The Little Duke Theatre was founded in 1997 by Brenda Gogan, and each year several hundred students come to the school for classes in drama, dance and singing.
A well established administration and highly trained tutors, all of whom are themselves performers, directors or choreographers in professional theatre, are part of the infrastructure of The Drogheda School of Performing Arts.
The Little Duke Theatre has also established contacts with many well known production companies and casting directors across Ireland and the UK. This has meant that our students are frequently invited to audition for professional work in the world of film and theatre.
MA - Dramatherapy
BA - Theatre Studies
Licentiate Diploma - Speech and Drama
Brenda Gogan, founder of The Little Duke Theatre, has worked as an actor, director and producer in television, theatre and film in Dublin, Copenhagen and London, and has a deep appreciation of the needs of the young performer.
Brenda is also a drama therapist and facilitator in the areas of actor training, education and intellectual disability.
Keri Ann Rowan
Keri Ann Rowan is one of irelands top female vocalists and is in great demand on the irish music scene,Keri started singing at the age of 5 and has won many singing competitions throughout ireland and europe, she has played in some of irelands finest venues including, The Point, The Helix, Vicar Street, Croke Park, The Gaiety, and the Olympia, (Born Star– Jim Bartley).
Danielle trained in The Billie Barry Stage School and the Irish Ballet School from a young age. She grew up performing and dancing on stage and later went to study Theatre and Performance in London Studio Centre. She currently performs regularly and teaches throught Dublin and Louth and holds A CBTS in RAD ballet. She is a member of The Human Collective, an urban dance /contemporary fusion dance company. Danielle has been a member of The Little Duke Theatre for the past 9 years.
Rhiannon is vocal and performance coach with over 10 years performance experience. With the UCD Choral Scholars, she has performed internationally as well as for the President of Ireland.
A big believer in everyones capability to sing, her classes are a mix of vocal technique and confidence building exercises, to produce a well rounded and happy performer.