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About Spiral

Spiral is a Youth Theatre based in Carshalton.  It was formed over 20 years ago and the Director for the past 17 years has been Kate Puleston, who trained as a professional performer at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and spent much of her youth treading the boards and appearing in film and on television. 


It produces two productions each year, a revue and a full scale musical.  Recent productions have included Little Shop of Horrors, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Hair,  Elizabeth Swados’ Runaways, Steven Sondheim’s Into The Woods, Fiddler on The Roof, Guys & Dolls, Thoroughly Modern Mille and Seussical.  It is the policy of Spiral to provide a good grounding and insight into the professional skills and practices that are required for a career in performing arts and drama, movement and singing are covered in a variety of forms. 


Spiral has a limited membership of 20 per class to provide the scope for individual work as well as group performance and has an open to all policy  which attracts people from many social backgrounds.


The members of Spiral are keen to support other young people who may not have the benefit of such a group to develop their communication skills.  They have been involved in such projects as a being the models in a PHSE education book, they have performed at the London Borough of Sutton’s Racial Awareness Day, have supported the homeless charity Centrepoint as well as appearing at many events within Sutton such as Carshalton Carnival, Christmas Lights Event, No Smoking Day and Partnership in the Park. 


They have been part of a professional filming project for The Life Channel. Above all Spiral is about individual achievement, about gaining confidence and giving young people a sense of worth about their abilities and talents.


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