Court Theatre Training Company is proud of its success in graduate employment. Recent graduates have appeared at the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, The West End, Battersea Arts Centre and many leading London Theatres.

They have found success in TV and film including: Eastenders, Dream Team, Doctor Who, Hip Hop, Time Gentlemen Please, Bad Girls, Band of Gold, Heartbeat, Emmerdale, Crimewatch, Doctors, The Bill and The Dark Knight.

Several have worked on national tours such as The Rivals, Blood Brothers, Emma, Shakespeare, Treasure Island, The B.F.G, An Inspector Calls plus many other small and middle scale tours. Some have gone on to direct in both theatre and media. Some have created new companies performing innovative work in London, Edinburgh and on tour.

Our Stage Managers, Directors and Designers are achieving success in The West End with companies such as The National Theatre and Barbican Touring, in Edinburgh, with major ballet companies and several London theatres.


We are always looking for new alumni to add to this page. If you are an ex-student of CTTC please do get in touch:

Ajala David

David Ajala

David Ajala graduated from CTTC in 2006. Theatre credits include: Death and the King’s Horsemen, Nation (National Theatre); Hamlet (nominated for the Ian Charleson Award), Love’s Labour Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC); Ruined (Almeida Theatre); The Swing of Things (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); How To Steal a Diamond (Traverse Theatre).

David has also enjoyed success in TV and film. TV credits include: Silent Witness, Doctor Who, The Revenge Files of Alastair Fury, Trexx and Flipside (Royal Television Society award nomination - Best Acting Performance), Dream Team, The Bill, Micah. Misfits.

Film credits include: The Dark Knight, Adulthood, Kidulthood, Emulsion, Following Footsteps, One Day, and the upcoming 2012 release of Payback Season.

David has also been nominated for an Ian Charleson Award for outstanding stage actors under 30.

Bazzard Lydia

Lydia Bazzard

Lydia left CTTC with a Post Graduate degree in 2000, after she had completed an M.A. in English Literature at Glasgow University. She then performed as a Temple Actor in the Raymond Gubbay production of Aida, directed by David Freeman at the Albert Hall and touring Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester Arenas. She played a multitude of roles in the Colour House Theatre's production of Alice in Wonderland, including the White Rabbit and the Door Mouse. She has played the lead character Angeli in Michael Wallings Production of Mappa Mundi, in a tour around Mexico and then in the U.K.She has taught movement and music at Gymboree and taught Drama at Helen O'Grady Drama Academy and at Stage Coach.

Lydia currently works for Home Start where she visits young families to help and support them. She also volunteers at SWANS which provides classes for adults with disabilities;  she is taking an M.A in Social Work from September.

Lydia is still passionate about acting and is involved in amateur dramatics with The Maldon Drama Society, currently playing Mrs Robinson in The Graduate. She also recently played multiple characters in a play called Bums On Seats. A critic noted 'if it wasn't for the credit in the programme you wouldn't know it was the same actress!', a review Lydia was especially proud of.

Alongside her social work and acting, Lydia is also the proud mum of son Gabriel with partner Jonathan, and has already passed on the acting bug, taking her family to see over 11 musicals in the last two years alone!

Cleaver Andrew

Andrew Cleaver

Andrew graduated from Court Theatre Training Company in 2004. Since leaving, Andrew has worked extensively in theatre, commercials, film and TV. Appearances including Mastercard, King Lear and feature film Incidental Weekend. Andrew’s career highlight has been working with Sir David Hare on his recent BBC2 drama 'Page Eight' alongside Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy and Judy Davis amongst others.

Andrew recently directed a production of Romeo and Juliet set in the modern political system. He is currently directing a piece of new writing 'A Stay of Execution' for the Barons Court Theatre for April 2012.

Edmund Cottridge

Edmund graduated from Court Theatre Training Company in 2012

As with Emilia, Eddie was also spotted in Court 22’s Showcase and cast by Jennifer Lee in ‘Arabian Nights. There has since been a request by the director to bring the production to The Courtyard Theatre, so watch this space…

Dalton Adam

Adam Dalton

Adam Dalton graduated from CTTC in 2001 and also completed an Adanced Acting course  in The US at Harvard Institute, Boston. Theatre credits include: Touring Germany in Lady Diana The Musical with Jacaranda Productions, Hamlet at The Old Vic, Power at The National Theatre and Dave at The Leceister Square Theatre.

Adam has performed in various Improv sketches including Rouyla Bouyla at Wheatsheaf Theatre and has worked in TV as a Presenter for Quizilla by Ravensbourne Productions. He has also starred in a collection of Short Films such as Beginningless by Step Productions and Jumping the Rails by Italia Productions.

