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Top Hat  Student Success

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Ruby Mae Fontana & 

Lola Gendoo


Ruby and Lola have both successfully auditioned for a place at Sylvia Young Theatre School in London to begin their full time vocational training in September. What an exciting time for them.

Well done girls... Super proud. x

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Yvie Moore & 

Lola McCourtie


Yvie and Lola are currently appearing in London's West End  What and exciting opportunity for both girls. Travelling to London and perfoming on the West End Stage is such an amazing experience for them both. So very proud. x

Ella Tweed


Ella is currently appearing in Mamma Mia in London's West End.

Having previously performed in the West End as a child in The Wizard of Oz at The Palladium, Lavender and Amanda in Matilda and Verruca Salt in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, this marks Ella’s West End debut as an adult.

Well done Ella. No one deserves this more than you. 

Ella also received a full scholarship to Sylvia Young Theatre School whilst still continuing her training at Top Hat. 

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Emily Spence


Emily is currently part of the Global Village in Dubai company. Living in Dubai!

How very exciting, and not jealous at all!

We miss her very much but love all her fabulous photos on instagram!! 

Lucky Girl.

Enjoy every second. xxx

Louie Albuery

It's been fun spotting Louie in the recent McDonalds advert on TV and at the cinema.... and with an exciting world tour on an exciting musical over Christmas.... we can't wait to come and watch you!

Well done young man. x

Daisy Humpherston


Daisy is our third student who has successfully auditioned for Tring Park School of Performing Arts. 

Daisy will be joining the Performance Foundation course. The "triple threat" course.

What a wonderful opportunity for this young lady.

Daisy was also in the Kilworth House production of Carousel choreographed and directed by Nick Winston.

We look forward to see what lies ahead... we are so proud Daisy. 

Maya Rajaram


Maya has just finished her run at Milton Keynes Theatre playing the role of Young Eponine, beating hundreds of young children to the role.

And what a musical to be making your professional debut with.

So proud Maya. Keep up the good work.

Emily Spence
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Oliver Finnegan


Oliver received The Andrew Lloyd Webber full scholarship for Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, our second student in as many years to achieve this. 

He has recently finished The New York production and European Tour of the National Theatre production of LOVE, travelling and performing alongside his sister Amelia.

Oliver was also based in Scotland where he filmed the hit TV series "Outlander" where he played the role of Lord William Ransom. 

He also  performed at The Gielgud Theatre in Sam Mendes production of The Ferryman, Charlie in the West End Production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Husbands and Sons at The National Theatre in London.

This was preceded by 2 contracts playing the role of Eric in the West End production of Matilda.


Oliver has also appeared in several film and TV slots including Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Creeped Out and Man in an Orange Shirt for the BBC.

His new film has just released, "The Watchers" alongside Dakota Fanning, where he plays one of the leading characters. #superstar

Oliver Finnegan

Rory Finnegan

Following on in his brother Oliver's footsteps, Rory gained the role of Eric in Matilda the musical in London's West End, taking over where his brother left off, 

We are super proud of you Rory. 

Rory has also filmed several commercials which has taken him all around Europe filming. What an experience for such a young performer.

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Amelia Finnegan


The third member of this super talented family is the young Amelia, who has just finished the New York and European Tour with the National Theatre no less, in their production of LOVE joining her brother Oliver who was also on the tour. Visiting NY, Austria, Italy, Germany and France.

Not bad for an 11 year old! Well done young lady.

Amelia Finnegan

Jay Jay Prince Lothian


Jay Jay played the leading role of Young Simba in London's West End production of Lion King.

Before this wonderful opportunity, he  appeared as the Young Michael Jackson  in Thriller Live, (West End). 

This led to a European tour in this role too travelling all over Europe.

Jay Jay has also starred in several commercials including British Gas and Tesco back to school.


High Five Jay Jay.

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Joseph Duffy


Joseph has quite the CV for such a young man! He played the role of Michael Banks in Mary Poppins in London's West End 

He was also in both seasons at Kilworth House in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and St Bernadette’s Team as ‘Cute Joseph’ in Nativity! This then led to being asked to continue with Nativity the Musical on its UK tour and West End run.

Joseph has also starred in several commercials and short films for McKenna Management. We are so proud of Joseph and his accomplishments.

Keep up the hard work Joseph. We are all so proud. 

Joseph Duffy
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