ABOUT 'BRAVO PRODUCTIONS'
Bravo Productions aim to bring together the very best of entertainment and opportunities to the local area and beyond! We combine professional performances with our local talent and ensure the programme provided is compelling and inspiring. One of our biggest events of the year happens every July at Tonbridge Castle as part of Tonbridge Music Weekend... Stay tuned for exciting new opportunities, competitions and performances!
We are always interested in hearing your ideas and also love working with local businesses. Please get in touch if you have any suggestions or questions about ways in which you can help support us so we can continue as young producers to bring out new and exciting performances.
WHO WE ARE
Photo: Craig Matthews
Growing up and always wanting to be a part of the industry, I can honestly say that it's a real joy and privilege to be producing local events and providing people a larger platform to perform on. During school and more-so afterwards, I struggled in finding opportunities in our local community and would have dreamt of a chance to even just watch some of the biggest Musical Theatre stars perform in my own home town! I am so excited about what is to come in the future and what other amazing things we can get ourselves stuck into!
After leaving school in 2009, I went through a whole range of different jobs from retail to repairing digital cameras but continued to perform and work backstage at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells on many huge touring shows.
My love for performance and theatre still remained. I applied everywhere for work experience in London and attended several placements which kept my passion alive. This allowed me to remain a small part of the industry. The odd job came up which I felt very fortunate to be a part of and some of which, I feel, have shaped my path of where I am today. I worked on TV Shows like the Paul O'Grady Show and Britain's Got Talent. I also worked on live performances like Street of Dreams at the MEN Arena in Manchester and Kerry Ellis' one-off shows at both the Royal Albert Hall and the London Palladium - All experiences I will never forget.
It's honestly the most rewarding feeling to work with your best friend in producing performances which people can enjoy and support. I also hope that I can inspire others to follow their dream and never give up - You never know what's around the corner... I for one didn't realise where I was heading and what exciting things would be happening now!
Stay tuned for news about our upcoming projects. I for one can't believe a project I have just started working on which should be announced late 2020!!
From a young age, I have always loved being creative and performing. I am a born and bread Tonbridge girl and a pupil at Hillview School for girls - I loved my time there. During my time at the school I was involved in all the school productions and loved being a part of both the visual and performing arts. In January 2019, I was honoured to be able to direct ‘A Night to Remember…’ at The EM Forster Theatre. This was a memorial concert for Hillview’s much loved headteacher Mr Steve Bovey. He always ensured people believed in themselves and encouraged us all to find careers we love. I will forever be grateful to him for that, if not for that myself and Oliver may not be here now as producers. Our aim is to continue providing a platform for local aspiring artists to perform and bring high quality entertainment to our town.
After leaving Hillview in 2011 I went onto train at The London Contemporary Dance School where I graduated with a First Class BA hons. After graduating I furthered my training with Jasmin Vardimon’s JV2 in Ashford. I am now a professional contemporary dancer and have been lucky to tour and work with a number of different companies ‘Casson and Friends’, ‘Made by Katie Green’, 'Jasmin Vardimon’, 'Full House Theatre’ ‘Springs Dance Company’ and ‘Stopgap Dance Company’.
As well as performing, I also have a huge love of choreography and direction too. I have had the pleasure of being the contemporary dance teacher at Associates Dance School for a few years now and am also the Co-director and Teacher for ‘This Is Us Youth Dance Company', an inclusive dance company in Tunbridge Wells. ‘This Is Us’ will be producing an inclusive arts festival called ‘Be You!’ at the Assembly Hall Theatre in May 2020. I am very excited for that.
I have a huge love of working with the community and creating opportunities for young people. I think this is why directing and producing has become such a love of mine, it is wonderful to be working more with Ollie too - we make a good team. If we can continue to provide a platform for young people to have these experiences, it can allow them to continue pursuing their dreams. We are so grateful to our audiences for supporting our production journey!