Get Your Wigle On
Shrewsbury is a town full of history and charm, a plethora of wonderful independent shops and a huge amount of creativity. Set up in 2010 - Get Your Wigle On set out to showcase the incredible theatrical talent that Shropshire is boasting - providing the best quality foundations for full scale musical productions and concerts staged at Shrewsbury's first class venue Theatre Severn.
Run by a team of talented and trained musical theatre enthusiasts we have created first class sell out productions, achieved top marks in theatre examinations, assisted members as they advanced to top theatrical institutions, had members secure great professional and West End jobs and created a lot of fantastic memories.
Our aim is to build confidence, skills, memories and friendships in a relaxed and creative environment... we love our town, we love our members and we love what we do.
Set up by James Broxton and Ross Wigley in 2010 - Get Your Wigle On has become a premium musical theatre company for all ages as well as a hub of excitement for so many Shropshire musical theatre lovers.
The company prides itself on providing talent an opportunity to be showcased in its various full scale musical productions and showcases that take place throughout the year in Shrewsburys fantastic performing arts venue, Theatre Severn.
With a fully equipped studio right in the heart of Shrewsbury town centre - Get Your Wigle On is proud to offer a variety of sessions and rehearsals and is honoured to welcome so many wonderful individuals through our purple doors.
We are proud to have a talented and qualified staff team that work with the children and adults casts throughout the rehearsal process, offering the best support, advice and assistance to all members and their family to aid the performers progression.
Our Wigle Team
DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER ROSS WIGLEY
Ross has a BA Honors degree in Drama and Dance specialising in Choreography. Having gone through a teacher training programme Ross decided to focus on musical theatre and together with James created the purple world of Wigle. With over 10 years experience in choreographing musicals, Ross has worked professionally across the UK; leading and taking part in fantastic dance and drama projects. Ross has also completed courses that have provided him with the opportunity to work with performers with learning difficulties and has been able to see the benefit of using drama and dance as therapy.
Having done both film and tv projects it was clear to Ross that the stage was his favorite place to perform and he has a huge passion for providing people with the opportunity to experience this for themselves.
Ross specialises in teaching contemporary dance and tap as well as directing and choreographing the productions that Get Your Wigle On stage throughout the year.
Ross is also the drama coach at Wigle HQ and is delighted to be able to train and put children through drama exams.
DIRECTOR / VOCAL COACH JAMES BROXTON
James studied at Cardiff University and Rose Bruford Theatre and Performance and has also gained qualifications from London College of Music and the Royal School of Music.
Classically trained, James is the qualified vocal coach here at Wigle HQ achieving a fantastic ‘100% pass rate’ from his students who enter for exams, with 95% of his students achieving distinctions in exams (including exams at degree level).
Many of James’ singing students have gone on to study at some of UK's most highly acclaimed institutes such as ‘GSA’ and ‘Birmingham Conservatoire of Music’ and secure work professionally on the West End and within the music, performance and entertainment industry. James coached 'Amir Wilson' throughout his audition process for the Lion King before he secured title role of 'Simba' for two years on London's west end.
As co-director of the company, leader of sessions and workshops, James is a bubble of energy who strives to ensure all our members have the best time when taking part in sessions whilst learning the importance of teamwork and stage skills.
James’ own talents have lead to him winning several awards for singing and he has been involved in judging a wide variety of singing and performing competitions throughout the UK.
James also works as a drama coach at the studio; providing one on one sessions for performers that are wishing to secure drama grade.
James' vocal coaching is in extremely high demand - please use the contact us page to enquire further about singing lessons.
GYWO ASSISTANT / OWNER OF KCDC DANCE SCHOOL KATIE CROSSLAND
Katie has a degree in dance from Sunderland university where she was president of the university dance squad. As part of the dance squad Katie won best dancer in a national dance competition as well as leading the team to several awards.
Katie has a huge passion for working with children and is delighted to be able to work with so many talented youngsters at Get Your Wigle On. Katie is experienced at leading children sessions and has worked as camp manager in New York for the past two years.
Katie has several years of experience working for professional pantomime companies and is also qualified ISTD tap and modern teacher as well as RAD ballet.
Katie is excited to be bringing dance exams to the studio in 2018.
STUDIO LEADER GEORGIE COX
Georgie is an experienced session assistant having worked for two years at Stage Coach Shrewsbury as early stages teacher and dance assistant.
Currently on a gap year before going off to university Georgie is passionate about working with the children in the Get Your Wigle On studio as well as helping out with the administration side of the job in the office. Georgie has RAD grades in ballet and has competed in national street dance competitions.
Having joined Get Your Wigle On in 2012 - Georgie has loved having the opportunity to take part in so many productions and is thrilled to be able to work on so many fantastic musicals every day.
MUSIC DIRECTOR MATT HALL
Dr Matthew Hall MMus BMus (Hons) brings his musical talents to the Get Your Wigle On studio as Musical Director and Conductor.
Matt is a private music tutor, teaching Piano and Music Theory as well as running his own music retail business, Music Dr, which is located in Shrewsbury Market Hall as well as
Matt has years of experience in musical theatre; directing and conducting. Alongside working for Get Your Wigle On; Matt also finds the time to work as accompanist for various local productions as well as a musical theatre choir.
MUSIC ASSISTANT EMILY RILEY
Emily has got a BA Honours in Music and is currently Head of Drama and Music at Meole Brace School where she has been teaching since 2004. After graduating Emily became a professional performer before going on to teach in China for a year.
Emily trained in dance at Gaston Payne and has gold medal in tap, and qualifications in modern and ballet. As well as performing throughout her life, Emily has also got a lot of experience in choreographing and directing musicals.
Emily is delighted to bring her skills, talent and personality to Get Your Wigle On.
MUSIC DIRECTOR IZZY CULLISS
Izzy completed a degree in Music at Cardiff University in 2004, after studying under Bob Wysome at New College, Wellington. She went on to complete two NODA Musical Directors courses under the late John Morris (of Sing Live UK). Izzy plays piano, guitar, flute, harp as well as teaching singing. Before her time as pianist and musical director, Izzy used to tread the boards, and played roles such as Oliver in Oliver, Jenny Lind in Barnum and one of the KitKat girls in Cabaret.
Her first wigle show as MD was Beauty and the Beast and then went on to work with us on Witches of Eastwick, Annie, Rent, Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Bonnie and Clyde, Jesus Christ Superstar, 9 to 5, Legally Blonde. Izzy is currently on maternity leave for the second time with bambino numero 2.
MUSIC DIRECTOR ANDY WOMBLE
BAND MANAGER HOLLIE WHITTLES
STUDIO ASSISTANT / LIGHTING EXTRAORDINAIRE DANII WILLIAMS
SUMMER WORKSHOP ASSISTANT TOM MORGAN
SUMMER WORKSHOP ASSISTANT AHMED HAMAD