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June 2024

Kaitlin is powering through the year with lots of exciting projects, but she is also happy to say she will be taking a well earned break in the latter half of the month before coming back for the second half of the year with a bang.

DIRECTING

Opening The Dumb Waiter with Moxie On Fire at Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool

FIGHT DIRECTION

Singing‘ In The Rain for Kilworth House Theatre – dir. Lee Proud

Opening Dracula: The Bloody Truth with The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and The Octagon Theatre, Bolton – dir. Paul Robinson

Opening Cry Baby at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – dir. Eddie Chinn

Beginning rehearsals for The Gangs of New York for Storyhouse, Chester at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – dir. John Young

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Beginning rehearsals for The Gangs of New York for Storyhouse, Chester at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – dir. John Young

Opening Cry Baby at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – dir. Eddie Chinn

TEACHING

Running a Stage Combat workshop for the students of The Karen Ryder Theatre School in Bolton

May 2024

As the weather starts to warm up, Kaitlin is enjoying working on more projects and productions.

ACTING

Playing Trish in Kinky Boots for Storyhouse, Chester – dir. Amber Sinclair-Case

DIRECTING

Beginning rehearsals for The Dumb Waiter with Moxie On Fire at Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool

FIGHT DIRECTION

Carrie The Musical at The Hammond School, Chester – dir. John Young

The Netherly Hillbillies at Liverpool’s Royal Court – dir. Deborah Yhip

Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat at Storyhouse Chester – dir. Jen Tan

Beginning rehearsals for Dracula: The Bloody Truth with The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and The Octagon Theatre, Bolton – dir. Paul Robinson.

Opening Constellations at Theatr Clwyd – dir. Daniel Lloyd

Opening Macbeth at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – dir. Edward Pinner

Continuing rehearsals for Cry Baby at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – Eddie Chinn

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Carrie The Musical at The Hammond School, Chesterdir. John Young

The Netherly Hillbillies at Liverpool’s Royal Court – dir. Deborah Yhip

Opening Macbeth at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – dir. Edward Pinner

Continuing rehearsals for Cry Baby at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – Eddie Chinn

TEACHING

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, working towards their APC Basic Examinations

Examination of APC Stage Combat performance exams for students of The Actor Rebellion, Swindon

Providing Stage Combat Masterclasses for the Belong LAB outreach festival at Theatr Clwyd

April 2024

Kaitlin is enjoying juggling a few different projects at the moment and is so happy she is getting to spend her days with so many incredibly talented individuals. She can’t wait to share them with audiences when they open, especially the acting job she is currently in rehearsal for… there’s been a few musical skills brushed up on and newly learnt for it too!

ACTING

Beginning rehearsals playing Trish in Kinky Boots for Storyhouse, Chester – dir. Amber Sinclair-Case

FIGHT DIRECTION

Sweat at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester – dir. Jade Lewis

Beginning rehearsals for Constellations at Theatr Clwyd – dir. Daniel Lloyd

Continuing rehearsals for Macbeth at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – dir. Edward Pinner

Continuing rehearsals for Cry Baby at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – Eddie Chinn

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Sweat at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester – dir. Jade Lewis

Continuing rehearsals for Macbeth at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – dir. Edward Pinner

Continuing rehearsals for Cry Baby at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – Eddie Chinn

TEACHING

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, working towards their APC Basic Examinations

March 2024

With several projects opening or concluding in the first couple of weeks of March, Kaitlin is tying off some loose ends before heading into her next acting job in April. She has really loved working with all the brilliant creative people behind her current set of projects and has started the year with a bang, alongside regular collaborators and brand new exciting connections, but she is also excitedly looking ahead to the rest of the year with all the prospective bits and bobs that lay ahead.

FIGHT DIRECTION

Opening A Taste of Honey at The Royal Exchange, Manchester – dir. Emma Baggott

Opening the revival of Macbeth (an undoing) at Edinburgh Lyceum, The Rose Theatre, Kingston and Theatre for a New Audience, New York USA – dir. Zinnie Harris

Opening Breathing Corpses at Rose Bruford Wigan – dir. Kash Arshad

Opening Twelfth Night at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Kate Coogan

Beginning rehearsals for Macbeth at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – dir. Edward Pinner

Beginning rehearsals for Cry Baby at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – Eddie Chinn

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Opening A Taste of Honey at The Royal Exchange, Manchester – dir. Emma Baggott

Opening the revival of Macbeth (an undoing) at Edinburgh Lyceum, The Rose Theatre, Kingston and Theatre for a New Audience, New York USA  – dir. Zinnie Harris

Opening Breathing Corpses at Rose Bruford Wigan – dir. Kash Arshad

Letters From Seville – a 3rd Year film project with Bloodhound Productions and The University of Salford – dir. Callum Onley-Watson

Edward II at LIPA, Liverpool – dir. Will Hammond

Romeo & Juliet at LIPA, Liverpool – dir. Yusuf Khamisa

Hamlet at LIPA, Liverpool – dir. David Salter

Beginning rehearsals for Macbeth at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – dir. Edward Pinner

Beginning rehearsals for Cry Baby at LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool – Eddie Chinn

TEACHING

Completing the running of a 4 week course in Stage and Screen Combat for the 2nd Year students at MetFilm School in Leeds

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, working towards their APC Basic Examinations

Running a Stage Combat workshop for the students of The Karen Ryder Theatre School in Bury

February 2024

With the new year moving on apace, Kaitlin is straight into some very juicy projects already and can’t wait to see what else is to come.

FIGHT DIRECTION

The Hereford Passion at Hereford Cathedral – dir. James Pacey

Beginning Rehearsals for A Taste of Honey at The Royal Exchange, Manchester – dir. Emma Baggott

Beginning Rehearsals for the revival of Macbeth (an undoing) at Edinburgh Lyceum, The Rose Theatre, Kingston and Theatre for a New Audience, New York USA – dir. Zinnie Harris

Beginning rehearsals for Breathing Corpses at Rose Bruford Wigan – dir. Kash Arshad

Beginning rehearsals for Twelfth Night at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Kate Coogan

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Opening Mr. Wroe’s Virgins at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Seb Harcombe

Beginning rehearsals for A Taste of Honey at The Royal Exchange, Manchester – dir. Emma Baggott

Beginning Rehearsals for the revival of Macbeth (an undoing) at Edinburgh Lyceum, The Rose Theatre, Kingston and Theatre for a New Audience, New York USA  – dir. Zinnie Harris

Beginning rehearsals for Breathing Corpses at Rose Bruford Wigan – dir. Kash Arshad

TEACHING

Beginning a 4 week course in Stage and Screen Combat for the 2nd Year students at MetFilm School in Leeds

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, working towards their APC Basic Examinations

Teaching a Stage Combat weekend course at 53two Theatre, Manchester for MAPlatform, and the completion of an APC Basic and Intermediate Knife Examination

Running a Stage Combat masterclass for the 2nd Year BA Musical Theatre students at The Hammond in Chester

Examination of APC Stage Combat performance exams for students of The Actor Rebellion, Swindon and The University of Northampton

January 2024

Happy New Year! This year has kicked off with a bang already and Kaitlin is looking forward to getting stuck into the amazing projects coming over the next few months.

ACTING

Performing as Mausrink The Mouse Queen in The Nutcracker: A Christmas Fairytale, for The New Vic Theatre – dir. Theresa Heskins

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Beginning rehearsals for Mr. Wroe’s Virgins at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Seb Harcombe

TEACHING

Beginning Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, working towards their APC Basic Examinations

Delivering Introduction to Intimacy Workshops at Manchester School of Theatre for the 1st Year BA Acting students

December 2023

Despite being onstage each day, Kaitlin still has lots on the go and is already looking into 2024 with exciting projects beginning to book in. Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful festive run up to Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

ACTING

Performing as Mausrink The Mouse Queen in The Nutcracker: A Christmas Fairytale, for The New Vic Theatre – dir. Theresa Heskins

FIGHT DIRECTION

Opening Sleeping Beauty at Theatr Clwyd – dir. Francesca Goodridge and Daniel Lloyd

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Opening Cinderella at Storyhouse, Chester – dir. Hannah Noone

November 2023

It is now coming into Kaitlin’s favourite time of year and she is enjoying being kept busy with a special select set of projects.

ACTING

Opening and performing as Mausrink The Mouse Queen in The Nutcracker: A Christmas Fairytale, for The New Vic Theatre – dir. Theresa Heskins

FIGHT DIRECTION

Rehearsing Sleeping Beauty at Theatr Clwyd – dir. Francesca Goodridge and Daniel Lloyd

Mr. Burns (A Post Electric Play) at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Séan Aydon

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Opening Light Falls at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Bryony Shanahan

Beginning rehearsals for Cinderella at Storyhouse, Chester – dir. Hannah Noone

October 2023

Kaitlin is over the moon to share she is performing once again, but still finding time to fit in her other usual adventures. It’s so fantastic for her to be stretching those muscles again and is looking forward to the next few months of work.

