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Ross Brown & James Murden

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Ross Brown and James Murden are the Principals of Razzamataz Bristol North.

Ross is a Qualified Teacher in both Drama and English. He graduated from the University of Exeter in 2010 gaining a BA Hons in Drama.

Ross’ Razz journey started back in 2011 where he worked as an assistant during the school’s launch. He later became the Drama and Minis teacher before leaving to pursue his teaching career. Then in 2013 he returned to school alongside James as joint principal.

Outside of Razz, Ross is a member of Sodbury Players where he has written their last three pantomimes.  Over the years Ross has been in over sixty performances and well as writing and directing his own shows. He even once performed at the Bristol Old Vic. In 2011 Ross won the best actor award at the Avon One Act Festival and was recently nominated for a Rose Bowl Award for best actor for his role as Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. In 2014 Ross’ self written show ‘Creating Psycho’ won 9 awards at the one act festival. He is currently rehearsing for a performance of The Vicar Of Dibley where he is playing the part of Owen.

 

James is a presenter by trade and originally joined Razz family as compere for their showcase presentations.

James has interviewed stars at the Baftas and movie premieres and he’s even presented at the Olympics. He can currently be seen on QVC – The Shopping Channel every week showing off the latest hi-tech toys and electronics.

James is also a Bristol Boy, He has a National Diploma in media studies and enjoys bringing his media experience to Razzamataz with TV presenting workshops.

James also enjoys performing on stage and has appeared in over 15 Pantomime productions since he was a youngster, lead roles include Buttons in Cinderella, Muddles in Snow White and The Genie in Aladdin.

 

Vice-Principal – Michaela Sydney

Michaela has starred in countless shows. She has also appeared in the West End at the Shaftesbury theatre in a musical directed by Rob Bessant called 125th street. She has recently played the role of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy