Kate is delighted to return to the Lyric for the fifth time (!) in Father
Christmas. Kate studied Classics at Kings’ College, London, where she
performed many plays in Ancient Greek, played trumpet in the jazz band,
violin in the orchestra and scraped a second.
Productions in theatres around the country include:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (York Theatre Royal),
Thieves’ Carnival(The Watermill), Cider With Rosie (New Vic), A Christmas
Carol, Peter Pan, Stamping, Shouting and Singing Home (Nuffield), The
Corrupted Angel, Gastronomic, Crime and Punishment, The 39 Steps, The
Country Wife (Forest Forge), The Falling Sky, Dolly, Lark Rise to Candleford
(New Perspectives), Twelfth Night, Macbeth (all three witches at once!),
Henry V, Under the Bed (Theatre Centre), Midsummer Night’s Dream, The
Salty Socks of Dunkirk and Alice in Wonderland (Northampton Theatre
Royal), The Hired Man, Tom’s Midnight Garden (Birmingham Stage
Company), Father Christmas (Lyric, Hammersmith), James and the Giant
Peach and Wind in the Willows (Mercury Theatre Colchester) and Merlin’s
Apprentice (Brewhouse Theatre Taunton), Oranges and Elephants.
These performances have seen her juggle, fire-breath, Morris dance,
somersault (both forward and backwards), and speak in the accents of
places she has never been to.
Productions with her own company include three Shakespeare tours around
Japan, and a series of cabaret music halls at Salisbury Playhouse.
TV credits include neither The Bill nor Casualty.