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“Wicked” the musical!

  When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch we only ever heard one side of the story. “Wicked” is set in the re-imagined Land of Oz creating a parallel universe to the familiar story “The Wizard of Oz”. We follow the incredible untold story of a profound but quirky friendship between two girls who […]

Catch Jigsaw Youth Theatre in action!

  Jigsaw Youth Theatre Company is an extension of the weekend schools, catering for 16-20 year olds with a keen interest in further developing their skills within the Performing Arts. The Youth Theatre gives young aspiring actors the opportunity to work in a more intense environment, giving them a real taste of what training is […]

Spotlight on Jigsaw Manager Danny Bage

Danny is currently a Jigsaw manager of two schools; Harrow and Ware. He has been working for Jigsaw as a teacher and manager for 9 years now. We thought we would catch up with him to find out a little more about his background, his experience with Jigsaw so far and we threw in some fun questions […]

Top 10 Audition Tips

  As we’re approaching the deadline for children to renew their Spotlight membership for our Jigsaw Arts agency we thought it would be a good time to discuss our top 10 Audition tips for the performing arts. This isn’t just of course for children that are going for professional auditions. The same tips apply whether […]

Jigsaw’s Amma Ris in The Lion King

Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King is now in its 15th year at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End. This acclaimed production has been seen by over 70 million people around the world and tells the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pride lands. On […]

Spotlight on new Jigsaw students Lashay and Natasha

We put the spotlight on two new Jigsaw students to find out what they enjoy most about their classes and who would play them in a film based on their life! Spotlight on New Jigsaw Students “Before attending Jigsaw, my confidence was extremely low. Now it has helped me to gradually overcome my shyness and […]

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?  Kelly-Anne: Glasgow. When did you start working at Jigsaw?  2013 Which Jigsaw schools do you and have you worked in?  I started as […]

Franchise Success!

  We talk with Michael, Jigsaw’s first franchisee, about his franchise success.  Franchise Success 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 […]

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

This post is written by Jigsaw co-founder, Colette.  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 […]

Tahra’s Jigsaw Journey

Tahra describes her Jigsaw journey. Tahra went from a Jigsaw student to youth theatre to assisting and managing classes to working at Jigsaw’s head office:  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 […]

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 […]