About our Principals

Jude Hill and Phil Cole

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Leeds Principals JUDE HILL and PHIL COLE welcome you to Razzamataz Theatre School Leeds.





Jude has a long career of professional experience in the world of entertainment. She has also specialised extensively in the care and nurturing of young people.

She can be seen very regularly in Yorkshire TV’s EMMERDALE. Her first role into professional theatre came at the age of just 11 and this progressed into many television appearances in BBC TV’s Peaky Blinders, The Royal Today, Bodies, Mobile, No Angels and many more.

Jude has sung across the United Kingdom and at The Royal Albert Hall in London in many concerts alongside stars of the Broadway and West End stages, and featured on CD recordings.

She has also more recently concentrated on supporting and encouraging child development. She has owned and managed her own Leeds Pre-School, gaining recognition by official bodies for the outstanding results achieved.

So it’s the combination of these two sets of skills that Jude brings as one of the Owner/Principals to Razzamataz Theatre School Leeds. “At Razzamataz Leeds we inspire and enrich young people through the performing arts and introduce them to new opportunities in a happy, safe and secure environment,” she says.





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Phil studied and entered the entertainment profession as an actor/singer over thirty years ago.  Many of our Leeds students saw him in performance at Leeds Playhouse from November 2019 to January 2020, where he played Dorothy’s UNCLE HENRY and the Oz PALACE GUARD in the wonderful musical “THE WIZARD OF OZ.” He has also starred in many other major musicals and plays. Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, Fame, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, , Oklahoma, South Pacific, Jekyll and Hyde, Kiss Me Kate. White Christmas and many more in London’s West End, throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.  He has also starred alongside top Broadway and other West End Stars in many large-scale Musical Concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall and in major concert venues right across the UK, as well as many appearances on television and radio. He has released 4 CD recordings.

Phil is very passionate about improving young people’s self esteem and confidence via the performing arts. The experience and knowledge gained in his performing career is invaluable in his position as one of the Owner/Principals of Razzamataz Theatre School Leeds and he spends as much time as possible at the School.

His friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry are very keen to support the school, some of whom visit Razz Leeds for workshops and Easter/Summer Schools.

When enjoying leisure time, Phil enjoys the Cinema, listening to a wide range of music, watching his football team  and – with Jude – walking their dog, Mr Brown.