Cathy Graduates from Student to Director

This time last year Cathy Morgan was preparing for the final exams in her degree in drama, theatre and media – now she is making her debut as a director at the Dolman Theatre.

Cathy Morgan directs cast members of ‘Entertaining Angels’.

Cathy Morgan directs cast members of ‘Entertaining Angels’. (PHOTO: PHIL MANSELL)

Cathy is busy directing Newport Playgoers’ production of ‘Entertaining Angels’, a poignant comedy drama about a vicar’s wife who discovers some unpleasant home truths following the death of her husband.

“I’m really enjoying getting some practical experience of theatre work,” said 24-year-old Cathy, who gained a first class honours degree from Glamorgan University.

Newport Playgoers present 'Entertaining Angels' by Richard Everett

Mel Edwards as Grace and Stephen Saunders as Bardolph in Newport Playgoers’ production of ‘Entertaining Angels’. (PHOTO: PHIL MANSELL)

“Having directed in university and in the Dolman’s studio, I was excited to take on the challenge of directing for the main stage. It’s been an exciting experience and I can’t wait to show off all the hard work that the cast and crew have put in to the play.

“’Entertaining Angels’ is a tale of grief, regret, lack of communication within a family, and buried secrets – but it has a very funny and perceptive script which ensures the laughter constantly bubbles to the surface,” she added.

Before moving up to directing, Cathy, who lives in the Gaer, played Polly in Playgoers’ production of ‘Fawlty Tower’ and was assistant director on ‘Frost/Nixon’.

‘Entertaining Angels’ is at the Dolman Theatre from Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 April at 7.15 pm, with an extra matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30 pm. To book tickets call 01633 263670 or visit www.dolmantheatre.co.uk. New members are always welcome to become involved both onstage and behind the scenes.

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