Our Aim

We believe that the theatre and entertainment can have a wonderful influence on a child by educating, inspiring and engaging their imagination, and that every child has the right to this regardless of their race, gender, background or ability.   We at The Magic If Theatre Company always endeavour to make all our performances and entertainment not only an enjoyable experience, but one that is affordable for all.

​'The Magic If' Creative Team

Claire Andrews A.I.D.T.A  - Theatre Director and Choreographer

Claire trained at Millennium Dance 2000 and received a Level 6 National Diploma in Professional Dance.  She teaches dancing at the Taylor Dance Studio and Jigsaw Performing Arts in Potters Bar.  She also runs her own dance classes which include children and adults.  Claire has choreographed for many Amateur Dramatic societies and shows including, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma, Honk, and many more.  She has also directed productions of Annie, Footloose, Children of Eden and Into the Woods.  Claire has performed in various productions where she has taken on parts such as Wendy Jo in a European tour of Footloose, Erma in Anything Goes, Liesl in the Sound of Music, Sarah in Guys and Dolls and Yum Yum in Hot Mikado.  Claire has directed and performed in all the sold performances 'The Magic If Theatre Company' have produced.

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Sophie Demetriou B.A Hons- Musical Director

Sophie is a London based singer where she trained in classical, pop and jazz music.  She has been performing from the age of 5, where she attended a local performing arts school.  Sophie went on to take music and drama at both G.C.S.E's and A-Level's and gained a B.A in Music, Drama and Theatre Studies at University.  Whilst studying, Sophie appeared in the West End version of 'Joseph and His Amazing Technicoloured Dream Coat' along side Stephen Gately.  In 2005 Sophie successfully auditioned for a girl band where she met music partner, Penny Phillips, and both have been singing, writing and recording together ever since.  As a three piece band they have performed in various prestigious locations including Wembley, the O2 and the Cavern Club in Liverpool.  Sophie and Penny have also belonged to a local entertainment company that specialises in children's entertainment, sharing their passion for music.  Sophie is now part of the 'Magic If Theatre Company' and has performed in several of their sold out productions.  She looks forward to many more exciting years to come in the world of children's theatre.

Penny Phillips - Musical Director

Penny is a London based classically trained singer/songwriter.

She has been singing all her life but decided to pursue it professionally at the age of 10 when she started her classical training with Opera singer and vocal coach Nicolino Giacalone. Her teen years were spent either in recording studios working on various projects or on the stage honing her craft in showcases and talent competitions. In doing so she gained extensive experience and improved her stage presence and confidence. At 21 Penny auditioned for a girl band where she met long term musical partner Sophie Demetriou. Together they still perform in a band they created after their original band went their separate ways. They now perform together regularly at corporate events/functions/weddings.

In recent years Penny and the team she has around her have started the theatre group The Magic If. So far they have created and sold out several shows. Penny is keen to continue her work with the team at The Magic If and their future performances.

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Emma Baker B.A Hons- Creative Producer

Emma began her career as an actress, singer and dancer at the age of three, joining a local theatre school, performing in numerous theatrical productions.  It is from this that she developed a huge passion for the theatre and in particular drama education.  After gaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama and Theatre Studies, Emma went on to pursue a career in drama teaching, working in education for the last 21 years. In addition to this, Emma has written many scripts for local theatre schools and theatre companies, assisting them in the creative production of their work.  After 14 sold out performances of her original work, Emma now solely writes  for 'The Magic If Theatre Company'.

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