Welcome to Class Act Theatre School

Our next Show:

Our next Show:

Whistle Down the Wind

“I love going to CATS because it has given me more confidence and has helped me to believe in myself more.
Plus Jill is really supportive!”

Catrin Bevan, Age 11, Pontardawe (Class 2)


Cats review
Evening Post, 14 April 2014

Sleeping Beauty Review
Evening Post, 17 December 2012

Youngsters a real class act
South Wales Evening Post, 13 July 2012

Barricades up - now to bring down the house!
Evening Post, 20 June 2012

Audience to see double as twins keep it in the family
South Wales Evening Post, 22 May 2012

The Tempest - Review
Evening Post, 31 March 2012

Josh lands Role in Stella
Evening Post, 13 January 2012

Dwarfs dig out a little panto research at mine
South Wales Evening Post, 9 December 2010

White good fun!
South Wales Guardian, 8 December 2010

Snow White takes a bow at story-telling sessions
South Wales Evening Post, 12 November 2010

Actor wins role on tour with Welsh National Opera
South Wales Evening Post, 13 October 2010

Let’s get behind our Eisteddfod
South Wales Evening Post, 24 September 2010

Time to try for part in panto
South Wales Evening Post, 8 September 2010

Engaging show impressed me
South Wales Evening Post, 8 September 2010

Become a Class Act
South Wales Evening Post, 3 September 2010

Fresh new musical is one not to miss
South Wales Evening Post, 16 July 2010

Class Act living the teen dream in 13
Western Mail, 15 July 2010

Review: Injecting fresh fizz into an old classic
Review by Graham Williams - South Wales Evening Post, 12 July 2010

Geraint in spell as Jesus
South Wales Evening Post, 9 July 2010

Cast prepares for holy roles
South Wales Evening Post, 8 July 2010

Musical extended
South Wales Evening Post, 3 July 2010

Godspell – Swansea Grand Theatre (Saturday 10th July)
Buzz Magazine, 1 July 2010

Stage show aids Haiti fund
South Wales Evening Post, 28 May 2010

CATS cast set for musical magic
South Wales Evening Post, 25 May 2010

Helping Haiti
South Wales Evening Post, 20 May 2010

Musical evening for Haiti
South Wales Evening Post, 25 April 2010

Morgan makes his mark on stage
South Wales Evening Post, 25 March 2010

Theatre firms get together
South Wales Evening Post, 19 March 2010

Appeal boosted by CATS
South Wales Evening Post, 18 March 2010

A show honours tragedy
South Wales Evening Post, 15 March 2010

Students to get top class coaching
South Wales Evening Post, 20 February 2010

Cast’s panto plans
South Wales Evening Post, 15 February 2010

Young actor lands role in hit musical
South Wales Evening Post, 12 February 2010

Fluellen present Brecht at the De Valence
Tenby Observer, 10 February 2010

Classic choice for 10th anniversary
Western Mail, 9 February 2010

Mother’s instinct tested
South Wales Evening Post, 8 February 2010

They’re all class acts!
South Wales Evening Post, 25 January 2010

Young actors cut teeth in winning show
South Wales Evening Post, 20 January 2010

Plenty of fairy dust from energetic cast
Review by Evan Frank - South Wales Evening Post, 20 December 2009

The show’s going on as CATS enjoy panto run
South Wales Evening Post, 19 December 2009

A twist to a classic tale
South Wales Evening Post, 18 December 2009

Have a ball with panto
South Wales Evening Post, 17 December 2009

Star takes on role in panto
Herald of Wales, 17 December 2009

Teen musician drumming up panto support
Llanelli Star, 20 November 2009

Dylan beats the drum for big panto show
South Wales Evening Post, 19 November 2009

Young city stars in Christmas TV special
South Wales Evening Post, 18 November 2009

Review: High School Musical 2
8 July 2009

Review: Magnificent Myths of the Mabinogi
17 April 2009

Review: Sleeping Beauty
Graham Williams - South Wales Evening Post, 17 December 2008

