More about penguin Acting

Penguins are fascinating creatures who glide effortlessly through the water. They are hardworking with a great community spirit, looking after everyone in their huddle. Their adorable waddle makes them stand out from the crowd whilst bringing a smile to your face.  Like penguins we are inclusive and want everyone to go away smiling. 

Penguin Acting and Theatre Productions believe drama has the power to aid focus and memory as well as stretching the imagination. We recognise its ability to develop social, team and communication skills whilst giving us time to switch off from the world. Drama promotes positive mental health and makes us feel happy.

With drama no longer being offered in all local schools, we are more passionate than ever that the arts continue to play an active part in our community. We use drama as a tool to improve confidence and self-esteem whilst having fun. We offer weekly classes in Mirfield and across Kirklees for budding actors from age 7+. Classes combine warm-ups, improvisation, characterisation and script work. We focus on acting for the stage and we always give priority to our regular penguins in our theatre productions before we host open auditions.

We specialise in writing and producing tailor made Theatre in Education workshops, family productions, comedy sketches and murder mysteries.

Our passion for penguins doesn’t stop here, we also adopt our own named Pengi.

We would love to welcome you to our huddle.

We use drama as a tool to improve confidence and self-esteem whilst having fun. We offer after-school classes in Mirfield and surrounding areas for budding actors from the age of 8 years to adults. Classes combine warm-ups, improvisation, characterisation and script work for both theatre and TV in a no pressure environment. We aim to showcase our work through regular productions.



Read More about Lou

Lou founded Penguin Acting and Theatre Productions in 2018 because she is passionate about enhancing lives through drama.  Her interest in drama started at a young age when she attended Oldham Theatre Workshop. She furthered her acting training at college where she achieved a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, progressing onto a BA HONS in Theatre Studies and Media.

In 2006 Lou went on to qualify as a Youth and Community Worker using her drama skills to enhance the lives of disadvantaged young people through informal education. In 2016 she gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) where she was graded as Outstanding. She is presently studying a Masters in Psychology.

Lou currently acts in theatre, film and murder mystery events. She writes and directs all the scripts produced by the company.  Aside from theatre Lou enjoys property development and gluten free baking. 

Enhanced DBS Certificate Number: 001718579770

Issue Date: 2nd December 2020

Safeguarding Training: 15th March 2019


Read More About Shawn

Originally from the South, Shawn fell in love with theatre whilst performing in a professional production of ‘Joseph and the Technicolour Dream Coat’ and attending Redroofs Theatre School. He also appeared with Dr John Cooper in a Sugar Puff advert ‘Snappy Badge’.

After completing his BA HONS in Drama and gaining qualified teaching status, Shawn has performed on stage, taught drama and directed various plays and musicals. In between acting commitments Shawn sings with a Motown Tribute Show, writes, travels and on rare occasions DJ’s. Issue Date: 26th September 2017