Class Act Theatre Company

Our Groups

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Class Act Adults, Academy & Musical

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Chepstow Musical Youth Theatre

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Chepstow Musical Show Choir

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Information for Parents of our Young Performers

About Class Act theatre company

"Embracing Individuals Through Performing Arts Regardless of Experience"

We are an amateur theatre company, established in 2014 by Chepstow director Louise Best. The company is divided into several sections, which includes an adult Show Choir (CMSC), adult Amateur Dramatics (Class Act) - including musicals (CAMT), childrens Amateur Dramatics (Class Act Academy) and childrens Musical Youth Theatre (CMYT).

We have quickly established a reputation for high quality, entertaining productions and each group usually performs 2 or 3 large productions each year, as well as many smaller supporting roles.

​ ​Our fantastic acting group have performed plays ranging from Shakespeare to established classics and more modern works. Our Show Choir performs songs from both classic and modern musicals, and our talented children perform a little bit of everything!

Above all, we work hard and have a lot of fun doing it. We allow individuality to shine through, whilst nurturing and enhancing the natural talents all of our performers, young and old.

Our Mission is to provide the opportunity for all children and adults in Chepstow and the surrounding areas to learn about and take part in Music, Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama. It is also to give the experience of taking part in live performance, working as a team, learning new skills and making friends. Finally, it is to invite anyone with an interest to take part without audition or previous experience.

Class act theatre company
staff

Louise Best

Class Act Managing Director, Production Manager & Administrator
Studied Drama at School and took graded exams with London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. LAMDA trained in Speech & Drama.
Joined CMYT in 2005 as Choreographer before progressing to Director in 2013.
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Louise Marsh

CMYT Advanced & Academy Director, Creative Director & Set Designer
Involved with CMYT since 2006, she has been involved in dance and musical theatre for over 32 years and directed several productions. A secondary school teacher of design and technology using these skills in all Productions as Creative Director.
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Ash Pearce

Class Act Assistant Director, CMYT Advanced Drama Coach & Sound & Lighting Technician
Studied Drama at school, currently studying for a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. CMYT ‘Graduate’ who loves all aspects of performance specialising in acting – “everybody has a performer in them!”
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Holly Riordan

Show Choir Director, Vocal Coach & Musical Production
Having sung from a young age, Holly is a big believer that anyone can perform and love it as much as her. Holly takes absolute pleasure in teaching singing and brings huge enthusiasm to conducting the Show Choir.
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Christina Dixon

Class Act General Assistant & CMYT Assistant Director
Christina has been part of the CMYT family since age 16Trained to Grade 6 Ballet (ISTD) and Grade 6 Musical Theatre (Trinity). Christina has an A level Drama, and has regularly performed in shows since she was 11.
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Megan Marsh

CMYT Choreographer & Class Act Choreographer
Extremely passionate about dance. After being a student of CMYT for many years Megan is now choreographer for CMYT Advanced shows. She is also currently studying Musical Theatre full time at The Big Act Institution of Performing Arts!

Ashleigh Powell

CMYT & Class Act Musical Director & Vocal Coach
Ashleigh has a masters in music performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He has a passion and speciality for musical theatre, and is thrilled to be working with Class Act Theatre Company.
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