Kate Spiro

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Next up for Kate is the premiere of an all female three hander, Silence by Nicola Werenowska, a fascinating new play set between Warsaw and London and three generations of a Polish/British family. A co-production by Mercury Theatre Colchester, Unity Theatre Liverpool and Wiltshire Creative for Salisbury Playhouse it includes week-long runs and a short UK tour.

Having trained with the NYT and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School over 35 years ago, Kate’s wealth of experience ranges from Fringe to Regional Repertories, the RSC, National, Broadway and West End stages as well as Film, TV, Radio, Commercials and Corporate work. As a skilled and natural improviser Kate also works as an actor in business and is a Communication Skills Coach & Facilitator.

Her leading theatre roles include the unwitting feminist Nora in Ibsen’s The Dolls House (Basingstoke Haymarket), the bluntly outspoken Derbyshire stalwart Maggie in Hobson’s Choice (Derby Playhouse) and the delusionary and faded Southern States belle Amanda in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie (New Wolsey, Ipswich), for all of which she received outstanding reviews – see Review Section.

Kate’s transformative power as an actress translates equally from highly emotionally charged individuals to finely tuned comedy characters.

Her versatility has earned her extensive experience in theatre with the RSC in Good (Aldwych Theatre and Booth theatre, Broadway) and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Ambassadors Theatre) each directed by the late Howard Davies and Bartholomew Fair (dir. Richard Eyre) and The Shaughraun (dir Howard Davies) both on the National’s Olivier stage.

With experience of leading roles by Shakespeare, Sophocles, Ibsen and Ayckbourn and contemporary writers including Stephen Jeffreys and RSC writer, Fraser Grace, Kate has worked up and down the Country at theatres including The Orange Tree, Theatre 503, Chichester Festival Theatre, Derby Playhouse, Exeter Northcott, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Cheltenham Everyman and Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

Kate’s screen presence includes TV ranging from soaps such as Doctors, Holby City, The Bill, Eastenders and Brookside to TV drama, Down to Earth to Greek tragedy, Oedipus at Colonus & Iphegenia at Aulis. Her film work includes An Ungentlemanly Act with Ian Richardson & Ian McNeice, Natural Lies directed by Ben Bolt and To Be The Best with Anthony Hopkins. Short films include I wouldn’t wish the Eighties on Anyone, Dignity and the thriller book trailer, The Farm (see showreel), all evidence that Kate’s transformative skills have led to a wonderfully various range of parts on screen as well as stage.