After graduating with an Education degree from Leeds, Carmel studied Drama as a mature student at Chester University, working with all aspects of practical theatre. She went on to perform professionally and subsequently toured northern universities performing and leading workshops.  Carmel has acted in, directed and choreographed over 80 productions and her wide variety of  theatrical experience ranges from Shakespeare through to modern drama, farce and popular musical theatre.

Carmel has always had a strong commitment to youth theatre and as well as teaching A'Level drama she  has directed and choreographed productions for young adults. She has also worked for local and national drama schools teaching infant and junior classes.

Carmel is a Drama Adjudicator for the Greater Manchester Drama Federation and adjudicates both full length and one act festivals.

Geoff is a writer and has been involved in theatre for forty years.  As well as acting and directing, he has worked with junior and youth groups since 2001. 

His experience in stage management, set design and lighting is invaluable to the Theatre School.