Next Generation Team

Our Tutors are a hard-working group of professionals, many having come up through the ranks of the Next Generation Youth Theatre themselves.

Gary Jones - Artistic Director

A long-standing part of the MAODS family and a former Next Gen member himself,  Gary has a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, a BTEC Higher Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre, and an A Level in Dance. He is currently studying for Certificate of Education. Gary trained at Liverpool Theatre School and graduated in 2004. He has choreographed countless Mossley shows since joining as a youth member, and has choreographed for over 12 years for a number of other local societies and dance and drama schools. Most recently, Gary has worked for Manchester College (Sheena Simon) where he taught Healthy Performer fitness classes, performance workshop classes and tap classes.

Michael McCaw - Drama Tutor

Has worked in Amateur Theatre for over 20 years and with many societies across the North West, playing many parts from chorus member to romantic lead and receiving various nominations for performances from NODA and Manchester Musical Awards.

Responsible for setting up a successful youth theatre in the Warrington area working with over 500 children aged 8 - 16, developing performance technique and confidence within the group, as well as communication skills and teamwork.  Developed arts with the local community for children who had an interest in performing arts in any capacity and produced full scale, sell out musical productions. 

Holds a degree in child care and education and has worked in schools across the Manchester area working with children aged 3 -17, as well as being fluent in sign language and supporting children with varying degrees of hearing impairment.

Katherine Farrow

A member of our Advanced class and a person who has worked her way up through Next Generation, Katherine has attended college for acting/singing and dance and sings professionally. She has appeared in our productions since she was a small child! Katherine is a tutor for our Monday night Drama classes.

Dominic Dunne

As well as being a member of our Governing Committee, Dominic is an accomplished singer and has played many parts in local theatre, receiving high acclaim. He sings both semi-professionally and also teaches our Next Generation children as a vocal coach.

Tricia Furness

A long-standing member of our governing committee, Tricia assists our tutors and works behind the scenes to help manage Next Generation.

Linda France

Linda is our workhorse booking agent, secretary and general housekeeping person! She’s always to be found collecting monies, chaperoning the children, providing a friendly face at many of the classes and even working in our new kitchen!

Abey Bradbury

A former member of Next Generation herself, Abey has come on board as one of our Monday night Drama tutors. 

Lucy Fullman

Lucy is a tutor for our Friday night Drama classes.