Matt Whitelock is a LAMDA trained drama coach. He has been involved with the performing arts since the age of 12 and is a Pride of Reading award winner for his work with Berzerk Productions in its inaugural year. Matt has worked professionally in TV, theatre and film for many years and his credits include Cruise Of The Gods, Snatch, Mighty Boosh, Al Murrays Multiple Personality Disorder and many more. Matt currently works within the state, private, specialist and home educational fields and started Berzerk in 1994. He has also directed and produced many shows over the years with the National Theatre connections programme, winning the regional finals an impressive three times. Matt also works alongside professional facilitators on the Easter and Summer schools Berzerk run during the holidays. He has three children aged from 9 - 20. His passion for Drama has inspired many young people to become performers in the industry or further their knowledge at performing arts colleges, more importantly to help them become good citizens.
Amy Rush studied Performing Arts at Reading TVU and then went on to study at Bracknell and Wokingham College gaining a Distinction in her National Diploma.
She also has LAMDA qualifications, is a registered chaperone, first aid trained and fully public liability insured.
She has always worked within the environment of children running parties at the Mad House and private Drama Parties.
Has appeared in many productions including Cinderella, Godspell and more and is currently on the Screenlite's agency books to work professionally in TV and Film. Amy has had a passion for Drama and performance from an early age and has focused her attention to providing quality drama tuition at Berzerk Productions!
Scott Jenkins trained at the Urdang Academy of Dance and Musical Theatre where he attained top marks, from graduating Scott has been involved in shows that include Pirates of Penzance London ,Workshop plans For Spamalot London , A dancer at the Chicago Film London , Mack 'n' Mabel ( Kenton Theatre) , Oklahoma ( Corn Exchange) Different Cabarets as a dancer and singer in and around Reading.
Other shows that involved Simon Webbe from Blue and N-dubz , most recently a Pantomime in Reading (Dick Whittington) starring John Altman (Nasty Nick) and Christina Bailey (Hollyoaks) in Reading.
Film Work includes The Golden Compass and a featured character in 'ITV'S The Bill , also many adverts.
Scott loves working as a professional and really loves teaching children the skills that he has gained during the years in Dance / Drama (LAMDA) College and now loves working as a fully qualified LAMDA / Dance Coach For Berzerk Productions.
He has also been asked back to appear in this years Pantomime at The Hexagon for a part in Cinderella
Oliver known as Ollie to the kids, has been in three Harry Potter films and has performed in many theatrical performances in and across Berkshire. Some of the roles he has played are Ryan in High School Musical, both for Berzerk and for Starmaker, Chino in West side Story, and understudied and played Roger in Rent.
Oliver has also been Assistant Director for The Wizard of Oz, and Rock Nativity. He was Musical Director for Our Day Out and assisted with the music for We Will Rock You at St Edwards school.
Ollie also ran the musical direction for our Summer School in Woodley, and was assistant for Berzerk’s Easter School.
Oliver works full time for Berzerk Productions, teaching in and out of schools around Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
Ashley graduated from the University of Reading in 2011 with a degree in Film & Theatre.
During her time at Reading she performed in several productions including Steven Berkoff’s East, Ionesco’s The Chairs and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Professionally, she has performed in Build a Rocket Theatre’s inaugural production of Sarah Kane’s Blasted.
She has also worked extensively in all technical aspects of theatre, most recently as a sound design collaborator and projection operator for In Good Company Theatre’s production The Pact.
Ashley is enjoying her time as a qualified LAMDA coach for Berzerk productions and hopes to inspire love for all things theatrical to her students.