has helped him win the Princess Diana Award. Gary thinks that a new exciting chapter of his career will begin with GLJ THEATRE. Gary was very excited  to hit the stage once again in the 2018 Christmas production of the CINDERELLA at CASTLE THEATRE, WELLINGBOROUGH. Did you see him?

Company Assistant

Sarah Gouffini

Senior Assistant

Sarah Dorling

Senior Assistant

Alison Loveder

Junior Assistant 

Holly really enjoys helping out at GLJ Youth Theatre in

Earls Barton. Holly is currently learning new skills in Stage Management and leading workshops at GLJ Theatre. Holly's main passion is acting she love's it at our GLJ Youth Theatre in Wellingborough  and is currently working with our community theatre production. Holly also likes singing.

Past productions include; Aladdin, Wizard of Oz, Shrek, Emperors New Clothes, and many more...

Junior Assistant 

Stage Manager

William Moverley



William is excited to be our Junior Assistant Stage Manager. He is very confident on and off stage, especially with dance and is looking forward to be working backstage too. William has been involved in many performances including A CHRISTMAS CAROL, PINICCHIO, THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES, 101 DALMATIANS and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL.