In tech rehearsals for HENRIETTA 2021

Kate is a UK based theatre director. She specialises in new musicals and making work with & for young people. She is an Associate Artist of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, for whom she has developed and directed a catalogue of children’s shows over the last ten years, seen by around two hundred thousand primary school aged children.

Alongside directing she also works as a dramaturg and development consultant on new work, particularly in the field of new British musicals. She is a member of SDUK.

Training: Liverpool Institute For The Performing Arts.

Kate was one of the finalists in the 2009 JMK Trust Award for young directors with The Crucible.

Kate is a current recipient of funding from Arts Council England’s Develop Your Creative Practice fund and is researching hyperlocal models of making work with and for young people.


Arts Council England funded R and D for Miss Moore Thought Otherwise, a hyper-portable show for 3 – 7 year olds which takes place in children’s libraries and is free to attend.

Prep for Claus – a new musical at the Lowry for Christmas 2022

R and D for Posterboy – a stage adaptation of the book Out in the Army by James Wharton.

A new adaptation of Hare and Tortoise for Singapore Repertory Theatre.

Directing Credits:

The Keyworkers Cycle / Assembly: The Teacher’s Play by Sonali Bhattacharyya – The Almeida, 2022
Jack and the Beanstalk by Pete Rowe – The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, 2021 – 2022
by Katie Lam and Alex Parker – National Youth Music Theatre, 2021
Errol’s Garden by Jen Green and Caroline Wigmore for Golden Toad Theatre – The Albany and Touring, 2021
Aladdin – the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto
by Pete Rowe – The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, 2019 – 2020
Legend Trippers
by Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie – The Other Palace, National Youth Music Theatre, 2019
Midnight by Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe – Union Theatre, 2018.
Super Hero by Adam Johnson and Henry Roadnight – UK Tour, National Youth Music Theatre, 2018
Billy the Kid
by Ben Frost and Richard Hough – Leicester Curve Theatre, National Youth Music Theatre, 2017
That’s Jewish Entertainment by Chris Burgess – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, 2017
The Battle of Boat by Ethan Lewis Maltby and Jenna Donnelly – Kingston Rose, National Youth Music Theatre, 2016
Red Riding Hood by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary – Pleasance Theatre and international tour, 2015/16
Prodigy by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary – St James Theatre Main House, National Youth Music Theatre, 2015
Jerry’s Girls
adapted from the original work of Jerry Herman – St James Theatre Studio and Jermyn Street, 2015
Stroke of Luck
 by Larry Belling – Park Theatre, 2014
Passport to Pimlico by Graham Whitlock and Alan Berlyn – Promenade musical on location in and around Pimlico, 2013
The Road to Qatar by Stephen Cole and David Krane – Landor Theatre, Page to Stage Festival and Edinburgh C Too, 2013
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus adapted by James Huntrods – UK Tour & Edinburgh Festival, 2012
Daisy Pulls It Off by Denise Deegan – Lost Theatre, 2010
Carmen by Georges Bizet – Opera La Goziniere, 2009
Betwixt! by Ian MacFarlane- King’s Head & Ambassadors Theatres, 2008
Sweethearts by W.S. Gilbert – Finborough Theatre, 2007
Newsrevue – Canal Café, 2005
Be The Star You Are – Young Vic, 2005
Six Women With Brain Death – National Student Theatre Company, Edinburgh Pleasance & Soho Theatre Studio, 2005

Directing Credits as Associate Artist of Singapore Repertory Theatre:

The Gingerbread Man by Jen Green and Caroline Wigmore – 2019
Nursery Crimes (co writing and directing with Ellis Kerkhoven) – 2018
Chicken Little by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary – 2017
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White – Co-Director with Ellis Kerkhoven – 2016
Treasure Island by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary – 2015
The Emperor and the Nightingale
 by Mike Kenny and Ruth Ling – 2014
Junior Claus by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond – 2014
Red Riding Hood by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary – 2013
Fantastic Mr Fox by David Wood – 2012

Directing Credits for Drama Schools:

Legally Blonde by Laurence O’Keefe, Nell Benjamin and Heather Hach – Chichester University, 2017
Back to Before – a song cycle based on the work of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens – ArtsEd, 2014
 by Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry – London Studio Centre, Pleasance Theatre, 2013
Kiss Me, Kate by Cole Porter – Mountview, 2013
Once On This Island by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens – Trinity College of Music, 2012
The Sunshine Gang by Annemarie Lewis Thomas and Nick Stimson – The MTA, Bridewell Theatre, 2012
Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater – London Studio Centre, Pleasance, 2012
Footloose by Dean Pitchfork and Walter Bobbie – ArtsEd, 2010
A Hollywood Party adapted from the work of Richard Rodgers – Trinity College Of Music, 2009
Honk by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe – Trinity College of Music, 2008
Princess Ida by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan – ArtsEd, 2009

Readings and Workshops:

Ceilidh by Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie aka Noisemaker – Goodspeed Digital Festival/ The Hartt School, Connecticut, 2021
by Alex Parker and Katie Lam – National Youth Music Theatre, Summer 2019.
Yes, Miss! by Chris Burgess – Guildford School of Acting, 2019
by Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe – National Youth Music Theatre, 2018
Snow White and MePippa Cleary, Ronald Kruschak and Philip LaZebnik, Delfont Room 2018
My Marcello –
Rosabella and Dina Gregory, Corey Brunish, Theatre Royal Stratford East, BEAM 2018
The List
  – Tamar Broadbent, The Park Theatre, BEAM 2016
The Queen and I – Karl Lewkovic and Amy Rosenthal, Grimeborn 2015
Celeste – Francesco Gasperoni, The Capitol Club, Rome, 2014
It’s Been Nice Knowing You – James Robert Moore, The Hospital Club 2014
Claus – Andy Collyer and Simon Warne, Page to Stage 2014

As Associate/ Resident Director:

Impossible Jamie Hendry Productions, West End and International Tour 2016 – 2017
The Wizard Of Oz
– The Really Useful Group, London Palladium, 2010 – 2012
Sweet Charity – Menier Chocolate Factory & Theatre Royal Haymarket, 2009 – 2010
Educating Rita – Menier Chocolate Factory & Trafalgar Studios, 2010
Shirley Valentine – Menier Chocolate Factory & Trafalgar Studios, 2010
Bridgetower – A Fable Of 1807 – English Touring Opera, 2007

As Assistant Director:

Salome – Dir: David McVicar, Royal Opera House, as project assistant, 2008
Daddy Cool – Dir: Andy Goldberg, Shaftesbury Theatre, 2006
Julius Caesar – Dir: Deborah Warner, Barbican, as project assistant, 2005
The Doorway Project – Dir. Phyllida Lloyd, Young Vic, 2004
Get Carter – Dir: Jonathan Holloway, Red Shift Theatre Company, 2005

Specific skill areas:

Musicals – particularly development of new work.
Making work with and for young people.

R and D for OUT IN THE ARMY, February 2016
Rehearsal for RED RIDING HOOD, October 2013
R and D for OUT IN THE ARMY, February 2016