Janie Saunders



Janie Saunders


Janie Saunders performed in the West End of London for many Years as a professional Singer/Actress and then had many happy years performing at professional theatres throughout the UK in Musical Theatre, pantomimes and various plays; most notably in London's Palace Theatre in Jesus Christ, Superstar.

After many successful years starring in productions, Janie decided she would like to pass on her professional experience to up and coming young actors/singers and so Stagedoor was formed. In 2001, Janie opened Stagedoor Academy to provide a safe and non-threatening environment for budding actors/ singers to gain self confidence both within a group and also for themselves.

Since opening, Stagedoor Academy has moved from strength to strength. Originally starting with small pantomime productions in small, local venues (such as Hansel & Gretel and Cinderella), Stagedoor has developed and can now successfully sell out theatre halls with its productions and has even performed productions which were written by senior members of the group.

Most recently, Stagedoor have put on sell-out performances of Les Miserables (School Edition) in 2012 and 2014 (due to popular demand). We have also performed West Side Story, Little Shop Of Horrors, Oliver! and most recently Annie which was a huge success (pictures and reviews can be found on our home page).

We are pleased to announce that our next performance will be 'Sister Act' in March 2018. Stagedoor Academy has decided to bring this fantastic musical to life in Howden's Shire Hall and we are excited to put this performance on for you. If you would like to see this show, please visit our tickets page for more information.


Our Recent Productions:

Les Miserables - School Edition [July 2012]

West Side Story [July 2013]

Les Miserables - School Edition [April 2014]

Little Shop Of Horrors [July 2015]

Oliver! [July 2016]

Annie [March 2017]


Latest Production:

Sister Act [March 2018]


Next Production:

Legally Blonde [April 2019]

If you would like to join our fabulous group, please contact usWe are always looking for new members and would love to have you aboard, regardless of experience or ability.