Stage Director

Kate Wasserberg

Selected credits

  • Boys From The Blackstuff Olivier, National Theatre/ Liverpool Royal Court
  • Alice in WonderlandStockroom/ Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse/ Theatre Royal Plymouth
  • The Glee ClubCast Doncaster/UK Tour
  • Rita, Sue and Bob TooOut of Joint Tour/Royal Court Theatre
  • The Rise and Fall of Little VoiceTheatr Clwyd
  • Last ChristmasTraverse Theatre, Sherman Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre
  • The Dying of TodayThe Other Room (Winner- Production of the Year, WTA)
  • BlastedThe Other Room (Winner- Best Director WTA)


Kate has just been announced as the newly appointed Artistic Director of Theatre Clywd. She was previously the Artistic Director of Stockroom, a writers room for theatre, which produced new work for  stages around the country.

In 2023 she directed the new stage version of the iconic Boys From the Blackstuff  by Alan Bleasdale, adapted by James Graham at Liverpool Royal Court. It will transfer to the Olivier stage at the National Theatre in May 2024.

Previously she founded and was Artistic Director of The Other Room in Cardiff, winner of The Stage Awards Fringe Theatre of the Year 2016, the Olwen Wymark WGGB Award for its work supporting playwrights and several Wales Theatre Awards. The Other Room was also nominated for the 2017 Peter Brook Empty Space Award.

Recent Directing credits include: Alice in Wonderland (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse/ Theatre Royal Plymouth), The Glee Club,  Rita, Sue and Bob Too for Out of Joint, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice  (Theatr Clwyd,  Last Christmas (Traverse Theatre, Sherman Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre), The Barnbow Canaries (West Yorkshire Playhouse), SandThe Dying of TodayBlasted (The Other Room)

Featured work

Boys from the Blackstuff

Liverpool Royal Court/ Olivier, National Theatre
Written by James Graham
Directed by Kate Wasserberg
Designed by Amy Jane Cook
Lighting Designer Ian Scott
Composer and Sound Designer Dyfan Jones

‘Boldly staged by director Kate Wasserberg…’
★★★★ The Guardian

‘The story is gutting and galling by turns but, however bleak things get, Wasserberg keeps the tone light. Humour emerges both from the characters’ pally banter and from their bewilderment at the unfair social system in which they are trapped.’
★★★★ The Stage

★★★★★ Broadway World


Alice in Wonderland

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse/ Theatre Royal Plymouth
Directed by Kate Wasserberg
Set & Costume Design by
Lighting Design by Simeon Miller
Sound Design by Aidan Jones

A witty, family-friendly version with real heart’ ★★★★ The Times

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Out of Joint
Design: Tim Shortall
Lighting: Jason Taylor
Sound: Emma Laxton
Movement: Dan Watson

‘Watching Kate Wasserberg’s well-judged revival, you may feel that this is exactly the play to which we should be attending now’
★★★★ The Independent

‘A short, sharp shock of a play with plenty to amuse, entertain and make you think’
The British Theatre Guide

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Theatr Clwyd
Written by Jim Cartwright
Design: Amy Jane Cook
Lighting: Nic Holdridge
Photos by Manuel Harlan

‘Directed by Kate Wasserberg … beautifully depicts the vast gulf between those who speak and never listen and those who listen but are never heard’
Wales Arts Review

“Sensitively directed…”
★★★★ The Stage


The Other Room
Written by Nick Gill
Design: Amy Jane Cook
Lighting: Katy Morison
Sound: Sam Jones

‘It’s beautiful and terrifying, fearless and explosive.’ The Stage


The Other Room
Design: Ruth Hall & Max Jones
Lighting: Tom White
Composer: Nick Gill
Sound: Dyfan Jones
Fight Director: Rachel Bown-Williams

Winner of Best Director 2015
Welsh Theatre Awards 2015

‘Agonisingly powerful’
★★★★ The Guardian

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