Updated: 23 April 2014

Social and Fundraising Events for all Cats pupils and their family and friends
“Family Murder Mystery Evening” at The Kinder Café, Swansea (opposite Wilkinsons) on Saturday May 17th @ 7pm until 11pm – performed by Cats students – this evening has an Italian theme with a 3 course meal as outlined below. Tickets are £20.00 for adults which includes the 3 course meal, and £15.00 for children under 12 years which includes a selection from the children’s menu. These tickets will be available from Jill in Class after Easter. This should be a really good fun night for Cats and I am grateful to Alyson from the Kinder Café and Nadia/Ross for organising the Murder Mystery play for the evening. Please come dressed in Italian mob dress (whatever that is!?) and be prepared to solve the mystery. There are 60 seats available for this evening so please book as soon as possible.
Zumba Fundraiser June 8th 3-4pm @ Exercise-4-less, Swansea £5.00 lead by the fantastic Louise Williams (Ayeshah’s mum in Cockett 2). We all enjoyed Bev’s Zumba class last term – and I am sure that Lou’s will be great too! Please support us and get fit at the same time!

Updated: 23 March 2014

Class Act Theatre School teaches children and young people the performance skills involved in drama and theatre arts.

The CATS ethos is based on quality, fun, innovation, inclusiveness and strong ensemble performances.

Overseen by well respected founder and principal Jill Williams, it is one of the most highly regarded theatre schools in South Wales.

CATS performs regularly at theatres across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. Students aged from seven to their early 20s take part in shows of a reputably high standard.

Great productions have included Les Miserables, Oliver!, High School Musical 2 and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The South Wales Evening Post said of one recent production: “The large cast’s joie de vivre reflected a powerful team ethic.”

CATS has powerful links with professional theatre companies, agencies and venues.

Come and try us… we think you’ll love it!

Renewal Information April 2014

Classes for the new term will resume on Saturday April 26th (Neath), Saturday May 3rd (Pontardawe), Wed April 30th and Thurs May 1st.
Fees remain at £75.00 per child.
Cheques to be dated April 2 1st, 2014 and made payable to Jill Williams please.

Dates for your diary:
The last class of the Term for West Cross Is March 27th and Cockett March 26th.
Pontardawe and Neath children will continue as planned in our schedule up to the exciting opening of Cats the Musical.

Please support our next Show CATS on April 11th-13th @ Pontardawe Arts Centre.
Tickets available from the Box Office 01792 863722 0r at www.npt.gov.uk/theatres.

Production Week for all Cockett & West X students – “Whistle Down the Wind” July 13th -19th 2014 @ Taliesin. (Margam rehearsal weekend May 2nd-4th) – Tickets available from Georgina on 01792 422349 or request via our web site.

Please check our web site – www.classacttheatre.co.uk for all updated information.
Thank you and have a very Happy Easter.

Classes continue to grow at The Gwyn Hall in Neath on Saturdays!

All teachers are fully qualified and experienced with Enhanced CRB checks.
11.30-12.30 (Class 1)Ages 3-6 years
Children in this class will experience Drama Training within an exciting and fun environment, whilst learning the basics of Drama and Theatre Skills. Parents will see their child’s confidence grow along side their vocal and movement knowledge!
(During Term time)
12.30-2pm (Class 2)Ages 7-13 years
Children in this class will also experience the 3 disciplines of Drama, Singing and Movement working towards an annual performance. They will work individually and in groups to develop a variety of theatre skills enjoying the opportunity of experiencing this fun hobby! Friends will be made and confidence will grow as we nurture our young performers.
Term Fees for this class are £75.00 for 10 sessions (During Term Time)
To book a place in the class please call Jill on 07967133463 or Kayte on 07896554573

Our next Show:

Recent Productions

Spring Showcase

11 - 14 April 2014 at Pontardawe Arts Centre

Spring Showcase

Broadway and Beyond
11 - 13 July 2013 at Taliesin Theatre