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Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

BA (Hons.) Acting

Managing Director

Paul became a household favourite with his role as Vince in the BAFTA award-winning BBC television series Just Good Friends and for LWT's major drama series Bust, for which he was nominated Best Actor.

For his service to show business and charity Paul was awarded a Silver Heart from the Variety Club Of Great Britain. Paul's theatrical success began in 1969 playing the leading role of 'Claude' in the original London production of Hair, followed by the leading roles of 'Jesus' in Jesus Christ Superstar, 'Danny' in Grease, 'Rum Tum Tugger' in Lord Webber's Cats, 'Pirate King' in Pirates Of Penzance, 'King Arthur' in Camelot, 'Barnum' in Barnum, 'Teyve' in Fiddler On The Roof and many more.

His venture into pop singing resulted in four top ten UK hits and two USA hits, including the two million best seller Heaven On The Seventh Floor. He has received four gold albums. At the end of 1991 Paul was the subject of This Is Your Life.

In 1992 Paul formed a production company with David Ian. They have produced many successful shows including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Aint Misbehavin, Rocky Horror Show, Chess, Singin In The Rain and Saturday Night Fever, which ran both at The London Palladium and on Broadway. The success of Grease Is The Word on ITV means they will be busy producing Grease for the West End and Broadway in 2007.

In 2006 Paul, in partnership with actress Karen Roberts, founded the 'Paul Nicholas School of Acting' with the aim of giving young people the opportunity to learn all the necessary skills needed to perform in theatre and television.

We all worry about our kids and what sort of future they may have. Through our school, we'll give your children the skills, help and encouragement they need to prepare not just for a career in acting but life in general.

The Paul Nicholas School of Acting caters for children aged from 4-18. It's a unique opportunity for them to learn all the necessary skills to act on both stage and screen.

The School opens at times to suit you and at an affordable cost. We work on a principle of 'acting for all.'

We hope our website will answer all your questions and explain in easy to follow steps what the Paul Nicholas School of Acting is about. However we know that sometimes people want to hear a friendly voice-that's no problem.

Call 01253 851144 and one of our experienced staff will be more than happy to talk to you about any queries you might have.

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Born in a little village called Tregarth in North Wales Karen is one of eleven children. Her love and passion for performing proceeded when she studied performing arts in Bangor.

Having taken on board the advice of her father to complement her performing career, she went on to study a business and social studies course including business and European law.

A fluent welsh speaker. Karen fast became a popular face in Wales in the weekly sitcom 'Cuw Haul' she performed professionally there for a few years. Then decided to make a brave move by relocating to Blackpool, where upon she landed the much publicised title role of the first ever female ringmaster at the Tower Circus. She has enjoyed taking part in many pantomimes up and down the country and first met Paul Nicholas whilst on tour with 'Fiddler On The Roof.

Following the birth of her son Karen attended the University of Central Lancashire and graduated with BA Hons in Acting. Karen is also a trained Arts Award advisor. Karen has been successfully running her own acting school at the Thornton Little Theatre for the past six years.

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Paul Nicholas School of Acting and Performing Arts♦Thornton Little Theatre ♦ Fleetwood Road North ♦
Thornton-Cleveleys ♦ Lancashire ♦ FY5 3SZ ♦ Tel: 01253 858529

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