DARREN TOUGH

PRINCIPAL

Darren has been a #ContiKid for over 25 years now!

 

He started his performance training in 1995 at Italia Conti Chislehurst, before being offered the opportunity to train full time at the Italia Conti Academy in London.

 

Over the last fifteen years he has had the great pleasure of being able to pass on the wonderful training he received to the next generation of Italia Conti Chislehurst pupils, and is thrilled to count a whole host of West End, Film, Television and Pop Stars as previous students. 

Darren has Choreographed and Directed dozens of shows across the country including: The Addams Family (The Oaks Theatre), Legally Blonde (The Bob Hope Theatre), The Wind In The Willows (Coopers Theatre), Fame (The Broadway Theatre, Catford), Oliver (The Bob Hope Theatre), Annie (The Bob Hope Theatre), Beauty & The Beast, Peter Pan (Princes Theatre, Clacton & The Broadway Theatre, Barking), Cinderella (Thameside Theatre, Grays & Theatre Royal, Margate), Dick Whittington (Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury) and many more.

Aside from his vast teaching and directing experience, Darren has had an illustrious performing career with professional credits including: Harper / 1st Cover Stoner in the UK Tour of the Rod Stewart Musical Tonight’s The Night, Zeke in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Phil D’Armano in the UK Premiere of The Wild Party, Banquo in Macbeth (UK Tour), and has played a host of leading Villain and Comic roles in pantomimes across the country.

Darren also won a Best Actor Award for his leading role in the film Goodbye to Yesterday, and has made various other television and film appearances including Sebastian in Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, Freddie in The Book, Dr Kaplowitz in Dark Matters: Twisted But True, Ross in Marilyn & Me, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Young Jeffery in The Growth and Decline of Jeffery Mullet, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Shy Guy in Sky One’s Brainiac: Science Abuse, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Simon in the feature film Keep Yourself Alive.

His voice recording credits include The Battle Of Britain for the BBC, various voices for Nickelodeon’s hit TV show Genie in the House, and Roger Walter’s (of Pink Floyd) concept album Ça Ira.

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