Kate studied English Literature and Drama at Hull University and Acting at East 15 Drama School.
Theatre directing credits include: The Secret Garden (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre), The Real Thing (West Yorkshire Playhouse/English Touring Theatre), God of Carnage and The Years Between (Theatre Royal Northampton), Far From The Madding Crowd (English Touring Theatre), Chains of Dew (Orange Tree), Nine Parts of Desire (The Public, New York & The Wilma, Philadelphia – winner of 3 Barrymore awards in USA), The Unexpected Guest, and World Premiere of The French Lieutenant’s Woman (The Fulton Opera House, USA then British Premiere, national tour), Romeo and Juliet (Ludlow Castle/Exeter Northcott), Hysteria and Humble Boy (Exeter Northcott), Eva and Eve, Sniff and Where Light Through Yonder Window (Soho Theatre), Still/Life (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), La Bohème (Opera North), Adrenalin Heart (Arcola), Scratching The Façade (Birmingham Symphony Hall/Rep), The Secret Garden and Persuasion (Salisbury Playhouse), The Marriage of Figaro and Bubbles (The Watermill), Arturo Ui (Palace Theatre, Watford), Clearing The Colours and Caution Trousers (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Trust Byron (The Gate/Pleasance Edinburgh).
Kate was Associate Director of Shared Experience from 2000 - 2012.
Kate has developed new work and directed rehearsed readings for The Royal Court, The Bush, Arcola, Hampstead Theatre and The Public, New York.
Kate also directs performances for animation games. Titles include Alien:Isolation, BAFTA winning Fable II, Goldeneye 007, Witcher II and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
For television, Kate directs Eastenders.