We will return to in person classes from 19th April!

As we are still in the midst of the pandemic (there is a light at the end of the tunnel) we kindly ask that you follow the rules and regulations of each of our venues. 

Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre – All adults MUST wear a mask at ALL times (including during the session) and there is limited space for buggys so if you do bring a buggy it MUST be folded/collapsed and put in the designated area in the corridor.

St Stephens’s – Adults must wear masks on entry and exit but once in the session space, you may remove the mask if you wish.

You can book the next half term now by clicking HERE!

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You can still see our previous online sessions on YouTube by clicking HERE! If you enjoyed these online sessions and would like to make a donation, then please email

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Days Times Locations
Monday 9:45, 10:45 St Stephens, Canonbury Road N1 2DF
Tuesday 9.45 & 10:45 St Stephens, Canonbury Road N1 2DF
Friday 9:45 & 10:45 Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street, N1 2TU

Fees and Information

Our membership fees will be paused during Covid. Our current drop in session fees are as follows:

One Child – £10 per session

Sibling – £7 per session

Sibling aged under 6 months – Free

Christmas Specials – £12 per child, sibling £8 (email Liz to book sibling discount)

Who we are


Geraldine Mannion

Tick Tock Director

Geraldine started the original group and has built it up, developing a unique format that has become Tick Tock.

Geraldine trained at Dartington College of Arts and The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art where she was awarded a diploma in acting. She worked as a professional actress for 20 years, appearing in repertory and the R.S.C. Her West End credits include the original cast of Jesus Christ Superstar and Happy As A Sandbag. The birth of her daughter in 1989 prompted a change in her career and sowed the seeds of Tick Tock.

Tel: 020 7359 9495

Lizzie Mannion

Lizzie Mannion


Since 2007, Lizzie has been part of the Tick Tock teams in Berkhamsted, Crouch End and St Albans, but spent most of her time at the Islington franchise. She has a BMus in Music from King’s College London and a PGCE in Music from UCL Institute of Education. Since starting a family, Lizzie enjoys writing new Tick Tock material and collaborating with the current Tick Tock leaders. She enjoys taking her son to visit the various Tick Tock groups in London and Hertfordshire…and Scotland when time allows. Lizzie believes that music is best being explored by young children in a fun, warm and friendly  environment, which Tick Tock offers in abundance.

Liz Chadwick

Group Leader for Islington

Liz trained in Musical Theatre & Drama at Cumbria Institute of the Arts. She has worked as a performer both in the UK and abroad. She is one third of the wartime trio, The Victory Sisters (along with Tick Tock Crouch End leader, Karen) and they have performed all over the UK and at many prestigious venues such as HMS Belfast, Wiltons Music Hall and The Ivy Club. Liz has worked with children for years in workshops and theatre shows. Liz was recently in a tour of the popular children’s story, The Three Billy Goats Gruff as Big Billy Goat with Lost The Plot Theatrical!

Liz has worked with Karen at Crouch End Tick Tock as assistant since 2017 and is thrilled to be session leader at Islington.

Tel: 07950 796 710

Marc Kelly

Assistant for Islington

Marc trained in Musical Theatre and Drama with Liz at Cumbria Institute of the Arts and then went on to study his MA at Guildford School of Acting. Marc has worked as a performer all over the UK, abroad and on many cruise lines. He has worked with children for the last 6 years and is also the resident Dame in Upstage Productions Pantomimes every year in Radlett. Marc also occasionally joins Liz and Crouch End leader, Karen, as a guest singer with their trio, The Victory Sisters. He is thrilled to join the Tick Tock family and looks forward to meeting you all!..

Lottie Johnson

Assistant for Islington

Lottie has been teaching performing arts to early stages for 12 years now and loves every minute! As a performer herself she has toured with Moon on a Stick in Little Red Riding Hood and The Land of Nod, played Jill in Jack and the Beanstalk in Little Wolf’s 2019 Pantomime and as Mary Lennox in Swanage Rep’s production of The Secret Garden. She also teaches at St. Michael’s Montessori Nursery.

Find your nearest Tick Tock group and see when and where the music sessions take place

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St Stephens, Canonbury Road N1 2DF

St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street, N1 2TU

Tick Tock CD’s

Click on the CD’s to buy on iTunes


A Ship is a Sailin’

Oh Susanna

Smoothing Iron


Five Litlle Firemen

Old Mother Hubbard

This is the Way

Tick Tock Hello

On the Tick Tock Christmas Tree

Jingle Bells