Hello! And thanks for stopping by!
As you're here, I thought you might like to know a little bit more about me...
I've been working in the entertainment industry for over a decade;
acting, singing, composing, producing theatre and booking entertainment acts
through my company, Test Of Time Entertainment.
My love for performing began at an early age, taking part in local am-dram productions and church choirs.
As a teenager, I was a member of YMT:UK, St Albans Youth Music Theatre, various school choirs (incl. the 2005 BBC Youth Choir Of The Year), and participated in the Eton Choral Courses.
Following school I completed a Geography degree (my other love!) at the University of Oxford, where I was lucky enough to sing in the St Peter's College Choir (John Bain Choral Scholar), and be part of the award-winning a cappella group, The Oxford Gargoyles, for 3 years. With them I toured the USA twice, competed in the ICCAs, recorded 2 studio albums, took 2 shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won The Voice Festival UK (2010).
Whilst at university, I also took part in a number of musical productions, which firmed-up my desire to go into 'the theatre' (rather than become a Forensic Scientist, which until then I had seriously been considering...).
I completed an MA in Acting at The Arts Educational Schools, London (on the Peter Glenville Award), before signing with my first agent and beginning work as an actor-musician.
A full list of theatre credits can be found on my Spotlight page.
Since university, I have also been producing both theatrical and cabaret productions, starting with 'Let's Do It!' at the Edinburgh Fringe (C Venues). A full list of shows can be found at www.testoftimeentertainment.co.uk, which I set up in 2012. We incorporated in 2016, also establishing the Entertainment Agency.
Over the past decade my love of jazz has grown and I now sing with several jazz groups, including
Viva La Vamp (Vocalist), Down For The Count (Dep Vocalist) and 2πR Jazz Duo.
I also compose and arrange music, both on my own and as one half of 'Drake & Drake', with my brother, William.
Our first full musical, 'Herstoric', debuted in 2019 at The Drayton Arms Theatre, London.
A full list of recent compositions can be found here.
In recent years, I have also begun working as a musical director and arranger. Recent projects include 'The Rhythmics' (Assistant Musical Director, Southwark Playhouse, 2021), 'The Wind of Heaven' (Musical Director, Finborough Theatre, 2019, WINNER London Pub Theatre Award), 'Viva La Vamp In Concert' (The Pheasantry, 2020) and 'Herstoric' (Drayton Arms Theatre, 2019).
Alongside my career in entertainment, I also work as a Private Tutor and Secondary Entrance Adviser,
preparing children for entrance exams and interviews.
More information can be found at my LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/rhiannon-drake/
Musician/Composer Education Consultant