ACTING

Beginning Rehearsals as Mausrink The Mouse Queen in The Nutcracker: A Christmas Fairytale, for The New Vic Theatre – dir. Theresa Heskins

FIGHT DIRECTION

Beginning rehearsals for Sleeping Beauty at Theatr Clwyd – dir. Francesca Goodridge and Daniel Lloyd

Opening An Octoroon at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Deborah Yhip

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Beginning rehearsals for Light Falls at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Bryony Shanahan

Opening An Octoroon at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Deborah Yhip

TEACHING

Teaching a Stage Combat weekend course at 53two Theatre, Manchester for MAPlatform, and the completion of an APC Basic and Intermediate Knife Examination

Examination of APC Stage Combat performance exams for students of MC-Combat in Bath

September 2023

Kaitlin is delighted that this month is fairly quiet – she’s been flat out for a fair few months now so is taking some time to enjoy the rewards of all her hard work. There’s still a couple of projects to tie off and some lovely things in the planning for the Autumn and Winter seasons, but for now she is having a well earned rest!

FIGHT DIRECTION

Beginning rehearsals for An Octoroon at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Deborah Yhip

Macbeth at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury for Daniel Taylor Productions and Just Entertainment – dir. Lenny Wood

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Beginning rehearsals for An Octoroon at Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Deborah Yip

August 2023

This month has been wonderfully consumed by a rather big and prestigious job, but it hasn’t stopped Kaitlin fitting in the odd other project, or planning for the rest of the year (and part way into the next…). Things are busy in the best way possible.

FIGHT DIRECTION

Opening Macbeth for The Royal Shakespeare Company – dir. Wils Wilson

Jeeves & Worcester in Perfect Nonsense for Salisbury Playhouse and Bolton Octagon – dir. Marieke Audsley

TEACHING

Delivering an industry talk on Fight and Intimacy Direction in relation to actor training for the staff at LIPA Sixth Form College

July 2023

The year is speeding along and projects are happening thick and fast, including one very prestigious job she has been looking forward to hugely for quite some time. Kaitlin is happy to report that her plate spinning abilities are pretty good though so she is really enjoying the variety of everything she is up to at the minute!

FIGHT DIRECTION

Beginning rehearsals for Macbeth for The Royal Shakespeare Company – dir. Wils Wilson

Opening Around the World in 80 Days at Williamson Park, Lancaster for The Dukes, Lancaster – dir. Sarah Punshon

Opening The Sweet Science of Bruising for York College in association with York Theatre Royal – dir. James Harvey

The Great Gatsby at Grosvenor Park, Chester for Storyhouse, Chester – dir. Conrad Nelson

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Opening The Sweet Science of Bruising for York College in association with York Theatre Royal – dir. James Harvey

TEACHING

Providing an Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop for The Dukes, Lancaster

Teaching a Stage Combat weekend course at 53two Theatre, Manchester for MAPlatform, and the completion of an APC Basic and Intermediate Unarmed Examination

June 2023

This month has some brilliant projects kicking off and Kaitlin is incredibly excited as some enquiries and offers have also been coming in to take her up to the early months of next year… watch this space for more news.

FIGHT DIRECTION

Beginning rehearsals for Around the World in 80 Days at Williamson Park, Lancaster for The Dukes, Lancaster – dir. Sarah Punshon

Beginning rehearsals for The Sweet Science of Bruising for York College in association with York Theatre Royal – dir. James Harvey

Opening The Three Musketeers for Playhouse 2, Shaw – dir. Ruth Simpson

Opening The Chester Mystery Plays at Chester Cathedral – dir. John Young

Opening LEAR for HER Productions at Shakespeare North Playhouse and Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester – dir. Kayleigh Hawkins

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Opening A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Grosvenor Park, Chester for Storyhouse, Chester – dir. Elvi Piper

Beginning rehearsals for The Sweet Science of Bruising for York College in association with York Theatre Royal – dir. James Harvey

May 2023

The year is flying by, but there’s still lots to keep Kaitlin busy and still some very exciting projects to come over the next couple of months.

FIGHT DIRECTION

Bad Roads for Here To There Productions at The Blue Orange Theatre – dir. Vivien Devereux

As You Like It at LIPA Sixth Form College – dir. Tim Lynskey

Jesus Christ Superstar for The Hammond, Chester – dir. John Young

Continuing rehearsals for The Three Musketeers for Playhouse 2, Shaw – dir. Ruth Simpson

Beginning rehearsals for The Chester Mystery Plays at Chester Cathedral – dir. John Young

Beginning rehearsals for LEAR for HER Productions at Shakespeare North Playhouse and Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester – dir. Kayleigh Hawkins

INTIMACY DIRECTION

9 to 5 at LIPA Sixth Form College – dir. Eddie Chinn

Beginning rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Grosvenor Park, Chester for Storyhouse, Chester – dir. Elvi Piper

TEACHING

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, and their completion of an APC Basic Examination

Delivering a career talk to the Technical Students at LIPA Sixth Form College, providing insight as to what a Fight Director does and how the role interacts with the back stage teams.

