Fish’n’Whiskers Youth Theatre was founded by Barry O’Halpin in the summer of 2018 with the objective of providing quality teaching and theatrical experience for children and young people aged from 7 to 18. FnW is part of Little Seal Productions.
We meet every Saturday during term time between 10.00 and 15.00 during the production term at De Lijsterbes Community Centre in Kraainem, just outside Brussels where we have three age-specific groups, each led by our experienced and talented team members.
For the second term, the LAMDA* term, the sessions run between 09.30 and 17.00 during which students are present for around an hour each, in groups, as they prepare for LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) examinations.
Barry has been involved in theatre for over ten years first with Theatre In English, then with English Youth Theatre and more recently with a number of respected theatre groups around Belgium. He is LAMDA qualified in Communications and Performance teaching.
Barry is married to Fiona and has three sons, Fionn, Oisin and Aengus. He has lived in Brussels since 1994.