Shelley 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, in 2016, set up as Shelley Norton Stage School and Management.  At the same time the businesses moved into her very own venue/rehearsal space, The Talent Shack.

 Her father, Paul Barrett was 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!


Professional & Friendly

With fantastic, professional backgrounds, our amazing Stage School team are always training, promoting and supporting our Stage School members.

  • Ashley Cummings

    Ashley has facilitated workshops in the Talent Shack since 2018. Ashley is a theatre and movement director, as well as the Artistic Director of …

    Creative Leader
  • Ruby Davies

    Ruby Davies joins the team as the MT teacher for Musical Theatre Juniors November 2020. She graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2019 …

    Musical Theatre leader
  • Elian West

    Elian trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 2017. Credits since graduating include: Celia in Worlds Apart In War (Theatr Clwyd), Torchwood: …

    Singing Teacher
  • Rhianna Loren and Trystan Ap Owen

    Rhianna and Trystan became a teaching power duo whilst leading dance and drama classes for Menter Caerdydd. They graduated from the University of South Wales, …

    Drama Teachers
  • Lorraine Barrett

    Head Chaperone
  • 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 mistress
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