Katrina Webb

May 2021

"It’s full speed ahead now that I’m in my final term! We’re in rehearsals for our agent showcase. We are lucky enough to have a professional film company to create a video of the performance. 


After the showcase on Thursday and Friday we are prepping for a few professional workshops next week. We have a Sondheim workshop along with Mama Mia, Come From Away and Chicago, with more to follow. 


We had auditions for our final show in July last Friday. Our Director is Kirk Jameson. He’s worked lots with the Barn so it’s nice to have a familiar face to work with and to learn from. Hopefully we will have an external audience by July.  Fingers crossed! "

Katrina Webb

March 2021

Katrina has recently provided an update on her progress as she starts her second term at Cardiff and describes the arrangements for the rehearsals and performances. Katrina's update in full will be included in the March newsletter to Members.

"The funding I received from The Arts Society Corinium has been a huge part to my journey in the Performing Arts. Without the support from local Trusts and Charities, I would not have been able to train and pursue a career in the Arts. I’m so grateful for the opportunities I have been granted and once the Covid-19 restrictions allow, I look forward to meeting all The Art Society Corinium members in person." 

Katrina Webb

January 2021

We are delighted that Katrina Webb, our Cirencester Young Arts nominee has written to the members of our society to let us know how she is getting on.  Katrina's letter will be circulated to members with the January newsletter. Here are some highlights. 

Her first term at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has been one of growth and varied lessons.  Dance (Tap, Ballet, Street Dance & Jazz) has been enjoyable as well as Acting classes in Improvisation and Text, Spoken and Singing lessons, Voice Technique, Music Therapy, Repertoire sessions, Movement classes, Monologue sessions, Dialect classes and performance classes.

She reports great feedback from teachers especially relating to her acting classes and good progress regarding the dance aspect of the course. Katrina was excited to report that she passed her Music Theory examination with a Distinction and says ‘’I have personally noticed a huge difference in my confidence both in and out of the classroom’’.

Sadly due to Covid 19 and lockdown conditions in Cardiff, her performance opportunities were somewhat reduced but she was however able to join in the Christmas Concert held at The Royal Welsh College Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall singing in a 3-part new arrangement of Jingle Bells which was labelled as the ‘highlight of the evening’ by onlookers due to the fun and uplifting energy of the song.  A really special celebration after being put through a term of restrictions.

Katrina is now heading back to Cardiff for her second term at the College of Music. She is particularly  looking forward to being part of a socially distanced Musical in the Sherman Theatre, one of Cardiff’s premier theatres. It is hoped that Casting Directors and Agents will be able to attend the performance. Katrina says her time at RWCMD will continue to be the most amazing and fulfilling experience to her.  

Images with the kind permission of Katrina Webb and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

September 2020: 

The Arts Society Corinium announced that its Young Arts funding for 2020 has been awarded to Katrina Webb from Cirencester. Katrina has been awarded one of only 14 places on the Masters of Arts, Musical Theatre course at the prestigious Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff starting September 2020. 

Katrina Webb's biography

Katrina and her family live in Cirencester. She attended and graduated from Deer Park Secondary school where she was awarded the Outstanding Commitment to Drama Award and Extra Curricular Contribution Award at the end of year Achievement Award Ceremony.  In 2012 she played Dorothy, the lead role in the school’s production of The Wiz.

At the age of 16 years she was then awarded the rare Noel Wills full scholarship to attend sixth form at Rendcomb College for her abilities in the Performing Arts. In 2013, she played Ariel in the College’s production of Footloose and in 2014, Phaedra in Jerusalem.

During 2014/2017, Katrina continued to develop her music and drama skills with local credits at the Youth Music Theatre, Imagine Theatre, Mitch’s Films as well as starring on stage in 2017 as Rosie in Sweet Charity in one of COS Productions. She has worked as a Musical Theatre Teacher for 3-11 year olds at the Young Performers School of Dance & Musical Theatre, Cirencester.

In 2017, Katrina joined The Barn Theatre, Cirencester and worked in various clerical duties as well working with disadvantaged children in local schools as part of the Barn Theatre Outreach & Education Programme. During this time, Katrina also performed the lead role of Audrey in Stagesmart’s production of Little Shop of Horrors at The Barn Theatre. In 2018/2019 Katrina also supported the Barn Academy Musical Theatre teaching 4-19 year olds.

Some of Katrina’s professional credits at The Barn Theatre during current years covered various Concerts at the Barn: Cirencester Christmas Spectacular, Cirencester Advent Festival, We Remember 2018, Cotswold Waterpark Ball as well as the Round Table Senior Citizens Supper.

Katrina embarked on her Masters Degree at the prestigious Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff to improve her skills and allow her to move to stage performances in the UK in the future. She will use her Young Arts funding towards her costs in obtaining her Degree during the coming 10-month course.