Young actor lands role in hit musical

Young actor lands role in hit musical

South Wales Evening Post, 12 February 2010

A SWANSEA actor has been chosen to be in the first amateur production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s smash-hit musical, Cats.

And 21-year-old Gareth Mitchell is no stranger to Cats, as he started out in Swansea’s Class Act Theatre School (Cats).

Now he is in the final year of a musical theatre degree at The Arts Educational Schools in Essex, of which Sir Andrew is patron,

The production ran for six nights last week, and was designed as a dynamic showcase for students to perform in front of dozens of the West End’s leading theatrical agents.

The former Birchgrove Comprehensive pupil said: “The theatre school in Swansea gave me an opportunity to perform in genuinely high-quality productions. I was lucky to be given some lovely roles and the tuition from Jill Williams was the best I could have hoped for.”

Ms Williams added: “Gareth was singing before he was walking. Even when he was a choirboy at Llansamlet Church in Swansea he was dreaming of a career in musical theatre. He’s been a wonderful student and I wish him all the best.”

To get involved in Cats – the Swansea version – contact Jill on 01792 863767.

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