Corrie’s Kylie opens drama school in town

New students at the Lane Shaw Academy

New students at the Lane Shaw Academy

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A new drama school run by Coronation Street star Paula Lane and her husband Tom Shaw has officially opened its doors in Hebden Bridge.

Called the Lane Shaw Academy, Paula and Tom are now welcoming youngsters into the school, based at the Hope Baptist Church, New Road.

Lane Shaw Drama Academy,Tom Shaw,Paula Lane

Lane Shaw Drama Academy,Tom Shaw,Paula Lane

With more 25 years of acting experience between them, they will be personally teaching the classes and hope to inspire and pass on their skills to other budding young actors.

“We are so looking forward to the school opening,” said Paula, who has played Kylie Platt in ITV’s Coronation Street for five years. “I know from personal experience the advantages that acting can bring to a young person,” she added.

Tom, who lived in Halifax, did his training at the highly-acclaimed London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

He said: “We are really excited about opening the Lane Shaw Academy. We’re going to keep things lively and fresh and have the children taking part in some really fun activities.” he added.

The couple now live in Hebden Bridge with their eight-month old son and say they have a real love and passion for the area.

Hour-long lessons will be held during term-time and will be split into three different age groups between the ages of five and sixteen.

For more information about the school, visit www.facebook.com/LaneShawAcademy.

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