Following the birth of her first child, Gemma found herself using many acting methods when she was telling stories to her daughter. This inspired her to create classes applying these techniques to the telling of stories.
Since becoming a mother I have found that my days are spent performing to an audience of one.
A smile or giggle from my Daughter is far more exhilarating than any audience applause. In the pursuit of entertaining her I have found that a lot of the techniques I picked up during my career have become very useful, especially at story time.
I believe that the joy and escapism drama brings is unparalleled and so universal it can be enjoyed by anyone. Drama and storytelling use so many skills, that’s what makes them such a great educational tool for children.
We love what we do, and we are passionate about the difference it can make to developing children.
All Hoglets classes are run by fully DBS checked, Equity registered Actors with years of performance experience and working with children.