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Membership Matters - Monthly Talks with Guest Speaker: Layton Williams

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Date - Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:00 BST

Venue - Online

Style - Webinar


In Conversation With:

Layton Williams

About this event

Tuesday 6 July
10:00 - 11:00 (BST)

Come and listen to a conversation with Layton about his dance training and varied successful musical theatre career and the opportunities and challenges that he faced along the way.

Layton is actively involved with the LGBTQIA+ movement and organizations such as Stonewall and Ditch and recently won the LGBTQIA+ Champion Award from the Black Theatre Awards.

Layton is a role model and an inspiration for teachers and dancers alike. Come and be inspired by his story.

Meet the Speaker

Layton Williams

Layton was born in Bury, Manchester and he began his career at the age of 12 playing the title role of Billy in the West End production of Billy Elliot. He made his debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedy Beautiful People. He went on to train at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts which was documented on CBBC’s School For Stars.

Theatre includes: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre), Paul in Kiss Me Kate (Sheffield Crucible); Seaweed in Hairspray! (2018 UK Tour); Angel in Rent (London/UK Tour); The Car Man (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures); Simon in The Lord of the Flies (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures) and Young Michael in Thriller Live (West End).

TV/Film includes: Rocketman (Paramount); Larry in Benidorm (ITV). Layton played series regular ‘Stephen’ in the BBC Comedy Bad Education series and feature film.

Layton is the director of ‘Pros From The Shows’ which provides high quality workshops for young performers. They’ve reached thousands of students across the country hoping to inspire the next generation and nurture talent.

Layton will star in “Murder They Hope” on Gold and “The Cleaner” on BBC1. He’ll be reprising his role as Jamie in the ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ U.K tour soon.

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Members: Free
Non-members: £15 each

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