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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 […]

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, you […]

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.  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 years. […]