We are so proud to be seeing ex-member Khalid Daley on our screens in Doctors. Khalid was a member of Stage2 from 2008-2014 before training at the Birmingham School of Acting. 

“Stage2 is the foundation that gave me the drive, discipline and determination to be the actor and creative individual I always wanted to become. It’s a place where I made friends, gained confidence, learned about acting, attained invaluable skills, made incredible memories from the shows I performed in and was supported through the subsidy fund.

I have to say my top shows at Stage2 that I had the privilege of performing in were Shakers, Our Day Out, Shockheaded Peter and Towerblock Trio but my favourite show and role to play was ‘James’ in James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Playing that role essentially certified the idea that if you have a dream, no matter how big or small it is, you can achieve it. I remember watching that movie so many times when I was younger and thinking, “I’d love to do that” and I did, which was a real blessing.

My advice would be to turn up, try hard and be nice. It’s something I always remind myself and now that I’m older, I understand even more how important that mantra is, especially when you’re wanting to be in an enjoyable working environment. It’s something that I feel can just be applied to life. Also, take advantage of the opportunities that come your way and HAVE FUN!” – Khalid Daley

To watch Khalid in action, please visit BBC iPlayer.