Kempton Arts and Theatrical Society

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The Kempton Arts and Theatrical Society (acronym: KATS) is a theatrical and arts society in Kempton Park, South Africa.

Founding and early history

Originally founded in 1997 as the Belltower Players, performing at the Belltower Cultural Centre , and affiliated to the Kempton Music and Operetta Society. The founding members were Ken Leeder, Gys de Beer, and Heather Mann, with Agatha Ikking and Maureen Croston joining subsequently.

The group began with performances of several one-act plays between 1997 and 1999, before turning to musical presentations, in the form of the soiree and the Travel Extravaganza.

In 2003 KATS moved from the Belltower Cultural Centre, to establish a new home at a venue at 25 Kempton Rd, donated by the Ekurhuleni Metro. They were soon after joined by Moddram Tech, who serve as the technical arm of the society, responsible for sound and lighting for all shows as well as maintenance of the venue.


1997 The End Of The World

1998 One Act Plays

1999 Simply Soiree

1999 Red Spy At Night

2000 Gay Nineties

2000 Sleeping Beauty

2001 Travel Extravaganza - Around The World In 80 Minutes

2002 Travel Extravaganza II - World Cruise On The Love Boat

2002 A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That

2003 Sleeping Beauty

2003 Sleeping Beauty at the State Theatre

2004 Cotton Club

2004 The Grinch, The Fridge & The Drummer Boy

2005 The Oh So 80's Show

2005 Songstruck

2006 That Loving Feeling

2006 The Best Little Brothel Off Broadway

2006 Ali, Barbara and the 4 Tea Thieves

2007 Jingle Bells In June

2007 Night Music

2008 The Hot Mikado

2008 Local is Lekka!

2009 Local is Lekka! Back by popular demand

2009 Bebop & Bubblegum

2009 Midnight in the ABBA-Dashery

2010 'Allo 'Allo

2011 Local is STILL Lekka!

2011 Oliver With A Twist!

2012 Murder Most Fawlty


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