About

Kate is Artistic Director of award-winning Theatre6 and winner of the Noel Coward Trainee Director Bursary 2012 at The Salisbury Playhouse. She is represented by Alix Harvey- Thompson at Harvey-Thompson Ltd.  


She trained on the Chicago Director's Lab, at the National Theatre Studio and on the Postgraduate Director's Course at Drama Studio London. She has a First Class BA Honours degree from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education.



Originally from Dorset, Kate now lives in London. She makes magical,  visually powerful work, often with live original music. Kate enjoys telling extraordinary stories about ordinary people in brave and imaginative ways. She founded Theatre6 in 2009, leading the company to win the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical for The Scottsboro Boys in 2014. Two of her shows have been short-listed by Time Out for Fringe Show of the Year.

Last year Kate directed and produced a world premiere adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion touring to audiences across the UK. In 2017, she directed two major productions: Moira Buffini's Gabriel, staring Paul McGann and Belinda Lang, touring to to Richmond Theatre, Windsor Theatre Royal, Liverpool Playhouse, Theatre Clywd and Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford. The Lost Boy, written by Stephanie Dale was produced by Theatre-in-the Quarter in Chester. Both shows received substantial critical acclaim from national press

 

Kate regularly adapts novels for the stage and works as a dramaturg in the UK and internationally. She is currently dramaturg on new play, Before the Sword by Andrew Alty, commissioned by New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco and funded by Arts Council England. Kate's first piece of original writing, new musical, Moments, was co-created with Theatre6 Resident Composer Maria Haik Escudero and showcased at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Kate also firmly believes in the power of theatre to tell unheard stories and empower young people and adults alike. She has worked as a project manager, youth theatre director and workshop leader for many organisations including Shakespeare's Globe, Shakespeare Schools Foundation and Ambassador Theatre Group. She is a staff director at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Drama Studio London.