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Congratulations to all the students who took part in our summer production of INTO THE WOODS at The Rhoda McGaw Theatre. The Biz Theatre School is very proud to announce that following its highly successful production in August, the grand total raised for Shooting Star Chase is expected to be over £2,000! It now means we have raised approximately £35,000for local children’s charities from our last few productions and over £32,000in total for CHASE! Everyone involved pulled together to produce three fantastic performances. The whole production was a huge success, very well received by the Mayor, local press, and audiences with standing ovations.

The Phantom of the Opera 2015


Absolutely fantastic show! Well done to everyone!!!!! Thanks again - it is the highlight of her year and she gains so much from taking part! Many thanks, x

Congratulations on the performance last night.  It was fantastic and we were so impressed by what you've achieved in such a short time frame.  One lady we spoke to said that she has been to many youth productions but this is by far the best that she's ever seen.


Just wanted to say what an amazing phenomenal show this afternoon was  . All my family /friends were blown away and very emotional as was I !  All the cast were fantastic .  My friends and family said it was as good as seeing a west end show in London and something they will never forget or I . We wanted to say a huge thank u to u and so pleased she is part of your theatre school . Words can't express how proud we r and my tears were still flowing when I got home . I'm a very proud mum ! Thank u

Last night was fantastic, you have a very talented cast but I don't know how you managed to produce such a difficult musical to such a professional standard in such a short time frame. I went with a friend last night who is a professional theatre critic , she was very impressed and we drove home just marvelling at how you managed to do it. It was better than many professional productions I have seen

You really are truly amazing, yet another stunning show! Well done to all involved!  He had a great experience too working backstage You and the extended Biz family have given our kids so much over the years for which we are truly grateful.

Just a quick note to congratulate you and your team on yet another hugely successful production! I think I still have goosebumps from the powerful singing performances and wonderful acting we were treated to.  The kids are very lucky to benefit from your experience and skill and it was obvious that this was a hugely rewarding experience for them all.

Thank you also for offering her the opportunity of a principle role. She was delighted to play the role and I know that she now has the confidence to become more involved of her own accord. These life skills are invaluable – thank you.

Can't wait to find out what show you are planning for 2016 and we look forward to joining you all again!

I’d just like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank you once again for the fantastic production of Phantom, and for giving her the opportunity of playing Christine.  I know she has absolutely loved every minute of the two weeks, and the dedication and enthusiasm of all involved certainly came across in the final performances.  Given the comments I have received from our family and friends who came to see the production, I think I can say that it exceeded the expectations of each and every one of them, many of them using the terms “blown away” and “amazing”!



Les Miserables 2014



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Les Miserables 2014 what people said!
I am almost lost for words!! Wow!  Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed Les Mis and have been blown away by the totally professional performance! It has been fantastic to see Charlotte, once again, grow in confidence as she is surrounded by such lovely and talented kids and we can't thank you enough! Very well done to you and everyone involved.

Congratulations on such a fantastic show!  We all thought it was fantastic, and amazing what had been done in the time, the staging looked fantastic and the standing ovations completely deserved!

I went to see your performance of Les Miserables last night at Woking. I am no relation to anyone in the cast but brought my ticket as it was my favourite musical. I was amazed at the professionalism of the cast and the stunning voices. The songs brought me to tears as they were so wonderful. I shall definitely keep my eye of your future performances. I think you have the making of some future stars in your company. Thank you to all involved for a brilliant night!

Yesterday we watched "Les Miserables" and love! Beautiful! Wonderful work!

My family and I were fortunate enough to be in the audience for the Saturday matinee performance of Les Miserables. Please accept our congratulations on every aspect of the show - the singing, costumes and particularly the zest and obvious enjoyment of every member of the cast. Having been involved in amateur theatre in the past, I can honestly say that the entire experience was as good as most professional shows I have seen. I shall be interested to see what your next production will be, and will try to attend if at all possible.

The boys had an altogether tremendous experience for which we have to thank you and Erika. Her use of all the talents available to her was remarkable, and so difficult to make all those decisions. No performance was weak, either as a whole or from individuals. I thought that the focus of everyone on stage at every moment put many professional productions to shame

Thank you for putting on such an amazing show! I enjoyed it so so much.

Congratulations Erika on a superb show. I am not quite sure how you can top that? The amount of positive comments that were heard during intervals - even being asked by a member of the public if we had a mailing list for future productions! All our friends and neighbours were very impressed! Thank you for having the guts to do such a production especially this year, it paid off!

The entire cast were amazing. I think the best yet. Well done

It was a fantastic performance and such incredible voices. Hard to believe they only had 10 days to rehearse! I'm so glad to have seen it. Xx

"Did not think that The Biz cast could surpass their Friday night performance but they did. An absolutely stunning performance from them all - well done, you were all Stars - Erika Vincent you must have been very very proud xxxx"

Talk about an emotionally rigorous production! Congratulations to everyone involved with @biztheatre's stunning rendition of #LesMiserables!

