Come and meet the team! We’re a lovely bunch of people, always wanting to work with other lovely people! Get to know us by reading about us here, visiting us at The Talent Shack, phoning us, emailing us or writing to us in a good old fashioned letter!


Shelley Norton started her professional career as an actress, Shelley Miranda Barrett.  She is best remembered as Mandy in Satellite City, the hit BBC Wales situation comedy that first aired 1996-1999.

Brought up amongst music and politics Shelley performed as a child in many Welsh TV programmes and films.  She developed a love of acting and particularly Shakespeare at South Glamorgan Youth Theatre but it probably all started after joining the local amateur dramatics group with her Gran.

 A degree in acting at Rose Bruford College, London, followed and Shelley went on to have a 10 year career in TV and film, and the odd theatre job!   The success of Satellite City brought in a number of TV comedy roles including sketch shows and the opportunity to create comedy characters.

 After leaving acting behind, Shelley worked as an Agent’s Assistant in LA and after starting a family worked for 5 years at Wales Millennium Centre, working up from front of house to Visitor Services co-ordinator via House Manager.

 Shelley co-founded The Big Talent School and Agency, and after 5 years working as Director and Head Agent is now delighted to be setting up her own company under her own name.

 Her father, Paul Barrett is an Agent for 1950’s rock n roll bands and managed Shakin’ Stevens, her mother Lorraine was Assembly Member for Cardiff South and Penarth and is now a Humanist Celebrant.  Performance and representing people is obviously in the blood!


Flexible & Professional

With fantastic industry connections, our team of amazing, talented and committed peeps are always training, promoting, marketing and setting up great meetings for our clients.

  • Shelley Norton

    Day to day Shelley is based at The Talent Shack, overseeing both the Stage School and Agency and driving every aspect of the two …

    Director and Head Agent
  • Louisa Palmer

    I’m an agent for Shelley Norton Management. I started working for Shelley after graduating in Drama, Performance and Media at the University of …

  • Katie Vallis

    Katie was born and bred in Pontypool. She studied Voice at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Musical Theatre at the Royal …

    Musical Advisor
  • Corey Jones

    Corey recently gained his BA in Performing Arts from the University of Gloucestershire, and is now training at Masters level in Musical Theatre at …

    Musical Theatre Teacher/ Productions Director
  • Elissa Taylor

    Elissa attended The American Musical Theatre Academy of London and graduated with Distinction. Her credits include, Disneyland Paris, appearances on BBC1’s Atlantis, and many …

    Dance Teacher
  • Julie Barclay

    Julie Barclay trained at RWCMD as an actress and has had many wonderful creative adventures in theatre film/tv for over 30 years. She is …

    Acting Technique Teacher
  • Chris Gordon

    Chris has been a member of Shelley’s team for the past two years. He is a professional actor along with being an acting tutor. …

    Acting Technique Teacher
  • Emma Hickey

    Emma hails from the lovely town Merthyr Tydfil. She started singing from the young age of 9 and really found her voice when she …

    Drama Teacher
  • Heather Brown

    I trained as a stage manager and toured with many companies all over Europe visiting cities such as Kiev,Liepzig and Amsterdam before moving into …

    Stage Manager
  • Rachael Davies

    I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Shelley Norton and her team designing, sourcing and making the costumes for productions for the last few …

    Costume Designer
  • Zoe Davies

    Zoë was born in Cardiff but now lives in the sunny seaside town that is Barry.  She initially took an interest in dance making …

    Drama Teacher
The Team - Shelley Norton Management