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Tina Gooding graduated from Colchester Institute with a Graduate Diploma in Music specialising in Composing and teaching.

Her composition tutors included Alan Bullard and Alan Parsons. Tina’s works include Sea Variations for string orchestra and her Spring song cycle. She studied flute and opera singing throughout her diploma and has sung in many local choirs. She regards herself as a composer rather than a performer and will only reluctantly perform in public!

'As I remember Thrigby' was her first full film score. She also composed and recorded the incidental music for Truelove Tours first straight stage production “The Cabinet of Leopold Thorn”  in addition to composing and performing the Title Theme and incidental music for I Hear Voices Theatre Company’s original series of “The Adventures of Bentley Strangetrousers”

Tina ended up scoring the incidental music for the whole “Leopold Thorn” cycle and for “Civic Ceremonial”

In 2017 she wrote both songs and accompanying music for Alice d’Lumiere’s “Illuminating Alice” (2017) and “Speaking Out and Fitting In!” (2019).

 Alice has written and performed two full length performance art pieces about the gender fluid experience; “Illuminating Alice” (2017) and “Speaking Out and Fitting In!” (2019) and is working on a third solo show for 2022. She also works as a Performance Poet, Cabaret Hostess and occasional Burlesque Dancer and has performed at some amazing venues, including Battersea Arts Centre, Norwich Arts Centre, Poplar Union and Cambridge Junction.

In 2021 she was accepted onto the Mercury Theatre’s “Mercury Creatives” programme to refine her business skills.

Thanks to an Arts Council England “Developing Your Creative Practice” grant she is currently broadening her creative scope by attempting to learn to sing opera. Wish her well - she may just need it!

The Staff Room Writer / Performer  Alice d’Lumiere Composer / Photographer / DSM - Tina Gooding

Angelica Bangs is an active performer both as a Burlesque Dancer and as a Singer. She produces, choreographs and directs hour long Burlesque/ Cabaret shows for her Troupe; Burlesque Bangs Bombshells and headlines Corporate Events such as Secret Vintage Fair, & Bums in the Mud.  She also co-produced ‘The Frolics’ Murder Mystery Cabaret show in 2018.

Up to the age of 19 years old she attended the Local Music School (Colchester Institute) and trained as a Ballet Dancer with Madame Jefferies  (specialising in character work).

Angelica Bangs has been working as the Choreographer of the Burlesque Bangs Troupe since 2015. Angelica the Burlesque Dancer came into existence in 2010; born from countless dance classes, karaoke nights and cabaret shows. She is pleased to perform up and down the country at parties and events. Her specialities include ‘Sing and Fling’ (live or lipsync work) Group Dances and ‘Wheel & Peel’.

By 2015 Burlesque Bangs were headlining events and shows such as Secret Vintage Fair, Tankton, Bums in the Mud, Krumpet Klub, Colchester Pride. She has been privileged to work with some exceptional artists Sui Cidal lilly, Miss Whisky Twist, Faye au Lait, Holly High Heels, Alice d’Lumiere, Marquissa Darq, Minxy Matosis to name a few.

Angelica has been contributing to  Alice's shows since 2017; she is the Movement Director for "Illuminating Alice" and "Speaking Out and Fitting In!".

Choreographer - Angelica Bangs