Meet the Teachers

Karen Heritage, MA, BA (HONS), FBATD

Karen has been a qualified teacher for more than 30 years teaching tap, modern dance, ballet, jazz, acro-gymnastics, freestyle, dance drama and dance exercise.  She has a First Class Honours Degree in Performance and Event Production, a Post Graduate Certificate in Safe Dance Practice, a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Dance and is a Life Member and Fellow of the British Association of Teachers’ of Dancing.  She teaches students from 18 months to over 80 years in her own studios in Stockton in all genres of dance and drama.  She is also a freelance choreographer and a specialist teacher for Earthbeat Theatre Company working with adults with learning difficulties.

Professional credits include “The Big Stage” with Bradley Walsh for Channel 5 TV, The Lido, Paris, as well as many acting roles in various plays and shows in the North East.  Karen works as choreographer for the Forum Theatre pantomimes.

Helen Speed

Helen graduated from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama in 1993 with a BA hons. in theatre. She returned to her home town of Middlesbrough 15 years later after working as an actor, singer, vocal coach, composer and musical director in London, Cornwall and Dorset. Since returning, Helen has enjoyed working with various local amateur theatre companies (including Middlesbrough Operatic society, Middlesbrough Little Theatre Company Ltd, Stockton Stage Society, Teesside Musical Theatre Company and The Billingham Players. Helen started working musically with young people in 1998, running vocal workshops for young people and teachers, as well as teaching singing at her local Stagecoach school for performing arts.

Helen is no stranger to the Billingham Forum Theatre School. She has run vocal workshops here over the years, has chaperoned the students during pantomime and was a technical assistant for “Alice”. She is delighted to join the team as Acting and Vocal Coach.

Latest News

Cinderella Sales Going Through The Roof
We Are Delighted To Announce That The Advance Sales For This Years Christmas Pantomime, Cinderella, …
Published on: 02-Jan-2017
New Seasons Brochure
Our New Spring / Summer 2017 Season Brochure Is Out Now.
Published on: 05-Dec-2016
Do it in style!
VIP Hospitality Lounge Tickets are now available from our box office. Click on the link to find out …
Published on: 02-Jul-2012

Special Offers

Amenities

The Forum Theatre has many facilities to make your trip to the Theatre more enjoyable including bar and coffee areas which are open for all performances. For disabled patrons we also offer disabled toilets on all floors, a hard of hearing loop system and an easy access box office.

Quick Booking

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
26th May 2017
Supersonic 70's
27th May 2017
Dominic Kirwan
1st Jun 2017
Back To Bacharach
2nd Jun 2017
The All Star Stand Up Tour 2017
3rd Jun 2017
Reach Out To Motown
9th Jun 2017
A Country Night In Nashville
10th Jun 2017
Mister Maker
11th Jun 2017
OddSocks Romeo and Juliet
13th Jun 2017
Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook
16th Jun 2017
Bye Bye Baby
17th Jun 2017
The Roy Orbison Story
22nd Jun 2017
And Finally . . Phil Collins
23rd Jun 2017
Richard and Adam
24th Jun 2017
Joe Longthorne
25th Jun 2017
Nadines Dance Company
26th Jun 2017 - 30th Jun 2017
The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular
1st Jul 2017
POPSTARS
2nd Jul 2017
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
9th Jul 2017
The First Hippo On The Moon
12th Jul 2017 - 13th Jul 2017
Billingham Festival Of World Dance
18th Aug 2017
Dinosaur World
2nd Sep 2017 - 3rd Sep 2017
Dial M For Murder
4th Sep 2017 - 6th Sep 2017
Forever In Blue Jeans
9th Sep 2017
It Runs In The Family
15th Sep 2017 - 16th Sep 2017
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
17th Sep 2017 - 18th Sep 2017
The Dreamboys
19th Sep 2017
The Magic Of Motown
21st Sep 2017
Rule The World
23rd Sep 2017
Michael English
27th Sep 2017
Formerly Of Bucks Fizz
28th Sep 2017
Ultimate Bowie
29th Sep 2017
The Manfreds
30th Sep 2017
Madama Butterfly
3rd Oct 2017
TALON - The Best Of Eagles
4th Oct 2017
Beautiful Noise
5th Oct 2017
The Night Pirates
6th Oct 2017 - 7th Oct 2017
The ELO Experience
12th Oct 2017
The Quo Experience
13th Oct 2017
RIP IT UP
14th Oct 2017
The Ghost's Touch
17th Oct 2017 - 18th Oct 2017
Charlie Landsborough
19th Oct 2017
Bay City Rollers
20th Oct 2017 - 21st Oct 2017
Dick & Dom Live
22nd Oct 2017
Cirque Enchantment
24th Oct 2017
Prince Revelation
27th Oct 2017
GOK WAN
1st Nov 2017
The Solid Gold Rock 'N' Roll Show
2nd Nov 2017
Some Guys Have All The Luck
3rd Nov 2017
The Elvis Years
17th Nov 2017
Lulu
20th Nov 2017
The Summer Of Love
25th Nov 2017
Cinderella
2nd Dec 2017 - 7th Jan 2018
80's Mania At Christmas
15th Dec 2017 - 16th Dec 2017
Forbidden Nights
24th Jan 2018
Totally Tina
3rd Feb 2018
Spamalot
13th Mar 2018 - 17th Mar 2018
The Sensational 60's Experience
13th Apr 2018 - 14th Apr 2018
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Upcoming Shows

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
26th May 2017
What we see on this show is Brian Poole, Len “Chip” Hawkes and Dave Munden, together again, performing hits, such as “Twist And Shout”, “Do You Love Me” & “Silence Is Golden”.
Supersonic 70's
27th May 2017
It’s the hottest ticket in town! An incredible live show so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it’s been described as “the best 70s show of it’s kind”.
Dominic Kirwan
1st Jun 2017
Dominic Kirwan In Concert With Lisa Stanley. Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show with Lisa Stanley.
Back To Bacharach
2nd Jun 2017
Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and …
The All Star Stand Up Tour 2017
3rd Jun 2017
The All-Star Stand-Up Tour is back in 2017 with 3 more top comedians alongside returning compere Jarred Christmas. This year’s line-up includes Stewart Francis, Justin Moorhouse and Mike Gunn.