Leanne as the Duchess of York



Evington actor Leanne Mitchell has recently starred as the Duchess of York in the superb production of Shakespeare’s RICHARD III at Curve theatre. Curve used the political landscape of contemporary Russia as a backdrop for this production.


Leanne, Director of Drama at Catmose College explains her motivation “I am a drama teacher and often audition students so I thought I should put myself through the audition process – I believe it’s good to do things that scare you once in a while.

I feel lucky to have been part of this tremendous experience and thankful for the opportunity to do something amazing. It’s a real thrill to rehearse and perform in my local theatre and I’m developing lots of new skills that I will be able to take back into the classroom to teach my students”.


Drama Teacher Leanne
Drama Teacher Leanne

Leanne is married to Andy and has lived in Evington for 10 years. They regularly enjoy watching films and attending the theatre together. Leanne is a member of Oadby Baptist Church and plays the drums and saxophone in the Worship Band there. She also runs Paradox Performing Arts (the drama team at the church) who perform at local events using drama, mime, masks and puppets. Leanne enjoys travelling, regularly visiting Kenya to support a pre-school where she is a trustee. She plans to continue developing her acting roles in future whenever the opportunity arises.


For further information about Paradox Performing Arts contact Leanne Mitchell on 0116 2710811 or email: office@oadby-baptist.org.uk


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