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Class Act


If you are aged 10-17 and love acting – or would like to try it – then Class Act Drama Academy is for you. The group performs 2 plays a year, and is a performance-driven group, and so as well as learning from expert drama tutors, you will be guaranteed a role in each production.


We work on all aspects of acting and stagecraft, using the techniques of various practitioners depending on the play they are working on. Each session involves Speech and diction practice, drama workshops, physical theatre and script work. They produce full length, professionally produced plays twice a year. Each student also has one to one training working on monologues. There is no audition but the student must have a passion for acting and willingness to fully commit to the group.


A friendly, thriving amateur theatre company ​based in Chepstow, Monmouthshire. We are an amateur theatre company, established in 2014 by Chepstow director Louise Best. We have quickly established a reputation for high quality, entertaining productions.
​We have performed plays ranging from Shakespeare to established classics and more modern works.


No previous experience is necessary as performance driven workshops take place throughout the rehearsal process and one to one coaching is available from our director and drama coach. Never shying away from trying a new genre the group has established itself as a premier local
community theatre group.


We always welcome new joiners, whether they’ve been acting for years or have never been on stage before. So if you’d like to see what Class Act is all about, come along to a rehearsal on Wednesday evening. Most of us are new to acting, so if you’re apprehensive you’ll be in good company!


Class Act was started in 2014. After many years teaching drama to children and young people, director Louise Best realised that there was also space in Chepstow for a drama group for adults, which was committed to high production standards and entertaining performances.Our first production was called All That Jazz. There were only ten actors, all of us wondering what we had let ourselves in for. As well as remembering lines, we had to learn a complicated jazz dance for the big finale. Somehow we survived, the audience clapped and cheered, and Class Act was born.


If you would like to join Class Act, wondering if acting is for you, or are just curious, come along to a rehearsal! Contact Louise to find out where and when!