Success Stories

CATS Youth Theatre is very proud of the achievments of some of its former students…

Rebecca Morton – Currently training at Bird College of Dance and Musical Theatre. Credits include Swallow in Whistle Down the Wind

Joseph Foster – Currently training at Bird College of Dance and Musical Theatre

Sammy Bland – Currently training at the Urdang Academy.

Credits include Babe Williams (The Pyjama Game), Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre) and Backing Vocalist for Eurovision Song Contest

John Wood – Trained at The University Of Chichester & The London College Of Music. Credits include Puccinis La Rondine (Opera Holland Park), solo cabaret for Cruise Liners

Katie Ball – Trained at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

Credits include Zinaida in Ivanov by Anton Chekhov, Barbara Castle in Made in Dagenham, Wendla in Spring Awakening, Roberta in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley

Rebecca Bolton – Currently training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Kyle Cambray – Trained at Salford University.

Credits include John in Cilla on ITV

Amelia Atherton – Currently training at Performance Preparation Academy

Lewis Gorse – Trained at the University of Central Lancashire

Josh Little – Trained at Guilford School of Acting.

Credits include include Bracken in Duncton Wood (Union Theatre, London); Jack Amersham in Free as Air (Finborough Theatre, London); Fred Jones in Scooby Doo & the Mystery of the Pyramid (National Tour); Ray in Dreamcoats and Petticoats (National Tour); Ren in Footloose (European Tour); Peter in Gay’s the Word (Jermyn Street Theatre, London); Austin Bennett in I Love You Because (Theatro Technis, London); George in Between Empires (Edinburgh Festival and London) and Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk (Buxton Opera House).

Scott Unsworth – Trained at Huddersfield University

Credits include Soloist and chorus for Peter Karrie (Palace Theatre Manchester),  Principle Cast and Lead Vocalist for Star EFX (Her Majesties Theatre, West End), Singer/dancer for Peel Talent  (Nidd Hall, Harrogate), Lead Singer for Explosive Productions Christmas Live (Doncaster Racecourse), Production cast (Fred Olsen Braemar cruise lines), Production cast (Saga Sapphire cruise line), Production cast (Britannia Hotels, Llandudno), UK Tour with male harmony group The Overclones, Northwest tour and guest act on various cruise lines with male harmony group The Mersey Boys, Lead Singer in the Production cast (Costa Cruises)

Nicola Avino – Trained at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Credits include Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Soprano in Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Vocalist on Seabourn Cruise Lines, Tiger Lilly u/s Peter in Peter Pan, Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells.

Grant Thresh – Trained at Performers College

Credits Include Dance Captain (Grease, UK Tour) Dance Captain (Aladdin, SECC Glasgow) Assistant Dance Captain (The Last Tango, UK Tour & West End) Ensemble (Wicked UK Tour) Dancer (The X Factor) Dancer (Royal Variety for Take That)

Danny Whitehead – Trained at Guildford School of Acting

Credits include Wicked (UK Tour) Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera and UK Tour), South Pacific (London’s Barbican and UK Tour), 1418 The Spectacular WW1 Arena Musical (Mechelen Arena, Belgium), Rags (Lyric Theatre), Secret Garden (UK Tour), Breaking The Code (English Theatre, Frankfurt), Brian May’s Anthems (Royal Albert Hall), Persephone (Edinburgh Fringe), Jack and the Beanstalk (Broadway Theatre). Danny’s Television appearances include – The Olivier Awards 2012 (BBC, Royal Opera House), This Morning (ITV) and The Sondheim at 80 Prom (BBC, Royal Albert Hall), Comberfere and understudy Enjolras (Les Misérables, West End)

Nell Martin – Trained at Arts Educational Schools London

Credits include Paula Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can), Dance captain (Crazy For You), Janet (DEFECT) Pauline in West Side Story (Salzburg International Theatre Festival), Flora in Neptunalia (CScape Dance Company), assistant choreographer/ensemble for Bad Girls (Union Theatre), assistant choreographer for Beauty and the Beast (Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre), Dancer for research and development with Kneehigh Theatre Company, Choreographer for feature film Servants Quarters; soloist on Friday Night is Music Night – We Can Be Heroes (BBC – Mermaid Theatre). Currently performing in the CATS European Tour as Swing.

Alice Finlay – Trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (LA Campus)

Credits include Wild West Show, Steel Magnolias (Bigfork Summer Playhouse), Exit Laughing (O’Shaunessy Theatre), Brewery Follies, Suburbia (Morgan-Wixson Theatre) Dancing at Lughnasa (Crown  City Theatre)