Hi, I’m Penny and I have worked with Whippersnappers for 17 years.
I am a professional Dancer and trained with Rambert School of Ballet back in the early 80’s. I am also a trained massage therapist and incorporate baby massage into my baby classes.
I originally joined Whippersnappers as an under-five’s music and massage tutor, but it wasn’t long before I got involved with the Whippersnapper Theatre Department. I have played many parts over the years and particularly enjoyed our Rasta Santa Christmas Pantomimes where I played Christmas Tree and Turkey. I also love being part of our Immersive theatre events at College Lodge playing the part of Seamus in our Irish storytelling and of course having lots of fun as Mrs Claus in our Winter Wonderland Christmas event. Drumming is a passion of mine and I am a member of “Drumher” the Whippersnapper female drumming group.
As well as performing I love the community aspect of Whippersnappers. Over the years I have helped Whippersnappers run an elder’s club and sessions for the Homeless. I also really enjoy supporting children with complex needs and work as part of the Whippersnapper staffing team during their SEND holiday playschemes.