The Team

Meet the Raw Talent Team

The Raw Talent groups have a team of dedicated professionals with years of experience guiding them on their creative course. The team have vast and varied experience in nurturing and developing young people's talent and confidence.

Phil Hyde - Writer Director

Phil is a former member of Raw Talent who joined when he was 12 and stuck around until he was 18!  Phil became a full time member of the team in 2006 after graduating from De Montfort University with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Drama.

Phil builds an instant rapport with young people and helps them to devise new work which is scripted by himself and Sami.

Sami Cornick - Writer and Musical Director

Sami has worked with Raw Talent since 2009 when she graduated from Wolverhampton University with a First Class BA (HONS) Drama degree. Sami is Raw Talent’s musical director and has a passion for comedy.

Highly regarded as a vocal coach she is a talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Sami uses music to teach, develop and engage with people of all ages and capabilities.

Raw Talent Focus Group

Aiding and abetting Phil and Sami are The Raw Talent Focus Group. Parents from the drama group volunteer to help Raw Talent achieve its aims and ambitions. This includes fundraising for new lights or staging, providing pre-show refreshments for the audience and helping out at special events and productions.

The group meet up quarterly over a coffee to have a natter discuss ideas for the youth theatre but mainly to have a natter.