New term begins! 2018

Welcome back to AliCaT.  I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break full of fun and activities.  Our new term starts Monday 10th September 2018.

During the break I have been researching and planning all the projects we will be working on this year.  I am excited to start.  I hope this year is full of creativity, fun, laughter and lots of learning and developing.  That includes me!

Look forward to seeing you all very soon

Best wishes Ali x


End of Term for Junior Classes


Just to remind you Junior classes end this Friday 29th June 2018 for the summer break! I hope you all have a great summer and I look forward to a new academic year starting in September 2018…dates for the new year will be sent out to you in due course and on the AliCaT website.


For those of you wishing to purchase production photographs and a performance video of your Childs show, a link will be emailed to you very shortly. Below is just a sample I took on my phone during the first Dress Rehearsal of one of the classes…the professional download will be available very soon!

May I take this opportunity to wish all the children and families not returning the very best for the future and hope all your next ventures and activities are a great success! I’m sure the skills you have learnt at AliCaT will help you. Don’t forget if your circumstances should change in anyway, please do not hesitate to get back in touch…

Best wishes  Ali x


A personal thank you from me!

The perfect sunset to the end of an amazing weekend of shows…

This weekend has been a fabulous success! I want to thank everyone involved in their contribution to making ‘The Blue Bottle’ an excellent theatre experience for the children and families.  We saw four shows this weekend from the Junior AliCaT’s and I am so proud of all their achievements.

I personally would like to thank Shaun Batt for his amazing set, photography, filming of the show and encouragement throughout the whole process, Susie Pain for her hard work and dedication to the children and me, Fiona and Pearl Milton for their help and support and Mary Gould, Connie Gould, John Jones, Mum and Dad for their full commitment to the whole weekend.  I am so happy and so thankful to everyone involved!

Ali owner of AliCaT

Ali  xx


‘The Blue Bottle’ Junior Preparations

Final preparations have begun for the forthcoming Junior production of ‘The Blue Bottle’.  It’s a magical musical story, loosely based on an Irish folk tale about luck, greed and folly.

The poverty stricken Riley family are reduced to selling their last cow.  On his way to market John Riley meets a mysterious Stranger and exchanges his cow for an enchanted Blue Bottle.  His wife, Kate and the children are furious until the Bottle is tried out and magical Sprites appear with a marvellous feast.  However this good fortune does not turn out to be the end to all misery…come find out what happens!

Tickets are selling fast so be quick!


Junior Production June 2018

‘The Blue Bottle’ – A Junior Production, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018

This years Junior Production is called ‘The Blue Bottle’ and it is to be performed in June 2018.  The story is loosely based on an Irish folk tale.  It’s a magical story about luck, greed and folly.  To order your tickets please click on the poster below and it will take you to the contacts page.

Thank you for your support! Ali x

Offers of help greatly appreciated!

June and July 2017

It’s that time of year! With end of year productions looming in June and July, AliCaT would greatly appreciate any help with front of house duties, i.e. running of bar/refreshments and simple box office duties…no experience necessary, just your time and a friendly smile! Please let us know on the contact page and we will all be very grateful! Many thanks…x


     Junior – Out of this World                                             Senior – Crystal Girls


A Junior Production June 2016

An AliCaT Junior Production  – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2016

Box Office: 791275 or at your child’s next class.

Archibald’s War (2016)

Archibald Poster 2016

Lucy’s Grandma remembers 1939… A little girl, Maggie, clutches her precious teddy bear.  She’s being evacuated and it’s noisy, crowded and busy in the station.  Still, at least she’s got her teddy bear, Archibald!  Maggie and her brother Tom share a compartment with their friends: weepy Edith, and the loud, boisterous Baxters.  It’s a long journey, but the Guard is friendly and the children look after each other – when they’re not arguing!  Arriving in the countryside, the children wait to be picked by the host families.  Only then does Maggie realise she’s left Archibald on the train… As Lucy listens to her Grandma’s memories, she doesn’t guess the surprising ending to Archibald’s story.

A Junior Production June 2015

Tickets now on sale. . .

Please see Susie at your next class or email her by clicking this link Susie for more information.

Porridge (2015):

AliCaTs next production Porridge 2015When a crime wave hits Happy Valley, there’s a caseload of mysteries to be solved!

  • Who’s stolen Ma Hubbard’s recipe book?
  • Who’s kidnapped Marigold the cow?
  • And what dirty secret is Papa Bear hiding behind his Porridge empire?

It’s down to Private Detective Jack Spratt to uncover the terrifying truth in this tale of mystery, mayhem and breakfast cereal!

Join Jack, Goldie Locks and a cast of crazy characters including barmy billy goats, loopy lumberjacks, a potty police squad and a runaway cow in this brand new side-splitting musical comedy.

A Junior Production June 2014

We Are Monsters (2014):

AliCaT We are Monsters Poster 2014We Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique.

A Junior Production June 2013

Everything’s Groovy (2013):

AliCaT Everything's Groovy Poster 2013Travis, Muriel and Alice bring together the Music, Beads and Flowers celebration.  They call upon the popular singing group, The Lemon Bugs, who love the idea.  When the message goes out that The Bugs will donate their talent, crazily-painted busses start arriving at Crumb’s Apple Farm, the site of the festival.  Everything is cool until Mrs Porter, who hates ‘The Love Generation’, arrives and demands that the local police shut down the happening.  To make matters even worse, two music promoters offer the Lemon Bugs a deal they can’t refuse if they will skip the celebration. In the end all comes together of course, and the Music, Beads and Flowers celebration rocks on.

A Junior Production June 2012

Pirates of the Curry Bean (2012):

AliCaT Pirates Poster 2012Young twins Jack & Liza Periwinkle yearn for adventure, so imagine their joy at discovering a real life treasure map! But when the infamous Redbeard and his pungent Pirates of the Curry Bean steal the map and kidnap their mother, the race is on to rescue her, reclaim the map and find the treasure! Accompanied by their faithful cat Fiddlesticks, the twins join a mad admiral and his crazy crew on a voyage of adventure that takes them from Old London Docks to the mysterious island of Lumbago in the sea of Sciatica!

A Junior Production What a Knight 2011 (sun)

AliCaT production What a Knight (Sun)

What a Knight (2011):

When young squire Watt Cobblers is expelled from Knight School, he reluctantly becomes Merlin’s new apprentice. But trouble is never far away, and soon Camelot Castle collapses into chaos. Merlin has lost Excalibur, King Arthur’s daughters have been kidnapped and his brave knights have turned into chickens. Watt and his new found friends Dusty Dragon and wayward Princess Alice set off on the biggest quest of their lives.