Spotlight on new Jigsaw Edmonton students Lashay and Natasha

“Before attending Jigsaw, my confidence was extremely low. Now it has helped me to gradually overcome my shyness and I feel I can achieve anything that I put my mind to.”  Lashay lives in Islington, she is 13 years old and has 4 sisters and 5 brothers. She decided to come to Jigsaw to improve […]

Spotlight on Kelly-Anne Jones

We caught up with our fabulous Jigsaw Enfield drama teacher Kelly-Anne Jones. We thought we would find out a bit more about her background and Jigsaw experience so far! Where are you from?  Glasgow. When did you start working at Jigsaw?  2013 Which Jigsaw schools do you and have you worked in?  I started as cover drama […]

Franchise Success!

Franchisee Case Study How did you hear about Jigsaw Performing Arts? I worked for Jigsaw as a drama teacher in 2006 when I was still at drama school. I think it was an advert in The Stage! What attracted you to a Jigsaw Franchise? The opportunity to run my own business was too good to […]

Miss Saigon returns to the West End

Miss Saigon has made its highly anticipated return to the West End and is already taking the theatre world by storm. This gut-wrenching musical tells the story of a young girl called Kim who falls in love with Chris, an American GI. This all takes place during the fall of Saigon and we see their lives […]

Jigsaw founder returns to Jigsaw Finchley

On dropping my young daughters off at the Jigsaw Arts summer school in Finchley, I was struck by the passage of time. How had 16 years flown by? How could it be that the teachers who would be instructing my children this week were once upon a time the children who were taught by me? […]

Tahra’s Jigsaw Journey

As a child I was very ‘dramatic’ (whatever that means!). I come from a line of teachers and performers, so as you can imagine, I had a large costume and make up selection that was historically accurate to play with. I would take a bag behind the sofa at my Nan’s house and re-appear 15 […]

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Review

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is currently playing at the Savoy Theatre and is based on the hit comedy film starring Sir Michael Caine. Set on the French Riviera, we follow the story of two con men that compete for a bet to swindle a millionaire soap heiress. I get excited about going to the theatre when a) I’m […]

Spotlight on… Jessica Ralph

We had a chat with Jessica to find out in her own words what a term in the life of a Jigsaw student consists of and of course to find out her favourite part of all! Jigsaw by Jessica “My name is Jessica and I have been attending Jigsaw for eight years; I started when […]

Back to school

  September’s almost here again and along with frosty mornings and expensive school shoes come a whole range of exciting possibilities and new beginnings… The summer is a fantastic time for being a parent. When the British weather behaves, suddenly the possibilities are endless; paddling pools, playing in the park, boat trips, you name it, […]

Spotlight on… Jo Messina

  Jo has been working for Jigsaw since 2000 and she currently manages three weekend schools. Jo has 16 years experience of working with children. She has completed special needs and child protection training and loves to combine her childcare experience with her passion for the performing arts. Here we ask Jo a few questions […]

A spotlight on… Ciaran Douglas

Ciaran has most recently performed in the musical show ‘Mary Poppins’ at Chislehurst Summer School which he attends along with our weekend school.  Here Ciaran explains what he enjoys most about being a part of Jigsaw…. “My name is Ciaran Douglas, and I have been a member of Jigsaw Performing Arts School for nine brilliant […]

Spotlight on… Yael Hayes

Yael most recently played the role of ‘Bert’ in our Summer School production of ‘Mary Poppins’ where Yael impressed us all with her ability to shine as a very competent triple threat performer. We decided to interview Yael to find out about what keeps her inspired, where she sees herself in the future and to […]