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Kate read Music and Drama at Hull University, before serving her apprenticeship as actor, musician and composer in fringe and community theatre companies including Theatre Kit, Pentabus and the London Bubble.

Composer and Lyricist
Kate has written music and lyrics for ten pantomimes for Salisbury Playhouse (all now published by Weinbergers) and pantos at Watford Palace, Liverpool Everyman and the Belgrade, Coventry. Other show include ALICE IN WONDERLAND at  Regent's Park, DOC FAUST for Forest Forge, and three new family musicals for the Theatre Royal, Winchester, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, SLEEPING BEAUTY and PUSS IN BOOTS. She has written three musicals for children, DRAGON FIRE, WITCHWOOD and RUN, RABBIT, RUN, all of which have been published and which are regularly performed by schools around the country. Most recently Kate wrote the music and lyrics for ALI BABA, a family musical for six actor-musicians, which premiered at the Theatre Royal, Margate in December 2008.

GRANDPA IN MY POCKET Television
Television includes composing theme tunes and incidental music for two HTV Wales comedy series, FFLAT HUW PUW and SONANDANI, and presenting and writing music for six series of LET'S PRETEND. She wrote the music for the recent series of Roald Dahl children's stories for Penguin Audiobooks. She has written the music for three series of GRANDPA IN MY POCKET, the Bafta award-winning live action children's show starring James Bolam, currently airing on BBC 1, BBC2 and the cbeebies channel.
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GRANDPA IN MY POCKET
Director
Kate has directed DOC FAUST for Forest Forge, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at the New Vic, Stoke; BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Birmingham Rep and Oldham Coliseum, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at York Theatre Royal, ALADDIN at Liverpool Everyman, six pantomimes at Salisbury Playhouse and the three family musicals for Theatre Royal Winchester.

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Musical Director
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Musical Director
Shows as Musical Director include:-SILVER LADY, and THE GOLDEN YEARS OF JACK BUCHANAN, Birmingham Rep; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Basingstoke Haymarket;  ARTURO UI at Sheffield Crucible; JOSEPH.. and KIP'S WAR, Leicester Haymarket;  CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB, Worcester Swan; JUDY, Oldham Coliseum; TRAFFORD TANZI, Chester Gateway; GODSPELL, Redgrave, Farnham; THIS IS MY SONG, Stratford East; COUNTRY and NICE GIRLS, New Vic, Stoke; CABARET, Watermill, Newbury; CABARET, INTO THE WOODS, TOM JONES and MOLL FLANDERS (winner of the 1995 TMA Award for Best Musical) at York Theatre Royal and Salisbury Playhouse; and KEAN, Watford Palace,

Kate was Musical Director of the Olivier Award-winning RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET in The West End, on tour and in Australia, New York, South Africa and Japan. Other West End includes FROM A JACK TO A KING, CABARET, and THE THREEPENNY OPERA at the Donmar.

Teacher
Kate has always combined her professional work with teaching at drama schools. Over the years she has taught at RADA, LAMDA, Rose Bruford, Mountview, GSA, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and currently on the degree course at Italia Conti. This summer she goes to New York to MD the Conference of Drama Schools showcase for American students who have been studying in the UK.

She also does private vocal coaching and is Musical Director of THE INHIBITIONS, a twelve-piece soul band.
IN THIS SECTION
Kate's other work
Composer & Lyricist
Television
Director
Musical Director
Teacher