Where are they now

Performing arts careers after Viva

Roll of honour

Joseph Beach
Joseph Beach

Active at Viva 2015 - 2019

Joseph trained on the BA Acting at GSA (Guildford School of Acting) and is now a working Screen & Theatre Actor in London. He recently collaborated with Hadley Fraser and Joe Stilgoe at Chichester Festival Theatre.
Laura Day

Active at Viva 2007-2014

Laura is studying for an MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, having completed a BA in Modern Languages at Oxford University. She works at the National Youth Theatre as Assistant Director and Co-facilitator for the Stepping Up programme.
Phil Evans

Active at Viva 2004 - 2014

Phil Evans graduated in 2018 from The Urdang Academy in London with a Level 6 National Diploma in Musical Theatre. Since then, he has worked for KD Theatre Productions as an actor in their pantomimes but has predominantly worked as a Production Performer with the Headliners Theatre Company onboard P&O cruise ships. Phil has worked onboard two ships, Aurora & Oceana, over three separate contracts with the company so far.

Ryan Hutton

Active at Viva 2010 - 2011

Ryan studied acting at Italia Conti, where he graduated with a first class BA Hons degree. Since leaving Conti, he has started his own theatre company called ‘Bag Of Beard’, which specialises in new writing. Most recently, Ryan has been playing the lead role of Rodney Trotter in the West End Musical ‘Only Fools and Horses’. 

Zara Minns

Active at Viva 2006 - present

Zara is currently studying BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and expects to graduate in July 2023.

Charlie O’Connor

Active at Viva 2012 - 2015

Charlie trained at Arts Educational School where he graduated with a BA Hons in Acting.  He is now working in London.

Kiera O'Reilly

Active at Viva 2015-2020

Kiera is currently studying BA(Hons) Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Naomi Rogers

Active at Viva 2005-2010

Naomi has gained two degrees from the Royal Northern College of Music, sang in opera houses around the UK, and has recently sang on BBC1 as the guest singer on I Can See Your Voice.

Rafe Watts

Active at Viva 2007-2011

Rafe trained at Arts Educational Schools London (BA Hons Musical Theatre) and has worked as an actor in theatre and TV since 2014. Theatre credits include: Copacabana, Billy Elliot, Lovebirds, School of Rock, Matilda and Cats. TV credits include: Gentleman Jack, Sanditon, Autopsy. Upcoming: Phantom of the Opera International Tour.
Riley Williames

Active at Viva 2016-2019

Riley is currently in her third year at Leeds Conservatoire studying Musical Theatre.

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