Ragtime is an independent theatre school in Newbury Berkshire. Our aim is to create performance opportunities for all young performers and to inspire confidence, creativity and fun!  

Principal - Georgia Oldman

Georgia trained at Mountview Academy of theatre Arts and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Musical Theatre.

As a child, Georgia performed in many shows including the lead in 'Annie' and 'Dorothy' in the Wizard of Oz at the Hexagon in Reading. She has also performed at the London Coliseum in London's West End.

Georgia oldman principal

Georgia oldman

Other performances include UK tours and International tours as well as London Theatres; 'Donna/Oolie' (City of Angels)
'Showgirl' (The Producers)
'Kitty' (Anna Karenina)
'Hermia' (A midsummer night's dream)
'Mrs Peachum' (A Beggar's Opera), Brenda (Crush)
'Off her trolley Molly' (Jack and the Beanstalk)
'Captain and Puppeteer' (James and the Giant Peach International Tour)
'Shimmerpop' (Sleeping Beauty).

She has performed in various concerts and cabarets around the country, as well as directing shows such as 'Billy Elliot', 'Legally Blonde' and 'Guys and Dolls'.

Georgia is fully DBS checked and is level 3 Paediatric first aid trained. She has taught around London and the South of England in all aspects of the arts. 


Musical Theatre Assistant Teacher - Georgina Hendry

Georgina is a graduate from Arden School of Theatre in Manchester where she attained a 2:1 in BA (hons) Musical theatre.

Georgina Hendry Musical Theatre assistant

Georgina Hendry
Musical Theatre assistant

Since graduating, Georgina has appeared in several professional pantomimes and spent 8 months as lead vocalist for Warner Leisure hotels.
Georgina's love of theatre started as a child, where she was cast in the West End show Chitty, Chitty, Bang Bang as Jemima on first UK tour. Some of her favourite roles as a child were Annie in Annie at the Corn Exchange in Newbury,  Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Pantobabe at the Corn Exchange in Newbury, to name a few.

She has acted, sung, and danced her way through life so far, and she is delighted to be able to pass on her enthusiastic love of theatre to the students at Ragtime, as she loves to watch them developing into performers in their own right.