Jack Petchey Foundation
If you think you can, you can!

The Artistic Team

Lee Thompson - Programme Director

Lee worked with the Jack Petchey Foundation for 10 years and was Head of Events for six of those years.  Lee first came up with the proposal for the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge and has been closely involved with its running ever since.  Lee is now a freelance event manager ard runs his own theatre production company - Jack Productions.  Lee is responsible for the delivery of the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge programme in 2015/6.

Phil Dale - Performance Coach

Phil has been involved with the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge from the start and played an integral part in setting it up.  He runs a very successful theatre school and production company in Essex, is Artistic Director of the Rhodes Arts Centre in Bishop's Stortford and was manager of the Harlow Playhouse for 7 years where he directed over 40 productions.

Sam Spencer-Lane - Movement Coach

After a very successful performing career, Sam became Head of Dance and Movement at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts for 10 years until 2012.  Throughout that time, and since, Sam has been a very much in demand choreographer both in the West End and for touring productions.  Sam is also an external examiner for Arts Educational and we are delighted to have Sam back with us.

Rob Archibald - Vocal Coach

Rob is currently Head of Musical Theatre at the Urdang Academy - prior to this he was Head of Singing and Music at LAMDA.  He is also a very successful performer in his own right and an in demand Musical Director.  Rob has appeared in many West End shows and also runs his own production company.  He composes his own songs and his latest album Scrapbook is available online! He is a much sought after vocal coach working with many pop artist and professional singers across the UK.


Graham Norton - Patron & Chief Judge