Adam recently spent a year travelling the world and has just got married! He is now taking some time out from acting and has set up a school for disaffected young people.

Daly Nigel

Nigel Daly

Nigel Daly has been an actor for the past 20 years. He founded the Laboratory with Louise Salter in 1993, together they have directed and produced five plays and two films, most recently An Acre of Moon, which was filmed in London and Los Angeles. He is Secretary and Executive Board Director of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, as well as Vice President of film industry trade paper Screen International. He is a regular judge at many international film festivals, most recently Palm Springs Film Festival, Aspen Film Festival and London's Rushes Short film festival.  He appeared last in “Shadowheart” alongside Daniel Baldwin and Angus MacFadyen. He currently lives in Los Angeles working as an actor, film producer and director.

Rachel Dashwood

Since graduating, Rachel has appeared professionally both on stage and on camera for companies including the BBC, Paramount Productions and 4 Music. Her management and technical experience from her final year gave her the ability to work as Stage Manager at The Courtyard for "Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco" which in turn led to her working as Production Manager for My Lovely Productions, taking shows to The Brighton Fringe Festival, The Rose Bankside and The Union Theatre. She is now focusing once again on performing, and works abroad, performing in shows and touring her solo cabaret to 5* hotels.

Edmundston Alison

Alison Edmundston

Alison graduated in 1992 and was one of our first students at CTTC! Since then she has enjoyed success in theatre, screen and story telling. Theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol (Trafalgar Studios, Wimbledon New Studio) – Horla theatre company (dir. Alistair Green), Grimms I, Grimms II, Hamlet, (all at Rose + Crown Hampton Wick), Liberty Hall, Fairly Tales (UK Tour) for the Black Sheep (dir. Andrew Jones, Ciaran Murtaugh), An Average Angel, White Bear, Canal Cafe, Edinburgh Fringe (dir. David Bliss), Macbeth, White Horse Theatre Company tour of Japan, (dir. Michael Dray), Epitaph for the Whale, The Gate Notting Hill (dir. Kazuyoshi Kushida) and She Stoops to Conquer, New End Theatre (dir. Anthony Cornish).

Screen credits include: A Confidential Enquiry (2 Days Later Horror Short Film Festival 2010- dir.Christian Wood), Space Invaders (Cannes Festival 2002) (dir. Barry Hecker, Redcat Films) and Lady Chatterley, TV Asahi Japan, dir. Yuji Osawa. 

Alison also works in improvisation and story telling. Improvisation credits include: Multi-Story, Fluxx, Conspirators of Pleasure and Alice's Diner. Storytelling credits are: The Big Blue – funded by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Foundation Years Services and Sure Start,  Horniman Museum,  Cambridge Folk Festival.

Gardner Darrie

Darrie Gardner

Darrie Gardner graduated from Court Theatre Training Company in 2001.  Since leaving she has toured in the UK and Europe with companies including Cragrats, Image Musical Theatre Company, Rainbow Theatre Company, Palketto Stage/Antic Productions, Stagework Productions, Tickled Pink Productions and Kazzum Theatre Company.  Pantomime roles include Fairy Godmothers in 'Cinderella' at the Colourhouse Theatre and at the Rhodes Arts Centre.  Appearances in London include at the Greenwich Playhouse with Galleon Theatre in 'A Woman of No Importance', At the Rose Theatre, Bankside in 'Measure for Measure' and 'Shakespeare's Women' (Also at Baron's Court), at the White Bear, Kennington in 'The Magnetic Lady', and in 'Women on Wine' at Above the Stag Theatre and she made her musical theatre debut in the role of Ruth in 'Pirates of Penzance' at the Tabard in 2012.                                             

Darrie is the founding member of Lights of London Productions and of London Lights Entertainment.  As a singer/and musical comedy performer, she has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in 'Songbirds and Heroes, at the Brighton Festival in 'Delovely', at the Hackney Empire in 'Burlington Bertie' and in the westend (Jermyn Street/Leicester Square Theatre) in 'Angels Dining at the Ritz' - a musical comedy tribute to life in London Town touring in 2011/2012.

Laura Hayes

Laura graduated from  Court 19 in 2010.

She is currently on a PGCE course training to teach performing arts to over 16's in FE and sixth form collegesat Canterbury Christ Church University that finishes in June 2014.

Prior to starting her training, Laura directed a professional show, has been in several short films in addition to teaching drama workshops for various ages across various schools and theatre companies in the Norfolk area.