Stage Director

Kate Budgen

Selected credits

  • GutGuildhall School of Music & Drama (31 Jan-11 Feb 2020)
  • Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard EnoughSouthwark Playhouse (1 Apr-25 Apr 2020)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest The Watermill Theatre
  • The Hairy ApeSouthwark Playhouse
  • Strong ArmUnderbelly/Old Vic New Voices
  • No Place for a Woman Theatre 503

About

Kate is a Stage Director working in London. 2020 will see her direct both the première of Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough (Southwark Playhouse), and winner of Best Play at the 2019 Writers’ Guild, Gut (Guildhall School of Music & Drama)

Directing credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Watermill Theatre), No Place for a Woman (Theatre 503), Anne Boleyn (RWCMD), Strong Arm (Underbelly/Old Vic New Voices), The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse), Rigor Mortis (Papatango/Finborough).

Kate has been a Connections Director for the National Theatre Connections Festival since 2011. She trained at Birkbeck College and on the NT Studio Directors course.

Featured work

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Watermill
Design: Amy Jane Cook
Lighting: Sally Ferguson
Sound: Jon McLeod
Photo by Philip Tull

“An inventive new take on an old favourite”
★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

“Laugh-a-minute funny”
★★★★ Broadway World

The Hairy Ape

Southwark Playhouse
Designer: Jean Chan
Lighting: Richard Howell
Sound: Tom Gibbons
Movement: Lucy Cullingford
Photo by Jane Hobson

JMK Directors Award: Runner Up

“In Kate Budgen’s muscular revival the beast is given full rein… though the walls of Southwark Playhouse shake, she is never in danger of losing control in a production that is as stylish as it is visceral”
★★★★ Time Out

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