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Cycle Up drama for young people

Alison Rashley - Drama Teacher

Alison trained at ITV’s Junior Television Workshop and appeared in many television programs including “Shouting Out” “Your Mother wouldn’t like it” (BAFTA award winning) “Palace Hill” and “Phoenix Hall”.
After leaving the group she became a professional actress, working for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 as well as appearing in TV commercials and on stage.
Alison later went on to teach at the ITV Television Workshop for over ten years during which time she was chosen to be mentored by award winning television director David Cobham.
She subsequently went on to direct episodes of “Bernard’s Watch” and wrote, directed and produced short film “Tim Evans LLB”
She has written several plays that have been performed by the Workshop including an adaptation of the award winning author Malachy Doyle’s book “Who is Jesse Flood?”
While with the workshop, Alison has taught many young people who have gone on to lead roles in television, film and on stage. Alison is CRB checked and fully insured.

Alison says

I’ve been running Circle Up for 10 years now and we’ve had great success with some of our children appearing on TV, performing on stage and going on to train professionally at drama school. This year one of our kids is off to play Matilda in the west end show! You can find out more about the group at




“Alison is, without question, one of the best drama tutors I have had the good fortune to work with. Her skills in eliciting committed, focused and authentic performers out of young people are amazing. She plans meticulously, knowing how to shape a lesson within a scheme of work. Imaginative and creative, she brings to her sessions a confidence that puts pupils at ease, secure in the knowledge that she knows her stuff and has fun delivering it.”

Ian Smith – Director of The Television Workshop.