Thanks @biztheatre for keeping me entertained whilst spotting a fabulous show! It was excellent and all cast/creative were amazing! #LesMis

Congratulations to everyone involved. Still recovering from today's matinee performance! Staging was great. Light plots stunning and all the cast acted their socks off! The whole production team have done a brilliant job

What a truly wonderful evening! Mike and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and are full of admiration for the young people in the cast. So much hard work must have gone into the production and everyone at Biz deserves to be very, very proud. I hope the shows tomorrow are as brilliant as the one we saw tonight. Thank you so much for your continued support of Shooting Star Chase  - it makes such a difference to so many families. PS I hope I can come next year !!!

"A huge well done to all the cast of the Biz theatre school's production of Les Miserables! Such an enjoyable evening, you guys performed brilliantly and it was great to catch up with old friends again :)"

What a brilliant production! We all thoroughly enjoyed it and you proved that you can do it better each year.



Last year's Production of Grease 2013
“Talent is the Word for Theatre School-Musical fans were dazzled as young performers from The Biz Theatre School’s summer school performed the hit show Grease at The Rhoda McGaw Theatre…The intensive preparations paid off as they delivered a professional production."

Surrey Advertiser



To see more pictures from our previous productions of Footloose, West Side Story, Beauty and The Beast, Fame The Musical , The King and I , The Wiz , Oliver!  and Guys and Dolls  click here.

Production Footloose 2012

From local press:

Footloose 2012

“The show was put on in just two weeks, in aid of Shooting Star Chase Hospice Care for Children. The intensive rehearsals clearly paid off with a highly entertaining production.  MC events were responsible for the great light and sound design, and stage manager Neil Wilder created a slick and polished show with movable and professional looking set.  Director, Erika Vincent did a marvellous job of guiding the young cast through two solid weeks of rehearsal and producing such an energetic show.

An orchestra provided the toe-tapping and extremely ‘catchy’ tunes in the show and the songs themselves were performed with enthusiasm.  Musical Direction from Richard Cartmale and brilliantly lively choreography from Phyllida Crowley Smith combined to present a show full of wonderful musical numbers that left the audience humming the tunes and bouncing their feet up and down. Congratulations to all involved for such an enjoyable evening. If The Biz Theatre School can produce such a gem of a show in just two weeks, given a couple of months I’m sure the young cast wouldn't be out of place on a London stage. ”

Surrey Advertiser

Fantastic review for West Side Story 2011!
West Side Story 2011
“Erika Vincent brought all that West End experience of many years to her own production of West Side Story, executed with utter conviction by her summer school The Biz Theatre School and Biz Productions..…Choreographers Phyllida Crowley-Smith and Jimmy Johnston did a great job of creating slick dance routines and convincing fight routines…..Much sass, attitude and finesse. Two weeks to rehearse and perform this…. It’s an extraordinary feat! What a treat to direct the music of Bernstein and Richard Cartmale as Musical Director did this with great aplomb! All the participants should be very proud.
Suzanne Hunter Brooklands Radio





BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2010 “This high class production is impressive, when you add to that a young cast aged 8-21 it’s awe inspring…This high quality production….with a 14 piece orchestra, plus professional set and costumes it was just down to the talented cast to shine and this they certainly did. The finale was very polished, I predict there will be many who go on to enjoy West End success from this talented theatre school”.

Leatherhead Advertiser and Surrey Mirror




Fame – The Musical by The Biz at The Leatherhead Theatre


"The Biz has trained many aspiring youngsters in all aspects of stagecraft over the last 10 years. It has successfully staged a number of shows at Woking's Rhoda McGaw Theatre and in doing so has raised more than £14,000 for local charities.

Increased interest encouraged producer/director Erika Vincent and her team to bring this year's Biz Summer School production of Fame – The Musical to a wider audience at the 520-seat Leatherhead Theatre. Their courage paid off to judge by the large, enthusiastic audience at the last of the three performances which were the result of the two-week summer school....

Natalie Bryant shone brightly as Carmen – a PA student with obvious talent ...Her whole-hearted singing of the title song really did seem to "light up the sky like a flame".....

Anna Walker's creative choreography made the most of the available stage area and of the cast's ability...

Biz's ambition to fill The Leatherhead Theatre was well justified – hopefully they will decide to come back next year to entertain with another musical and to collect yet more for worthwhile charities.

Reviewed by Tony Flook Leatherhead Advertiser and Surrey Mirror

Reviews from THE KING AND I 2008

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"The show was a colourful spectacle with attention to detail paid to everything from Music to costume.....The Children were all great performers....All had excellent Stage presence and were very professional ".


"Dear Erika, I felt I had to write to say how amazed we were at the
spectacular show last night!

To create what was achieved-  in just 10 days  - is staggering - The sets and the costumes were terrific - the performances were not only very professional,  but it was  clear everyone just how every member of the cast enjoyed themselves!

I'm looking forward to this evening's performance !!"

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