a theatre by the lake & shared experience co-production


by William Shakespeare

Showing Sat 8 July – Sat 4 November Previews Fri 7 July, 7.30pm

The Director

Kate Saxon

Kate Saxon


Kate has directed over 40 productions. Highlights include the World Premiere of John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman, which opened in the US then toured nationally in the UK; La Bohème for Opera North; a national tour of The History Boys; Susan Glaspell’s Chains Of Dew at the Orange Tree Theatre; Stoppard’s The Real Thing for West Yorkshire Playhouse and English Touring Theatre; Romeo and Juliet for
Ludlow Festival; Jess Swale’s The Secret Garden for Grosvenor Park; The Years Between for Royal and Derngate; and the US premiere of Nine Parts of Desire at The Public, New York and later at The Wilma, Philadelphia, where it won three Barrymore awards.

Kate has also directed productions for Hampstead Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Soho Theatre, the Gate Theatre, Palace Theatre Watford, Salisbury Playhouse, English Touring Theatre, The Watermill, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Exeter Northcott, Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Fulton Opera House (USA) and ATY (Alaska).

Kate was Associate Director of Shared Experience Theatre from 2000 to 2012 and worked on many productions including Jane Eyre, Mill on the Floss and After Mrs Rochester. Kate was Voice Director on Paramount’s animated feature film, Capture The Flag, which won the Goya Award for Best Animated Film 2016. For television, Kate has directed EastEnders and Doctors. Kate is also a Cinematic Director for video games: recent titles include Mafia III, 2016 BAFTA winner Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture and 2015 BAFTA winner Alien: Isolation.