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Sue Appleby

Professorial Staff - Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF


Area of Work

Musical Theatre
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Sue trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has a first class degree in Music and Drama from the University of Birmingham, with three years’ classical singing and piano training at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Sue has taught regularly at several of London’s top drama schools including: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Mountview Academy, Urdang Academy, Guildford School of Acting and Arts Educational School. She also coaches many industry professionals with her own business London Singing Works. Sue is interested in the psychology of performance and runs workshops training actors to manage performance anxiety and nerves.

Sue’s work as a musical director includes: buckets (Orange Tree Theatre); Three Men in a Boat (UK Tour), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea alongside director John Godber, and the West End productions of Cool Hand Luke (Aldwych), Carrie’s War (Apollo), Little Women (Duchess) and Anne of Green Gables (Lilian Baylis).

Acting Credits include: Adding Machine (Finborough Theatre); The Animals & Children Took to the Streets (National Theatre & International Tour); Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (UK/European Tour); The Vaudevillains (Les Enfants Terribles); John Godber’s adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Hull Truck); Little Women (Duchess Theatre, West End); Cinderella in Into The Woods (Landor Theatre); South Pacific (UK Tour); Bobbie Ellis alongside Alison Steadman in Losing Louis (Trafalgar Studios/UK tour) and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe).