Welcome to Strutting Player, Sunderland’s only drama school for children and adults

Strutting Player is headed by Susie Flintham, who brings an extremely high standard in Performing Arts teaching. She trained at Chester, Homerton College Cambridge University, and the Shakespeare Institute, as well as being an Arts Mark partner and a licenced chaperone.

With over 19 years experience of teaching acting, singing, directing, and writing, Strutting Player can offer classes or 1-2-1 to suit your needs, no matter how old you are.

We offer adult acting classes for ages 25 – 99+, as well as classes for children as young as 5. We even go into schools and run workshops around themes or periods of history.

Whether you want a qualification, to improve your stage or screen acting, or learn something new, we can accommodate you.

Most recently, we ran a Community Arts event called “Sunderland Stories”, which brought together all ages and abilities to create a ‘living exhibition’, comprising original writing, performance, art, craft and history.

To book a place or have a chat about your needs, email susie@struttingplayer.co.uk or call 07852931831.


Strutting Player is committed to support through teaching,  tutoring, support in schools, and offering enrichment activities. Through this, people gain confidence through creativity, inspiring them to follow their goals.


Fully DBS checked, Strutting Player has a BA (Hons) in English and Theatre Studies, PGCE in English and Drama from Cambridge University, an MA in Shakespeare and Education, specialising in Shakespeare and Autism, and 18 years of teaching experience.

Email susie@struttingplayer.co.uk or call 07852931831 to find out more.


Testimonials from previous clients.
Tutoring Testimonial

Tutoring Testimonial


Susie worked with my son to help him with his English GCSE resit. In four hourly sessions she gave him more help and support than he had received in his entire final year at High School.

Working with Susie gave my son confidence that he’d never had before. She helped him to realise his own potential.

For the first time he had no fear when he turned over the exam paper. The strategies that she had taught him gave him the framework he needed to get through each paper calmly and clearly.

Susie was absolutely brilliant with our son and we will always be grateful to her.




I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks to the recommendation of Susie.
I can see why you recommended her, she’s fantastic!
We have already booked 4 sessions with a better time.

Maureen Boettcher

Maureen Boettcher

BA Hons Education

I know Susie Flintham for a number of years. I was a colleague at the Durham Johnston School.

Susie Flintham has demonstrated a high level of talent and commitment in this area of ​​English language in both word and script.

Susie Flintham is able to motivate adults and young people with enthusiasm and strong work ethic

I recommend Susie Flintham unreservedly.

Contact Details


Fulwell, Sunderland, SR6

Contact Details

Susie Flintham
+44 (0)7852931831
Mon - Fri, 09:00-20:00

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