Kate is a playwright and screenwriter who writes very human stories that take place in unusual dramatic worlds. Her plays have been performed in the Byre Theatre, London Pleasance, Leicester Square Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe. Her jousting show – Wars of the Roses: Live! – received five-star reviews and was revived at Warwick Castle throughout the summer of 2018.
Kate has also worked on a number of continuing dramas including Hollyoaks and Doctors. Most recently she wrote three episodes of The A-List, Kindle’s supernatural teen thriller, which is available on BBC iPlayer. She is currently developing a feature film with Scottish Film Talent Network.
Kate is particularly interested in grounded horror/fantasy projects, intelligent period dramas, and stories that feature complex female leads.
Doctors – BBC Studios – 1 x scripts commissioned
1001 Nights – Theatre development work
Doctors – BBC Studios – 2 x scripts commissioned
Children’s podcast – BBC Writersroom
Wars of the Roses: Live – Warwick Castle
The A-List – Kindle / BBC – Three Scripts Commissioned
Scottish Film Talent Network – Feature Commission
Holby City – BBC One – Script Commission
Doctors – BBC One – Script Commission
Warwick Castle – Merlin Entertainment – Script commissioned for live event.
Doctors – BBC TV – Script Commission
2015 – 2017
Hopewell and The Sheikh – Greenacre – Original series treatments in development
Making it – Making it Productions/SVT – 3 x episodes of online drama commissioned
The Ostrich – WGGB Playwrights’ Progress Play – selected for workshop development (Winner of the Playwrights’ Progress competition by the Writers’ Guild).
River City – BBC – 1 x 60 minute script commissioned
Shortlisted for Frank Deasy Award (BBC Scotland/Writers Room)
Co-winner of an RTS Award for Digital Innovation
Granted the inaugural Creative Scotland Artists Bursaries
The Burning Question – Workshopped over several days with the National Theatre of Scotland and Dundee Rep.
2011 – 2012
Hollyoaks – Lime Pictures – 9 x episodes commissioned
Lost Girls – SVT (in development) – Pilot and treatment commissioned
Winner of ‘Write’ playwriting competition at the Almeida
Love: Unrequited Performed at the Edinburgh Fringe
Michael Breton Memorial Prize for Excellence in the Field of Theatre
Hanging on by a Thread Won ‘Write’ at the Almeida and was performed on their main stage
Alma Pater Performed at the Pleasance theatre as part of Deckchair Shorts
The Bee Won the Scottish Young Playwrights Festival and was performed at the Byre Theatre, Perth Rep Studios and the Old Athaneum Theatre