Artistic Director/ Company Director
Kate trained at Hull University Drama Department (BA Hons 1st Class) and later as an Associate Director at Hull Truck Theatre, working as an assistant director to Simon Stallworthy and later John Godber. This began her long directorial association with the theatre, where she directed a range of contemporary and classic shows, as well as youth theatre work. She founded Badapple Theatre Company in 1998 when she wrote and directed ‘Amy Johnson’ for a premiere at the Edinburgh Festival, and later two national tours, as well as winning an award for stage design. Her writing credits for Badapple include: ‘Laurel and Charlie’, ‘An Honorary Yorkshireman’, ‘Amy Johnson’, ‘Marlowe, meet Raymond Chandler’, ‘Fighting The Tide’ and ‘Still Marilyn’. More recently ‘Eddie and The Gold Tops’ and ‘A Yorkshire Christmas Carol’ as well as the smash hit ‘Back to the Land Girls’, ‘The Daily Bread’, ‘The Thankful Village’, ‘The Carlton Colliers’, ‘The Mice Who Ate Christmas’,’The Unlikely Dads’, and most recently ‘The Elves and the Carpenter’, ‘The Last Station Keeper’ and ‘Salsa Verde’. Her plays for young actors include ‘Alice’s Adventures in Hammerton’, ‘Shakespeare’s Apprentices’, ‘The Good Ship Hammerton’ and ‘The Ghosts of Hammerton Hall’.
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