Examination of APC Stage Combat performance exams for students at LAMDA, London

Examination of APC Stage Combat performance exams for students at RWCMD, Cardiff

April 2023

Kaitlin is getting well into the swing of the year now, with many fantastic projects on the go and coming up.

FIGHT DIRECTION

Opening Jekyll and Hyde for Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Nickie Wildin

The Cabin – a 2nd Year film project with The University of Salford – dir. Tom Hutchinson

Beginning rehearsals for The Three Musketeers for Playhouse 2, Shaw – dir. Ruth Simpson

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Urge for Influence Films  – dir. Benjamin Robertson

TEACHING

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, leading towards an APC Basic Examination later in the year

Providing a series of Unarmed Stage Combat Workshops for NT Connections hosted at HOME, Manchester

March 2023

As we head into Spring, Kaitlin is enjoying a slightly easier pace to her schedule which is allowing her to really focus on some very exciting upcoming projects. Also, she always really loves working with student actors and as the academic year is racing to a close, there’s some brilliant things happening in that area of her work.

ACTING

Performing as part of the past Pantomime cast’s Pop Medley for Encore, Oldham Coliseum‘s closing event.

FIGHT DIRECTION

Opening The Comedy of Errors (More or Less) for The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and Shakespeare North Playhouse  – dir. Paul Robinson

Opening Stone Cold Murder for The Curtain Theatre, Rochdale  – dir. Andrew Fidler

Beginning rehearsals for Jekyll and Hyde for Manchester School of Theatre  – dir. Nickie Wildin

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Intimate Apparel for Manchester School of Theatre  – dir. Carla Henry

Urge for Influence Films  – dir. Benjamin Robertson

TEACHING

Running a Basic APC Unarmed Stage Combat exam course for students at North West End Acting School, Chester

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, leading towards an APC Basic Examination later in the year

Providing an Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop for North West End Acting School, Chester

Examination of APC Stage Combat performance exams for students at The University of Northampton 

February 2023

The year is marching on swiftly as Kaitlin starts packing in the projects. Things are shaping up nicely as some shows are opening already and others just starting rehearsals. Focusing on working on amazing, high quality things this year, she is having a blast!

FIGHT DIRECTION

Beginning rehearsals for The Comedy of Errors (More or Less) for The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and Shakespeare North Playhouse  – dir. Paul Robinson

Beginning rehearsals for Stone Cold Murder for The Curtain Theatre, Rochdale  – dir. Andrew Fidler

The Nottingham Passion for 2B Theatre at St. Mary’s, Lace Market, Nottingham  – dir. James Pacey

3rd Year Professional Showcase for Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Kate Colgrave Pope

Opening Macbeth (An Undoing) for The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh – dir. Zinnie Harris

Opening Husbands and Sons for Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Séan Aydon

Opening Lucrezia Borgia for English Touring Opera – dir. Eloise Lally

TEACHING

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, leading towards an APC Basic Examination later in the year

January 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

There’s already a few projects in the pipeline over the next few weeks and months, the details of which are still being ironed out by Kaitlin’s brilliant agent Cieka Bailey Associates. Please check back soon for news on those!

DIRECTING

Directing a submission for Tip Tray Theatre’s new writing competition What Happens Next? – showcasing at Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool

FIGHT DIRECTION

Beginning rehearsals for Macbeth (An Undoing) for The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh – dir. Zinnie Harris

Beginning rehearsals for Husbands and Sons for Manchester School of Theatre – dir. Séan Aydon

Beginning rehearsals for Lucrezia Borgia for English Touring Opera – dir. Eloise Lally

Faustus: That Damned Woman for Storyhouse, Chester – dir. Francesca Goodridge

Closure for Ink & Curtain as part of the Push Festival at HOME, Manchester – dir. Maz Hedgehog

TEACHING

Getting Stage Combat classes underway at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, leading towards an APC Basic Examination later in the year

Providing Stage Combat workshops for Venue Cymru arts weekend event take pART 2023

Visiting Kesteven and Sleaford High School to provide a career talk and Stage Combat Workshops to students in Years 10 and 13. As Kaitlin’s own old High School, she is very much looking forward to this visit