"Fame The Musical seemed a real journey to depict," she said. "It also has the reality of the wrong temptations out there for kids in the arts or anyone, really which needed to be shown against the fun and frivolities of the show. The show wasn't difficult to cast at all and the talent was there from the start.
"All the kids are going through their own life journeys and the difficulty is separating their reality from their characters. But it makes it real the cast were certainly invested in creating their characters, which brings the show to life."
"I think a lot of people in the arts identify with the Fame movie because it was the first of its kind at the time," Cat said. "When directing I never look at what has been done before I tell my cast to bring their own personality to the characters because the script gives you all you need.
I read the script three times once as an audience member, then as a cast member to dissect the characters and finally as a director and production team member, which helps give me the knowledge of how to stage the show. I do all this before auditions and that way I have the confidence to live the show through the actors and everyone involved."