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 will be revived at Warwick Castle throughout the summer of 2018.
Kate has also written for a number of continuing dramas including Hollyoaks and Doctors. Most recently she completed three episodes of an upcoming BBC/Kindle original teen drama. She is currently working on a feature film for Scottish Film Talent Network.
Kate is particularly interested in grounded horror/fantasy projects, intelligent period dramas, and stories that feature complex female leads.
Warwick Castle –
Live Event Commission
Untitled – Kindle
Three Scripts Commissioned
Holby City – BBC One
Doctors – BBC One
Warwick Castle – Merlin Entertainment
Script commissioned for live event.
Doctors – BBC TV
2015 – 2017
Hopewell and The Sheikh– Greenacre
Original series treatments in development
Making it – Making it Productions/SVT
3 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).
Shortlisted for Frank Deasy Award (BBC Scotland/Writers Room)
River City – BBC TV
1 x 60 minute script commissioned
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 episodes commissioned
Lost Girls – SVT (in development)
Pilot and treatment commissioned
Winner of ‘Write’ playwriting competition at the Almeida
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
Performed at the Pleasance theatre as part of Deckchair Shorts
Won the Scottish Young Playwrights Festival and was performed at the Byre Theatre, Perth Rep Studios and the Old Athaneum Theatre