Paul Wilkins is originally from Gosport, Hampshire and graduated from ArtsEd, London in the summer of 2015 from the BA Hons in Musical Theatre (2:1). Prior to moving to London, he completed both a BTEC National Diploma in Musical Theatre and a BTEC National Award in Music Performance with Distinction across all modules.
In the summer of 2015, Paul joined the 30th Anniversary company of Les Misérables on London’s West-End (Queens Theatre), and performed for 9 months in the role of Joly and as 2nd Cover Marius. In February 2016, he successfully auditioned and took on the role of Marius whilst touring to Philippines, Singapore & UAE before returning for an 18 month run in London. Other significant roles include originating the role of Reggie in The Dreamers at Abbey Road Studios & performing as Claude in the 50th Anniversary UK Tour of Hair throughout 2019.
With over 12 years teaching experience, Paul is a thorough, driven and knowledgable practitioner within the arts. His training and certificates include; BA Hons in Musical Theatre from ArtsEd (2.1), Trinity Laban (1 Year), BTEC National Diploma in Music Performance and Musical Theatre (Distinction), Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (RQF) and a Full Enhanced DBS Certificate.
He regularly works with accredited educational bodies such as ArtsEd, ArtsEd International (UAE) and HSDC College and has accumulated over 500hrs worth of private coaching both in-person and online. Paul is a returning practitioner for BBC's Dragons Den success Razzamataz Theatre Schools and has worked as an assistant director for youth theatre companies including 'The Company' and for the London summer school, West-End Stage.
Within his 1-on-1 sessions, Paul offers 25 mins and 50 mins sessions focusing on the following;
"I had the pleasure in working with Paul for two years as his Resident Director on Les Miserables - From start to finish it was a pleasure working with such a hard working and conscientious actor who constantly strived to make brave and dangerous choices".
Sam Hiller - Associate Director of Les Miserables & Phantom of The Opera.
"Choosing Paul as my performance coach was one of the best choices I made prior to drama school auditions - His knowledge, passion and insight to the professional work was inspiring. By approaching the work in a holistic way, I was better able to understand any mental blocks that were stopping me from striving towards my full potential - I really cannot thank him enough!"