TV star opens new acting academy

SHE became famous as the one of the loud-mouthed Essex girls in the BBC comedy Birds of a Feather but these days Pauline Quirke is looking for the stars of the future.

James Hore

SHE became famous as the one of the loud-mouthed Essex girls in the BBC comedy Birds of a Feather but these days Pauline Quirke is looking for the stars of the future.

On Saturday she was in Chelmsford to open another branch of her drama school - the second one to be setup in the county in the past month.

She officially opened her academy for performing arts, called PQA, at Chelmer Valley High School on Saturday.


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She said: “I am so pleased that so many children want to come along and join in the fun with us.

“The PQA approach to drama schools is simple - a back to basics method that concentrates on just having fun with acting which builds confidence and communication skills.”

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Drama coach at PQA in Chelmsford will be Steve Hawke.

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