Little Tykes Theatre

The Team

Charlotte ChiewCharlotte Chiew is the Founder and Artistic Director of Little Tykes Theatre. She teaches the Tenderfoot, Tots, and Teeny-tinies Workshops, and is the Camp Director for our all Camps.

Charlotte is an award-winning actor/puppeteer/mime, director, and drama educator from Singapore, and has been teaching Drama and Movement since 2001. Her theatre training includes an undergraduate degree from Australia’s Murdoch University, Laban for Actors from University of Colorado at Boulder, training, performing and teaching with Mime Unlimited, Singapore’s only professional mime theatre company, and recently, the Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris. Charlotte has taught and performed in London, Singapore, Australia, and at the Sziget Festival in Hungary, and now spends her days translating her training into fun-filled learning experiences for her toddler sons, and concocting new ideas for Theatre for young children.


Sidney RobbSidney Robb teaches the Tenderfoot and Tots workshops, and has been the resident playwright and Lead Actor-Facilitator at our Camps since 2011.

Sidney trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she specialized in devised theatre. She has played in several new writing projects at the Battersea Arts Centre, and was selected to take part in a young directors workshop at the Young Vic Theatre. She was also commissioned to direct a play for children at Malmesbury Carnival, which was a devised adaptation of Philip Pullman’s Count Karlstein. Sidney studied at the école Philippe Gaulier in Paris for two years. Recently she has been working on several short films set in and around the city. She is member of The Last Baguette Theatre Company, and last year created and performed in the comedy ‘Shake! William Speare’, which will be performed in Paris in the autumn.


Hope Newhouse has been an Actor-Facilitator at Little Tykes Theatre since Summer 2013. She teaches the Tenderfoot and Tots Workshops.Hope Newhouse 007

Born in the United States, Hope studied on both sides of the Atlantic: at The Atlantic Theater Company in New York and Les Enfants Terribles in Paris. She teaches theater to children, brain trauma patients and runs theater writing workshops in the center region of France.
She has acted in France for the past seven years both as a voice actor and on stage in a range of styles, from contemporary drama by Daniel Keene (Between Today and Tomorrow and Somewhere in the Middle of the Night) to this season’s Lysistrata, the rock musical, based on the classic play by Aristophanes. She is a member of La Compagnie des Songes with whom she has performed numerous shows, including Les Enfarcés I and II (medieval farce), Cantates (poems by Paul Claudel), and recently played Alice in their new children’s show Alice à l’envers.

Zoe Corraface posing at Kavouri, Vouliagmeni, in Greece on July 27, 2015. Photo by Aurore Marechal

Zoe is an actress and singer who started performing on stage at age 6. As an adult, she did three years of professional acting schools, attended the CIM, Jazz conservatory and participated in workshops in musical theatre, Lessac technique, camera training, and Meisner technique in London, New York and Paris.

After starring in a lead role for France 2 in a television series, she went on to explore theatre as well and has toured all over France. Recently, she has completed two short-movies: “Talio” an action short, and “Bromance” a drama.  She has currently filmed in two feature films: “Virtual Revolution” and “High Season”.

She has also been teaching theatre in english for the past 5 years at Sainte Marie de Neuilly.

ElizaSweeney Eliza Kate Sweeney teaches the Tots groups, and may well try her hand in facilitating movement stories for babies and their accompanying adults in the Teeny-tinies workshops…

Paris-based actress and theatre practitioner Eliza Kate Sweeney has been creating and performing for over 14 years, across Australia and Europe. Born in Melbourne, she studied a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University, trained with the Saint Martins’ Performers’ Ensemble and at the Academy of Performing Arts under Peter Oyston (RADA). In 2009 Eliza won the award for best new theatre work at the Malthouse Theatre, for her self-devised theatre piece ‘Untitled’. She furthered her training in France at the International Theatre School Jacques Lecoq and the International Theatre School Philippe Gaulier, mastering the arts of mime, movement, acrobatics, clown and bouffon. Recently Eliza has been teaching English through theatre at 5 different primary and middle schools across Paris.